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Ensemble Hesperi

The Scots Musical Museum

Scotland Unwrapped | London Chamber Music Sundays

Sun 20 Oct
Classical

Ensemble Hesperi

The Scots Musical Museum

Scotland Unwrapped | London Chamber Music Sundays

Oswald Airs for Autumn & Summer
Scots Musical Museum Traditional Text by Robert Burns The Banks o’ Doon
GF Handel Trio Sonata in B Minor HWV 386b, Op. 2
Agrippina HWV6 Vaghe perle
Oswald  A Curious Collection of Scots Tunes(1740) ‘Alloway House’
Pergolesi  Stabat Mater  Vidit suum dulcem natum
Erskine Earl of Kellie Six Sonatas for Two Violins and Bass 
Corelli Violin Sonata Op. 5 No. 3 in C  
Geminiani Trio in F Major on The Last time I came o’er the Moor
GF Handel Acis and Galatea HWV 49 Heart the seat of soft delight
Trad. My love is like a Red, Red Rose
Mary-Jannet Leith recorders
Magdalena Loth-Hill baroque violin
Florence Petit baroque cello
Thomas Allery harpsichord
Harriet Burns soprano

Relive a musical evening in 18th century Edinburgh with the dazzling young Ensemble Hesperi and soprano Harriet Burns, where fashions combined the best of the Italian Baroque with the soaring melodies and dance rhythms of traditional Scottish music.


The great and the good in the Scottish Enlightenment capital were members of the illustrious Edinburgh Musical Society, whose orchestra gave performances in St Cecilia’s Hall, still a splendid venue today. Each concert featured fiery Italian instrumental music, Scots songs by the star singers of the day, and variations on Scots tune by virtuoso violinists. Recreating the atmosphere of the Musical Society’s concerts, Ensemble Hesperi presents songs from the celebrated Scots Musical Museum, with texts by Scotland’s national poet Robert Burns, alongside arias and trio sonatas by composers ever-popular in Edinburgh: Handel, Corelli and Pergolesi. Works by Scottish composers include a Sonata on Scots tunes by James Oswald, whose soulful renditions of traditional airs drew tears at the Edinburgh Musical Society’s Ladies’ concerts.

This event will last approximately 2 hours, including an interval.

Date:Sun 20 Oct
Start time:6pm (Doors: 5.30pm)
Venue:Hall One
Price:£9.00-£30.00
+ 10% booking fee.

Booking Fees

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Booking fees (per order, not per ticket) covers our Box Office administrative costs so that Kings Place Music Foundation, the charity set up to run the music spaces at Kings Place, can continue to support our programme, artists and learning and participation work.

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