EMDF – GROUNDS FOR OPTIMISM

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GROUNDS FOR OPTIMISM

Purcell – Song Tune : ‘Ah how Pleasant ‘Tis to Love’, ZT694
Purcell – Hornpipe
Purcell – A New Ground : “Here the Deities Approve” from ‘Welcome to all the Pleasures’, ZT692
Purcell – A New Scotch Tune, Z655
Purcell – Ground (in C minor), Z.D221
Purcell – A New Irish Tune, Z646
Purcell – Round “O”, Z.T641
Blow – Ground in D minor
Blow – Jigg
Blow – Gavot in Gamut
Purcell – Air Z641
Blow – Mortlack’s Ground
Anon – Digby’s Farewell
Purcell – Sefauchi’s Farewell
Purcell – Ground (in D minor)

With Steven Devine, harpsichord

Harpsichordist Steven Devine explores the keyboard music of Henry Purcell and his teacher John Blow. Following the Restoration of the monarchy in 1660, England saw a resurgence in musical activity. These five short programmes show the distinct style of late 17th century English keyboard music.

Filmed at St John’s Smith Square by Amy Ryan

Sound: Richard Heason