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Countertenor Duets by Purcell and Blow / James Bowman (countertenor), Michael Chance (countertenor), The KingÆs Consort, Robert King
Countertenor Duets by Purcell and Blow / James Bowman (countertenor), Michael Chance (countertenor), The KingÆs Consort, Robert King

1 CD / Hyperion / 2014-04-08

Works: Henry Purcell: Bid the virtues; Fairy Queen, Z 629; O solitude, my sweetest choice, Z 406; Sing, sing, ye druids (from "Bonduca"), song, Z. 574/13; O dive custos; No, resistance is but vain (from "Ma...
Performers: Bowman, James [Countertenor Vocal]; Chance, Michael; King, Robert; Miller, David [Lute/Baroque Guitar]
Conductors: King, Robert
Ensemble: ; The King's Consort

This recording of duets by the great composers of the Restoration is one of the gems of Hyperion's catalogue. It features the celebrated countertenors James...continue...
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HYP 55447
Monteverdi: L'Orfeo / John Mark Ainsley, Juanita Lascarro, Michael Chance, David Cordier, Mario Luperi. Stubbs [2 DVD]
Monteverdi: L'Orfeo / John Mark Ainsley, Juanita Lascarro, Michael Chance, David Cordier, Mario Luperi. Stubbs [2 DVD]

2 DVD Video / BBC Opus Arte / 2013-10-29

Works: Claudio Monteverdi: L'Orfeo
Performers: Ainsley, John Mark; Balleys, Brigitte; Chance, Michael; Cordier, David; Lascarro, Juanita; Luper, Mario
Conductors: Stubbs, Stephen
Ensemble: Tragicomedia and Concerto Palatino

The Essential Opera Collection is an exciting new mid-price series that brings together popular operas and classic productions in simple stylish packaging. The ten launch...continue...
Run Time: 140 min.
Region: 0
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): PCM Stereo,
Subtitles: German, English, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch...continue...
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Discover Bach - Selections from his most popular works
Discover Bach - Selections from his most popular works

1 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2013-10-08

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Toccata and Fugue for Organ in D minor, BWV 565; Brandenburg Concerto no 3 in G major, BWV 1048; Suite for Cello no 1 in G major, BWV 1007; Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, Can...
Performers: Chance, Michael; Evans, Wynford; Gavrilov, Andrei; Gilbert, Kenneth; Hall, Carol; Maisky, Mischa; Pinnock, Trevor; Preston, Simon [Conductor/Composer]; Standage, Simon; Steele-Perkins, Crispian [Trum...
Conductors: Pinnock, Trevor; Gardiner, John Eliot
Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists; The English Concert

A release series of some of the most popular Decca recordings, the Virtuoso series is an opportunity for fans to access historic recordings at a...continue...
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Henry Purcell: Music for a While / Michael Chance; Richard Boothby; Maggie Cole; Nigel North
Henry Purcell: Music for a While / Michael Chance; Richard Boothby; Maggie Cole; Nigel North

1 CD / United Classics / 2013-08-27

Works: Henry Purcell: Birthday Ode to Queen Mary (1693); Birthday Ode to Queen Mary (1694); Fairy Queen, Z 629; In the black, dismal dungeon of despair, sacred song for soprano & continuo, Z. 190; Music for...
Performers: Boothby, Richard [Viola da Gamba]; Chance, Michael; Cole, Maggie; North, Nigel [Lute]

Michael Chance has established a worldwide reputation as one of the foremost exponents of the male alto voice in all areas of the classical, and...continue...
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A Year With Jesus / Gloria, Miserere, Stabat Mater, Magnificat, Requiem by Bach, Pergolesi, Mozart et al. / Véronique Gens, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Andrew Parrott, Riccardo Muti et al.
A Year With Jesus / Gloria, Miserere, Stabat Mater, Magnificat, Requiem by Bach, Pergolesi, Mozart et al. / Véronique Gens, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Andrew Parrott, Riccardo Muti et al.

