A spotlight on music of the Baroque period, from mid-16th to late18th centuries, including instrumental and vocal works both sacred and secular (tavern as well as court).


14th September

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  • "Baroque Favourites"
  • Bach: Cantata BWV172, Ye voices resounding, ye psalteries sounding. Leonhardt Consort, Hanover Boys' Choir, Collegium Vocale/Gustav Leonhardt.
  • Arne: Harpsichord concerto No.5 in G minor. Paul Nicholson, hpschd., Parley Of Instruments/Paul Nicholson.
  • Purcell: Dido and Aeneas: Dido's Lament. Gillian Fisher, sop., The Kings Consort/Robert King.
  • Albinoni: Concerto in C for 2 oboes, Op.7/5. Anthony Camden, oboe, Alison Alty, oboe, London Virtuosi/John Georgiadis.
  • Handel: Chandos Anthem No.1: O Be Joyful In the Lord. Ian Partridge, ten., Lynne Dawson, sop., Michael George, bass, Sixteen Choir, Sixteen Orch/Harry Christophers.
  • Tartini: Violin sonata in G minor 'The Devil's Trill'. Josephine Vains, vlc., Jacqueline Ogeil, fortepiano, Davide Monti, vln.
  • Vivaldi: Cello concerto in D, RV403. Anner Bylsma, vlc., Tafelmusik/Jeanne Lamon.
  • Hasse: Gloria - from the Mass in D minor. Andrea Ihle, sop., Brigitte Pfretzschner, m-sop., Armin Ude, ten., Dresden State Orch, Dresden Boys' Choir/Konrad Wagner.
  • Quantz: Flute Concerto in E minor. Neil McLaren, fte., Cambridge Baroque Camerata.

  • 7th September

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  • 'From the Dutch Golden Age to Late Baroque'
  • Hooft, Pieter Cirnelisz: 'Granida', (1605) Maarten Engeltjes & Syste Buwalda, c/ten. Nico v.d.Meel, ten. Coen de Haas & Dirk Verloop, boy sops. Camerata Trajectina
  • Hooft: 'Geeraerdt van Velsen', (1613) Coen de Haas & Dirk Verloop, boy sops. Daniel Elgersma & Maarten Engeltjes c/tens. Nico v.d.Meel, & Bernard Loonen, tens. Marcel Moester,bar. Camerata Trajectina.
  • Vondel, Joost v.d.: 'O Christmas night & Where will truer trust.. Hieke Meppelink & Caroline Stam, sops. Syste Buwalda, c/ten. Nico v.d. Meel & Bernard Loonen,tens. Marcel Moester, bar. Camerata Trajectina
  • Krul, Jan Harmensz: Pastorale, musical play,-'Juliana & Claudiaen'.(1634) Maarten Engeltjes, c/ten. Nico v.d. Meel & Bernard Loonen, tens. Marcel Moester, bar. Camerata Trajectina
  • Starter, Jan Janz: 'The sung farce of Lijsje Flepkous'. (1621). Camerata Trajectina
  • Schyt, Cornelis: Pavans and Galliards. Camerata Trajectina.
  • Boetzelaer: Le Cinesi: 'Prenditi il figlio'. Nicola Wemyss, m-sop., Combattimento Consort Amsterdam/Jan Willem de Vriend.
  • Boetzelaer: Achille in Sciro: 'Tornate sereni'. Nicola Wemyss, m-sop., Combattimento Consort Amsterdam/Jan Willem de Vriend.
  • Fesch: Concerto in C for Trumpet, strings & continuo. Maurice Andre,trpt. Les Solistes de Liege/ Gery Lemaire,cond.
  • Krul, J.H.: 'Trompetter blaest het daghet in den..' 'Vliedt heen, droeve suchjes'. Nico v.d.Meel, ten. Marcel Moolbroek, trmpt. Camerata Trajectina

