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Concert – The Glorious Baroque Trumpet

Sunday 30 June 2013 at 15:30

Concert –  The Glorious Baroque Trumpet

  Director/Leader: Theresa Caudle

Soloist:  Stephen Bailey

Salisbury’s own period instrument ensemble, Salisbury Baroque, celebrates the glorious sound of the baroque trumpet in its next concert at St Thomas’s Church, Salisbury, Sunday 30th June, at 3.30pm, with works by Bach, Handel and Purcell.

This will be a chance to hear two trumpet masterpieces from the instrument’s golden age, played on authentic instruments – Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 by Bach and the Sonata for Trumpet by Henry Purcell.


Soloist Stephen Bailey grew up in Wimborne, Dorset, and is in demand as a player of both modern and early trumpet.  He is a regular performer in the UK and abroad with big bands and brass bands as well as orchestras and early music groups including Corelli Concerts of Cheltenham, the highly regarded Armonica Consort of Warwick and the London-based specialist early trumpet and timpani group the Altenburg Ensemble.

Salisbury Baroque is delighted to welcome back Theresa Caudle as its guest Director/Leader.  Theresa is well known as a player with The English Consort, The English Baroque Soloists, and the Brandenburg Consort, and was a founder member of The Parley of Instruments.

Set in one of Salisbury’s most beautiful and accessible churches, this promises to be a delightful afternoon of music making for both period instrument aficionados and those who have yet to experience the unique sound of the baroque trumpet.

Tickets are available in advance from Cross Keys Bookshop and on the door.

Further information

David Morgan                                                    01722 339788

Website, Salisbury Baroque                        http://www.salisburybaroque.org.uk/

Baroque Music in Salisbury

Founded by David Morgan, the group was set up in 2010 to enable local players (and some colleagues from further afield) to share their passion for the music of Bach and Handel and their contemporaries with audiences in historic settings.

Using copies of instruments of the period and authentic playing style, the group brings to its audience a sense of intimacy and style difficult to achieve with larger forces and modern, heavier instruments.

Salisbury has a historic connection with key figures in the baroque musical world.  James Harris (1709 – 1780, educated in Salisbury, inherited Malmesbury House in the Close) organised regular subscription concerts and music festivals in Salisbury for nearly 50 years.  He introduced his friend and composer George Frederic Handel into Salisbury society, and Handel attended a concert at Malmesbury House, believed to be his first performance in England.

St Thomas's Church, Salisbury.