EARTH, WATER, AIR AND FIRE

  • St Martin-in-the-Fields Trafalgar Square London WC2N 4JJ
OSP St Martin-in-the-Fields
 

PURCELL Dido and Aeneas: Suite
HANDEL Water Music Suite No. 1 in F
J. S. BACH Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D
HAYDN Symphony No. 59 in A 'Fire'

Orchestra of St Paul's
Ben Palmer • conductor

We are delighted to return to the beautiful St Martin-in-the-Fields for a concert inspired by the Four Elements. Earth is represented by music from Purcell's opera Dido and Aeneas, including its famous final aria, 'When I am laid in earth', played over a repeating ground bass. Next is Handel's Water Music, first performed for King George I nearby on the River Thames. J. S. Bach's third Orchestral Suite, including the famous Air 'on the G string', needs no introduction, and the concert concludes with Haydn's thrilling 'Fire' Symphony.

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