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>Handel, George Frideric : Coronation Anthem
>Clarke, Jeremiah : Prince of Denmark's March
>Dowland, John [Composer] : Lachrimae antiquae, for 5 viols/violins & lute (from "Lachrimae")
>Purcell, Henry : Abdelazar, or The Moor's Revenge
>     Rondeau
>Tallis, Thomas : Spem in alium
>Byrd, William : With lilies white, consort song for voice & 4 viols
>Purcell, Henry : Dido & Aeneas
>     Overture
>     Act 3. Your counsel all... / Great minds... / Thy hand, Belinda... / When I am laid i
>Purcell, Henry : Bid the virtues
>Purcell, Henry : O solitude, my sweetest choice, Z 406
>Handel, George Frideric : Solomon
>     Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
>     Hallelujah
>     He was despised
>Handel, George Frideric : Water Music
>     Suite in D
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Gloria, RV589
>     Opening chorus
>Marcello, Benedetto : Concerto for Oboe in C minor
>     2. Adagio
>Boccherini, Luigi : Guitar Quintet in E
>     3. Menuetto
>Scarlatti, Domenico : Sonata for Harpsichord in D minor, K 9/L 413
>Pergolesi, Giovanni : Stabat Mater
>     Opening
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for two mandolins in G, RV532
>     1. Allegro
>Lotti, Antonio : Crucifixus
>Tartini, Giuseppe : Sonata in G minor "Devil's Trill"
>     3. Allegro
>Vivaldi, Antonio : The Four Seasons (Le quattro stagioni)
>     no 1. Spring (La primavera)
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Recorder Concerto in C, RV444
>     1. Allegro
>Soler, Antonio [Composer] : Fandango for keyboard in A major, MV1a
>Victoria, Tomas L. de : O vos omnes, responsory for 4 voices
>Coll, Antonio Martín y : Diferencias sobre las Folias (from Ramillete oloroso)
>Anonymous : Ay luna que reluces, villancico
>Mudarra, Alonso de : Pavan and galliard d'Alexandra, for vihuela
>Bomtempo, J. Domingos : Messe de requiem consacree a Luis ce Camoes
>     Sanctus
>Pachelbel, Johann : Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major
>Buxtehude, Dietrich : Canzonetta for organ in A minor, BuxWV 225
>Monn, Georg Matthias : Concerto for Cello in G minor
>     3. Allegro non tanto
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Herz und Mund unt Tat und Leben, Cantata, BWV 147
>     Jesus bleibet meine Freude
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite no 3 in D, BWV 1068
>     Air
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for four harpsichords, BWV 1065
>     1. Allegro
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Toccata and Fugue for Organ in D minor, BWV 565
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen, Cantata, BWV 51
>     Aria
>Telemann, Georg Philipp : Work(s)
>     Suite in A minor
>     Oboe Concerto in F minor
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir, Cantata, BWV 29
>     Sinfonia
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
>     Aria
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : St John Passion, BWV 245
>     Es ist vollbracht
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 4 in G, BWV 1049
>     3. Presto
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite for Cello no 1 in G, BWV 1007
>     1. Prelude
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Magnificat in D, BWV 243
>     Magnificat anima mea
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Harpsichord in F minor, BWV 1056
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Sonata for Flute in E flat, BWV 1031
>     2. Siciliano
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 4 in D, BWV 1069
>     5. La Réjouissance

Album Summary

>Handel, George Frideric : Coronation Anthem
>Clarke, Jeremiah : Prince of Denmark's March
>Dowland, John [Composer] : Lachrimae antiquae, for 5 viols/violins & lute (from "Lachrimae")
>Purcell, Henry : Abdelazar, or The Moor's Revenge
>Tallis, Thomas : Spem in alium
>Byrd, William : With lilies white, consort song for voice & 4 viols
>Purcell, Henry : Dido & Aeneas
>Purcell, Henry : Bid the virtues
>Purcell, Henry : O solitude, my sweetest choice, Z 406
>Handel, George Frideric : Solomon
>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
>Handel, George Frideric : Water Music
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Gloria, RV589
>Marcello, Benedetto : Concerto for Oboe in C minor
>Boccherini, Luigi : Guitar Quintet in E
>Scarlatti, Domenico : Sonata for Harpsichord in D minor, K 9/L 413
>Pergolesi, Giovanni : Stabat Mater
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for two mandolins in G, RV532
>Lotti, Antonio : Crucifixus
>Tartini, Giuseppe : Sonata in G minor "Devil's Trill"
>Vivaldi, Antonio : The Four Seasons (Le quattro stagioni)
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Recorder Concerto in C, RV444
>Soler, Antonio [Composer] : Fandango for keyboard in A major, MV1a
>Victoria, Tomas L. de : O vos omnes, responsory for 4 voices
>Coll, Antonio Martín y : Diferencias sobre las Folias (from Ramillete oloroso)
>Anonymous : Ay luna que reluces, villancico
>Mudarra, Alonso de : Pavan and galliard d'Alexandra, for vihuela
>Bomtempo, J. Domingos : Messe de requiem consacree a Luis ce Camoes
>Pachelbel, Johann : Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major
>Buxtehude, Dietrich : Canzonetta for organ in A minor, BuxWV 225
>Monn, Georg Matthias : Concerto for Cello in G minor
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Herz und Mund unt Tat und Leben, Cantata, BWV 147
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite no 3 in D, BWV 1068
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for four harpsichords, BWV 1065
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Toccata and Fugue for Organ in D minor, BWV 565
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen, Cantata, BWV 51
>Telemann, Georg Philipp : Work(s)
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir, Cantata, BWV 29
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : St John Passion, BWV 245
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 4 in G, BWV 1049
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite for Cello no 1 in G, BWV 1007
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Magnificat in D, BWV 243
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Harpsichord in F minor, BWV 1056
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Sonata for Flute in E flat, BWV 1031
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 4 in D, BWV 1069
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Works Details

