London Handel Players release ‘A tribute to Bach’

Partnered with her fellow members of the London Handel Players, Laurence Cummings, harpsichord and Katherine Sharman, cello and cello piccolo, internationally renowned baroque flautist Rachel Brown presents the flute sonatas of Johann Sebastian Bach, which form the pinnacle of the flute repertoire. Rachel is also joined by Elizabeth Cragg, soprano, Charles Daniels, tenor and Peter Harvey, baritone in a juxtaposition of Bach’s flute sonatas with his magnificent arias. Rachel writes: "The inspiration for this disc stemmed from my sheer wonder at Bach’s rich and hugely varied compositions for the flute and from a deep and ever-growing respect for the unquestionably admirable flautists who performed for him and inspired him to write in such new and both technically and expressively demanding ways”

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London Handel Players: Concert on 16 February 2018 at Birmingham Conservatoire to be streamed live on Facebook

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Rachel Brown, flute/recorder
Adrian Butterfield, violin
Oliver Webber, violin/viola
Rachel Byrt, viola
Katherine Sharman, cello
Silas Wollston, harpsichord
with Mary Collins, dancer
and Steven Player, dancer
Baroque Rebellion
Programme:
Handel (1685-1759) Scipio HWV 20
Overture and March (‘Queen Caroline’, choreography by L’Abbé)
J.S. Bach (1685-1750) Orchestral Suite No.2 in B minor BWV1067
Overture; Rondeau; Sarabande; Bourée; Polonaise; Menuet; Badinerie
Handel Trio Sonata Op.5 No.4 in G major HWV 399 for 2 violins, viola and continuo
Passacaille
Corelli (1653-1713) Violin Sonata Op.5 No.12 in D minor La Folia
Interval
Anon La Bourgogne (choreography by Pécour)
Courante; Bourée; Sarabande; Passepied
Lully (1632-87) Atys LWV 53
Overture
Sarabande (Air pour les nymphes de Flore); Gavotte (Air pour les mêmes)
Lully Marche pour la Cérémonie des Turcs from Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme LWV 43
Campra (1660-1744) from ‘L’Europe Galante
Premier Air, pour les Espagnols
Lully Chaconne d’Arlequin from Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme LWV 43
D’Anglebert (1635-91) Suite in G major for solo harpsichord
Prélude; Chaconne en Rondeau
Lully Persée LWV 60
Passacaille
Leclair (1697-1764) Deuxième Récréation In G minor Op.8
Sarabande; Menuet; Tambourin
Rebel (1666-1747) Les Caractères de La Dance
Prélude; Courante; Menuet; Bourée; Chaconne; Sarabande; Gigue; Rigaudon; Passepied; Gavotte; Sonate; Loure; Musette; Sonate

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