Wednesday, 16 August 2017 at 8 pm
FROM THE NOTEBOOK OF ZORZI TROMBETTA
LES HAULZ ET LES BAS
Gesine Bänfer, Hanna Geisel, Ian Harrison shawms, bombards
David Yacus, Henry van Engen, Miguel Tantos sackbuts, slide trumpets
Programme: Gilles Binchois, John Dunstable, Heinrich von Freiburg, Josquin Desprez, Tielman Susato, Antoine Busnois, Jacob Obrecht, Anonymous
Zorzi Trombetta da Modon (1420-1494) worked initially as a ships’ trumpeter. He later co-founded the Venetian State Wind Band, establishing a dynasty of Venetian sackbut players. He is thought to have been the first professional wind player to write down music and his drawing of a trombone is the earliest one known.