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Buckle up and travel back in time with us to 1742!


Mr Charles was an eccentric character who travelled to Dublin in 1742, and attempted to make a fortune through putting on performances of Handel's music, while the composer himself was in the city.


This album reconstructs a concert given in Smock Alley Theatre in May 1742. It features Handel's 'Water Music' (Walsh arrangement), Overture to Il Pastor Fido and Concerto Grosso Op.3 No.3, as well as a Concerto for oboe, chalumeau and flute by Hasse. We also hear Duets for horn by Mr Charles himself, which we believe he performed with his wife, on their travels as a family! 

Join the IBO with star soloists Nicola Boud, Anneke Scott and Miriam Kaczor, as Mr Charles' programme is brought joyously back to life! 

Full programme:

Handel Overture to Il Pastor Fido HWV 8c, Water Musick (Walsh edition), Concerto Grosso Op.3 No.3, 'Va Tacito' 

Hasse Concerto in F major 

Lully Marche pour la Cérémonie des Turcs from Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme (1670)

Mr Charles Suite from 'Duets for Horn' 

Bocchi Sonata X for Cello 


Soloists Anneke Scott (horn), Nicola Boud (chalumeau), Miriam Kaczor (flute) and Jonathan Byers (cello).

Mr Charles the Hungarian - Handel's Rival in Dublin

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