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    Cheers MIKE.

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    Cheers MIKE.

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    Purcell at his best - sprightly and elegant. Incidental music from Abdelazer or The Moor's Revenge:

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    The attractively-named English baroque composer Richard Mudge. He has descendants who are interested in his music & our local baroque ensemble often perform his works.

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    Ella Beck! I was looking at your French Baroque thread, having a video link,
    but I'm seeing this thread by Dorsetmike as not only having more views,
    but is English like you too, so I decided to post here.
    I'm also going to borrow from another thread theme you have, what you like about Baroque.

    Here's a very interesting Baroque instrument with a very nice demonstration,
    and what is it about this video that I like? A very attractive woman is giving it.
    Oh yeah! Oh... it doesn't matter if she says "sad" or "lament", I'm feeling it.

    Oh! I must have been feeling it more than I thought.
    A very ancient spirit just came to me, saying he just left some Druid stones near Glastonbury.
    He was laughing, saying he and his lute playing friend once had this instrument,
    and took it down to the Thames for an evening of music and emotion.
    He said their friend Jethro Tull was there, but he was into heavy metal music,
    and was having a hard time inventing his own.


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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Avison

    Charles Avison was another English baroque composer, best known, however, for his adaptations of Italian baroque composers such as Scarlatti. His works are regularly performed by our local HIP baroque ensemble.

    Here's one of his arrangements. It's sprightly and nimble and carries me along with it.

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    Here's another attractive English speaking woman demonstrating a baroque instrument.
    If there's one thing that would make this more historical looking,
    it's if she wore the same kind of clothes a stage performer would have worn back then.



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    This looks good - had never heard of it before. The London Festival of Baroque Music.
    http://www.lfbm.org.uk/
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    It's nice to blow your own horn... if you have one.
    This gentleman says the baroque trumpet was like a Ferrari of its' time,
    but I would have kept it musical and said like electric lead guitarists.
    I know... I know... it's just me... but he was saying fanfare,
    and I'm thinking where's the banner or ribbons hanging off it?
    A London Festival of Baroque Music banner would be only appropriate.
    I'd want to wear a costume and stand at the entrance to see everyone coming in.



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    Crispian Steele-Perkins is a great baroque trumpeter that we've seen two or three times playing with our local baroque ensemble. He is very funny as well as being a fab musician. Here's an interview he did which I think is very interesting.

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    Since Handel chose to live and write in music, I count him as an adopted countryman.

    Here's his gorgeous Water Music.

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    And here's Handel's Firework Music - with Fireworks. Enjoy.

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    Another beautiful piece of English baroque that I've known since I was a child - the Trumpet Voluntary by lovely doomed Jeremiah Clarke.

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    And here's another piece of Jeremiah Clarke's work that I discovered just now. His 'ecossaise' from the suite in C - isn't YouTube wonderful.

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