BROOK STREET BAND baroque ensemble

Wednesday 11 May 2022 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. 4 in G major, BWV1049

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 recorder soloists in familiar Bach works.These sandwich two concertos for strings by Handel 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 has a set of variations in the fifth sonata of his first set, published 3 years before the birth of Bach and Handel.