>Handel, George Frideric : Coronation Anthem
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Running Time: 5 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1727

>Clarke, Jeremiah : Prince of Denmark's March
  • Performer: Crispian Steele-Perkins (Trumpet)
  • Conductor: Richard Hickox
  • Notes: Composition written: 1697.
  • Running Time: 1 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: March
  • Written: 1697

>Dowland, John [Composer] : Lachrimae antiquae, for 5 viols/violins & lute (from "Lachrimae")
  • Ensemble: Fretwork
  • Running Time: 4 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1604

>Purcell, Henry : Abdelazar, or The Moor's Revenge :: Rondeau
  • Conductor: Andrew Parrott
  • Ensemble: Taverner Players
  • Running Time: 1 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1695

>Tallis, Thomas : Spem in alium
  • Conductor: Andrew Parrott
  • Running Time: 10 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: circa 1567

>Byrd, William : With lilies white, consort song for voice & 4 viols
  • Performer: Gérard Lesne (Countertenor)
  • Ensemble: Orlando Gibbons Viol Ensemble
  • Running Time: 4 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1608

>Purcell, Henry : Dido & Aeneas :: Overture
  • Conductor: Emmanuelle Haïm
  • Running Time: 2 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1689

>Purcell, Henry : Dido & Aeneas :: Act 3. Your counsel all... / Great minds... / Thy hand, Belinda... / When I am laid i
  • Performer: Susan Graham (Mezzo-soprano)
  • Conductor: Emmanuelle Haïm
  • Running Time: 7 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1689

>Purcell, Henry : Bid the virtues
  • Performers: James Bowman (Countertenor); Christopher Robson (Countertenor)
  • Conductor: Gustav Leonhardt
  • Running Time: 8 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1694

>Purcell, Henry : O solitude, my sweetest choice, Z 406
  • Performers: Nancy Argenta (Soprano); Richard Boothby; Paul Nicholson (Harpsichord); Paul Nicholson (Organ); Nigel North (Lute)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1687

>Handel, George Frideric : Solomon :: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
  • Conductor: Andrew Parrott
  • Ensemble: Taverner Players
  • Running Time: 2 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1748

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Hallelujah
  • Performer: James Bowman (Countertenor)
  • Conductor: Andrew Parrott
  • Ensemble: Taverner Players
  • Running Time: 3 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: He was despised
  • Performer: James Bowman (Countertenor)
  • Conductor: Andrew Parrott
  • Ensemble: Taverner Players
  • Running Time: 11 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Handel, George Frideric : Water Music :: Suite in D
  • Conductor: Roger Norrington
  • Notes: Composition written: 1717.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1717

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Gloria, RV589 :: Opening chorus
  • Conductor: Andrew Parrott
  • Ensemble: Taverner Players
  • Running Time: 2 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1715

>Marcello, Benedetto : Concerto for Oboe in C minor :: 2. Adagio
  • Performer: Ray Still (Oboe)
  • Conductor: Richard Stamp
  • Running Time: 3 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1717

>Boccherini, Luigi : Guitar Quintet in E :: 3. Menuetto
  • Ensemble: Europa Galante
  • Notes: Composition written: 1799.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1799

>Scarlatti, Domenico : Sonata for Harpsichord in D minor, K 9/L 413
  • Performer: Mikhail Pletnev (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1738-1739

>Pergolesi, Giovanni : Stabat Mater :: Opening
  • Performers: Véronique Gens (Soprano); Gérard Lesne (Countertenor)
  • Ensemble: Il Seminario Musicale
  • Running Time: 4 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1736-1736

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for two mandolins in G, RV532 :: 1. Allegro
  • Performers: Sonia Maurer (Mandolin); Giovanni Scaramuzzino (Mandolin)
  • Conductor: Fabio Biondi
  • Ensemble: Europa Galante
  • Running Time: 4 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1742

>Lotti, Antonio : Crucifixus
  • Conductor: Andrew Parrott
  • Running Time: 3 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1717-1719

>Tartini, Giuseppe : Sonata in G minor "Devil's Trill" :: 3. Allegro
  • Performers: Orchestre d'Auvergne (Accordion); Jean-Jacques Kantorow (Violin)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: ?1740

