XXII International Brass Festival Italian Brass Week

22 Luglio

Shofar Horn Quartet

Shofar Horn Quartet

The origin of the word shofar comes from the Hebrew “shōphār” which means something pleasant. Considered as one of the oldest wind instruments, the shofar is made from a ram's horn (not a horn of cattle = gaudy) and is a widely used instrument within Jewish Christian culture and with several occasions in the Old Testament 19:16 and not Torah. The sound of the shofar is very close to the sound of the horn, perhaps because, it emits some harmful notes very similar to the harmonic series of the modern horn. The shofar intonates three characteristic children: tekiah, shevarim and teruah.

The Shofar Horn Quartet –SHQ was created from a musical experience within the 46th Winter Festival of Campos do Jordão, São Paulo. erudite and Christian repertoire through the practice of chamber music. Where the quartet's objective was to research national and international repertoire for this formation and to promote and disseminate chamber music in churches, theaters, libraries, cultural spaces and schools.