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October 23, 2011 3:00PM
The English Concert, Harry Bicket / Andreas Scholl

Event details

Date

October 23, 2011 3:00PM

Venue

NEC's Jordan Hall

Description

The English Concert
Harry Bicket, conductor/harpsichordist
Andreas Scholl, countertenor


The English Concert, founded in 1972 by Trevor Pinnock, has long been regarded as one of the world’s leading period instrument ensembles, and under the leadership of harpsichordist Harry Bicket it shows every sign of continuing its illustrious tradition of excellence.

Program: Scenes from "King Arthur" and "Fairy Queen"

BIBER
Sonata à 6 for trumpet, strings and continuo
Mark Bennett, trumpet

PURCELL
Three Airs
  Sweeter than roses
  Music for a while
  Evening Hymn
Andreas Scholl, countertenor

PURCELL

Music from King Arthur
  First music: Chaconne
  Second Music: Overture

O solitude, my sweetest choice
 Andreas Scholl, countertenor

Airs and Interludes from King Arthur
  Symphony: Shepherd, shepherd, leave decoying
  What power art thou (The Cold Genius)
  Symphony from Act V
  Fairest isle
  Overture to Act I
   Andreas Scholl, countertenor

GEORG MUFFAT
Passacaglia from Sonata No. 5 in G Major
Armonico Tributo, 1682

PURCELL
Airs and Interlude from The Fairy Queen
  Overture to Act I
  One charming night
  Dance for the followers of night
  Second Act Tune: Air
  Prelude to Act III
  Air: If Love’s a sweet passion
 Andreas Scholl, countertenor

Dido’s Lament from Dido and Aeneas
 Andreas Scholl, countertenor

Interludes from The Fairy Queen
 Symphony from Act V
 Monkeys’ Dance
 Chaconne from Act V




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