a tribute to Brian Bonsor

This fascinating presentation is built around Henry Purcell’s “Three In One Upon a Ground” and the incredible set of circumstances which surround it. This entertainment has already been an outstanding success at Recorder ’96 [Silverstream NZ], at the 1997 Boston Early Music Festival [USA], at Norvis Summer Course [Durham, England 1997] and at the 1998 Irish Recorder 7 Viol Course [An Grianan, County Louth]. Further presentations are scheduled for New Zealand, Australia and the USA. Reviewing the 1998 presentation one music critic wrote, “Alec Loretto dropped in from New Zealand to deliver a spell-binding lecture on Henry Purcell’s Three In One Upon a Ground.”

Alec Loretto lives in Auckland, New Zealand and studied Recorder and Early Music Performance under Kees Otten at The Royal Conservatorium in The Hague, Holland. Following his position as Lecturer in Music at Auckland Teachers’ College, he has travelled extensively overseas presenting lectures and illustrated talks as well as running courses in instrument making and the tuning and maintenance of wind instruments. The research involved in this Purcell presentation took place mainly in England over a period of many years.

The players

Marg Hall, April Parkins, Alison Tollick (recorders),
Peter Fielding (cello), Linda Waugh (harpsichord)

Monday 12 July 1999 at 7.30 p.m Augustine United Church, 41-43 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh Tickets £2.50 (concessions £1.50)
Coffee, tea and discussion follow the talk

Last updated 12 November 2012