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About Period Instruments

The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra specialises in historically informed performance of early music on period instruments.  Click the image above of Joanna Butler tuning the harpsichord or scroll down the page and slide across the video carousels to discover more.

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PERIOD INSTRUMENTS

We celebrate the music of the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries with excellence, flair and joy. For us, that means we are using original edition scores and instruments of the period, whilst breathing fresh life and vitality into Baroque and classical masterpieces with the best Baroque talents of today. As though the music has just sprung from the composer’s pen!

Take the Baroque violin - it is almost always fitted with gut strings (compared to metal or synthetic strings on a modern violin) resulting in a warm, rich and textured sound. Or the gentle sound of the theorbo, developed specifically to complement the human voice. Or, the at times temperamental Baroque horn, or the charming notes of a harpsichord.

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It is old, it is new, and it is fabulous.
SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

Image Credit: Katelyn-Jane Dunn, 2020
Instrument Images: Gary Heery and Katelyn-Jane Dunn

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HARPSICHORD

FORTEPIANO

CHAMBER ORGAN

BAROQUE VIOLIN

Marianne Yeoman's Stradivaris Viola

BAROQUE VIOLA

BAROQUE CELLO

LIRONE

BASS

THEORBO

BAROQUE GUITAR

BAROQUE FLUTE

BAROQUE OBOE

CLASSICAL CLARINET

BAROQUE BASSOON

BAROQUE HORN

BAROQUE TRUMPET

DRUM

TIMPANI

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