Essential Baroque

Audio Samples

>Vivaldi, Antonio : The Four Seasons
>     'Spring'
>     'Winter'
>Pachelbel, Johann : Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major
>Handel, George Frideric : Solomon
>     The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
>Albinoni, Tomaso : Adagio in G minor
>     Excerpt
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565
>     Toccata
>Handel, George Frideric : Water Music Suite no 2 in D major
>     Alla Hornpipe
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Gloria, RV 589
>     Gloria in excelsis Deo
>Allegri, Gregorio : Miserere mei, Deus
>     Excerpt
>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Orfeo ed Euridice
>     Dance of the Blessed Spirits
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben" BWV 147
>     Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
>Purcell, Henry : Abdelazer
>     Rondeau
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 3 in D major, BWV 1068
>     2. Air on the G string
>Handel, George Frideric : Music for the Royal Fireworks
>     La Réjouissance
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Flute in D major 'Il gardellino', Op. 10/3
>     1. Allegro
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Viola da Gamba Sonata in G minor
>     2. Adagio
>Corelli, Arcangelo : Concerto Grosso in G minor 'Christmas Concerto', Op. 6/8
>     Pastorale (Largo)
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
>     Aria
>Purcell, Henry : Dido and Aeneas
>     When I am laid in earth
>Handel, George Frideric : Coronation Anthem
>Charpentier, Marc-Antoine : Te Deum
>     Prelude (Excerpt)
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 208, "Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!" (Hunt) BWV 208
>     Sheep may safely graze
>Clarke, Jeremiah : Prince of Denmark's March
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita no 3 for solo violin
>     1. Prelude
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Guitar Concerto in D major, RV 93
>     2. Largo
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for two violins in D minor, BWV 1043
>     2. Largo
>Monteverdi, Claudio : Vespro della Beata Virgine
>     Laudate pueri
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 2 in F major, BWV 1047
>     3. Allegro assai
>Purcell, Henry : Funeral Music for Queen Mary
>     March
>     Thou knowest, Lord
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Harpsichord in F minor, BWV 1056
>     2. Largo
>Telemann, Georg Philipp : Suite in A minor
>     Réjouissance
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Prelude and Fugue no 1 in C major, BWV 846
>     Prelude
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Guitar Concerto in C major, RV 425
>     3. Allegro
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 3 in G major, BWV 1048
>     1. Allegro
>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Les Fetes d'Hebe
>     Musette et tambourin en rondeau
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 2 in B minor, BWV 1067
>     7. Badinerie
>Scarlatti, Domenico : Sonata for Harpsichord in B flat major, K 202/L 498
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 140, BWV 140
>     Zion hört die Wächter singen
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for lute and two violins, RV 93
>     1. Allegro giusto
>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
>     Hallelujah

Album Summary

>Vivaldi, Antonio : The Four Seasons
>Pachelbel, Johann : Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major
>Handel, George Frideric : Solomon
>Albinoni, Tomaso : Adagio in G minor
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565
>Handel, George Frideric : Water Music Suite no 2 in D major
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Gloria, RV 589
>Allegri, Gregorio : Miserere mei, Deus
>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Orfeo ed Euridice
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben" BWV 147
>Purcell, Henry : Abdelazer
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 3 in D major, BWV 1068
>Handel, George Frideric : Music for the Royal Fireworks
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Flute in D major 'Il gardellino', Op. 10/3
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Viola da Gamba Sonata in G minor
>Corelli, Arcangelo : Concerto Grosso in G minor 'Christmas Concerto', Op. 6/8
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
>Purcell, Henry : Dido and Aeneas
>Handel, George Frideric : Coronation Anthem
>Charpentier, Marc-Antoine : Te Deum
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 208, "Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!" (Hunt) BWV 208
>Clarke, Jeremiah : Prince of Denmark's March
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita no 3 for solo violin
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Guitar Concerto in D major, RV 93
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for two violins in D minor, BWV 1043
>Monteverdi, Claudio : Vespro della Beata Virgine
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 2 in F major, BWV 1047
>Purcell, Henry : Funeral Music for Queen Mary
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Harpsichord in F minor, BWV 1056
>Telemann, Georg Philipp : Suite in A minor
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Prelude and Fugue no 1 in C major, BWV 846
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Guitar Concerto in C major, RV 425
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 3 in G major, BWV 1048
>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Les Fetes d'Hebe
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 2 in B minor, BWV 1067
>Scarlatti, Domenico : Sonata for Harpsichord in B flat major, K 202/L 498
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 140, BWV 140
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for lute and two violins, RV 93
>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
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Works Details

>Vivaldi, Antonio : The Four Seasons :: 'Spring'
  • Performer: Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
  • Ensemble: Camerata Lysy Gstaad
  • Running Time: 3 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1725

>Pachelbel, Johann : Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
  • Running Time: 5 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: after 1700

>Handel, George Frideric : Solomon :: The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
  • Running Time: 2 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1748

>Albinoni, Tomaso : Adagio in G minor :: Excerpt
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
  • Running Time: 5 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1945

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 :: Toccata
  • Performer: Wayne Marshall [Piano/Organ] (Organ)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1708

>Handel, George Frideric : Water Music Suite no 2 in D major :: Alla Hornpipe
  • Conductor: Charles Mackerras
  • Notes: Composition written: 1717.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1717

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Gloria, RV 589 :: Gloria in excelsis Deo
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
  • Running Time: 2 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1715

