Music from Handel's London [Suffolk]

Sunday 28 July 2019
15:00 to 17:30

The Tonbridge Trio perform music by Handel [1685 - 1759] and his two near-contemporaries James Paisible [1656 - 1721] and William Croft [1678 - 1727] using recorders, flute and cello. Handel's recorder sonatas were probably written in around 1718, perhaps for his royal pupils, and embody a perfect balance between melody and bass lines within the elegant dance movements of the time. 

Similar to the ‘reduced Shakespeare’ production of our own era, even the largest works of the Baroque period were often published for the smallest forces to play, and we will perform contemporary versions of the Fireworks Suite and Zadok the Priest!
William Croft is mostly known for his sacred choral music, but wrote many charming instrumental pieces including sets of duos for two recorders -  the one in this programme embodies the slightly old-fashioned style of his church music. Paisible - famed for his recorder-playing - uses a more fluid arrangement of movements and speeds, influenced by his French background, and we will be performing one of his trios.  
Our concert will take place in the beautiful 17th.-century Walpole Old Chapel [], near Halesworth, starting at 3pm and finishing at around 5 - with an interval for refreshments. Y


William Summers - Baroque Flute, Recorder

Kathryn Bennetts - Recorder

Natasha Holmes - Baroque Cello


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Contact William
07949 652 315
Walpole Old Chapel, Halesworth Road, Walpole
IP19 9AZ
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Cost £10; £12 on the door; £6 for under-18s, students, carers