>Vivaldi, Antonio : The Four Seasons (Le quattro stagioni) :: no 1. Spring (La primavera)
  • Performer: Chiara Banchini (Violin)
  • Conductor: Andrew Parrott
  • Ensemble: Taverner Players
  • Running Time: 10 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1725

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Recorder Concerto in C, RV444 :: 1. Allegro
  • Performer: Michel Sanvoisin (Recorder)
  • Conductor: Louis Auriacombe
  • Running Time: 4 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: by 1742

>Soler, Antonio [Composer] : Fandango for keyboard in A major, MV1a
  • Performer: Maggie Cole (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Tomás Luis de Victoria (Composer) (circa 1548 - 1611) : O vos omnes, responsory for 4 voices
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Running Time: 3 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Antonio Martín y Coll : Diferencias sobre las Folias (from Ramillete oloroso)
  • Conductor: Jordi Savall
  • Running Time: 6 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Anonymous : Ay luna que reluces, villancico
  • Performer: Montserrat Figueras (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jordi Savall
  • Running Time: 3 min. 23 sec.

>Mudarra, Alonso de : Pavan and galliard d'Alexandra, for vihuela
  • Conductor: Nancy Hadden
  • Ensemble: Circa 1500
  • Running Time: 2 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1546

>Bomtempo, J. Domingos : Messe de requiem consacrée à Luis ce Camoes :: Sanctus
  • Conductor: Michel Corboz
  • Running Time: 2 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1819

>Pachelbel, Johann : Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major
  • Conductor: Andrew Parrott
  • Ensemble: Taverner Players
  • Running Time: 3 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: after 1700

>Buxtehude, Dietrich : Canzonetta for organ in A minor, BuxWV 225
  • Performer: Nicholas Danby (Organ)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Monn, Georg Matthias : Concerto for Cello in G minor :: 3. Allegro non tanto
  • Performer: Balazs Mate (Cello)
  • Conductor: Lajos Rovátkay
  • Ensemble: Capella Agostino Steffani
  • Running Time: 4 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Herz und Mund unt Tat und Leben, Cantata, BWV 147 :: Jesus bleibet meine Freude
  • Conductor: Andrew Parrott
  • Ensemble: Taverner Players
  • Running Time: 2 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 07/02/1723

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite no 3 in D, BWV 1068 :: Air
  • Conductor: Philip Ledger
  • Running Time: 4 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1731

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for four harpsichords, BWV 1065 :: 1. Allegro
  • Performers: Carsten Lohff (Harpsichord); Bernhard Klapprott (Harpsichord); Bob Asperen (Harpsichord); Marcello Bussi (Harpsichord)
  • Conductor: Bob Asperen
  • Ensemble: Melante Amsterdam
  • Notes: Composition written: 1730.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1730

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Toccata and Fugue for Organ in D minor, BWV 565
  • Performer: Werner Jacob (Organ)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1708

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen, Cantata, BWV 51 :: Aria
  • Performers: Nancy Argenta (Soprano); Crispian Steele-Perkins (Trumpet)
  • Conductor: Monica Huggett
  • Ensemble: Sonnerie
  • Running Time: 4 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 09/17/1730

>Telemann, Georg Philipp : Work(s) :: Suite in A minor
  • Performer: David Munrow (Recorder)
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 2 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1700-1768

>Telemann, Georg Philipp : Work(s) :: Oboe Concerto in F minor
  • Performer: Han de Vries (Oboe)
  • Conductor: Bob Asperen
  • Ensemble: Melante Amsterdam
  • Running Time: 2 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1700-1768

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir, Cantata, BWV 29 :: Sinfonia
  • Conductor: Andrew Parrott
  • Ensemble: Taverner Players
  • Running Time: 3 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 08/27/1731

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 :: Aria
  • Performer: Maggie Cole (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1741

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : St John Passion, BWV 245 :: Es ist vollbracht
  • Conductor: John Nelson
  • Running Time: 5 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 04/07/1724

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 4 in G, BWV 1049 :: 3. Presto
  • Performers: Rachel Beckett (Recorder); Marion Scott (Recorder); Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (Accordion); Monica Huggett (Violin)
  • Conductor: Monica Huggett
  • Running Time: 4 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 03/24/1721

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suite for Cello no 1 in G, BWV 1007 :: 1. Prelude
  • Performer: Ralph Kirshbaum (Cello)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Magnificat in D, BWV 243 :: Magnificat anima mea
  • Conductor: Sigiswald Kuijken
  • Running Time: 2 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 06/1733

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Harpsichord in F minor, BWV 1056
  • Performer: Bob Asperen (Harpsichord)
  • Conductor: Bob Asperen
  • Ensemble: Melante Amsterdam
  • Running Time: 9 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1738

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Sonata for Flute in E flat, BWV 1031 :: 2. Siciliano
  • Performers: Michel Debost (Flute); Lionel Rogg (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1730-1734

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 4 in D, BWV 1069 :: 5. La Réjouissance
  • Conductor: Andrew Parrott
  • Running Time: 2 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1725