Ave Atque Vale: Hail & Farewell

December 26, 2018, 10:00 pm

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As 2018 draws to a close, we remember the life and work of three classical artists who died this past year, each, in various degrees, dedicating himself or herself to the performance and diffusion of early music: Italian conductor and founder of I Solisti Veneti Claudio Scimone, French oboist, conductor, and founder of La Grande Écurie et la Chambre du Roy Jean-Claude Malgoire, and cellist and founding member of The Hanover Band Caroline Brown. We laud them tonight and say Ave atque vale: Hail and farewell, with this modest appreciation of their work and contributions to the world of early music.

Recordings used in tonight’s program come from WFMT’s Richard and Mary L. Gray Music Library.


George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
The Music for the Royal Fireworks
La Grande Écurie et la Chambre du Roy/Jean-Claude Malgoire, conductor
CBS MDK 44655

Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713)
Concerto Grosso Op. 6 No. 8 in g (Christmas Concerto)
I Solisti Veneti/Claudio Scimone, conductor
Erato ECD 88080

William Boyce (1711-1779)
Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day
Final Chorus: Display His Goodness, Hail His Might
The Choir of New College, Oxford; The Hanover Band/Caroline Brown, founder and artisic director