The Thames Consort: works by Bach, Handel and Marcello

The Thames Consort: works by Bach, Handel and Marcello

Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 20:00

The Thames Consort brings the season to a close with a concert of baroque choral and instrumental music.

Bach’s cantata BWV 37 was composed in 1724 for performance on Ascension Day: the orchestral scoring uses two oboes d’amore, strings and continuo.

Handel’s Dixit Dominus was completed in April 1707 while he was living in Italy; it is the first of his great church works, a brilliant and virtuosic setting of the Latin text of Psalm 110, demonstrating his mastery of counterpoint, invention and of powerful dramatic gesture.

Alessandro Marcello, a Venetian nobleman and a contemporary of Antonio Vivaldi, composed only a handful of works: the best-known of these is this concerto for oboe, strings and continuo.

Concerto for oboe and strings in D minor
Alessandro Marcello (1684-1750)
Cantata No 37, 'Wer da gläubet und getauft wird'
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Dixit Dominus
George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)


St Peter's Church
Thames Street
Wallingford OX10 0BH
United Kingdom
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