Ostinate Follie

Featurung: Violin, Recorder/Dulcian, Cello, Violone, Organ, Theorbo, Harp, Percussion

This program explores the 17th century’s instrumental repertoire on «basso ostinato » : a call to improvisation and arrangement, linked to the most popular tradition of secular songs or dances seems to have been of great interest not only in the most famous italian musical centres like Venice, Mantova, Rome or Neaples, which were absolute references in terms of musical creation. Some popular patterns like the Folias de Espana or the Chacona were influencing even transalpine musical traditions, finding in the creativity of composers like Johann Heinrich Schmelzer, based in Vienna, a fertile field for newborn crossover musical styles. In this program, Concerto Scirocco explores the sound univers of 17th century’s secular repertoire, travelling all around Europe, from Spain to Italy, continuing to Germany, Austria and England, researching for the source that inspired all those brilliant composers and linked them together : the popular musical tradition.

Marco Uccellini (1603-1680) Sinfonia a Virmingarda

Salomone Rossi (1570-1630) Ruggiero

Tarquinio Merula (1595-1665) Ciaccona

Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643) Sonata a 3

Anonim. England 17th century Paul’s Steeple

Anonim. England 17th, The Second Witches Dance

Anonim. England 17th The First of The Ladies

Anonim. (Robert Johnson?) Satyres Masque

Andrea Falconieri (1585-1656) La Suave Melodia

Johann Heinrich Schmelzer (1620-1680) Ciaccona

Andrea Falconieri Folias, Battalla de Barbaso

Photo@Alejandro Gomez Lozano