2 CD / Virgin Classics / 2013-01-08

Works: Antonio Vivaldi: Gloria; Johann Sebastian Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248; Liebster Immanuel, Herzog der Frommen, cantata, BWV 123; Easter Oratorio, BWV 249; Magnificat, BWV 243; Herz und Mund und ...
Performers: Argenta, Nancy; Chance, Michael; Fischer-Dieskau, Dietrich [Baritone Vocal]; Gens, Véronique; Harvey, Peter Harvey; Lesne, Gérard; Neilz, Jacques; Rampal, Jean-Pierre [Flute/Conductor];...
Conductors: Parrott, Andrew; Herreweghe, Philippe; Christophers, Harry; Hill, David; Cleobury, Stephen; Mandrin, Emmanuel; Lara, Francisco; ; Hillier, Paul; Plasson, Michel; Kuijken, Sigiswald; Willcocks, David;...
Ensemble: ; Brunel Ensemble; Ensemble Vocal et Instrumental de Lausanne; Il Seminario Musicale; La Petite Bande; Taverner Players; The Hilliard Ensemble; The Sixteen (Choir)

From Easter Sunday to All Saints' Day, A Year with Jesus is the ultimate collection of sacred music to help celebrate the Christian holidays. This...continue...
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VCL 026672
The Olympic Experience
The Olympic Experience

1 CD / Warner Classics / 2012-06-26

Works: Richard Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra; Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Te Deum, H. 146; Edward Elgar: Cockaigne Overture; Modest Mussorgsky: Night on the Bare Mountain; Giacomo Puccini: Turandot; Henry ...
Performers: Bowman, James [Countertenor Vocal]; Chance, Michael; Domingo, Placido
Conductors: Lombard, Alain; Martini, Louis; Davis, Andrew; Dohnányi, Christoph von; Santi, Nello; Gardiner, John Eliot; Saraste, Jukka-Pekka; Mehta, Zubin; Mravinsky, Yevgeny; Leppard, Raymond; Harnoncourt,...
Ensemble: ; English Baroque Soloists
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Sublime Discourses: John Milton and Martin Peerson - The Complete Instrumental Music / Sophie Yates, virginals; Fretwork
Sublime Discourses: John Milton and Martin Peerson - The Complete Instrumental Music / Sophie Yates, virginals; Fretwork

1 CD / Regent Records / 2011-11-28

Works: Martin Peerson: Acquaintance, fantasia à 6 in G minor, P3/2; Almaine à 6 in G minor, P3/3; Beauty, fantasia à 6 in G major, P3/4; Almaine à 6 in G major, P3/5; Piper's Pavan, P6/2...
Performers: Chance, Michael; Yates, Sophie
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Ensemble: Fretwork

This recording contains the complete instrumental music of John Milton (1562-1647) and Martin Peerson (1572-1651) performed by Fretwork, an early music ensemble, who has set...continue...
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J.S. Bach: Sonatas for Viola Da Gamba & Harpsichord; Arias with Obbligato Viola da Gamba
J.S. Bach: Sonatas for Viola Da Gamba & Harpsichord; Arias with Obbligato Viola da Gamba

1 CD / Glossa / 2010-11-08

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonata for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord no 1 in G major, BWV 1027; Matthäus Passion, BWV 244; Sonata for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord no 2 in D major, BWV 1028; Johann...
Performers: Chance, Michael; Hunninger, Markus; Joubert-Caillet, Francois; Pandolfo, Paolo; van der Kamp, Harry

Recording information: Église Saint-Apollinaire de Bolland, Belgium (05/2010)....continue...
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Handel: L'Allegro il Penseroso ed il Moderato; Tamerlano; Ballet Music / John Eliot Gardiner
Handel: L'Allegro il Penseroso ed il Moderato; Tamerlano; Ballet Music / John Eliot Gardiner

6 CD / Warner Classics / 2010-07-20

Works: George Frederick Handel: L'Allegro il Penseroso ed il Moderato; Tamerlano; Alcina; Terpsichore; Il pastor fido
Performers: Argenta, Nancy; Chance, Michael; Davies, Maldwyn; Findlay, Jane; Ginn, Michael; Hill, Martyn [Tenor Vocals]; Kwella, Patrizia; McLaughlin, Marie [Soprano Vocals]; Ragin, Derek Lee; Robson, Nigel; Sch...
Conductors: Gardiner, John Eliot
Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists
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WRNC 2564696208
Purcell: Songs
Purcell: Songs

