In 2016 we embarked on our most ambitious project ever. We toured the UK with a programme of military art music. A contradiction in terms? Certainly not!
Composers such as Biber and Schmelzer were often inspired by the sounds of battle to write energetic and heroic music for trumpets, drums and strings. It is works like these that formed the core repertoire of our project, contrasted by more reflective music as the composers contemplated the heroism and tragedy of war.
This project was generously supported by Arts Council England and so far we have performed at St John's Smith Square, St George's Bristol, Brighton Early Music Festival, and York Early Music Christmas Festival
‘The young period instrument group Spiritato! is one of the most exciting arrivals on the UK early music scene...the playing was excellent throughout’ Andrew Benson-Wilson, Early Music Review, April 2016
The next performance of Guts and Glory will take place in Wiltshire on 25th October 2017.
To find out more about this project, please watch our video: