Bless’d Isle

January 24, 2018, 10:00 pm

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Richard Egarr (Photo: Marco Borggreve)

“Where words leave off, music begins,” A celebration of the mastery of English composers from Dowland to Arne and settings of words to music. Soprano Carolyn Sampson is joined by the Academy of Ancient Music, under the direction of Richard Egarr, who also performs on harpsichord and organ.

This special 90-minute edition of Baroque&Before was recorded live in concert November 2, 2017, in Milton Court at the Barbican, London.

John Dowland (1563-1626)
Lachrimae Pavan; In Darkness Let Me Dwell

William Lawes (1602-1645)
Fantasy in Six Parts

John Blow (1649-1708)
Lovely Selina; Philander, do not think of arms;
Clarona, lay aside your lute; Boasting fops

Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
Chaconne in g minor
When first Amintas; From silent shades; Man is for the woman made
The Fairy Queen (suite)

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
O sleep why dost thou leave me; No, no, I’ll take no less
Organ Concerto in F, HWV 295 (“Cuckoo and the Nightingale)

Thomas Arne (1710-1778)
Young I am; When daisies pied; Rule Britannia

Carolyn Sampson, soprano
Academy of Ancient Music
Richard Egarr: conductor, harpsichord, organ

Opening & Closing Theme for Baroque&Before:
Joan Ambrosio Dalza: Piva, performed by Musica Reservata (Boston Skyline BSD 123)