Programmes

THE GRAND TOUR a 4

Henry Purcell Chaconne and Sonata
A.Corelli Sonata and Chaconne
J.S.Bach The Italian Concerto for harpsichord solo
G.F.Handel Concerto a quattro in D major
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J.C.F.Bach Sonata in G major for cello and bc
J-M.Leclair Duo for two violins senza basso
C.P.E.Bach Triosonata

The sort of music which the travelling gentleman of the 18th century might have encountered on his educational journey. This voyage takes in Venice, Rome, Leipzig, Berlin, London, Madrid and Paris.

BACH and SONS

J.S. Bach Trio Sonata
WF Bach Fantasia for harpsichord
CPE Bach Triosonata in Bb
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JCF Bach Cello sonata
JC Bach Violin duo
JC Bach/W.A.Mozart Concerto per cembalo

Father Bach and one piece each by the sons, ending up with a Mozart collaboration with JC Bach in London.

THE ENGLISH MUSE

J.Jenkins Fancy and Ayre
W.Lawes Sett no.1in g minor
T.Tomkins A Sad Pavan for these Distracted Times
C.Simpson Divisions for bass viol
J.Blow Trio Sonata in A
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M.Locke Suite in d
H.Purcell Pavan and Sonata
G.F.Handel Trio Sonata in D

With contemporary readings from Pepys, Evelyn, Roger North, Simpson and Purcell

BACH and COUPERIN

F.Couperin L'Apotheose de Corelli
J.S.Bach Toccata in e minor
J.S.Bach Trio Sonata in G
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F.Couperin L'Apotheose de Lulli
J.S.Bach Gamba Sonata in D
J.S.Bach Trio Sonata in F

Two giants of the baroque era with the story of Corelli and Lully's deification

ARS MELANCHOLIAE (with Irmgard Schaller, viola)

Henry Purcell Pavane and Chaconne (Z 752, 730)
Johann Schmelzer Sonate a 4 (Lamento)
J.J. Froberger Lamentation faite sur la mort de Ferdinand III
Johann Schmelzer Lamento sopra la Morte di Ferdinando III
Johann Pachelbel Partia a 4 in f sharp minor
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H.Biber Balletti Lamentabili a 4
Richard Gwilt Lament for Rosie (1991)
A.Vivaldi 2 Sonatas "Al Santo Sepolchro"

Sadness has always been a prime motivator for the composer. Many tell us this is our best programme! Includes a lament for string trio by group member Richard Gwilt.

Programmes with voice

LES AMOURS BAROQUES with Emma Kirkby

Purcell Chaconne in g minor
Purcell Suite from the Fairy Queen
Couperin L'Apotheose de Corelli
Monteclair La Morte di Lucrecia
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G.F.Handel Trio sonata in g minor
Forqueray Pieces de Viole
Thomas Arne 4 Shakespeare Songs

SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE with Emma Kirkby

Jenkins Fancy and Ayre in g
Johnson Full fathom five - Where the bee sucks
Purcell Sonata in F
Purcell Suite from the Fairy Queen
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Purcell Songs
Forqueray Pieces de Viole
Thomas Arne 4 Shakespeare Songs

HANDEL in ROME with EMMA KIRKBY, Miriam Allan or Lorna Anderson

J.K.Kerll Trio sonata
G.F.Handel Salve Regina
A.Corelli Sonata in D Op.1/12
G.F.Handel O Qualis de ceolo sonus
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G.F.Handel Trio sonata
G.F.Handel Sonata in C for Gamba
G.F.Handel Gloria

The ENGLISH MUSE with EMMA KIRKBY

Jenkins Set in g
Johnson,Lawes,Purcell Songs
Simpson Divisions
Purcell Suite from Fairy Queen
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Croft,Blow Songs
G.F.Handel Cantata

GERMAN AIRS with EMMA KIRKBY

Buxtehude Trio sonata
Bach Toccata
G.F.Handel German Airs
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Telemann Trio sonata
G.F.Handel German Airs

CHAMBER MUSIC BY BACH

JS Bach Trio in G for flute and violin
JS Bach Trio for 2 violins and bc
CPE Bach Trio in Bb
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JS Bach A Musical Offering

THE ART OF FUGUE in England and Germany a 5

Henry Purcell Fantasias
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JS Bach Kunst der Fuge

CHAMBER MUSIC chez BACH

JS Bach Trio sonata No.1 in F after Organ sonata BWV 525
JS Bach Toccata in E minor BWV 914
Bach/Goldberg Trio sonata in C major BWV 1037
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JS Bach Sonata for gamba and harpsichord in D (BWV 1028)
JS Bach Duet for Violin and Viola
JS Bach Trio sonata No.6 in G after Organ sonata BWV 530

Other programmes can be made up to order. Please see list of recordings for ideas.

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