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Handel at Vauxhall, Vol. 1 - Sinfonias, concertos, organ pieces, arias, orchestral interludes / Sophie Bevan, Eleanor Dennis, Kirsty Hopkins, Charles MacDougall. Daniel Moult, organ

Album Summary

>Handel, George Frideric : Acis and Galatea, HWV 49
>Moult, Daniel : Improvisation in the style of John Worgan and Handel, for organ
>Handel, George Frideric : Organ Concerto in B flat major, Op.4/2, HWV 290
>Arne, Thomas [Composer] : Colin and Phoebe, for 3 voices
>Handel, George Frideric : Saul, HWV 53
>Handel, George Frideric : Ezio, HWV 29
>Handel, George Frideric : English Songs, HWV 228
>Hebden, John : Concerto for strings, No 1 in A major
>Handel, George Frideric : L' Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato, HWV 55
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Notes & Reviews:

This second album by London Early Opera contains a treasure trove of pieces by Handel, Thomas Arne, and John Hebden. All compositions on this album center around the Vauxhall Gardens- a now-forgotten entertainment of the era. The London Early Opera is conducted by Bridget Cunningham, and this recording features organist Daniel Moult.

The Guardian, 24th April 2016
An attractive potpourri by Handel and others. These bright, lively accounts of music which we know was heard at Vauxhall include an aria from Acis and Galatea and a fine John Hebden concerto, and to close, the glorious duet As steals the morn from Handel's L'Allegro.

Gramophone Magazine, May 2016
There's a charming ebb and flow to this hypothetical entertainment: the playful Sinfonia from Acis and Galatea leads straight into a little organ improvisation; then the Organ Concerto in B flat, played sweetly on a little chamber organ by Daniel Moult, leads into Galatea's 'Hush, ye pretty warbling choir'... a perfectly sensible and enjoyable approach to imagining what a typical night at Vauxhall might have sounded like.

Choir & Organ, May/June 2016
Revelatory... a superbly performed, thoroughly enjoyable disc.

Early Music Today, June/August 2016
If all six [discs] are put together with the same care as these two, and directed with the same verve and vigour, this will be a series well worth collecting.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Saint Jude-On-the-Hill, Hampstead, London (05/07/2012-05/09/2012).



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>Handel, George Frideric : Acis and Galatea, HWV 49 :: Sinfonia
  • Conductor: Bridget Cunningham
  • Ensemble: London Early Opera
  • Notes: Composition written: 1718.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1718

>Moult, Daniel : Improvisation in the style of John Worgan and Handel, for organ
  • Performer: Daniel Moult (Organ)
  • Conductor: Bridget Cunningham
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Handel, George Frideric : Organ Concerto in B flat major, Op.4/2, HWV 290
  • Performer: Daniel Moult (Organ)
  • Conductor: Bridget Cunningham
  • Ensemble: London Early Opera
  • Running Time: 8 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1735

>Handel, George Frideric : Acis and Galatea, HWV 49 :: Ye verdant plains and woody mountains
  • Conductor: Bridget Cunningham
  • Ensemble: London Early Opera
  • Notes: Composition written: 1718.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1718

>Handel, George Frideric : Acis and Galatea, HWV 49 :: Hush, ye pretty warbling choir!
  • Conductor: Bridget Cunningham
  • Ensemble: London Early Opera
  • Notes: Composition written: 1718.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1718

>Arne, Thomas [Composer] : Colin and Phoebe, for 3 voices
  • Performers: Benjamin Bevan; Eleanor Dennis; Gregory Tassell (Voice)
  • Conductor: Bridget Cunningham
  • Ensemble: London Early Opera
  • Running Time: 3 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Vocal

>Handel, George Frideric : Saul, HWV 53 :: Dead March
  • Conductor: Bridget Cunningham
  • Ensemble: London Early Opera
  • Notes: Composition written: 1738.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1738

>Handel, George Frideric : Ezio, HWV 29 :: The Advice (based on 'Stringo al fine il mio contento')
  • Performer: Sophie Bevan (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Bridget Cunningham
  • Ensemble: London Early Opera
  • Running Time: 2 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1732

>Handel, George Frideric : English Songs, HWV 228 :: no 19 The Melancholy Nymph
  • Performer: Charles MacDougall
  • Conductor: Bridget Cunningham
  • Ensemble: London Early Opera
  • Running Time: 3 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Vocal

>Hebden, John : Concerto for strings, No 1 in A major
  • Conductor: Bridget Cunningham
  • Ensemble: London Early Opera
  • Running Time: 8 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1740s

>Handel, George Frideric : L' Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato, HWV 55 :: As steals the morn upon the night
  • Performers: Eleanor Dennis; Gregory Tassell (Voice)
  • Conductor: Bridget Cunningham
  • Ensemble: London Early Opera
  • Notes: Composition written: 1740.
  • Running Time: 6 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1740