  • 31st August

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  • Invitation to the Dance
  • Rameau: Gavotte et doubles de la gavotte (Nouvelle Suite). Elizabeth Anderson, hpschd.
  • . Quantz, Johann Joachim: Sarabande in G with Double I & II. / Dorothee Oberlingen, rec .
  • Corelli: Violin Sonata in D Minor, Op.5/12, 'La Folia'. Jordi Savall, viola da gamba, Michael Behringer, hpschd., Bruno Cocset, db.
  • Anon: Pavana. A Corte Musical/ Rogerio Goncalves, dir.
  • Simpson, Thomas: Pavan, Galliard, Courant, Volta. Isabella d'Este
  • Anonymous: Folia: Rodrigo Martinez. Jordi Savall, viola da gamba, Arianna Savall, harp, Rolf Lislevand, gtr., Michael Behringer, org., Adela Gonzalez, casabeles.
  • Lully, Jean-Baptiste: Selections. Le Concert des Nations/ Jordi Savall, dir.
  • Telemann: Partie polonoise in B TWV39:1. Freiburg Baroque Consort.
  • Licoschin, C.de: Polonaise Siniavina: Minuet. Talisman/ Oleg Timofeyev, dir.
  • Arr. Praetorius: La Volta. & New Almaine. The Forbury Consort/ Alan Crumpler, cond.
  • Martin y Coll: Diferencias sobre las Folias. Jordi Savall, viola da gamba, Arianna Savall, harp, Rolf Lislevand, gtr., Adela Gonzalez, casabeles.

  • 24th August

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  • "Baroque Italian Strings"
  • Merula, Tarquinio: Excerpts from Book 3 Op.12 Sonatori de Gioiosa Marca
  • Somis: Sonate da Camera for violin and cello, No.8 Alexandre Benderski, vln., Boris Baraz, vlc.
  • Lonati, Carl'Ambrogio: Partite in G major for Violin and Continuo. Ludovico Takeshi Minasi, vln. Il Concerto D'Arianna/ Maria Palumbo, dir.
  • Ucellini, Mario: Sonatas from Book 3 & 4 Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca.
  • Manfredini, Francesco: Concerto No.4 in D. Les Amis de Philippe/ Ludger Remy, dir.
  • Marini, Biagio: Church Sonatas Sonata sopra 'La Monica' & Passacaglio a 4. Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca
  • Locatelli, Aristo Antonio: Concerto Grosso in F major Op. 7 No. 4. Concerto Koln.
  • Farina, Carlos: Capriccio Stravagante a 4. Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca
  • Dall'Abaco, Evaristo Felice: Concerto XI. Il Tempio Armonico/ Alberto Rasi, dir.
  • Torelli, Giuseppe: Concerto a quatro Op. 6 No. 11. Concerto Italiano/ Rinaldo Alessandrini, dir.

  • 17th August

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  • Nicola Porpora 333rd Birthday 19 August -1686.
  • Porpora: Cello Sonata No. 2 in G Minor. Adriano Maria Fazio, cello. Kararzyna Solecka,vln. Anna Camporini, cello. Pedro Alcacer, theorbo. Lorenzo Profita, h'chord.
  • Porpora: Aria from Adrianna e Teseo, "Mira in cielo". Philippe Jaroussky, c/ten. Venice Baroque/ Andrea Marcon, dir.
  • Porpora: Sinfonia in C for Cello, Violin and B.C. La Ritirata/ Josetxu Obregon, dir.
  • Porpora: Cantata, "Ecco che il primo albore". Max Emmanuel CenCic, c/ten. Les Arts Florissants/ Willian Christie, dir.
  • Porpora: Sinfonia a tre in G minor. Europa Galante/ Fabio Biondi.
  • Porpora: Aria from Germanico in Germania,"Se dopo ria procella". Simone Kermis, sop. La Magnifica Comunite/ Isabella Longo, dir.
  • Porpora: 'Alto Giove', from Polifemo, arranged for cello. La Folia Baroque/ Jan Vogler, cello & Dir.
  • Porpora: Aria from Filandro. "Terra e questa…". Flavio Ferri-Benedetti, c/ten. Il Basilico/ Eva Saladin, dir.
  • Porpora: Cello Concerto in G. Jan Vogler, cello & Dir. La Folia Baroque.
  • Porpora: Polifemo: Oh volesser gli Dei. Vivica Genaux, m-sop., Academy for Ancient Music Berlin/Rene Jacobs.
  • Porpora: Cello Sonata No.5 in C minor. Adriano Maria Fazio, cello. Kararzyna Solecka,vln. Anna Camporini, cello. Pedro Alcacer, theorbo. Lorenzo Profita, h'chord.

