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Solomon's Knot

A Purcell Pageant

Henry Purcell
Symphony; See how the glitt’ring ruler of the day (Arise, my muse, Z.320. Ode for Queen Mary’s birthday)
Welcome to all the pleasures that delight (Welcome to All the Pleasures, Z.339. Ode for St Cecelia’s Day)

Extracts from King Arthur, or the British Worthy, Z.628
Passacaglia: How happy the lover / For love every creature / In vain are our graces

Extracts from The Fairy Queen, Z.629
Third act tune: Hornpipe
See, even night herself is here
Sleep: Hush, no more, be silent all
Symphony, act IV
Now the night is chased away
Phoebus: When a cruel long winter has frozen the earth
Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
Prelude, act V
Hark! The echoing air a triumph sings
Sure the dull God of Marriage does not hear
Prelude, Hymen, They shall be as happy as they’re fair, Chaconne

Mark how readily each pliant string (Raise, raise the voice, Z.334. Ode for St Cecelia’s Day)

Strike the viol, touch the lute. Come ye sons of Art, away, Z.323 (Ode for Queen Mary’s birthday)

So when the glitt’ring Queen of Night (Of old, when heroes thought it base, Z.333. The Yorkshire Feast Song)

The Sparrow and the gentle Dove (From hardy Climes and dangerous Toils of War, Z.325. Ode for the wedding of Prince George of Denmark and Princess Anne)

Encore: GF Telemann – Mitten wir im Leben sind mit dem Tod unfangen (Dich rühmen die Welten)

Solomon’s Knot

Soprano Zoë Brookshaw, Clare Lloyd-Griffiths
Hugh Cutting, Kate Symonds-Joy
Thomas Herford, Andrew Tortise
Alex Ashworth, Jonathan Sells (artistic director)
Violin I Kinga Ujszászi
Violin II Guy Button
Joanne Miller
Gavin Kibble
Double bass
Jan Zahourek
Shai Kribus, Robert de Bree
Inga Maria Klaucke
Russel Gilmour, William Russell
Timpani/percussion Elsa Bradley
Harpsichord/organ William Whitehead

Second performance at 9:00pm
Recorded for later broadcast by Norddeutscher Rundfunk

Review Hamburger Abendblatt

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Solomon's Knot


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