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Handel: Acis & Galatea, arr. Felix Mendelssohn / Jeni Bern: soprano; Benjamin Hulett: tenor; Nathan Vale: tenor; Brindley Sherratt: bass

Album Summary

>Handel, George Frideric : As When the Dove Laments Her Love (Handel)
Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

BBC Music Magazine, Christmas 2012
You might know Mozart's respray of Messiah, but Mendelssohn's Acis and Galatea? This is an attentive performance of an intriguing curiosity.

Gramophone Magazine, March 2013
The Oxford Philomusica are on sparkling form...in 'O ruddier than the cherry', Brindley Sherratt (Polyphemus) is on stupendous form...Benjamin Dale is an agile Acis and Jeni Bern brings a caressingly light touch as the sea-nymph Galatea.

International Record Review, February 2013
The choral force are fresh and lively...The Oxford Philomusica creates a lovely sound in the fuller orchestration that Mendelssohn supplied...One feels that this Acis truly loves Galatea...Galatea is sung by Jeni Bern, a very light soprano with clear articulation in her divisions...There is no woolliness in the voice of [Sherratt's] Polyphemus, but rather a clear, dark timbre which makes him obviously the odd man out.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: St. Michael's and All Angels, Summertown, Oxford (02/08/2012-02/10/2012).


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>Handel, George Frideric : As When the Dove Laments Her Love (Handel)
  • Conductor: Stephen Darlington
  • Ensemble: Oxford Philomusica
  • Notes: St. Michael's and All Angels, Summertown, Oxford (02/08/2012-02/10/2012)
  • Running Time: 71 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1718