Fri, Feb 17|
Alix Goolden Performance Hall
Pacific Baroque Festival: A Sad Pavan for Distracted Times
Celebrate the rich period of musical innovation in 17th century England, with the evolution of a distinctly English musical style epitomized by the music of Henry Purcell.
Time & Location
Feb 17, 2023, 7:30 PM
Alix Goolden Performance Hall, 907 Pandora Ave, Victoria, BC V8V 3N4, Canada
About the Event
Cultural activity in England during the 17th century was disrupted by political, religious, and social upheaval; Thomas Tomkins wrote his ‘Sad Pavan’ two weeks after the execution of Charles I and after the destruction of his organ at Worcester Cathedral. He unfortunately did not live to see the restoration of the monarchy and the renewed enthusiasm for the arts brought about by the reign of Charles II. It inspired a rich period of musical innovation, with music written for the church, the court and private salons, and the evolution of a distinctly English musical style epitomized by the music of Henry Purcell.