Director: Theresa Caudle
Exciting and enjoyable programmes of baroque music for public concerts and private functions
Canzona aims to explore little-
VENETIAN GRACES – early 17th century music from Venice and beyond.
Three unusually versatile musicians; Theresa Caudle, Emily White and Rebecca Miles on cornett, sackbut and recorder, who all also play the violin, are accompanied by Alastair Ross on the organ and harpsichord. They present a richly varied programme with a wealth of different combinations of instruments in music by Gabrieli, Frescobaldi, Castello, Fontana, Rossi and their contemporaries.
Four players – three violins, cornett, sackbut, recorder, organ and harpsichord.
Further details on our dedicated page: Venetian Graces
VIOLINO O CORNETTO -
Theresa Caudle plays both instruments in a programme which highlights the development of the solo sonata in 17th century Italy. At the beginning of the century much of the repertoire was intended for either the violin or the cornett; through the century a more idiomatic style of writing for the violin developed, culminating in the incomparable sonatas of Arcangelo Corelli.
The programme includes music by Cima, Frescobaldi, Castello, Marini, Uccellini, Stradella and Corelli.
This programme is adaptable for two, three or four players. Violin and cornett with organ and harpsichord, plus possible violone and chitarrone.
AYRES FOR THE THEATRE -
A programme of music for the English stage by Matthew Locke, Henry Purcell and their contemporaries. We intersperse 17th century settings of songs from plays such as Shakespeare’s The Tempest with instrumental overtures, “curtain tunes” and dances. The second half features extended excerpts from Purcell’s “The Fairy Queen”.
“Silvery voiced, fluent, articulate, agile…she is a pleasure to hear”
International Record Review, March 2011
Soprano with five or six players -
THE TRUMPET SHALL SOUND – with Robert Farley, baroque trumpet.
Robert Farley is one of the finest exponents of the baroque, valveless trumpet. This
programme explores the early trumpet repertoire of the 17th and 18th centuries from
both England and Italy, by well-
Playing alongside a quartet of strings, Bob Farley’s mastery of his instrument brings out its sweet and mellifluous characteristics, as well as all the excitement and virtuosity that we naturally expect from this instrument..
Six players -
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A selection of our programmes……
“Given the status and reputation of the performers it is stating the obvious when I say that it was a superb concert. The early music movement has gone through many phases culminating in performances like these, combining the right period instruments and bows, precision and sensitivity.”
Peter Davies: Newbury Weekly News
“Just as the members of a string quartet would interact, so Canzona’s instrumentalists breathed together in the Adagio sections and struck sparks off each other in the Allegros”
Barry Millington: The Times
The following is just a selection of the programmes that Canzona can offer. If you have any special ideas or a theme for the coming season and feel that our interests would suit your own ideas, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will be very happy to discuss possibilities.
Most of our concerts are for the general public but if you have a special occasion,
such as an important birthday or other celebration, and you would like an exclusive
and highly enjoyable concert with which to entertain your guests, we can provide
Bach Double Violin Concerto -
Played by Theresa Caudle and Jean Paterson with Canzona
in a live concert in Wells Cathedral 2007
Violino o Cornetto -
Violino o Cornetto -
Philippa Hyde sings O Sacrum Convivium by André Campra -
Rehearsing at Magdalen College with Peter Harvey
© Eric Richmond
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Jill Caudle, General Manager -
Polly Smith, Marketing Manager -
Theresa Caudle, Director -
Canzona Ltd -