Something borrowed, something blue. Composers throughout time have borrowed, stolen and reworked musical ideas or melodies from other sources.
In tonight’s concert, a melancholy French air is followed by a luscious Janitsch quartet that borrows the Passion Chorale, a violin solo by Schop based on Dowland’s Lachrimae Pavan, a Fantasia on a well-known chorale, and a work by Handel, the great recycler, which includes echoes of his own Apollo & Dafne and Acis & Galatea.
Prelude: An Old French Air
Quadro ‘O Haupt voll Blut und Wunder’ Johann Janitsch
Lachrimae Pavan from t’Uitnement Kabinett Johann Schop
Fantasia sopra Jesu meines Lebens Leben Anon (attrib. CPE Bach)
Quartet in G minor HWV404 Handel
Sponsored in memory of Colin Rutter (1938-2009) who loved this festival
Part of Stour Music Festival 2019
Thu 28 Mar – Stour Festival Friends priority booking opens
Fri 5 Apr – General public booking opens