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Handel: Ode for St Cecilia's Day; Concerto Grosso, Op. 6/7 / Mary Bevan, soprano; Ed Lyon, tenor, Ludus Baroque

Audio Samples

>Handel, George Frideric : A Song for St Cecilia's Day, HWV 76
>Handel, George Frideric : Concerto Grosso in B flat major, Op.6/7, HWV 325
>Handel, George Frideric : Look Down, Harmonious Saint, cantata for tenor, strings & continuo, HWV 124

Album Summary

>Handel, George Frideric : A Song for St Cecilia's Day, HWV 76
>Handel, George Frideric : Concerto Grosso in B flat major, Op.6/7, HWV 325
>Handel, George Frideric : Look Down, Harmonious Saint, cantata for tenor, strings & continuo, HWV 124
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Notes & Reviews:

Following the widespread critical acclaim of their debut recording Alexander's Feast, Ludus Baroque brings their celebrated verve to Handel's Song for St. Cecilia's Day. Coupled with his miniature cantata for tenor, "Look Down, Harmonious Saint," which Handel wrote to supplement performances of Alexander's Feast, and with the Concerto Grosso in B-flat, written in his fruitful autumn of 1739, Handel approaches the setting of this second text by John Dryden with the same extraordinary vividness of detail and metrical virtuosity as Alexander's Feast.

Early Music Today
Fizzes with energy, sounding fresh off the page. Virtually every aria, clearly and beautifully articulated by the soloists, is a gem.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh (08/08/2011-08/10/2011).



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Works Details

>Handel, George Frideric : A Song for St Cecilia's Day, HWV 76
  • Conductor: Richard Neville-Towle
  • Ensemble: Ludus Baroque
  • Notes: Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh (08/08/2011-08/10/2011)
  • Running Time: 41 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1739

>Handel, George Frideric : Concerto Grosso in B flat major, Op.6/7, HWV 325
  • Conductor: Richard Neville-Towle
  • Ensemble: Ludus Baroque
  • Notes: Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh (08/08/2011-08/10/2011)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1739

>Handel, George Frideric : Look Down, Harmonious Saint, cantata for tenor, strings & continuo, HWV 124
  • Performer: Ed Lyon
  • Conductor: Richard Neville-Towle
  • Ensemble: Ludus Baroque
  • Notes: Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh (08/08/2011-08/10/2011)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1736