St John’s Church
Lovers Walk, Dumfries
As part of the Music in Dumfries season, Sounds Baroque’s ‘KINDRED SPIRITS’ concert sets solo keyboard sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti alongside baroque-inspired modern works by Stephen Dodgson including the baritone and chamber ensemble work Jove’s Nod; and virtuosic trio sonatas by Antonio Vivaldi and Georg Philipp Telemann alongside lovelorn cantatas by George Frideric Handel.
Since its creation in 2005 by director Julian Perkins, Cambridge based Sounds Baroque has devoted itself to conveying the thrilling theatricality and intense passion of music of the 17th and 18th centuries. Comprising some of the finest period instrumentalists of our times, Sounds Baroque has collaborated with many eminent singers and actors and for this concert is joined by the young British opera singer, bass-baritone Ed Ballard.
- Trio sonata in A major, RV 75 – Antonio Vivaldi
- Spande ancor a mio dispetto, HWV 165 – George Frideric Handel
- Sonata in G major, K 260 (Allegro) – Domenico Scarlatti
- ‘Plush and Roses’ and ‘The Worm’ – Stephen Dodgson
- Sonata in B minor, K 27 (Allegro) – Domenico Scarlatti
- Jove’s Nod – Stephen Dodgson
- Trio sonata in A minor, TWV 42:a5 – Georg Philipp Telemann
- The New Terpsichore – Stephen Dodgson
- Cuopre tal volta il cielo, HWV 98 – George Frederic Handel
Julian Perkins harpsichord and director; Sophie Barber violin; Karin Björk violin; John Salter cello; Ed Ballard bass-baritone