This is... the Academy of Ancient Music
A short trailer showcasing the work of the renowned Academy of Ancient Music, starting their 2018-2019 season in the year they turned 45.
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Exploring, Revealing and Preserving some of the most powerful and personal music ever written, with the finest period-instrument performers of today, through performance, recordings, outreach, research and more.
The most listened-to period instrument ensemble, engaging worldwide with concerts, touring, broadcasts, films, recordings, social media, musicology, new discoveries, world premieres, leading soloists, and work in hospitals, communities, with students, and cutting-edge research.
This is... the Academy of Ancient Music.
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Beethoven, Overture to Creatures of Prometheus (opening)
Haydn, Symphony no 94 in G major "The Surprise" (mvmt 2, Andante)
Bach, Mass in B minor ("Et Resurrexit") (feat. Tenebrae, dir. Nigel Short)
Purcell, King Arthur (or "The British Worthy") Z.268 (Act III, Hornpipe)
Breccianello, Sinfonia in D major, Op 1, No 1
Handel, Messiah ("The Trumpet Shall Sound")
Telemann, Don Quichotte Suite (mvmt 3, "Son Attaque des Moulins a Vent")
Handel, Amarilli Vezzosa (Il Duello Amoroso) Cantata HWV82 ("Si, Si, lasciami ingrata")
Haydn, Symphony No.101 in D major "The Clock" (ending of mvmt 4, Finale, Vivace)
ACADEMY OF ANCIENT MUSIC
Directed by: Richard Egarr
Players of the Academy of Ancient Music
Louise Alder, soprano
Nicola Benedetti, violin
Mary Bevan, soprano
David Blackadder, trumpet
Iestyn Davies, countertenor
Keri Fuge, soprano
Robert Howarth, conductor
Tim Mead, countertenor
Rowan Pierce, soprano
Christopher Purvis, bass
and participants in AAM's 'Messiah: Who?' project
also featuring the Academy of Ancient Music with Tenebrae, directed by Nigel Short
Footage: Patrick Allen, Alexander Van Ingen
Film Editing & Production: Patrick Allen (OperaOmnia)
Music Recording: Andrew Mellor, Dave Rowell, Patrick Allen
Music Editing: Alexander Van Ingen
Additional Mastering: Patrick Allen
with thanks to the AAM Strategic Recording Fund, and AAM's Academy members, Associates and Friends, who make our music possible.