London Handel Players – ‘Barbaric Beauty’

Date and Time
Sat, 18th Feb, 2023 at 17:00 - 19:00

Flute/recorder, two violins, viola, cello, harpsichord

From the exotic allure of the orient, the wild rituals of the Moors and Native Americans to the rugged hornpipes of the English and the captivating melancholy of Scottish ballads, folk
songs and dances have long held a fascination to the ears of the European musicians. The London Handel Players bring together a wide selection of this rarely-heard music by
composers such as Telemann, Vivaldi, Schmelzer, Purcell, Matteis and Rameau.

France and the fascination for lands afar
Lully – Marche pour la Cérémonie des Turcs from Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme
Rameau – Contredanse en Rondeau from Les Boréades
Corrette – Les Sauvages from Concerto Comique No.25 in G minor
Rameau – Entrée de Polymnie from Les Boréades

Polish bagpipes and Barbaric Beauty
Telemann – Concerto for Flute and strings in D major TWV 51:D2 Moderato; Allegro vivace; Largo; Vivace
Schmelzer – Trio Sonata Der Polnische Sackpfeifer
Telemann – Hanasky


Spices of the Orient, Spanish folly and curiosities from the Canaries
Vivaldi – Flute Concerto in D minor Il Gran Mogol RV 431a
Corelli – Violin Sonata Op.5 No.12 in D minor La Follia
Scarlatti – Keyboard Sonata in A major K.24, Presto
Murcia and Sanz – Canarios

From the far-flung corners of the Earth – the British Isles
Matteis – Ground after the Scotch Humour
Purcell – Hornpipes from Ayres for the Theatre, ‘The Married Beau'
Scottish tunes medley: My Time! O ye muses; Miss Mary Gordon of Braid; Lochail’s away to France; Hon’ble Mrs Maules Reel

Bookings are closed for this event.