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Concert of the Birds

22 April 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

- $31

La Rêveuse (FRANCE) 


“Concert of Birds” Frans Snijders, 1579 – 1657

Composers have long been inspired by the beauties of birdsong, among them Caix d’Hervlois, Couperin, Rameau
and Purcell. Performing on recorders, flageolets, flutes with viola da gamba and theorbo one of France’s leading early music ensembles brings to life this charming music.

An absolutely gorgeous recording. – American Record Guide

Doors open at 6:45pm; pre-concert talk at 7:00pm

Tickets $31; 10% discount for seniors & members; youth and students FREE at the door.

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Program:

William Williams (1675-1701) / Robert Orme (?-1711)
Sonata In Imitation Of Several Birds
     Adagio
Grave
Allegro

Jakob Van Eyck (1590-1657)
Engels Nachtegaeltje (Little English Bird)
Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
The Birds (excerpt from The Fairy Queen)

Theodor Schwarzkopf (1659-1732)
Sonata all’imitazione del Rossignolo e del Cucco
     Allegro
Gigue

François Couperin (1668-1733)
Le Rossignol en amour [transcribed for recorder and theorbo]
Les Fauvettes plaintives [transcribed for recorder, pardessus de viole & harpsichord]

Louis de Caix d’Hervelois (1677-1759)
La Sauterelle
Le Papillon

François Couperin
Les Sylvains [transcribed for theorbo by Robert de Visée (c.1650-before 1732)]
Jean-Baptiste de Bousset (1662-1725)
Pourquoi doux rossignol [instrumental version by Michel Blavet (1700-1768)]

Michel Corrette (1707-1795)
Le Coucou
Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
Le Coucou au fond des bois (excerpt from the Carnival of the Animals)
arr. Vincent Bouchot (1966- )
Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
Cuckoo (excerpt from Friday Afternoons)

Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764)
La Poule
Camille Saint-Saëns / arr. Vincent Bouchot
Poules et coqs (excerpt from the Carnival of the Animals)
arr. Vincent Bouchot

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) / arr. Vincent Bouchot
Laideronnette impératrice des pagodes (excerpt from Ma Mère L’Oye)

 

Details

Date:
22 April 2023
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cost:
$31

Organizer

Early Music Society of the Islands

Venue

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
924 Douglas St
Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1C1 Canada
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Details

Date:
22 April 2023
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cost:
$31

Organizer

Early Music Society of the Islands

Venue

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
924 Douglas St
Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1C1 Canada
+ Google Map