Programma – Purcell, Händel & Bach



Countertenor, oboe, 2 violins, viola, cello & harpsichord/organ

Note: a similar program is also possible with another solo voice type.


Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
Excerpts from theatrical works and odes for countertenor, oboe, 2 recorders, 2 violins, viola & basso continuo.
Symphony from “Love’s Goddess Sure Was Blind”
When Orpheus Sang All Nature Did Rejoice from “Celestial Music Did the Gods Inspire”
Entry Dance from “The Fairy Queen”
Her Charming Strains Expel Tormenting Care from “Celestial Music Did the Gods Inspire”
Rondeau from “The Fairy Queen
Hole in the wall
Hornpipe from “The Fairy Queen”
The Pale & The Purple Rose from “Of Old, When Heroes Thought It Base, The Yorkshire Feast Song”, Z 333
Hornpipe from “The Fairy Queen”
First act tune: Jig from “The Fairy Queen”
Entrance Of Secrecy: One Charming Night Gives More Delight from “ The Fairy Queen”
Second act tune: Air from “The Fairy Queen”

Georg Friedrich Händel (1685-1759)
Aria “Rompo i lacci” from “Flavio”Organ concerto in F “The Cuckoo and the Nightingale”, HWV 295
Larghetto & Allegro
Sonata for hobo & basso continuo in F, HWV 363a
Sonata for 2 violins & basso continuo in F, HWV 392
Allegro & Adagio
Aria “But who may abide the day of His coming” from the “Messiah”

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Cantate “Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Selenlust” for countertenor, oboe d’amore, strings & organ, BWV 170

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