17th and 18th Century 'Storm' Music selections

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Thomas Linley, by Thomas Gainsborough, holding...
Thomas Linley, by Thomas Gainsborough, holding his "Elegies for Three Voices" (Dulwich Picture Gallery) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
1. Telemann - Der stürmende Aeolus
Wassermusik (Hamburger Ebb' und Fluth)
Ouverture in C-dur für zwei Flöten, zwei Blockflöten, zwei Oboeen, Fagotte, Streicher und B.C
Georg Philip Telemann

VII. Der stürmende Aeolus

Paul Dombrecht
Il Fondamento

2. Rameau - Tonnerre (thunder)

3. William Boyce - But See, The Mighty Thunderer is Here

4. Jean-Phillipe Rameau - Orage
Platée - Ballet bouffon (1745)
Acte I, scène 6: Orage
Marc Minkowski
Les Musiciens du Louvre

5. William Boyce - Rise Tempests Rise
Corydon and Miranda - William Boyce
A Pastoral Interlude from Clive's "The Rehearsal" (1750)
Libretto by 'A Gentleman of Bath'

6. Thomas Linley - What howling whirlwinds rend the sky!
Lyric Ode on the Fairies, Aerial Beings and Witches of Shakespeare
Thomas Linley the younger

What howling whirlwinds rend the sky!
Why shakes the ivy-mantled tow'r?
The conscious sun turns back his eye,
And nature, trembling, owns their pow'r.

Paul Nicholson
The Parley of Instruments

7. Thomas Linley - Arise! ye spirits of the storm
Music for The Tempest - Thomas Linley


Arise! ye spirits of the storm,
Appal the guilty eye;
Tear the wild waves, ye mighty winds,
Ye fated lightnings fly,
Dart thro' the tempest of the deep,
And rocks and seas confound,
Hark how the vengeful thunder roars,
Amazement flames around.
Behold! the fate-devoted bark
Dash'd on the trembling shore;
Mercy! the sinking wretches cry!
Mercy! - they're heard no more.

Paul Nicholson/Peter Holman The Parley of Instruments Baroque Orchestra and Choir