Specimen Programmes

The National Trust used the phrase 'Bringing History alive through Music' to describe Janiculum's work. The group specialises in events and recordings that put the music in a particular background and finding strictly relevant music. This entails reviving 18th century manuscripts and editions since so much of what was popular in the 18th century is now forgotten.

All instruments used are 18th century originals or modern copies.

Janiculum's festival appearances including Ayrshire, Brighton, Cambridge, Finchcocks, Gower, Norwich, Sevenoaks, Little Venice (Mozart's Models 2006), Palermo & Guildford at Hatchlands Park (Mozart's Models 2006). Concerts in association with art exhibitions include Kenwood, The British Museum & the Royal Academy of Arts. Concert societies include Forde Abbey & Luton Music Club. Janiculum has also given a major fund-raising concert for The National Art Collections Fund. Recently the group has been giving concerts for the British Museum in The Enlightenment Galleries. Concerts for historical conferences include Exile & the English Revolution in 2006 & the Jacobite Studies conference in July 2007.  

Specimen programmes

Domingo Escarlati: a Spaniard among Italians
Violin, cello & harpsichord
Handel's Rivals
Soprano, tenor, oboe, two violins, cello & harpsichord

Trio in B minor

Vitali

Sonatas K42 & K516

Scarlatti

Ciaccona in G

Castrucci

Sonatas K226 & K426

Scarlatti

Sonata in   A minor

Lanzetti

Sonata K513

Scarlatti

Sonata Pastorale

Tartini

INTERVAL

Trio in A

Abel

Sonata K490

Scarlatti

Duo for violin & cello

Giordani

Sonata K439

Scarlatti

Trio in C minor

Vivaldi

'Si cor mio confida'

Gasparini

'Sussurrando il zefiretto'

A. Scarlatti

'Stelle vi credo'

D. Scarlatti

Ciaccona in G

Castrucci

'Mio caro ben'
'Sento che già il pensier'

Bononcini

Oboe sonata in G

Sammartini

'Sento che poco a poco'
'Che force porterà'

D. Scarlatti

INTERVAL

'Il pensiero'

Amadei

'Lusingato dalla speme'
'Miseri sventurati'

Porpora

Gavotte

Ariosti

'La speme che sento'

Feo

'New Italian Minuets'

Nardini

'Tu vuoi ch'io viva'

Vinci

Janiculum's 'interesting and enterprising' programmes have been referred to as 'an insight into the music that appealed to contemporary audiences'. Of Handel's Rivals one critic wrote of the 'extremely interesting repertoire; we hear about Handel's trials and tribulations at the hands of other imported composers, but rarely do we get to hear any of their music'.
Janiculum's Handel's Rivals CD was chosen as Best of the Year in 2002 by International Record Review.
     

Mozart's Models
Two tenors, violin, cello, harpsichord

Soprano, violin, cello & harpsichord

Trio in A

Abel

Sei Canzonette a due

J.C. Bach

Sonata (harpsichord & violin)

J.C. Bach

Due Canzonette

Cocchi

Duo for violin & cello

Giordani

INTERVAL

Sonata (harpsichord & violin)

J.C. Bach

Duet for violin & cello

Anfossi

Due Canzonette

Piozzi

Sonata for violin & cello

Schwindl

Duet: 'Non dan pace'

Jommelli

 

Trio in A

Abel

'Ah, se de mali miei'

Giardini

Sonata for violin & cello

Schwindl

'No more with unavailing woe'

J.C. Bach

Sonata (harpsichord & violin)

J.C. Bach

'Da me che vorresti'
'Timida pastorella'

Cocchi

INTERVAL

'Il mio ben'

Paisiello

Duo for violin & cello

Giordani

Due Canzonette Piozzi

Duet for violin & cello

Anfossi

'Oh come e' dolce amar'
'Quando si trovano'

Galuppi

 

Les Folies Françoises
Harpsichord

Mostly Variations
Harpsichord

Le Moutier L. Couperin
Allemande, Courante,
Sarabande 'Jeunes Zéphirs'
Menuet (11e. Suite)
Chambonnières
Tombeau de Chambonnières d'Anglebert
La Couperin Dagincour
La Forqueray F. Couperin
La Couperin Forqueray
Treiziéme Ordre F. Couperin
INTERVAL
Douziême Ordre F. Couperin
Chaconne: La Sonning Dagincour
 
Tiento del Quinto Tono Cabezòn
Partite sopra l'Aria de Ruggiero Frescobaldi
Sonata-Divisions S. Dodgson
INTERVAL
La Couperin Dagincour
Treiziéme Ordre F. Couperin
Chaconne: La Sonning Dagincour
 

Repertoire also includes Monteverdi madrigals for two tenors, unknown & beautiful Maryan Antiphons with oboe & violin obligato by Biechteler, arias by Albinoni, Ariosti, Hasse, Porta, cantatas by Clérambault, Gasparini & A. Scarlatti, Scottish songs & Venetian gondoliers' songs. Instrumental music includes sonatas by Bach, Handel, Fritz, Gibbs, duos for violin & cello by Lidarti & dance music by Blavet, Campra, Desmarets & Mouret as well as the country dances so popular   in the eighteenth century. The lighter music has been found 'truly engaging'.

Details including fees and availability from:

Jane Clark,
4, Scarth Road,
London, SW13 OND.

Tel: 020 8876 6901
e mail: janeclark@intune.co.uk   

CDs on request.

© 2013 Jane Clark - email: janeclark@intune.co.uk