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The Helicon Foundation
25th Anniversary Celebration

9 December 2010



Program

  • “The Praise of Harmony” HWV 124

    Cantata for Tenor, Strings, and Continuo 

     

    George Frideric Handel
    (1685-1759)
  • "The Four Seasons"

    Concerto No. 1 in E Major, op. 8, La primavera ("Spring")
         Allegro
         Largo
         Allegro Pastorale

    Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, op. 8, L'estate ("Summer")
         Allegro non molto
         Adagio e piano - Presto e forte
        Presto

    Concerto No. 3 in F major, op. 8, L'autunno ("Autumn")
         Allegro
         Adagio molto
         Allegro

    Concerto No. 4 in F minor, op. 8, L'inverno ("Winter")
         Allegro non molto
         Largo
         Allegro

     

    Antonio Vivaldi
    (1678-1741)

    The Union Club
    101 East 69th Street
    New York City
    7:15 p.m.

Musicians

Cantata Text


    “The Praise of Harmony” HWV 124

    Recitative:
         Look down, harmonious Saint,
         whilst we do celebrate thy art and thee!
         of Musick's force the wonders show,
         the most of Heav'n we here can know.

    Aria:
         Sweet accents all your numbers grace,
         touch ev'ry trembling string;
         each note in justest order place
         of Harmony we'll sing.

         It charms the soul, delights the ear,
         to it all passions bow,
         it gives us hope, it conquers fear,
         and rules we know not how.


    Text: Newburgh Hamilton after John Dryden



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