Monday 5 November 2018 7:30PM

Florilegium; Elin Manahan Thomas soprano

Handel and Vivaldi


  • Florilegium
  • Ashley Solomon director
  • Elin Manahan Thomas soprano

November 5 seems a suitable day to experience Handel’s Royal Fireworks – though it actually debuted in April 1749. Here it is preceded by the originally riverborne Water Music (1717), with the Welsh soprano complementing them with popular Baroque arias.

  • George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
        • Suite No. 3 in G 'Water Music' HWV350
      • Alexander Balus HWV65
        • Calm thou my soul ... Convey me to some peaceful shore
      • Samson HWV57
        • With plaintive notes
      • Giulio Cesare in Egitto HWV17
        • Da tempeste
  • Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
        • Concerto in D RV562
  • Interval
  • Antonio Vivaldi
        • Flute Concerto in G minor Op. 10 No. 2 RV439 'La Notte'
      • Griselda RV718
        • Agitata da due venti
        • Ombre vane, ingiusti orrori
  • George Frideric Handel
        • Music for the Royal Fireworks HWV351

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