3 CD / Virgin Classics / 2009-05-19Works: Henry Purcell: Fairy Queen, Z 629; George Frederick Handel: Alexander's Feast, HWV 75; Franz Joseph Haydn: Missa Cellensis, for soloists, chorus, organ & orchestra in C major ("Cantata Mass"), H. 22/5
Performers: Allan, Thomas; Burgess, Sally; Chance, Michael; Covey-Crump, Rogers; Daniels, Charles; Donath, Helen [Soprano Vocal]; Elliot, Paul [Tenor Vocals]; Fink, Marcos; Fournier, Brigitte; George, Michael [V...
Conductors: Parrott, Andrew; Ledger, Philip [Organ]; Corboz, Michel
Ensemble: Gulbenkian Foundation Symphony Orchestra Lisbon; King's College Choir, Cambridge; Taverner Consort
Handel shares his anniversary year with two other composers who hold a prominent place in the musical pantheon, Henry Purcell (born 1659) and Josef Haydn...continue...
Handel: Messiah (Highlights) / Cleobury, Dawson, Summers, Ainsley, Miles, / King's College Choir Cambridge
1 CD / Brilliant Classics / 2009-05-05Works: George Frederick Handel: Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
Performers: Ainsley, John Mark; Dawson, Lynne; Miles, Alastair; Summers, Hilary
Conductors: ; Cleobury, Stephen
Ensemble: Brandenburg Consort; King's College Choir, Cambridge
1 CD / Warner Classics / 2001-10-09Works: George Frederick Handel: Coronation Anthems (4); Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne, HWV 74
Performers: Blackadder, David; Blaze, Robin; George, Michael [Vocals]; Gritton, Susan
Conductors: Cleobury, Stephen
Ensemble: King's College Choir, Cambridge
"Much of the music is gentler and more relaxed, and Cleobury is content to let it unfold at a more leisurely pace. Even the sound...continue...