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CANCELLED: Bach and the Creation of Modern Europe: Italy and the South

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Laurence Cummings director

JS Bach Christ unser Herr zum Jordan kam, BWV 7
Handel Dixit Dominus, HWV 232

This programme reflects the energy and confidence of Roman liturgical music written for concert performance at the start of the 18th century, opening with Bach’s Christ unser Herr zum Jordan kam, which formed part of a chorale cantata cycle composed in 1724. Dixit Dominus was written by a 22-year old Handel while he was working with Corelli, and is the younger composer’s earliest surviving autograph. Both works draw on the flamboyant string writing and performance styles that Corelli and his contemporaries perfected in Rome.

Performed on historical instruments.

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