Lully Prologue: Ouverture to Cadmus et Hermione, LWV 49
Cordier La Bocanne primitive
Marais Musettes 28 and 29 from Pièces de Viole, Livre IV, Suite No.4 in A minor
Hoteterre Pourquoy doux rossignols from Airs et Brunettes
Lully La Jeune Iris from Trios de la Chambre du Roi, LWV 35
Couperin Air de Baccantes from Huitième Concert dans le goût Théâtral, Les goûts-réunis
Campra Ouverture to L’Europe Galante Suite
Lully Sommeil and Entrée des Zéphyrs from Atys, LWV 53
Jacquet de la Guerre Chamber Sonata No.4 in G minor: Grave, Presto, Adagio, Becarre allegro
Lully Chaconne des Scaramouches, Trivelins et Arlequin from Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, LWV 43
Purcell Curtain Tune on a Ground from Timon of Athens, Z 632
Playford Strawberries and Cream from The English Dancing Master (1657)
Simpson Divisions on a Ground from The Division Viol (1655)
Playford/Walsh/Baltzar Medley of tunes from The Division Flute, The Division Violin, and The English Dancing Master
Geminiani Auld Bob Morrice from A Treatise of Good Taste in the Art of Musick
Handel Oboe Sonata in C minor, Op.1 No.8, HWZ 366: Largo, Allegro
Handel Excerpts from Berenice, regina d’Egitto, HWV 38: Andante, Larghetto, Gigue
Melissa Farrow Baroque flute and recorder
Rafael Font Baroque violin
Marianne Yeomans Baroque viola
Laura Moore Viola da gamba
Kirsten Barry Baroque oboe and recorder
Tommie Andersson Theorbo and Baroque guitar
Following on from their very popular tour in October 2018, the Brandenburg Ensemble will return in a different configuration to include the Baroque oboe, flute, recorder, viola da gamba and theorbo alongside the ubiquitous Baroque violin and viola. The ensemble will deliver an inspiring program of chamber music from the French and English Baroque on this wonderful combination of rare period instruments.
Eighteenth-century London was a bustling entrepreneurial centre with a cosmopolitan concert life and a growing market for domestic music-making in wealthy households. The musical richness of the city attracted many foreign musicians including George Frideric Handel.
The musical items from Paris and Versailles performed in this program are by contrast uniformly in the style of Jean-Baptiste Lully, the fashionable director of music at the Court of ‘Sun King’ Louis XIV of France.
The concert features heavenly trio sonatas, gorgeous pastoral folk tunes and intimate chamber music alongside stately works of grander scale.
Concert duration approximately 90 minutes, including one interval. Please note concert duration is approximate only and is subject to change.