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Credit: Lammermuir Festival
The Musical Offering BWV 1079
Director and speaker
Dedicated to Frederick the Great following Bach’s visit to his palace of Sans-Souci in Potsdam, The Musical Offering contains music as fine as anything Bach ever composed. The Dunedin Consort’s Director John Butt, one of the world’s leading Bach experts, explores how such a unique work came into being and the remarkable techniques Bach used to create this timeless masterpiece.
Momentum, rhythm, pace, gait; I love the way Dunedin performances deal in the physical feel of tempos ...Butt makes the transitions really count, building up drama as the music lurches, sidesteps or mellows.'
Gladsmuir Parish Church is a Romanesque cruciform church dating from 1839 and designed by William Burn. A replacement was built after a fire in 1886 by John Farquarson of Haddington with later improvements made in 1929.
The older ruined church can still be seen and explored behind the new church. Gladsmuir's principal "claim to fame" relates to its role as the site of the Battle of Prestonpans in 1745.
Gladsmuir Parish Church, Gladsmuir
Lothian Buses service 104 stops outside church
Train station at Longniddry.
Gladsmuir is 20 miles east of Edinburgh along the A1 dual carriageway. Travelling east take the exit to Macmerry. From Haddington take the A199 to Gladsmuir.
Car park at the rear of the church.
There are 2 disabled parking spaces.
Tarmac and gravel.
1 unisex outside toilet. No disabled toilet.
Level access at rear of church.