Spiritato! - Hackney Proms - 'Gulliver’s Travels: A voyage to Lilliput’

‘Spiritato!’ performed a family-orientated programme as part of the ‘Hackney Proms’ at Stoke Newington Town Hall on at 13:15 on Sunday 22nd November 2015. The programme was entitled ‘Gulliver’s Travels: A voyage to Lilliput’.

The programme consisted of many short movements that fitted around a script - which was excitingly narrated by Will Russell (dressed as Gulliver). The lively narration kept the interest of the young audience and the programme ran fluently. I played the natural trumpet and I was joined by Gulliver himself for the pieces requiring two trumpets.

The organisers were delighted with the attendance and they were particularly pleased and encouraged by the high percentage of children present - making up around 50% of the audience. 


William Corbett: Overture from Suite in D
Henry Purcell: Overture to Dido and Aeneas
Henry Purcell: Hornpipe from the Fairy Queen
Antonio Vivaldi: Presto from Summer – The Four Seasons
Daniel Purcell: Symphony of all from The Judgment of Paris
Henry Purcell: Prelude for the Witches from Act II of Dido and Aeneas
Henry Purcell: To arms from Bonduca
Nicola Matteis: Chaconne from Ayres for the Violin
Georg Philipp Telemann: Brodbingian Gigue from Gulliver Suite
Arcangelo Corelli: Trumpet Sonata in D
Georg Philipp Telemann: Lilliputian Chaconne from Gulliver Suite
Henry Purcell: First Act Overture from King Arthur

- Interval -

George Frederick Handel: Lascia Ch'io Pianga from Rinaldo
Georg Philipp Telemann: Dream of the Laputians
Henry Purcell: Witches Dance from Dido and Aeneas
Daniel Purcell: Sonata for Trumpet from The Judgment of Paris
Henry Purcell: Sailors Dance from Dido and Aeneas
Georg Philipp Telemann: Intrada from Gulliver Suite
Henry Purcell: Fairest Isle from King Arthur
Henry Purcell: Overture to Act One of the Fairy Queen

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