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Relive the remarkable life of Marin Marais through music inspired by the 1991 film Tous Les Matins Du Monde, screened earlier this week and which made Jordi Savall world famous. Known as the Angel of the Viola da Gamba, Marais work and life as seen through this film was a huge inspiration to musicians across the world. This concert includes ruminatory work by the reclusive St Colombe his teacher, the flashy variations on la Folia by the young Marais, the ruminatory Sonnerie de Saint Genevieve du Mont-de-Paris and the devastating tombeau written to commemorate his son.

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Festival of the Sun King

Initiated by Hex Ensemble the best way to define this series of film screenings and live music concerts is to list the alternative titles discussed for the series:

Festival of the Sun King - Exploring the the world of the French Court through Music and Film.

Tous les Matins du Monde - A series of films and concerts inspired by the French baroque.

Versailles - Reflections and echoes from the French court.

Hex was formed in 2022 and had its inaugural performance at Brixworth Music Festival. The group was set up to explore the otherworldly sounds of violas da gamba with continuo. Inspired by the associations between the viola da gamba and voice the group works on the historical practice of vocal transcriptions to bring in lesser performed composers into their concerts. Naturally at home in the French baroque, the group aims to win this rarely performed music new fans with programmes that showcase the beauty and expressivity of this repertoire.