Scènes Pastorales
Scènes Pastorales

Scènes Pastorales

Scènes Pastorales delves into the world of Greek mythology, showing pastoral scenes as seen through the eyes of the French Baroque composers. The program is divided into three sections, each showing a snapshot of pastoral life. We see a forlorn love, a doomed romance in which a young shepherd’s eye is turned by the beautiful Iris, and the Greek myth of Pan and Syrinx in which the goat-god pursues a fleeing nymph.

Program

J. M. Hotteterre (1674 - 1763)
Prelude from Deuxième Suite
J. B. Drouart de Bousset
(1662 - 1725)
Pourquoi doux Rossignol
J. B. de Boismortier (1689 - 1755)
Volez sur les feuillages & Les bergers de ces hameaux from the cantata Le Printemps
J. M. Hotteterre
Petit Air Tendre from Deuxième Suite
Henry Constable (1562 - 1613)
Of his Mistress, Upon Occasion of her Walking in a Garden
J. B. de Boismortier
Regne Amour & Les Graces from Le Printemps
Jan Antonín Losy (1650 - 1721)
Chaconne
Christopher Marlowe (1564 - 1593)
The Passionate Shepherd to his Love
J. M. Hotteterre
Allemande from Deuxième Suite
M. Lambert (1610 - 1696)
Je Passais de Tranquille Jours
Goutons, Goutons un Doux Repos
J. M. Hotteterre
Sarabande from Deuxième Suite
E. Gaultier (1575 - 1651)
Tombeau de Mezangeau
Sir Walter Raleigh (1552 - 1618)
The Nymph’s Reply to the Shepherd
J. M. Hotteterre
Rondeau from Deuxième Suite
Echos for solo flute
M. P. de Montéclair (1667 - 1717)
Restes PLaintifs from the cantata Pan et Syrinx
J. B. Drouart de Bousset
Recap - Pourquoi doux Rossignol