Thursday 10th March 2022
Cawsand Congregational Church
Unfortunately, our planned performance by Fred Jacobs has been cancelled. All ticket buyers will be refunded in full.
You can still see Fred Jacobs at:
Gerrans Memorial Hall (Roseland Music Society) on Friday 11th March at 7.30pm – see CRBO website for more details http://www.crbo.co.uk/eventDetail.php?evGrp=242&evId=19846
Flushing Sailing Club (near Falmouth on Saturday 12th March at 7.30pm – see the Carrick Concerts website for more details
He is also planning to give a workshop at 3pm on 12th March in the Sailing Club – if you wish to attend or take part as guitarist, lute player or singer of early baroque songs, please contact [email protected]
Fred Jacobs, from Amsterdam, plays the 17th century French theorbo – a “giant” lute with music written for the Court of the Sun King Louis XIV and the Papal Courts.
The theorbo, the giant of the lute family and not surprisingly an Italian invention, was used in Francefrom the mid-17 th century as an accompanying but as a solo instrument.
Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632-1687), the most important composer during the reign of Louis XIV, often used the instrument in his operas and his ‘inimitable’ style was an inspiration for French 17 th century theorbo players such as Charles Hurel, Estienne le Moine and Robert de Visée.
In addition, their preludes contain typical Italian style elements (tied runs, campanella effects…) as we know from the Roman virtuoso Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger (c. 1580-1651). Recently discovered pieces will also be performed in this programme.
Works by Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger, Charles Hurel, Estienne le Moine and Robert de Visée.