Saturday 24 November 2018: 7-30pm

Farnham Methodist Church, GU9 7RN

Please note venue has been changed and is no longer United Reformed Church

The Brook Street Band

“A Baroque Journey: From Prussia to Paris”

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Lisete da Silva Bull (baroque flute) 

Tatty Theo (baroque cello)

Carolyn Gibley (harpsichord)

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“From Prussia to Paris” evokes the splendid musical riches to be found in two of the most prominent centres of musical life in the 18th century. We travel from the Court of Frederick the Great in Berlin, to Paris, exploring different musical flavours created by the musicians at the international court in Berlin, sampling the contrasting styles of French music, resplendent in Parisian sophistication and the use of sensual harmony. Handel, a man who knew both locations, but favoured no musical or geographical boundaries, unities us, fusing German style, French flair and sophistication, and Italian form to create his own unique voice. The versatile combination of flute, cello and harpsichord allows us to create many musical textures, blending solo lines with more equal trio sonata writing, giving each instrument a chnace to shine individually.  “From Prussia to Paris” gives a glimpse of the musical developments to come later in the century, including two early classical works popular at the Prussian Court.


Some pieces are linked to YouTube for you to listen in advance

Christoph Schaffrath (1709-1763):  Trio Sonata CSWV E:3 (D Major)

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750):  Sonata for Flute and Obbligato Harpsichord BWV1030 (b minor)

Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach (1732-1795) Cello Sonata (G Major) HW X/1

Joseph Bodin de Boismortier (1682-1765):  Sonata Op.37 No.2 (e minor)

JCF Bach Trio (D Major) HW VII

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759):  Cello Sonata (G Major)

Jean –Marie Leclair L’aîné (1697 – 1764):  Sonata Op.2 No.8 (D Major)

Since its formation in 1996 by baroque cellist Tatty Theo, the award-winning Brook Street Band has established itself as one of the country’s foremost interpreters of Handel’s music. The name comes from the street in London’s Mayfair where George Frideric Handel lived and composed for most of his working life.

The Brook Street Band has performed and taught extensively at prestigious British and European Festivals, and regular UK concert venues include Wigmore Hall, St. John’s Smith Square and The Maltings, Snape. The Band regularly broadcasts for the BBC.

The Brook Street Band has released eight CDs, all receiving high critical acclaim; the Band’s debut disc “Handel Oxford Water Music” was selected as Gramophone Magazine Editor’s Choice, as was its “JS Bach Trio Sonatas”.


Children who can sit quietly are most welcome. All under 26s may attend FREE thanks to CAVATINA if they enter their name and date of birth on a form at the door – no advance notice needed.

Parents and teachers may attend FREE if they bring children who need to be accompanied (typically up to 16 years) but they should email at least 2 days before the concert to register.

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