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Baroque England - Academy of Ancient Music; Akademie für Alte Musik, Berlin; Alfred Deller (counter tenor); Andreas Scholl (alto);...
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  1. Almighty and everlasting God, anthem for 4 voices
  2. Fantasia-Suite for violin, bass viol & organ No. 1 in G minor: 1. Fantasia
  3. Chacony, for 4 strings in G minor, Z. 730
  4. Trio sonata for 2 violins & continuo in B flat major, Op. 2/3, HWV 388: Allegro
  5. Concerto Grosso in A minor, Op.6/4, HWV 322: Largo, e piano
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  1. Almighty and everlasting God, anthem for 4 voices
  2. Fantasia-Suite for violin, bass viol & organ No. 1 in G minor: 1. Fantasia
  3. Chacony, for 4 strings in G minor, Z. 730
  4. Trio sonata for 2 violins & continuo in B flat major, Op. 2/3, HWV 388: Allegro
  5. Concerto Grosso in A minor, Op.6/4, HWV 322: Largo, e piano
  6. Concerto Grosso in A minor, Op.6/4, HWV 322: Allegro
  7. Water Music Suite No. 2 for orchestra in D major, HWV 349: Alla hornpipe
  8. Venus and Adonis, masque: Ouverture
  9. Venus and Adonis, masque: Act 3. Venus. Adonis, uncall'd for sighs
  10. Dido and Aeneas, opera, Z. 626: Act 3. Thy hand, Belinda
  11. Dido and Aeneas, opera, Z. 626: Act 3. When I am laid to earth
  12. The Fairy Queen, semi-opera, Z. 629: Act 2. Come all ye songsters of the sky
  13. The Fairy Queen, semi-opera, Z. 629: Act 2. Prelude
  14. The Fairy Queen, semi-opera, Z. 629: Act 2. May the God of Wit & Echo
  15. Acis and Galatea, oratorio, HWV 49: Parte seconda. Ferito son d'amore
  16. Giulio Cesare in Egitto, opera, HWV 17: Act 2. Al lampo dell'armi
  17. Serse (Xerxes), opera, HWV 40: Act 1. Fondi tenere
  18. Serse (Xerxes), opera, HWV 40: Act 1. Ombra mai fù
  19. Hear, O Heav'ns for 4 voices & organ
  20. Rejoice in the Lord alway ("Bell Anthem"), anthem for alto, tenor, bass, chorus, strings & organ, Z. 49
  21. Now that the sun hath veiled his light, sacred song for soprano & continuo ("An Evening Hymn"), Z. 193
  22. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Part 1. Air. Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion
  23. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Part 2. Hallelujah!
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The performances on this anthology disc are all by big names of the period-instrument movement, most of them French and English. There are a few exceptions: countertenor Alfred Deller is not in his best voice on the Purcell Evening Hymn (track 21), and the peppy "Hallelujah" chorus from William Christie and Les Arts Florissants at the end is idiosyncratic. But these are balanced by some truly lovely moments, such as the "Echo" chorus from Purcell's The Fairy Queen, again from Christie and Les Arts Florissants. The real ...

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Baroque England 2006, Harmonia Mundi

UPC: 794881784127

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