The Galliard Ensemble

The Galliard Ensemble

Galliard Ensemble play with "vivacity, polish & energy": flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon & horn

The Galliard Ensemble is known for its virtuosic, entertaining and distinctive performance style and its recordings have been widely praised; the Sunday Times, BBC Music Magazine, Gramophone, and BBC Radio 3 have all selected a Galliard Ensemble CD as “outstanding” or as Critics’ Choice.They have worked closely with many leading contemporary composers, including György Ligeti and with Sir Harrison Birtwistle, on his quintet Five Distances (for their performance at the BBC Proms) which lead to their award-winning CD of Birtwistle’s chamber music for winds. This evening they play Rossini, Mozart, Couperin, Ravel, Holst and Grainger.


  • Rossini: The Italian Girl in Algiers - Overture
  • Mozart: Fantasie in F minor, K.594
  • Couperin: "The Great" & Rondeu from "Les Moissonneurs"
  • Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin (selection)
  • Bozza: Scherzo, Op.48
  • Holst: Wind Quintet in Ab Major, Op.14
  • Grainger: Walking Tune & Lisbon
  • Patterson: Westerly Winds, Op.84

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