Mon 14 Sept 8pm
Presented by Kate Molleson
Duration: approx. 75 mins
Viola da Gamba Sonata No 1 in G major
Viola da Gamba Sonata No 2 in D major
Viola da Gamba Sonata No 3 in G minor
With works by Rameau and Marais
Viola da gamba
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Credit: Giorgia Bertazzi
JS Bach has had an honoured place in every Lammermuir Festival, and this year two of Britain’s leading exponents of baroque music introduce his less known but wonderful sonatas for viola da gamba. Alongside them two of Bach’s most distinguished French contemporaries with pieces for solo gamba and solo harpsichord, completing this exquisite selection of delicately coloured but always emotionally engaging music.
Noble tone production, faultless security of technique and intonation made [Manson's] playing pure pleasure.
Devine does the composer proud, his razor-sharp articulation at the service of supremely considered readings that impart an ear-gripping clarity . . . executed with abundant virtuosity and crammed with delights.
BBC Music Magazine
Holy Trinity stands on the site of a Franciscan friary (the original ‘Lamp of Lothian’ before that title passed to St Mary’s Church nearby) which was built here in the 13th Century. The friary was demolished in 1572, and almost two centuries later, in 1769, work was begun on a ‘qualified’ Anglican chapel which was finally consecrated as Holy Trinity in 1815. The present chancel was added and the interior remodelled in an attractive neo-Byzantine style in 1930.