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Tickets to this concert will be available through Michigan State University’s website.

Debra Nagy, Artistic Director & oboe
Julie Andrijeski, violin
Shelby Yamin, violin
Rebecca Landell, cello
Mark Edwards, harpsichord

Sounds of Sancho’s London at MSU

Tuesday, September 17, 2024 at 7:30 pm

Fairchild Theater – MSU Campus
542 Auditorium Road, East Lansing, OH

Charles Ignatius Sancho (1729-1780) was an abolitionist, musician, writer, and the first British man of African descent to vote in a general election. Debra Nagy commented, “Sancho’s surviving music includes a book of songs as well as minuets for the ballroom and country dances from the alehouse. Though Sancho’s name is well known to literary and art historians, his music is only beginning to get the attention it deserves. Not only is it important to recognize Sancho’s contributions in the field of music, but – simply put – his music is a joy to play and to listen to. It’s full of life and catchy tunes!” 

This program is approximately 60 minutes with no intermission.

Musical Program

Suite from Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351 – G.F. Handel
     Largo alla siciliana

Trio Sonata no. 5 – William Boyce

Selections from Country Dances – Charles Ignatius Sancho
     Who’d a thought it — Richmond Hill

Selections from Minuets – Sancho
     Minuet the 5th
     Minuet the 11th
     Air — Hornpipe

Prelude in F – William Babell 

“Lasia ch’io pianga” – Handel, arr. Babell

“The Daisy” from Airs for Autumn – James Oswald

Selections from Country Dances – Sancho
     L’Bon Ton — Lady Mary Montagu’s Reel — Bushy Park

Concerto in Bb, HWV 302a – Handel

Selections from Cotillions & Country Dances – Sancho
     The Feathers — The Monk

Scots Reels – Traditional
     Buttered pease — Torpichon’s Rant — Blowzabella