Programmes

This list shows some of the Band's most popular programmes. Of course, The Band is always happy to create a programme for your own special event.

Handel and Bach Postage Stamp

Leipzig to London

A fictional meeting between the two greatest musicians of the baroque era, contrasting Bach's strict Lutheran Germany with Handel's decadent London. This programme shows the enormous variety within each composer's works; neither was limited by their working environment. Bach and Handel's spirituality and joie de vivre combine, creating an unforgettable event.

Signor Corelli's Violin

A wild, virtuosic journey from the origins of the trio sonata in Italy to the height of its musical power in England under Handel. This musical grand tour incorporates some of the great chamber works of the eighteenth-century by composers including Corelli, Leclair, Vivaldi, Telemann and Handel.

A Chicken

Mad Songs and Englishmen

Collecting together some of the great 'mad' songs in the soprano repertoire this programme celebrates the fiery side of baroque. Songs by Purcell, Carissimi, Strozzi and Handel conjure up hysterical women and the harpsichord represents a chicken!

The Jewish Connection

The Jewish Connection explores some of the chamber music that was composed in London by Jews in the eighteenth century. Although Jews at this time in England had no real rights, London was more liberal than many cities on the continent. Composers such as Cervetto, Haym and Saloman all found success, with Cervetto and Haym both working for the great Mr. Handel.

Gainsbourgh Landscape

Oh, to be in England!

Music by English composers and those who chose to make this 'green and pleasant land' their home. Pieces by composers such as Purcell, Arne, Handel and Geminiani.

For Fuller Forces

A numerous selection of instrumental and vocal works including Handel's Acis and Galatea, Dixit Dominus, Messiah and Solomon; Bach's Passions and b minor mass; Purcell's Dido and Aeneas; Monteverdi Vespers.