Sample Programmes: The 18th and 19th Century



Sample Programmes  © Graham Lea-Cox / Hanover Band


The Hanover Band / Graham Lea-Cox 


Programmes with orchestra and voices:


The recordings marked * below are on Universal 'Gaudeamus' label and feature Graham Lea-Cox directing the Hanover Band with the following artists:  


Judith Howarth, Soprano; Patrick Burrowes, Andrew Johnson - Boy sopranos; Kathleen Kuhlmann, Mezzo-soprano; William Purefoy, Andrew Watts, counter-tenors; Christopher Josey, high-tenor; Charles Daniels, Timothy Robinson, Richard Edgar-Wilson, tenors; Stephen Varcoe, Bass-Baritone; David Thomas, Michael George, Bass; 


Chorus: New College Choir, Oxford, Edward Higgenbottom, Director.


 


Programme 1  [Boyce editions by Graham Lea-Cox]


[ * Recorded & released in 2001, UNIVERSAL CD GAU 232 ]


 G. F. Handel    Coronation Anthem for George II: Zadok the Priest


[est. 8 ' ] 0202 0300 t stgs cont: organ Chorus (SSAATBB)


Willliam Boyce    * Pindar's Ode (1740) (Dublin version)  Gentle Lyre, begin the strain  [est. 48' ]


BoySop, High Tenor, Bass Soloists; Chorus;


2202 0200 T Cont: Organ/Hps,Theorbo, Stgs [55432]


Willliam Boyce     * Ode for the New Year 1774


[est. 25 ' ] 2202 0200 T Stgs cont: Hpd; Theorbo


Boysop, Tenor, Bass soloists; Chorus: SATB


 


Programme 2  [Edition by Graham Lea-Cox]


[ Recorded & released in 2000:ÇCD GAU 200 ]


William Boyce    Ode to St. Cecilia (Lockman) (1739/40)  "See fam'd Apollo..."


[ est. 68 ' ] BoySop, Alto, HighTenor, Tenor, BassBar solos; SSATB chor;


2201 0200 - Kettle Drum - Cont. (Organ/Hps. Theorbo) - stgs [55432]


 


Programme 3 [All editions by Graham Lea-Cox]


[ Recorded and released 1998 & 2001: * UNIVERSAL  CD GAU 176;  ** UNIVERSAL  CD GAU 216 ]


Thomas Arne &  Thomas Linley Jnr  Cantatas for soprano / soprano duet and orchestra


2101 2000 stgs cont Hpd, Theorbo


William Erskine   ** Periodical overture No. 17 in Eb (1766-70)  [ c. 9’ ]


0022-2000 stgs Hpd


Thomas Arne    ** Symphony No 4 in c minor (1767)  [ c.13 ' ]


2202 2000 hpd stgs [66432]


William Boyce    * The Secular Masque (1730-50)  [ c.55' ]


Sop, Mezzo sop, 2 tenors, Bar & Bass. Chorus: ATB


2201 2100 T cont: Hpd, Theorbo, stgs


 


Programme 4  [All editions by Graham Lea-Cox]


Thomas Arne  The Fairy Prince (early English Opera) (1771) A masque by Ben Jonson, adapted Colman based on Shakspeare


BoySop, 2 Sops, Tenor, Chorus (SATB)


1202 2200 Timbrel, Carillons, Cont. Hpd, Theorbo stgs


 


Programme 5  [All editions by Graham Lea-Cox]


[ Recorded and released in 2000, UNIVERSAL CD GAU 208 ]


William Boyce:   Ode to St. Cecilia (Vidal) ( c.1740)  "The Charms of Harmony ...." [ est. 50 ' ]  


BoySop, Alto, BassBar, solos; SATB chor;


1202 0200 - Kettle Drum - Cont. (Organ/Hps.; Theorbo) - stgs [55432


Cantata: 'David's Lamentation over Saul and Jonathan' (fp 1736)  [ est. 25 ' ]


Alto, HighTenor, Tenor, Bass solos; SATB chor;


2202 0200 - Kettle Drum - Cont. (Organ; Theorbo) - stgs [55432]


 


Programmes for Orchestra alone


The 'lost' Concertos and Symphonies of English composers and their contemporaries working in Eighteenth and Nineteenth century England


(Please click here for information and reviews of the world premiere recordings of these works recorded by Graham Lea-Cox with the Hanover Band)


 


The 18th Century: 


Programme 6 (with forte piano) [All editions by Graham Lea-Cox]


[ * Recorded and released in 2001, UNIVERSAL CD GAU 216 ]


William Smethergell  * Symphony Op 5 No 2 in Bb [c. 12’]  


0202 2000 stgs ftepno


JC Fisher  Oboe Concerto No 1 in C major


0101 2000 stgs ftepno


CF Abel Violoncello (Viola da Gamba) Concerto in Bb (1758)


0000 0000 stgs cont. Hpd


C.F. Abel  * Symphony Op 10 No 1 in E (1771) [ c. 10’ }


0202 2000 stgs ftepno


Thomas Linley Jnr Violin concerto (Prior to 1779)


0002 2000 stgs ftepno


 


Programme 7 (with harpsichord) [All editions by Graham Lea-Cox]


[ * Recorded and released in 2001, Sanctuary Classics CD GAU 216 ]


Chosen from:


CF Abel: Sinfonie Concertante for Oboe, Violin, Violoncello and orch., K42


FH Barthelemon Concerto for 3 Violins, Tenor, Violoncello and ripieno strings, Op 3


JC Fisher Concerto for Oboe (or Flute) in Eb


0100 2000 stgs cont: Hpd.


Thomas Arne Symphony No. 3 in Eb (1760s?)


0202 2000 T stgs Hpd


John Collett * Symphony Op 2 No. 5 (1766) [ c. 13’ – 14’ ]


0202 2000 Stgs Hpd


Lord Kelly * Periodical Overture No 17 in Eb (1766-70) [ c. 9’ 15” ]


0022 2000 stgs Hpd


John Marsh * A Conversation Sinfonie for double orchestra [ c. 12’ 45” ]


1022 2000 stgs Hpd


 


The 19th Century:


Programme 8 (approx 75 minutes music)  [Full Symphony Orchestra]


Please click here for information on these works and composers 


 


Muzio Clementi   Symphony No 4 in D (c1822)  (edited. John Walter Hill / Graham Lea-Cox)


[approx 30’]     (First performed: London, Royal Philharmonic Society, 1822)  


W. Sterndale Bennett  Symphony in g  (1864-7) Op 43 (edited Graham Lea-Cox)


[approx  33’]   (First performed: London, Royal Philharmonic Society,1867) 


coupled with either:


Samuel S. Wesley    Symphony in c (c1832) in one movement. (edited Richard Divall / Graham Lea-Cox)         


[approx 11 mins]    (First performed: London, Royal Philharmonic Society, 1833) 


or a work by:


Mendelssohn, Schumann, Weber, or Schubert.  - as performed at the Royal Phillharmonic Society concerts in London during the life of Clementi or Bennett.


 


Performance style and Orchestra Instruments: 


*  Performances specifically to explore 19th century orchestral stylistic performance practice;


*  Orchestral instruments as close as possible to the original instruments used at the time of the premieres of the chosen works. 


 


© Graham Lea-Cox


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