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Concert Details



Sunday 28 April 2019
2.30pm - Blue Mountains Theatre, Macquarie Rd. Springwood 2777

Bach, Scotts & Irish in Harmony

The Concert
Music from the BACH father & sons - Johann Sebastian, Wilhelm Friedemann and Johann Christian and music by Turlough O’Carolan, Thomas Roseingrave, Burk Thumoth, James Oswald, Nathaniel Gow and William McGibbon in a programme that includes a rarely performed collection of baroque music from Ireland and Scotland. The rhythm of Irish jigs, sorrow and charismatic harmony performed on most prominent instruments – fiddle and flute with harpsichord (harp) flavour.

The Sydney Consort is one of Australia’s most energetic music ensembles devoted to early music of the 17th and 18th century, as well as contemporary Australian music on period instruments. Attractive programmed performances show their absolute passion about the true Baroque. Their mission is to provide excellent, historically informed music to a wide audience and to ‘revive’ forgotten music and works by obscure composers, unpublished scores and rarely performed compositions that by all means deserve to be presented.

Adults $48, Concession $45, Students $25
School children Free with paying adult if booked via phone or the Box Office.

Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750)
Musical Offerings BWV 1079
Ricercar a 3
Trio Sonata
Canon Perpetuus

Wilhelm Friedemann BACH (1710-1784)
Trio Sonata in F Major for recorder, viola d’amore and harpsichord obligato
Largo-Allegretto-Allegro assai e scherzando

James OSWALD (1710-1769) A Sonata of Scots Tunes
O dear Mother, what shall I do?
Ettrick banks
She rose and let me in
Cromlit’s lilt
Polwart on the green

Burk THUMOTH (?-1747) Irish Airs with Variations
Ailen Aroon
The Major
Curri Koun Dilich
Jig to the Irish Cry

Nathaniel GOW (1727 -1807)
Lament for the Death of his second Wife
Lady Mary Hay’s Scots Measure

William McGIBBON (1690-1756) A collection of Scots Tunes
The Bush aboon Traquair
Love is the cause of my Mourning
The Bonniest Lass in a’ the Warld
The last time I came o’er the Moor
Bessie Bell
There's three good Fellows ayont yon Glen

Turlough O’CAROLAN (1670-1738) Carolan’s Concerto
Mrs Power
James Betagh
Jig to James Betagh

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