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a 18th century European Gala Concert for large wind & drums ensemble with historical instruments

Score I : 12 trumpets, 3 timpanists, 9 horns, 12 oboes, 6 bassoons

Score II : 9 trumpets, 3 trimpanists, 6 horns, 9 oboes, 4 bassoons


G.Fr.Handel "Music for the Royal Fireworks" Fireworks-music HWV 351  (original version 1749 for wind & drums)

M.A. Charpentier   Symphonie pour Te Deum

M.R. Delalande   Symphonies pour les soupers du roi - Premier Caprice – Concert de Trompettes pour les festes sur le Canal de Versailles

J.Fr. Fasch   Concerto tre chori

Conception & artistic direction | Johann Plietzsch

Johann Friedrich Fasch’s ‘Concerto tre chori’ for wind instruments and drums from the collection of the Amalienbibliothek (Amalien  library) – Deutsche Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – was the starting point for the program planning. The concept of the multi-choired music performance – in the second half of the 18thcentury  rather rare with ensembles of this size – was transferred to the other pieces in the programme. Through the arranged interplay of the different musician choirs made up of three trumpets, timpanies, oboes and bassoons  each, and positioned within the space, thus emerges a multidimensional musical painting of magnificent sound that not only affects through the various colours of the instruments, but also leads the listener to a  truly complete understanding of music, time and space .