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Album Summary

>Handel, George Frideric : Solomon
>Albinoni, Tomaso : Adagio for Organ and Strings in G minor
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Toccata and Fugue for Organ in D minor, BWV 565
>Pachelbel, Johann : Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera"
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 3 in D major, BWV 1068
>Handel, George Frideric : Water Music Suite no 1 in F major, HWV 348
>Vivaldi, Antonio : "Domine Deus" from Gloria RV 589, for Soprano, Trumpet and Continuo
>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Orfeo
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben" BWV 147
>Handel, George Frideric : The Water Music
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
>Mouret, Jean-Joseph : Suite de Symphonies no 1
>Handel, George Frideric : Handel - Bourée
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 3 in G major, BWV 1048
>Purcell, Henry : Abdelazer, Z 570 "Moor's Revenge"
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Flute in D major, Op. 10 no 3/RV 428 "Il gardellino"
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Sonata for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord no 3 in G minor, BWV 1029
>Corelli, Arcangelo : Concerti grossi (12), Op. 6
>Purcell, Henry : Dido and Aeneas, Z 626
>Charpentier, Marc-Antoine : Te Deum
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 208, "Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!" (Hunt) BWV 208
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin in F major, Op. 8 no 3/RV 293 "L'autunno"
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043
>Monteverdi, Claudio : Vespro della Beata Vergine
>Allegri, Gregorio : Miserere
>Clarke, Jeremiah : Prince of Denmark's March
>Handel, George Frideric : Coronation Anthem
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 2 in F major, BWV 1047
>Boccherini, Luigi : Menuett
>Purcell, Henry : Music on the Death of Queen Mary (Funeral Sentences / The Queen's Epicedium)
>Purcell, Henry : In the midst of life
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Harpsichord in F minor, BWV 1056
>Telemann, Georg Philipp : Overture, suite for recorder (or flute), strings & continuo in A minor, TWV 55
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Prelude and Fugue in C major, BWV 846 (The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1)
>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Les fetes d'Hebe
>Stölzel, Gottfried Heinrich : Bist du bei mir
>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
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Chamber Concerto for Lute and 2 Violins in D major, RV 93
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 140, "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme," BWV 140 (BC A166)
>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
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This splendid compilation contains many fine performances by artists well known for Baroque repertoire, including Sir Neville Marriner and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Yehudi Menuhin, the English Chamber Orchestra, and more!



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Works Details

>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. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1748

>Albinoni, Tomaso : Adagio for Organ and Strings in G minor
  • 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 for Organ in D minor, BWV 565 :: Toccata
  • Performer: Wayne Marshall [Piano/Organ] (Organ)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1708

>Pachelbel, Johann : Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major :: Canon in D
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
  • Running Time: 5 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1700

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera"
  • Performer: Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
  • Conductor: Alberto Lysy
  • Ensemble: Camerata Lysy
  • Running Time: 3 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1725

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 3 in D major, BWV 1068 :: Air on the G-string
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
  • Running Time: 3 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1731

>Handel, George Frideric : Water Music Suite no 1 in F major, HWV 348 :: Alla Hornpipe
  • Conductor: Charles Mackerras
  • Ensemble: Prague Chamber Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1717.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1717

>Vivaldi, Antonio : "Domine Deus" from Gloria RV 589, for Soprano, Trumpet and Continuo
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
  • Running Time: 2 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1715

>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Orfeo :: 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
  • Running Time: 3 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 07/02/1723

>Handel, George Frideric : The Water Music :: Air
  • Conductor: Charles Mackerras
  • Ensemble: Prague Chamber Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1717.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1717

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 :: Aria
  • Performer: Alan Curtis (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1741

>Mouret, Jean-Joseph : Suite de Symphonies no 1
  • Performers: Bernard Soustrot (Trumpet); Guy Touvron (Trumpet); Maurice Andre (Trumpet)
  • Conductor: Jean-Pierre Wallez
  • Ensemble: Paris Orchestral Ensemble
  • Running Time: 1 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1729

