Wednesday 13 May 2020 at 8pm
Bach Orchestral Suite no. 2 in B minor, BWV1067
Handel Sonata a cinque in B flat major, HWV288
Geminiani Concerto Grosso in D major, op 5 no.12 ‘La Follia’
Handel Concerto Grosso in D minor, op 6 no.10
Muffat Sonata no. 5 in G major from Armonico Tributo
Bach Brandenburg Concerto no. 5 in D major, B
The Brook Street Band takes its name from the London street where Handel lived from 1723-1759. The band was formed in 1996 and rapidly established itself as one of the UK’s leading Handel specialist ensembles. Promoting eighteenth-century chamber repertoire has always been the band’s driving passion and it has recently set up its own music festival in Norfolk, ‘love:Handel’.
For our final concert a band of eleven players will feature violin and flute soloists in familiar Bach works. These sandwich two concertos for strings by Handel [although one is disguised as a sonata!] together with Geminiani’s orchestral reworking of Corelli’s 12th violin sonata which comprises a set of variations on the famous tune - the ‘follies of Spain’. Muffat also features a set of variations in the fifth sonata from his first set, published three years before Bach and Handel were born!