From a Golden Age

This concert has but a very small sampling of music of the period including some rarely heard gems and some of the world’s greatest music. German composer Franz Tunder is unknown to many current music-lovers, but was well known in his day. His charming cantata, Dominus illuminatio mea is an early example of the church cantata, an important invention of the Baroque brought to its fullest potential by Johann Sebastian Bach. Handel’s Water Music is fit for a king! These suites were written for King George I who liked them so much on the first hearing, he insisted they be played again, and then a third time!

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