  • 10th August

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  • Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber 375th Birthday
  • Biber: Passacaglia XVI for solo violin. Maria Lindal, vln.
  • Biber: Nisi Domunus. Gerhard Kenda, bass. Gunar Letzbor, vln. Hubert Hoffmann, theorbo. Erich Traxler, org.
  • Biber: Rosary Sonata No.10 in G minor - Crucifixion. Elizabeth Wallfisch, vln., Linda Kent, hpschd., Rosanne Hunt, vlc.
  • Biber: From the Vespers a 32. 'Magnificat" Simon Davies, ten., Kai Wessel, alto., Anne Grimm, sop., Els Bongers, sop., Rene Steur, bass, Kees-Jan de Koning, bass, Peter de Groot, alto, Marcel Reyans, ten., Amsterdam Baroque Orch, Amsterdam Baroque Choir/Ton Koopman.
  • Biber: Representative Sonata for solo violin. Elizabeth Wallfisch, vln., Linda Kent, hpschd., Rosanne Hunt, vlc.
  • Biber: Missa Salisburgensis. Musica Antiqua Cologne, Gabrieli Consort and Players/Paul McCreesh.

  • 3rd August

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  • Italian Music in the 17th Century French Court of 'Cardinal Mazarin'.
  • Rossi, Luigi: Passacaille for Harpsichord. Bassani, Giovanni Battista: Cantata,"In caligine umbrosa". Philippe Jaroussky, c/ten. Jean-Marc Aymes, h'chord. Ensemble La Fenice/ Jean Tubery, trumpet & dir.
  • Cazzatti, Maurizio: Capriccio e Ciaccona. Ensemble La Fenice/ Jean Tubery, trumpet & dir.
  • Cavalli, Francesco: 2 arias from 'Ercole Amante'. Mariana Flores, sop. Capella Mediterranea/ Leonardo Garcia Alarcon, dir.
  • Anon: Madre, non mi far monaca. Turina, Francesco: Sonata a tre sopra la Monica. Ensemble La Fenice/ Jean Tubery, dir.
  • Monteverdi: Nisi Dominum. Emma Kirkby, sop. Ian Partridge, ten. David Thomas, bass. The Parley of Instruments/ Roy Goodman, dir.
  • Viadana, Lodovico: Canzon per cornetto e violino. Cima, Giampaolo: Motet en echo,'Surge, propera, amica mea'. Philippe Jaroussky, c/ten. Jean-Marc Aymes, org. Ensemble Tubery, trumpet & dir.
  • Rossi: Armanti, sentite. Schola Cantorum Basiliensis.
  • Fontei, Nicolo: Laudate Pueri. Philippe Jaroussky, c/ten. Ensemble La Fenice/ Jean Tubery, dir.
  • Monteverdi: Missa da cappella a sei voci "In illo tempore". Royal Chapel European Vocal Ensemble/Philippe Herreweghe.
  • Anon: Bienheureuse est une ame. Foggia Francesco: O quam clemens. Philippe Jarousky, c/ten. Ensemble La Fenice/ Jean Tubery, trumpet & dir.

  • 27th July

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  • "Early & Baroque Music from the Low Countries"
  • Kempis, Nicolaus a: Sinfonia in G minor. The Newbury Consort
  • Eyck, Jan van: Doen Daphne d'over schoone maeght. Sarah Abrams, sop. Ardalus Ensemble/ Karen Ketels, dir.
  • Hove, Joachim van den: Fantasia Resonans. Paul O'Dette, lute
  • Camphuysen, Dirk Rafaelszoon: Wanneer het Hert. Drew Minter, c/tenor. Newbury Consort/ Mary Springfels, dir.
  • Isaac, Heinrich: 4, four part motets. The Hilliard Ensemble.
  • Eyck, Jan van: Verwaelde Koninghin. Ardalus Ensemble/ Karen Kewtels, recorder & dir.,
  • Sweelinck, Jan Pieterszoon: 'Puer nobis nascitur'. Jan de Vlieger, virginal.
  • Sweelinck: Psalm 148. Netherlands Chamber Choir/Ton Koopman.
  • Schuyt, Cornelius: a. La Barca. b. Uyt jonsten es begrepen 't spel. c. Fortuna Guida Camerata Trajectina
  • Hellendaal: Concerto Grosso in F, Op.3/3. European Community CO/Roy Goodman.
  • Crecquilon, Thomas: Congratulamini mihi. The Brabant Ensemble/ Stephen Rice, dir.
  • Wassenaer, Unico Willem van: Concerto in F minor. Stuttgart Baroque Orch./ Reinhold Barchet, dir.
  • Ockeghem, Johannes: Credo from Missa Prolationum. Musica Ficta/ Bo Holten, dir.
  • Kempis, Nicolaus a: Sinfonia in D major. Marion Verbruggen, rec. Paul O'Dette, lute The Newbury Consort.
  • Clemens, Jacobus non papa: Peccantem me quotidie. The Brabant Ensemble/ Stephen Rice, dir.