The Gonzaga Band
Faye Newton (soprano)
Jamie Savan (director & cornetts)
Helen Roberts (cornett)
Oliver Webber (violin)
Theresa Caudle (violin & cornett)
Steven Devine (organ & harpsichord)
1629 was a remarkable year for new music in Venice. Heinrich Schütz came to the city to learn of the new Italian style from Claudio Monteverdi and his contemporaries, publishing his seminal first volume of Symphoniae Sacrae during his visit.
Further innovative collections from Dario Castello, Alessandro Grandi and Biagio Marini contributed to this pivotal moment in the development of the early Baroque style. Acclaimed period ensemble The Gonzaga Band, with director Jamie Savan, makes its Resonus debut with a fascinating programme that encapsulates an extraordinary year in the life of this most musical of cities.