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Italian & English Delights: Exquisite Chamber Music for
Countertenor & Recorder,c. 1690-1730

April 6, 2014, 3:00 PM, Trinity Episcopal Church, New Hope, PA

La Fiocco – on period instruments
Joseph Hill, Countertenor
Jonathan Goya & Claire Smith Bermingham, baroque violin
Lynn Fergusson, baroque cello
Laudon Schuett, lute
Benjamin T. Berman, harpsichord
Lewis R. Baratz, artistic director, recorder, harpsichord

The Lion & The Lamb: The Jewish Baroque
La Fiocco and Mostly Motets

July 8, 2014, 3:00 PM, Trinity Episcopal Church, New Hope, PA

P R O G R A M


Concerto in E minor for Recorder, Strings, and Continuo
         Allegretto – Larghetto – Fuga
         Moderato – Presto

Francesco Mancini
(1672-1737)
Cantata: Soffri mio caro Alcino
  countertenor & continuo

Antonio Caldara
(1670-1736)
Cantata: Io vi chiedo o selve amene
  countertenor, recorder, violin, continuo

Giovanni Bononcini
(1670-1747)
Trio Sonata in G Major, Opus 1, No. 9
  two violins & continuo
         Allegro – Allegro – Adagio – Allegro – Adagio
         Allegro
         Adagio
         Allegro – Adagio – Allegro – Adagio

Arcangelo Corelli
(1653-1713)
Cantata: Oh Dio, che non è vero
  countertenor & continuo

Nicola Porpora
(1686-1768)

Interval

Concerto for 6th Flute, Strings, and Continuo in D Major
  two violins & continuo
         Allegro
         Adagio
         Allegro

William Babell
(1689/90-1723)
Poor Celadon, He Sighs in Vain
  countertenor, strings, continuo

John Blow
(1649-1708)
Trio Sonata in G minor, Opus 2, No. 6 (HWV 391)
  two violins & continuo
         Andante – Allegro
         Allegro
         Arioso
         Allegro

George Frideric Handel
(1685-1759)
Cantata: Bella Dama di Nome Santa
  countertenor, recorder two violins, continuo

Alessandro Scarlatti
(1660-1725)

P R O G R A M


Barekhu (Call to Worship)
Qadish (Doxological Hymn of Praise)
Gagliarda à 5 detta la Massara
Gagliarda à 5 detta la Narciso
Al Naharot Bavel (Psalm 37)
Sinfonia Settima à 3
Gagliarda à 5 detta la Norsina
Adon Olam (Closing Hymn)

Salamone Rossi
(?1570-?1630)
Cantata ebraïca in dialogo (1681)
  soprano, alto, tenor, bass & continuo

Carlo Grossi
(c. 1634-1688)
Historia di Jephte

Giacomo Carissimi
(1605-1674)
Canticum Hebraicum Parts I & II

Louis Saladin
(fl. late 17th century)
Esther (Haman and Mordecai: A Masque, 1718-20)

         Overture   
         Recitative:   ’Tis Greater Far to Spare
         Air:   Pluck, Root, and Branch
         Recitative:   Our Souls with Ardor
         Chorus:   Shall We the God of Israel Fear
         Recitative:   Now Persecution
         Air:   Tune Your Harps to Cheerful Strains
         Chorus:   Shall We of Servitude Complain  
         Recitative:   O King Forever Live
         Recitative:   How Have Our Sings Provok’d the Lord
         Recitative:   Now O Heaven, Protect Her
         Air:   Hope, Hope, A Pure and Lasting Treasure
         Recitative:   Why Sits Thy Sorrow?
         Recitative:   I Go Before the King
         Air:   Tears Assist Me
         Chorus:   Save Us O lord
         Recitative:   Who Dares Intrude
         Recitative:   Now, O Queen Thy Suit Declare
         Recitative:   Now, O Queen, Thy Suite Declare
         Chorus:   Virtue, Truth, and Innocence
George Frideric Handel
(1685-1759)

La Fiocco – on period instruments
Nicole Renna, soprano
Joseph Hill, countertenor
David Kellett, tenor
Grant Mech, baritone
Jonathan Goya & David McCormick, Linda Kistler, Simon Maurer, baroque violin
David McCormick & Simon Maurer, baroque viola
Lynn Fergusson, baroque cello & viola da gamba
Antonio Arosemena, recorder & baroque bassoon
William Thauer, recorder & baroque oboe
Benjamin T. Berman, recorder & organ
Richard Kolb, archlute & theorbo
Richard Spendio, arpa doppia
Lewis R. Baratz, artistic director, harpsichord
Timothy Carpenter, Conductor, Mostly Motets