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Sunday Music – Music in the age of Milton

The Courtauld Gallery, Somerset House, Strand, London

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Faith, Hope and Charity, Circa 1640, Pietro da Cortona (1596 - 1669) Copyright: © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London

  • Sunday 15 October 2017
    PLEASE NOTE: This Date Has Passed
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Room 3, The Courtauld Gallery, Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 0RN

Speakers include

  • Dr Charlotte de Mille: The Courtauld Institute of Art

Ticket / entry details:

Free with Gallery admission

On the 350th anniversary of publication of Milton’s Paradise Lost in 1667, this afternoon’s music explores the complex stylistic shifts in art, music, and poetry from the middle of the 17th century.

Whilst the Continent was swept by the developments of Mannerism and the Baroque, Puritan, then Restoration Britain set a different, interrupted context. Contrasting Carissimi’s motet voicing God’s condemnation of Lucifer with English music by Purcell and Blow, we consider how Milton himself straddled his love of music and travel and his conflicted times.

Emily Owen, Jenni Harper – Sopranos
Toby Carr – Theorbo/Baroque Guitar
Kate Conway – Viola da gamba

Laudate nomen Domini 1670s – John Blow
Lucifer caelestis olim 1693- Giacomo Carissimi
Toccata in C – Giovanni Girolamo Kapsberger
Oh! Lead me to some peaceful gloom – Henry Purcell
Ah Heaven, what is’t I hear? – John Blow
The Fatal Hour – Purcell
A Ground – Purcell, arr. Doi-Luck
Man is for the woman made, published 1696 – Purcell
Dear pretty youth, c. 1695 – Purcell
If Music be the food of Love – Purcell
No, resistance is but vain – Purcell
If Love’s a Sweet Passion 1692 – Purcell (from The Fairy Queen)

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