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The Early Music Show

The Great Fire of London

Saturday 21 August 2004 13:00-14:00 (Radio 3)

The Great Fire of 1666 destroyed four fifths of England's capital, laying waste to 87 churches and 13,200 houses along with countless books and manuscripts. Lucie Skeaping looks at the music of the city from composers who were living in London at the time of the catastrophe.

Duration:

1 hour

Playlist

Trad: London's Burning 
The Pupils of Little Missenden Village School 
KPM MUSIC KPM 1270 

JENKINS, John: Fantasia for 3 instruments [TrBB] and organ no. 7 in F major   
LONDON BAROQUE - Ensemble - misc. 
MERIDIAN CDE 84233 1/1 

LOCKE, Matthew: Suite - [The] Little consort no. 7 (H.132.7) in G minor/major [1651]   
LONDON BAROQUE - Ensemble - misc. 
MERIDIAN CDE 84233 

LOCKE, Matthew: Suite of [3] brawles (H.204-206) in B flat major [Ms. Drexel 3976, New York Public Library] 
LONDON BAROQUE - Ensemble - misc. 
SAYDISC CD-SDL 385 1/17
 
SIMPSON Christopher: The Monthes (September) 
ENSEMBLE SONNERIE - Ensemble - misc. 
VIRGIN CLASSICS 5621 612 2/13
 
HINGESON: Fantasia, Almand, Ayre  3:36 
LONDON BAROQUE - Ensemble - misc. 
MERIDIAN CDE 84233/9
 
GIBBONS, Christopher: Verse for organ in D minor  
Robert WOOLLEY - Organ 
CHANDOS Chan 0553/1
 
GIBBONS, Christopher: Verse for organ in A minor 
Robert WOOLLEY - Organ 
CHANDOS Chan 0553 

DRAGHI Giovanni Battista: Perche quando   
LONDON BAROQUE - Ensemble - misc. 
SAYDISC CD-SDL 385/18
 
BLOW, John: I said in the cutting off of my days - verse anthem for voices and instruments  
Robin BLAZE - Counter-tenor
Joseph CORNWELL - Tenor
William KENDALL - Tenor
The PARLEY OF INSTRUMENTS
WINCHESTER CATHEDRAL CHOIR
David HILL - Conductor 
HYPERION CDA 67032 2/5
 
PURCELL, Henry: What hope for us remains now he is gone? for soprano, bass and continuo (Z.472) [on the death of Matthew Locke]  3:02 
Michael GEORGE - Bass
Susan GRITTON - Soprano
Mark CAUDLE - Viola da gamba
David MILLER - Lute
Robert KING - Keyboards 
HYPERION CDA 66710 1/5 
 
The Diary of Samuel Pepys 
Reader - Michael Maloney
NAXOS NA 428812 




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