LONDON HANDEL FESTIVAL
ST GEORGE’S HANOVER SQUARE
JS Bach Sinfonia in D major
Campra Suite from ‘L’Europe Galante’
Handel Water Music
Telemann Concerto for two horns
Lotti Missa a tre Cori
Adrian Butterfield director
Julian Perkins harpsichord/organ
Jonathan Farey and Mike Arnold horn
Vox Musica | Michael Berman director
Bethany Seymour soprano
Tom Verney countertenor
300 years ago, European composers developed their own national styles – but music knows no boundaries. Each influenced another, resulting in a rich tapestry of Baroque music across the continent. Performed on authentic gut strings and period bows, the orchestra sounds edgier and rich in overtones, just as audiences of the day would have heard.
Sung by Vox Musica, the recently discovered Mass of Antonio Lotti, one time Maestro di Capella at St Mark’s Venice, manages a balancing act of the different styles and expressive worlds of the period.