Reid Chamber Concert

Friday, October 19, 2018
1.10 pm

Georgia Browne - flute
Tom Foster - harpsichord

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Programme 'Suite Francaise'


Prélude and Allemande ... François Couperin (1668-1733)
Courante ... Jean-Henri d'Anglebert (1629-1691)
Sarabande and Gavotte ... François Couperin
Chaconne ... Antoine Dornel (1685-1765)


Prélude (l'aimé de Mr de la Barre) and Allemande (l'Angelique) ... Antoine Dornel
La Superbe (ou La Forqueray) ... François Couperin
La Chauvet and Sarabande (la Descoteaux)
Gavotte en rondeau (la Rochelloise) ... Antoine Dornel
La Tenebreuse ... Michel Pignolet de Montéclair (1667-1737)
La Morinéte ... François Couperin


Air (le fleuri) and Branle de Vilage (l'Auteuil) ... Jacques Hotteterre (1674-1763)
Sommeil des Festes de l'Eté ... Michel Pignolet de Montéclair 
Le Zephir and L'Hirondelle ... Antoine Dornel
Le Rossignol en Amour ... François Couperin
Chaconne ... Louis Couperin (c.1626-1661)
Musette ... Joseph Bodin de Boismortier (1689-1755)



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4-page white A4 folded (with orange printed header)
Programme Notes: 

The suite as a form was central to French music in the 17th and early 18th centuries.  There is no rule to suggest that one would have played every movement of a suite, in the printed order, in one sitting.  The suite may have been used more as a means of cataloguing and grouping dances by key and character.
The fascinating subtitles that appear on many pieces from the early 18th century have inspired the headings of the three suites we have consructed for this programme.
Palais centres around the first of François Couperin's 'Concerts Royaux' composed for his regular chamber music performances at the court of Louis XIV.
Portrait takes us on a stroll through a picture gallery, viewing potraits, flattering (and otherwise) of a selection of notable musicians and courtly characters.
Pastorale finds us at a 'Fête champêtre', and extravagant garden party where we chance upon peasants dancing, birds singing and the west wind blowing.  G.B.

Ticket and/or Programme Price(s): 
Admission free
Reid School of Music

Short paragraph about the Pascal Taskin, Paris, 1769 used in today's performance.
Forthcoming concert listed at the end of the printed programme.