7.30pm, Saturday 14 September, 2013
Music by Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck and his contemporaries. The programme includes some of Sweelinck's substantial Fantasias,
the most outstanding part of his output, Scheidt's Balleth del granduca, and the little-known early version of
Bach's Pièce d'Orgue from the Walther manuscript.
Robert Woolley is well known as a harpsichord and organ soloist, chamber and orchestral musician, and founder of the Purcell Quartet.
His recordings include discs of harpsichord, organ and fortepiano works by Tallis, Gibbons, Byrd, Frescobaldi, Sweelinck, Purcell, Bach,
Weckmann, Böhm, Handel, Scarlatti and Seixas.
He is professor of harpsichord, clavichord and continuo at the Royal College of Music.
Sweelinck: Fantasia mit Bindungen
Sweelinck: O Gott du unser Vater bist
Sweelinck: Echo Fantasia
Sweelinck: Puer nobis nascitur
Sweelinck: Fantasia Ut re mi fa sol la
(attr.) Samuel Scheidt: Balleth del granduca
-- Interval --
Sweelinck: Toccata a 4 Voc.
Sweelinck: Fantasia [contraria a 4]
Sweelinck: Psalm 23
JS Bach: Pièce d'Orgue BWV 572 (early version after J.G.Walther)
(Real Media samples from Robert Woolley's first Sweelinck CD, released on Chandos, linked from Robert Woolley's website with his permission.)
All concert information is correct at 2 October 2013.