Music & Society In Early 18th Century Stamford

Concert Poster

Thursday 26th July 2012
A presentation by The Stamford Mercury Archive Trust,
at St. John’s Church near Red Lion Square

Tickets £7.50 (£6.50 concessions), from the Arts Centre
(For both presentations: £10.00 (£8.50 concessions))

Stamford Mercury Archive Trust is celebrating the tercentenary of the foundation of the Stamford Mercury newspaper, 31st July 1712, with two presentations. This first, with readings and music of the period, will illustrate the musical, social and political life of Stamford in the first half of the 18th century.


John Smith
Philippa Massey
Fergus Black
Roger Stimson
Felicity Horseman
Bridget Howarth

organ and harpsichord

Start time: 7.30 - Running time 90 mins, with interval - Music of the period from 7.00pm

Music Programme

Before the Concert
Sonata Sesta in f minor (from Six Sonatas, 1698) – Daniel Purcell (c.1664 – 1717)
The Prince of Denmark’s March (From A Choice Collection Of Ayres, 1700) by Jeremiah Clarke (1673 – 1707)
Voluntary IV, and Fugue X, from Voluntarys and Fugues made on purpose for the Organ or Harpsichord (1728) Thomas Roseingrave 1690 or 1691 –1766
Sonata V (from Ten Sonatas, 1701) by Gottfried (Godfrey) Finger (1660 – 1730)
King George’s March, and The Jigg (traditional tunes from The Dancing Master, 1728 edition)
Sonata in d minor Op.3 No.6 (1729) by Jean-Baptiste (John) Loeillet (1653 – 1730)
Organ Voluntary in C major (Op.5 No.1) (published in London, 1748), by John Stanley (1712 - 1786)

Part One
Pleasing visions shall attend thee (from the opera Calypso and Telemachus, premiered 1712) by Johann Ernst (John) Galliard (1687–1749)
Minuet from The Suite No. 3 in D Major (published about 1740) by Richard Jones (d.1744)
Virgins are like the fair flower (Polly); Our Polly is a sad slut (Mrs Peachum) - from The Beggar's Opera (1728), by John Gay with traditional ballads arranged by Johann Christoph Pepusch
Sonata in D major Op.5 No.1 (first published in 1700, reprinted with ornamentation in Amsterdam in 1710) Arcangelo Corelli (1653 - 1713). First two movements.
The Galloping Nag (traditional tune) from The Dancing Master, 1728)
Bullrunning song - traditional, first referenced 1832

Part Two
Lillibulero (traditional tune)
The Elector of Hanover's March (from The Dancing Master, 1728 edition)
Acquaint thyself with God (first published in Greene's Forty Select Anthems (1743), by Maurice Greene (1696 - 1755)
Vouchsafe O Lord (from the Dettingen Te Deum HWV 283 (1743) by George Frederick Handel (1685 - 1757)
From Barren Caledonian Lands (music traditional). (printed in Calliope, or, English harmony, p.155, A Loyal Song sung by Mr Beard, with an illustration of three men in kilts taking items from a large box. Engraved & sold by Henry Roberts engraver & printseller in London between 1739-1746
See the Conquering Hero Comes (no. 55), and March (no. 56) (from Handel's Judas Maccabeus (1746), by Handel