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Lammermuir Festival – Purcell: Songes & Ayres

September 17 @ 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm

- £5

Please note that this is an online event. The concert will be accessible from the advertised start time until two weeks afterwards. Programmes will be free to download from Lammermuir Festival’s event page on the day of the performance.

 

Soprano Mhairi Lawson joins us for an intimate programme of song, a genre that Purcell firmly made his own. With his flair for drama and extraordinary gift for bringing words to life, Purcell poured many of his most creative ideas into his songs — each of them miniature masterpieces, equally as captivating as anything he would compose for the stage. They are paired here with some of his most exquisite and intricately wrought instrumental works, shining examples of Baroque dialogue at its most eloquent.

Programme

Henry Purcell
Prelude from Suite No. 2 in G minor Z 661
Twas within a furlong of Edinburgh Town

James Oswald
Variation set on Twas within a furlong…and jig

Purcell
If Music be the food of love
A New Irish Tune Z. 646
The modes of the court (from The Beggar’s Opera)

Oswald
Divisions on Lilli Burlare

Purcell
Jigg from The Gordian Knot Unty’d
Ground Z. 221
Bess of Bedlam Z. 370
O Solitude

Oswald/Purcell
By moonlight on the green

Christopher Simpson
Ground No 1 in G major
Suite in D major Z. 667

Giovanni Battista Draghi
An Italian Ground

Purcell
Sweeter than Roses

John Playford
John, Come Kiss me

Robert de Visée
Prelude • Allemande • Courante • Chaconne

Purcell
If Music be the Food of Love
Ye banks and braes and Afton Water (from Scots Musical Museum)
Fairest Isle

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Date:
September 17
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8:00 pm - 9:15 pm
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Details

Date:
September 17
Time:
8:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Cost:
£5
Event Category:
Event Tags:
, ,
Website:
BOOK ONLINE »

Other

Booking Telephone
0131 226 0004