Thursday, 3 October 2013

History, Sound, Music & Colour at Exeter Cathedral - "900 Years of Light" featuring photography and video by Mark Ware and Michael Bickerton, poetry & prose performance by Emily Kreider, and music by Lyric Strings and baroque trumpeter Crispian Steele Perkins Wed/Thu/Fri 2/3/4 October 2013

As the audience arrive, the Cathedral roof
- the longest mediaeval vaulted ceiling in the world -
is illuminated in pure lapis lazuli
Emily Kreider
starts the countdown
Crispian Steele-Perkins' trumpet collection
spans 900 years - and more
The simplest trumpet
- just one note
Egyptian trumpet
- two notes
Mediaeval trumpet
(reproduction of  trumpet deposited in the
Thames at Billingsgate in 1180 )
- eight or nine notes
The tube doesn't need to be straight!
Handel played on a hosepipe
The real thing: a natural trumpet
played in baroque style
an extra loop at the mouthpiece
lowers the pitch by a few semi-tones
The keyed trumpet made for Joseph Haydn
by Anton Weidinger 1770
Leads on to the familiar valves
invented by Heinrich Stölzel 1814
A different solution
a wooden cornet with finger-holes
The piccolo trumpet
introduced by Victor Mahillon 1890
a modern invention
which plays baroque music perfectly
Emily Kreider
recites Mark Ware's poetry
accompanied by Lyric Strings
- and Crispian Steele-Perkins
and Mark Ware's
extraordinary photo-installation

Hear more, see more, experience more . . .

- One last chance to enjoy this amazing showcase:

Exeter Cathedral
"900 Years of Light"
900 Years of Light
Exeter Cathedral 
Wed/Thur/Fri 2/3/4 October 7.30pm
Introduction by Emily Kreider
Lecture by Crispian Steele-Perkins
(baroque trumpeter) - trumpets through the ages
40 minute video installation by Mark Bickerton
(featuring images of the cathedral)
leading into stills photography and poetry
(recited by Emily Kreider)

exploring the Cathedral's history
composed by Mark Ware
accompanied by 'Lyric Strings' trio
violin: Patricia Calnan
viola: George Robertson
'cello: Nicola Thomas
and trumpeter Crispian Steele-Perkins
Tickets: £5
01392 285983 or book online:

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