>Allegri, Gregorio : Miserere mei, Deus :: Excerpt
  • Performer: Gerald Finley (Cantor)
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Running Time: 4 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 16th Century

>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Orfeo ed Euridice :: Dance of the Blessed Spirits
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
  • Running Time: 6 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben" BWV 147 :: Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
  • Running Time: 3 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 07/02/1723

>Purcell, Henry : Abdelazer :: Rondeau
  • Conductor: Yehudi Menuhin
  • Running Time: 1 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1695

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 3 in D major, BWV 1068 :: 2. Air on the G string
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
  • Running Time: 3 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1731

>Handel, George Frideric : Music for the Royal Fireworks :: La Réjouissance
  • Conductor: Yehudi Menuhin
  • Running Time: 2 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1749

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Flute in D major 'Il gardellino', Op. 10/3 :: 1. Allegro
  • Performers: William Bennett (Flute); George Malcolm (Harpsichord)
  • Conductor: George Malcolm
  • Running Time: 4 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1729

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Viola da Gamba Sonata in G minor :: 2. Adagio
  • Performers: Ton Koopman (Harpsichord); Jordi Savall (Vielle)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Corelli, Arcangelo : Concerto Grosso in G minor 'Christmas Concerto', Op. 6/8 :: Pastorale (Largo)
  • Performers: Georges Armand (Violin); Jean-Patrice Brosse (Harpsichord)
  • Conductor: Georges Armand
  • Running Time: 4 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 :: Aria
  • Performer: Alan Curtis (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1741

>Purcell, Henry : Dido and Aeneas :: When I am laid in earth
  • Performer: Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano)
  • Conductor: John Barbirolli
  • Running Time: 3 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1689

>Handel, George Frideric : Coronation Anthem
  • Conductor: Yehudi Menuhin
  • Running Time: 5 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1727

>Charpentier, Marc-Antoine : Te Deum :: Prelude (Excerpt)
  • Conductor: Philip Ledger
  • Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
  • Running Time: 1 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: ?1692

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 208, "Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!" (Hunt) BWV 208 :: Sheep may safely graze
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
  • Running Time: 4 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 02/23/1713

>Vivaldi, Antonio : The Four Seasons :: 'Winter'
  • Performer: Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
  • Ensemble: Camerata Lysy Gstaad
  • Running Time: 2 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1725

>Clarke, Jeremiah : Prince of Denmark's March
  • Performers: Jane Parker-Smith (Organ); Maurice Andre (Trumpet)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1697.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: March
  • Written: 1697

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita no 3 for solo violin :: 1. Prelude
  • Performer: Josef Suk (Violin)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Guitar Concerto in D major, RV 93 :: 2. Largo
  • Conductor: Iona Brown
  • Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
  • Running Time: 4 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1716

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for two violins in D minor, BWV 1043 :: 2. Largo
  • Performers: Christian Ferras (Violin); Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
  • Conductor: Yehudi Menuhin
  • Running Time: 7 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1730-1731

>Monteverdi, Claudio : Vespro della Beata Virgine :: Laudate pueri
  • Conductor: Philip Ledger
  • Ensemble: Early Music Consort of London
  • Running Time: 5 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1610

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 2 in F major, BWV 1047 :: 3. Allegro assai
  • Performers: Mark Bennett (Trumpet); Celia Nicklin (Oboe); Philip Pickett (Recorder); Kenneth Sillito (Violin)
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
  • Running Time: 2 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 03/24/1721

>Purcell, Henry : Funeral Music for Queen Mary :: March
  • Conductor: Philip Ledger
  • Running Time: 1 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1695

>Purcell, Henry : Funeral Music for Queen Mary :: Thou knowest, Lord
  • Conductor: Philip Ledger
  • Running Time: 2 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1695

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Harpsichord in F minor, BWV 1056 :: 2. Largo
  • Performer: George Malcolm (Harpsichord)
  • Conductor: Yehudi Menuhin
  • Running Time: 3 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1738

>Telemann, Georg Philipp : Suite in A minor :: Réjouissance
  • Performers: David Munrow (Recorder); Christopher Hogwood (Harpsichord)
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
  • Running Time: 2 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: by 1735

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Prelude and Fugue no 1 in C major, BWV 846 :: Prelude
  • Performer: Bob Asperen (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1722

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Guitar Concerto in C major, RV 425 :: 3. Allegro
  • Performer: Christopher Parkening (Guitar)
  • Conductor: Iona Brown
  • Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
  • Running Time: 4 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: by 1742

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 3 in G major, BWV 1048 :: 1. Allegro
  • Conductor: Hans-Martin Linde
  • Ensemble: Linde Consort
  • Running Time: 5 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 03/24/1721

>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Les Fêtes d'Hébé :: Musette et tambourin en rondeau
  • Conductor: Raymond Leppard
  • Running Time: 3 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1739

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 2 in B minor, BWV 1067 :: 7. Badinerie
  • Performer: William Bennett (Flute)
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
  • Running Time: 1 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1738-1739

>Scarlatti, Domenico : Sonata for Harpsichord in B flat major, K 202/L 498
  • Performer: Bob Asperen (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 140, BWV 140 :: Zion hört die Wächter singen
  • Conductor: Wolfgang Gönnenwein
  • Ensemble: Consortium Musicum
  • Running Time: 3 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 11/25/1731

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for lute and two violins, RV 93 :: 1. Allegro giusto
  • Performer: Anthony Bailes (Lute)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1716

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Hallelujah
  • Conductor: Charles Mackerras
  • Running Time: 4 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741