Suggested Listening


George Frideric Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks, for orchestra, HWV 351
Performed by Boston Baroque (February 18, 2003)
From CD: Music for the Royal Fireworks, for orchestra (Telarc CD-80594)

Thomas Arne, Jenny: An Agreeable Musical Choice, sung by Mr Lowe at
Vauxhall Gardens
Performed by Richard Morton (tenor) / The Parley of Instruments / Roy Goodman
From CD: Dr. Arne at Vauxhall Gardens (Hyperion, CDA 66237)

John Gay: The Beggar’s Opera
Performed by Adrian Thompson tenor, Bronwen Mills soprano, Anne Dawson soprano / The Broadside Band / Jeremy Barlow
From CD: The Beggar’s Opera (Hyperion, 1991 CDA 66591/2)

Anonymous composer: Two Hornpipes
Performed by Nigel Eaton and Paul James
From CD: Music of the Hurdy-Gurdy (Saydisc, CD-SDL 374) 1995

George Frideric Handel: arr. Alan Lumsden, March from “Scipio”
Performed by Douglas Yeo & Craig Kridel, serpent
From CD: Le Monde du Serpent (Berlioz Historical Brass, BHB CD 101)


Luigi Legnani (1790-1877): 36 Capricci per tutti i tuoni maggiori e minori per la chitarra (1822)
Performed by: Raphaella Smits, guitar
From CD: Early-nineteenth-Century Guitar Music (Accent, ACC 21146)

Johann Christian Bach: Rondo, Allegretto from Quintet, op.11 no 3 in F major
Performed by Richte van de Meer / Camerata of the Eighteenth Century
From CD: Johann Christian Bach: Quintets, Op. 11 (Musikproduktion Dabringhaus und Grimm, MDG 311 0613)


Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: Lieder ohne Worte, op. 19 no. 2. Andante.S
Performed by Daniel Barenboim, piano
From CD: Mendelssohn Lieder ohne Worte Barenboim (Deutsche Grammophon DG 453 061 - 2)

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: Allegro moderato [The Hebrides, Op.26 (Fingal’s Cave)]
Performed by Wiener Philharmoniker / Christiann Thielemann
From CD: German Overtures (Deutsche Grammophon DG 474 5022)

Duncan Gray: traditional tune arr. Ludwig van Beethoven (1818). Words by Robert Burns (c.1792)
Lorna Anderson (soprano), Harry Nicoll (tenor), Alan Watt (baritone), Christopher Field (vln), Marjorie Rycroft (cello), John Kitchen (fortepiano).
From CD: Robert Burns, ‘Wi’ a cog o’ gude swats and an auld Scotch song’
(CD Chan 8636)


Felix Mendelssohn: Elijah
Performed by Bryn Terfel/ Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment / Paul Daniel
From CD: Mendelssohn, Elijah (Decca 455 6882, ASIN B0000042HI)

Fryderyk Chopin: Nocturne No.19 in E minor
Performed by Maurizio Pollini, piano
From CD: Chopin Nocturnes (Deutsche Grammophon DG 477 571-8)

W.S. Gilbert and A. Sullivan: ‘If you’re anxious for to shine / In the high Aesthetic line’ from Patience
Performed by full cast / New Symphony Orchestra of London / Isidore Godfrey, 1961
From CD: Decca 1989, 425 193-2

W.S. Gilbert and A. Sullivan: “Am I alone, And unobserved?” from Patience
Performed by full cast / New Symphony Orchestra of London / Isidore Godfrey, 1961
From CD: Decca 1989, 425 193-2

W.S. Gilbert and A. Sullivan: ‘Three little maids from School are We’, W.S Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan, The Mikado
1936 D’Oyly Carte production, performed by Brenda Bennett, Marjorie Eyre, Elizabeth Nickell-Lean, and Josephine Curtis / Conductor: Isidore Godfrey, Recorded in London, June 3-22, 1936
From CD: The Very Best of Gilbert & Sullivan (CDMOIR 413)

Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde, “Tristan! - Isolde! Treuloser Holder!”
Performed by Birgit Nilsson/ Bayreuther Festspiele Orchester / Karl Bohm
From CD: Tristan und Isolde (Deutsche Grammophon 449 772-2) November 11, 1997

Charles Gounoud: Ave Verum, c.1854, arranged for harp and soprano
Performed by Rebecca Flannery, harp; Leisl Odenweller, Soprano
From CD: This Son so Young (TH-71986)