Handel’s London Musical Scene

“full of science, originality and fire” (Charles Burney)

The ever-inspiring EUBO will be joined by Croatian violinist Bojan Čičić, concertmaster, and the young prize-winning recorder player from Belgium, Jan Van Hoecke to perform an inspiring programme featuring suites, solo concertos and concerti grossi by Handel, Sammartini, Geminiani and their contemporaries, all of whom practised their profession in 18th century London. EUBO will be directed from the harpsichord by Lars Ulrik Mortensen.

Lars Ulrik Mortensen, director & harpsichord

Bojan Čičić, concertmaster

Jan Van Hoecke, recorder


Concert programme

JE GALLIARD (c.1687-1749) Suite of Dances from Pan & Syrinx
Ouverture – Non troppo presto – Gavotte – Gigue – Sarabande – Bourrée – Gigue

GF HANDEL (1685-1759) Concerto Grosso Op 6 No 2
Andante larghetto – Allegro – Largo – Allegro ma non troppo

W BABELL (c.1690-1723) Recorder Concerto in D major Op 3 No 1*
Allegro – Adagio – Allegro

GF HANDEL Ballet music from Alcina
Entrée des Songes agréables – Entrée des Songes funestes – Entrée des Songes agréables effrayés – Le Combat des Songes funestes et agréables


G SAMMARTINI (1695-1750) Recorder Concerto in F
Allegro – [Siciliano] – Allegro assai

FS GEMINIANI (1687-1762) Concerto Grosso Op 3 No 2 in g minor
Large e staccato – Allegro – Adagio – Allegro

GF HANDEL Water Music Suite No 3 in G, HWV 350
[Sarabande] – Rigaudon [Presto] – [Rigaudon 2] – Minuet [1] – [Minuet 2] – [Gigue 1] – [Gigue 2]


*replaced by Babell’s Recorder Concerto  Op 3 No 3 in some performances

Performances in July, August, September and November 2016. Find out more about the dates and concert venues in EUBO’s Calendar.