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Tue, 16 May


St Mary's Church Wendover

"Suites Caroline: Restoration Dances" with Endelienta Baroque

Time & Location

16 May 2023, 11:30

St Mary's Church Wendover, Church Ln, Wendover, Aylesbury HP22 6NL, UK

About The Event

John Blow Suite from Venus and Adonis

Henry Purcell Suite from Abdelazer

Matthew Locke Music from The Tempest

Bringing to life themes of love, death and revenge, this programme showcases how instrumental incidental music was a vital tool in enhancing the dramatic power of Restoration stage works. Including a specially-compiled suite of John Blow’s music for Venus and Adonis, the seminal English masque with its roots in Ovid’s original tragedy, we also hear music from Purcell’s Abdelazer suite (the Rondeau from which was used by Benjamin Britten as the theme for his set of variations in The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra) and Matthew Locke’s dramatic music written for a 1667 production of The Tempest.

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