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West Wight Arts Association concert

Saturday 9 7.00pmNovember


Freshwater Memorial Hall

Avenue Road
PO40 9UU

01983 752 956

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West Wight Arts Association concert


West Wight Arts Association concert November 9th 7.00

Tabea Debus, Recorder, Jonathan Rees, Viola da Gamba, Alex McCartney, Theorbo

Ode to an Earworm

“I was unable to think of anything, but remained all night transported.” – Samuel Pepys

Music has a tendency to continue playing inside our minds, whether we want it to or not. Today, studies are being conducted to examine the causes and cures of such so-called earworms. From Pepys, we gather that musical earworms are in no way unique to our century. Without specific studies of the phenomenon to guide us, how can we follow the traces of earworms back in time?

Tabea, Jonathan and Alex will play musical earworms including works by anonymous composers from the 14th and 16th centuries, Falconieri, Soler, Dowland, Waley-Cohen, Purcell, Handel, Piazzolla, Marcello and Corelli.

Tickets from or Totland Parish Office 756028 Season tickets for the remaining six concerts are available through the website.