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Sun, 09 Jun


Dartington Hall, Ship Studio

Hex Viols Dancing with the Angels

Hex Viols present a programme at Dartington

Hex Viols Dancing with the Angels
Hex Viols Dancing with the Angels

Time & Location

09 Jun 2024, 15:00

Dartington Hall, Ship Studio , Dartington Hall, Totnes TQ9 6EL, UK

About the event

Featuring works by two of the most renowned composers for the viola da gamba, Marin Marais and Antoine Forqueray. Marais’ style is referred to as being angelic and sweet in contrast to Forqueray’s devilishly difficult and fiery music.

Programme to include: Marais: Folies d’Espagne, Sonnerie de Sainte-Genevieve, Le Badinage, Feste Champetre Sainte-Colombe: Concerts a deux violes esgales: Chaconne raportee Julie Pinel: Echos indiscrets taisez vous Couperin: Pieces de clavecin: 27eme ordre Forqueray: Pieces de viole: La Couperin, La Leon, Jupiter


Hex was formed in 2022 and had its inaugural performance at Brixworth Music Festival. The group was set up to explore the otherworldly sounds of violas da gamba with continuo. Inspired by the associations between the viola da gamba and voice the group works on the historical practice of vocal transcriptions to bring in lesser performed composers into their concerts. Naturally at home in the French baroque, the group aims to win this rarely performed music new fans with programmes that showcase the beauty and expressivity of this repertoire.

Find out more about Hex here

PERFORMERS: Sarah Small – viola da gamba Harry Buckoke – viola da gamba Jonatan Bougt – theorbo David Wright – harpsichord


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