Bruce Dickey


The Instrument of Kings
& The King of Instruments | With Liuwe Tamminga, Organ



“Of all the wind instruments, the most excellent is the cornetto.”

— Girolamo Dalla Casa, 1584


During Bach’s time, listeners and travelers throughout Europe describe the cornetto as the instrument of kings, heard far and wide in the major courts and churches, whose performances left listeners breathless with praise. Join Bruce Dickey, one of the world’s finest cornettists based in Bologna, Italy, as he performs works of Palestrina, Gabrieli, Frescobaldi and more, accompanied by Dutch organist Liuwe Tamminga, renowned for his performances of early Italian music.

Friday, September 15, 2017 | 7:30 P.M.

Co-presented with Houston Early Music


Christ the King Lutheran Church

2353 Rice Boulevard, Houston

$40 General | $35 Seniors | $5 Students



GABRIELI           Canzon prima a 5

CABEZÓN           Differencias sobre el canto

                                  de La dama le demanda

                              Diferencias sobre Las Vacas

TROMBETTI       Emendemus in melio

FRESCOBALDI  Capriccio sopra

                                  La Spagnoletta

                              Toccata per l'Elevazione

                                 (Messa degli Apostoli)

PALESTRINA      Nigra sum

STORACE            Aria sopra La Spagnoletta

DE RORE             Angelus ad pastores

GUAMI                 Canzon La Guamina a 4

                              Canzon La Brillantina




Bruce Dickey, Cornetto

Liuwe Tamminga, Organ



6:45 P.M. with Bruce Dickey