Music from An English Musical Soiree

Posted by: SusanC | Posted on: Feb 09 2015

Violinist Marty Hackl and Pianist David Richards visited us on January 18 to perform English musical compositions that might have been performed at a typical evening soirée at Downton Abbey.

Thank you to Mr. Hackl and Mr. Richards for a beautiful concert, and thanks to all who attended.

Here is the program of compositions in order of performance:

  • John Lunn, Downton Abbey theme
  • G.F. Handel, Sonata #1 in A for violin and piano (Op.. 1, #3)
  • Vaughan Williams, The Lark Ascending
  • Samuel Coleridge Taylor, Deep River: American Negro Melody (Op. 59, No 10) (Arranged by Maud Powell)
  • Rebecca Clarke, Lullaby
  • Rebecca Clarke, Chinese Puzzle
  • Edward Elgar, Salut d'amour (Op. 12)
  • Gilbert and Sullivan, The sun, whose rays are all ablaze (from The Mikado)