The Piper & The Fairy Queen

May 15, 2019, 10:00 pm

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Rapids of the River Vantaa, Finland

Founded by the Irish harpsichordist and organist Malcolm Proud and the Swiss violinist Maya Homburger, Camerata Kilkenny is a period instrument group specializing in the performance of Baroque music. The great Uilleann piper David Power joins Camerata Kilkenny for a program of Baroque classics and traditional Irish favorites.

Recorded live in concert August 10, 2018 in St Lawrence’s Church, a mediæval stone church built in the 1450s, in Vantaa, Finland, as part of the BRQ Vantaa Festival.

Thanks to Classical WFMT’s association with the European Broadcasting Union, we’re able to offer tonight’s program as a stream from May 16 through June 15. A blue “Listen” button will appear below when the stream is available.


Traditional: An Droighneán Donn (The Brown Thorn)

Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767): Suite in D, TWV 40:108 (‘Gulliver’s Travels’)
Intrada. Spirituoso
Chaconne of the Lilliputians
Gigue of the Brobdingnagians
Daydreams of the Laputians and their attendant flappers
Loure of the well-mannered Houyhnhnms & Wild dance of the untamed Yahoos

Traditional – Air and Long Dance: The Pipe on the Hob

Georg Philipp Telemann: Suite in G minor, TWV 55:g1 (‘La Musette’)
Ouverture: Maestoso – Allegro – Maestoso
Napolitaine (Trio)
Menuet (Trio)
Harlequinade: Vivo

Traditional: The Downfall of Paris
Traditional Reels: The Pinch of Snuff; The Salamanca

Henry Purcell (1659-1695): Music from The Fairy Queen

Traditional: The Fox Chase

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759): “Pifa” from Messiah

Jean-Marie Leclair (1697-1764): “Musette and Menuet” from Scylla and Glaucus

Turlough O’Carolan (1670-1738): Concerto; Sí bheag, sī mhór (encore)

David Power, uilleann pipes

Camerata Kilkenny: Maya Homburger, Clare Duff, violin; Marja Gaynor, viola; Sarah McMahon, cello; Barry Guy, bass; Malcolm Proud, harpsichord