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Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Biber, Purcell and Handel

Fanfare for a Spring Festival

David Blackadder (trumpet), Jonathan Manson (cello and viola de gamba), Matthew Truscott (director)
Biber, Purcell and Handel

What better way to open the 2024 Chipping Campden Music Festival than with a “fanfare” programme from The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment featuring their remarkable trumpeter David Blackadder. The OAE have been at the forefront of historically-informed performance practice ever since their formation in 1986, but they are no museum-piece ensemble, rather a group of musicians inspired by an era that saw huge advances in scientific, philosophical and artistic development.

PurcellTrumpet Sonata in D major Z. 850
Trio Sonata No.1 in B minor Z. 802
Sonata No.4 in C for Trumpet and Strings
Three parts upon a Ground Z. 731
Trumpet Suite from the Water Music
Concerto Grosso in B flat major op.6 No.7
Fantasia 6 in G major TWV 40:31


St James' Church
Church Street, Chipping Campden, GL55 6JE, United Kingdom

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