>Handel, George Frideric : Handel - Bourée :: La Réjouissance
  • Conductor: Yehudi Menuhin
  • Ensemble: Menuhin Festival Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1749

>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

>Purcell, Henry : Abdelazer, Z 570 "Moor's Revenge" :: Rondeau
  • Conductor: Yehudi Menuhin
  • Ensemble: Bath Festival Orchestra
  • Running Time: 1 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1695

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Flute in D major, Op. 10 no 3/RV 428 "Il gardellino" :: 1. All
  • Performers: William Bennett (Flute); George Malcolm (Harpsichord)
  • Conductor: George Malcolm
  • Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1729

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Sonata for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord no 3 in G minor, BWV 1029 :: 2. Adagio
  • Performers: Ton Koopman (Harpsichord); Jordi Savall (Vielle)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Corelli, Arcangelo : Concerti grossi (12), Op. 6 :: Pastorale (Largo)
  • Performers: Georges Armand (Violin); Jean-Patrice Brosse (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral

>Purcell, Henry : Dido and Aeneas, Z 626 :: When I Am Laid in Earth
  • Performer: Victoria de los Angeles (Soprano)
  • Conductor: John Barbirolli
  • Running Time: 3 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1689

>Charpentier, Marc-Antoine : Te Deum :: Prelude
  • 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 : Concerto for Violin in F major, Op. 8 no 3/RV 293 "L'autunno"
  • Performer: Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
  • Conductor: Alberto Lysy
  • Ensemble: Camerata Lysy
  • Running Time: 2 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1725

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043 :: 2. Largo
  • Performers: Christian Ferras (Violin); Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
  • Conductor: Yehudi Menuhin
  • Ensemble: Bath Festival Orchestra
  • Running Time: 7 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1730-1731

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

>Allegri, Gregorio : Miserere :: Extract
  • Performers: Timothy Beasley-Murray (Treble); Gerald Finley (Cantor)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 16th Century

>Clarke, Jeremiah : Prince of Denmark's March
  • Performers: Jane Smith (Organ); Maurice Andre (Trumpet)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1697.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: March
  • Written: 1697

>Handel, George Frideric : Coronation Anthem
  • Conductor: Yehudi Menuhin
  • Ensemble: Ambrosian Singers
  • Running Time: 5 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1727

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 2 in F major, BWV 1047 :: 3. Allegro assai
  • Performers: Mark Bennett (Trumpet); Celia Nicklin (Oboe); George Malcolm (Harpsichord); 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

>Boccherini, Luigi : Menuett
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
  • Running Time: 3 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1771

>Purcell, Henry : Music on the Death of Queen Mary (Funeral Sentences / The Queen's Epicedium) :: March
  • Conductor: Philip Ledger
  • Ensemble: Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
  • Running Time: 1 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1695

>Purcell, Henry : In the midst of life :: Thou Knowest, Lord
  • Conductor: Philip Ledger
  • Ensemble: Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
  • Running Time: 2 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

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

>Telemann, Georg Philipp : Overture, suite for recorder (or flute), strings & continuo in A minor, TWV 55 :: a2
  • Performers: David Munrow (Recorder); Christopher Hogwood (Harpsichord)
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
  • Running Time: 2 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: by 1735

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Prelude and Fugue in C major, BWV 846 (The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1) :: Prelude
  • Performer: Bob Asperen (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1722

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

>Gottfried Heinrich Stölzel (Composer) (1690 - 1749) : Bist du bei mir
  • Performer: Janet Baker (Mezzo-soprano)
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
  • Running Time: 2 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: by 1720

>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. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Chamber Concerto for Lute and 2 Violins in D major, RV 93 :: 1. Allegro gi
  • Performer: Anthony Bailes (Lute)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1716

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 140, "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme," BWV 140 (BC A166) :: Zion hört die Wächter singen
  • Conductor: Wolfgang Gönnenwein
  • Running Time: 3 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 11/25/1731

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Hallelujah Chorus
  • Conductor: Charles Mackerras
  • Ensemble: Ambrosian Singers
  • Running Time: 3 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741