Spanning 200 years from the early 17th to the end of the 18th centuries, the evening’s collection of diverse music is, in Howard Penny’s own words, by turns “completely wacky, suffused with transcendent beauty, and full of dazzling foot stomping 18th century rhythm”. It challenges even the most proselytising period performance practice professor to remain in their seat. Hold on tight!
PRAETORIUS Dances from Terpsichore
VEJVANOVSKÝ Sonata a 10
MUFFAT Armonico Tributo, Sonata no. 2 in G minor
ZELENKA Hypocondrie à 7 Concertanti
SCHMELZER Di Zingari, Balletto no. 1
HANDEL Concerto a due cori no. 2 in F major
HANDEL Overture from Jephtha
ZELENKA Sinfonia from I penitenti al Sepolchro del Redentore
JS BACH Sinfonia from Christmas Oratorio
CPE BACH Symphony in F major
HANDEL Selections from Water Music Suite no. 2
Howard Penny cello/director
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"Jan Dismas Zelenka has of late been recognized as one of the most original composers of a musical epoch that was long thought to have been shaped by Bach and Handel" - Susanne Oschmann
Praetorius’ Terpsichore is a compendium of 312 short dance pieces, based on French dance repertoire. Praetoirus sourced and arranged many French tunes for this collection. The title of this work is derived from Greek mythology; Terpsichore was one of the nine Muses and the goddess of dance of chorus. Her name derives from ‘terpsichorean’ meaning ‘of or relating to dance’.