BRandy for 4 - David gordon
London Concertante has released their latest single, Brandy for 4. Written by David Gordon, Brandy for 4 references the second and third movements of J.S. Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No.4, BWV 1049, in a fusion of Baroque and jazz.
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Vivaldi's The Four Seasons
Baroque music was particularly inclined towards programmatic music and in common with many others, Vivaldi enjoyed giving his works non-musical titles such as “Storm at Sea”, “The Bull Finch”, “Alla Rustica”, etc. However only seven of his concertos actually have a programme that directs them, and such direction is most clearly exhibited in The Four Seasons.
Music From The Movies
Our Music From The Movies album includes classics from Out of Africa, The Magnificent Seven and The Godfather as well as other Hollywood greats, including some of John Williams’ vast musical output. This album launch marks London Concertante’s first foray into the world of film music.
London Concertante and Tango Music
In the early 2000’s, Chris Grist, London Concertante’s Artistic Director, and long-time friend and colleague David Gordon, renowned composer and keyboardist, devised a fusion of Eastern European gypsy fiddle music with the blazing passion of Argentinian tango. These flavours come together in a project called Gypsy Tango Pasion which London Concertante most recently toured in 2015.
Secret Garden Concerts
With outdoor performances being allowed well before indoor concert owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, Chris’ family encouraged him to organise a series of outdoor concerts in his newly renovated front garden. These events, entitled Secret Garden Concerts, brought together London Concertante musicians and their friends to perform smaller scale pieces of chamber music. We also collaborated with Sven-Hanson Britt, winner of MasterChef: The Professionals Rematch, who created a stunning tasting menu each evening for the audience to enjoy alongside the music in a beautiful, and safe, outdoor space.