Saturday 14 October, 13.00 at Friends' Meeting House
A New Dawn
The Malcolm Rose Memorial Concert: Ensemble Hesperi performs early baroque gems for recorder and harpsichord.
The inaugural Malcolm Rose Memorial Concert in memory of Lewes-based harpsichord maker, supplier and tuner Malcolm Rose. Ensemble Hesperi performs early baroque gems for recorder and harpsichord including music by Byrd, Playford, Froberger and more.
Mary-Jannet Leith recorders
Thomas Allery harpsichord
As a BREMF Live! artist in 2016, Thomas often performed on a wonderful harpsichord by Malcolm, a copy of an anonymous 1667 French instrument, and this programme celebrates the freedom and passion of music from the 17th century.
Leading the way into the early Italian baroque, two soaring sonatas from the Stylus Phantasticus by Castello and Pandolfi Mealli are paired with a dramatic solo keyboard toccata by little-known Venetian composer Picchi. From England, catchy variations and Scots tunes, a keyboard fantasia by William Byrd in his anniversary year, and a touch of the 20th century with Rubbra’s meditation on the French chanson Coeurs Désolés; and to celebrate the early French baroque, a painfully beautiful lament by Froberger for solo harpsichord, and a rarely heard sonata by recorder virtuoso and composer James Paisible.
1602–1631 Sonata Prima from Sonate concertate in stil modern, libro secondo
c.1656–1721 Recorder Sonata in G minor from The Detroit Manuscript
c.1540–1623 Fantasia in G
1901–1986 Meditazioni Sopra Coeurs Désolés for Recorder and Harpsichord, Op. 67
1657–c.1707 Peggy's the Prettiest & My Lady Hope's Scotch Measure from A Collection of Original Scotch Tunes
1679–1736 The Division Flute from A Division on a Ground
Johann Jakob Froberger
1616–1667 Lamento sopra la dolorosa perdita della Real Maestà di Ferdinando IV Rè de Romani
Giovanni Antonio Pandolfi Mealli
c.1630–c.1670 Sonate a Violino Solo, Op. 3 from Sonata Quarta: La Castella