Will Palmer - Brandenburg Concerto No 2

Posted: 25th November 2017

In our upcoming concert Christmas Baroque on Saturday 2 December 2017, we are extremely excited to welcome trumpeter, Will Palmer who is taking on the notriously difficult trumpet part in J.S. Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No 2.

Published in 1721, the trumpet part is still considered one of the most difficult in the entire repertoire, and was originally written for a clarino specialist, almost certainly the court trumpeter in KöthenJohann Ludwig Schreiber. After clarino skills were lost in the eighteenth century and before the rise of the historically informed performance movement of the late twentieth century, the part is now usually played on the valved trumpet.

Here is a short snippet to whet your appetite:

There are a few advance tickets still available and can be purchased here.

Will and his group Dublin Brass are available for hire and can be contacted through his website.