Brass at Hampton Court Palace

Music for the Tudor court: On 27th March 2016, aedelfrìth: brass quintet shall take their place as Tudor court musicians to put on a special Easter Sunday performance at the former residence of Henry VIII, Hampton Court Palace.

Led by trumpet player Nick Walkley, the group shall perform as part of the 11am morning service at the Chapel Royal and in a special thirty minute lunchtime recital at 1pm. The programme of music has been chosen exclusively with links to the rich heritage of the site, including works by the former chapel organists Thomas Tallis, William Byrd and Thomas Morley. Also to be performed is a suite of court music attributed to Henry VIII himself.

Nick told BBW: “The focus of the group’s repertoire has always been towards the heritage of British music, and its links across Northern Europe in particular. To take a programme like this to such a historic place is an exciting venture that gives me great satisfaction as a professional musician. I adore this music and to perform it in the very place the composers once worked will be very special.”

There will also be a small tribute to Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, who recently passed away aged 81. The group shall include a transcription he made of a voluntary by Thomas Tallis, made originally for the Empire Brass Quintet in 1982.

The æðelfrìth: brass quintet gratefully acknowledge the support of the Worshipful Company of Musicians. The group's performance is with the permission of HM Chapel Royal, and entry is available with a Hampton Court Palace visitor ticket or HRP Membership pass.

For more information about the recital series click here.

To read more features, reviews, interviews, and news like this, subscribe to BBW Digital here.

Displaying 1–1 of 1 1