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Academy of Ancient Music: Rejoice!

San Francisco Early Music Society

San Francisco Early Music Society Academy of Ancient Music: Rejoice!

SFEMS is pleased to present The Academy of Ancient Music in Rejoice!

One Performance Only!

Rejoice greatly in an evening of music to stir the soul and lift the spirits. Celebrate with some of the Baroque’s musical masters—Bach, Handel, Corelli, Purcell, and more—heard here at their most irrepressibly joyful and effervescent. The orchestra is joined by rising young soprano Rowan Pierce and trumpeter David Blackadder, the instrument’s finest living champion. This is a concert that promises to send you home with a smile on your face and a spring in your step.

From the program notes:
There are few more jubilant and uplifting sounds in music than the natural trumpet. With its bright, piercing tone and rich timbre, it has become an emblem of the baroque, signalling occasions of joy, triumph and celebration. Writing around 1700, the renowned critic and amateur musician, Roger North, described the trumpet as a ‘small, portable, comodious and martiall tube,’ one that was ‘glorious and admired.’ With new advances in instrument technology, this was the golden age of the trumpet and just about every composer across Europe—from Bach to Vivaldi, Handel and Purcell—intended to make the most of this glorious new sound.

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Jeremiah Clarke (1674–1707)

Mr. Shore's Trumpett Tune

George Frideric Handel (1685–1759)

Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion from Messiah, HWV56

Arcangelo Corelli (1653–1713)

Concerto grosso in D major, Op. 6 No. 7

Daniel Purcell (1664–1717)

Sound The Trumpet from The Masque of Hymen

George Frideric Handel (1685–1759)

Let the Bright Seraphim from Samson, HWV57


Bojan Čičić

Director, violin