La Grande France

Thursday 30 June 2011, 7.30pm

The Cobbe Collection, Hatchlands Park, East Clandon, GU4 7RT

The French style in music at court and in the theatres in Restoration London

The music

Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632–87): Overture and ‘Calme tes déplaisirs’ from Cadmus et Hermione
Matthew Locke (c. 1621–77): Brawles in C minor
Michel Lambert (1610–96): ‘Que d’amants séparés’
Matthew Locke: Suite for Macbeth
Jean-Baptiste Lully: ‘Récit de la Fortune’ and ‘Chaconne des Maures’ from Alcidiane
Henry Purcell (1659–95): Overture and ‘The gate to bliss’ from Theodosius
Robert Cambert (c. 1628–77): Overtures and airs from Pomone
Matthew Locke: Symphony and song at the descent of Venus from Psyche
Louis Grabu (fl. 1665–90): Suite from Valentinian
Henry Purcell: ‘Fairest Isle’ and Chaconne from King Arthur

The musicians

Rachel Elliott soprano, Nicolette Moonen & Foskien Kooistra violin, Anne Schumann & Rachel Stott viola, Alison McGillivray cello, Silas Wollston harpsichord

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