1 CD / Brilliant Classics / 2010-03-09

Works: Henry Purcell: Birthday Ode to Queen Mary, 'Come Ye Sons of Art, Away', 1694; Incassum, Lesbia, rogas, Z 383 "Queen's Epicedium"; Ode to St. Cecilia 'Welcome to all the pleasures', 1683; O solitude, ...
Performers: Boothby, Richard [Viola da Gamba]; Chance, Michael; Cole, Maggie; Cole, Nigel [Theorbo]
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Ensemble: Florilegium (Ensemble, UK)

Spanning his short creative life, Purcell's Songs are a constant feature in his output. In between official Odes, the semi-operas and instrumental music is a...continue...
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BLC 93937
England My England - Music from Original Soundtrack
England My England - Music from Original Soundtrack

1 CD / United States Of Distribution / 2009-09-29

Works: Henry Purcell: Fairy Queen, Z 629; Indian Queen, Z 630; Bid the virtues; In guilty night, Z 134; King Arthur, or The British Worthy, Z 628; Close thine eyes and sleep secure, Z 184; Dido and Aeneas, ...
Performers: Agnew, Paul [Tenor Vocals]; Argenta, Nancy; Blackadder, David; Chance, Michael; Dawson, Lynne; Dawson, Lynne [Soprano Vocals]; Graham, Susan; Harvey, Peter Harvey; Smith, Jennifer [Vocals]; Thomas, D...
Conductors: Gardiner, John Eliot
Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists

This release contains music from the original soundtrack of the prize-winning movie which Tony Palmer directed about the great English composer Henry Purcell. Very little...continue...
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USDS 1572
Santa Cecilia - Haydn, Handel, Purcell / Parrott, Ledger, Corboz, et al
Santa Cecilia - Haydn, Handel, Purcell / Parrott, Ledger, Corboz, et al

3 CD / Virgin Classics / 2009-05-19

Works: 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...
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VCL 663562
Altus - From Castrato to Countertenor
Altus - From Castrato to Countertenor

3 CD / Virgin Classics / 2009-02-24

Works: Antonio Vivaldi: Giustino, RV 717; Amen; Nisi Dominus in G minor, RV 608; Longe mala umbrae terrores in G minor, RV 629; Pianti, sospiri, RV 676; George Frederick Handel: MEDLEY; Messiah, HWV 56, Ora...
Performers: Asawa, Brian; Blake, Rockwell; Bowman, James [Countertenor Vocal]; Brett, Charles; Cencic, Max Emanuel; Chance, Michael; Daniels, David; Deller, Alfred; Dupre, Desmond; Esswood, Paul; Gens, Veronique...
Conductors: Spinosi, Jean-Christophe; Lesne, Gérard; Biondi, Fabio [Violin]; Corboz, Michel; Linde, Hans-Martin; Parrott, Andrew; Curtis, Alan; Christie, William; Herreweghe, Philippe; Ledger, Philip [Org...
Ensemble: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; City of London Sinfonia; Collegium Vocale; English Chamber Orchestra; Ensemble Artaserse; Ensemble Instrumental de Lausanne; Ensemble Orchestral de Paris; Europa Galan...

The male voice hits an all-time high with this new collection from Virgin Classics. Starting as far back as 1902 with the last of the...continue...
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VCL 354762
Countertenors / Bowman, Chance, Scholl, Somerville [DVD]
Countertenors / Bowman, Chance, Scholl, Somerville [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Kultur International Films / 2008-10-28

Works: Thomas Campion: Never weather-beaten saile more willing bent to shore; John Dowland: Second Booke of Songes; Firste Booke of Songes; Thomas Ford: Musicke of Sundrie Kindes, Pt 1; Henry Purcell: Sound...
Performers: Bowman, James; Chance, Michael; Drake, Julius; Miller, David [lute/guitar]; Scholl, Andreas
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Ensemble: Academy for Ancient Music Berlin; Ensemble Sonnerie

With its unique, soaring beauty, the high male voice is today enjoying a huge resurgence in popularity. Heirs to the celebrated castrati of the sixteenth...continue...
Run Time: 123 min.
Region: 1
Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3, Color
Sound Format(s): Dolby 2.0,
Subtitles: English
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KUL D4391
Bach: Early Cantatas Vol 2 - Weimar 2 / Kirkby, Chance, Daniels, Harvey, Purcell Quartet, et al
Bach: Early Cantatas Vol 2 - Weimar 2 / Kirkby, Chance, Daniels, Harvey, Purcell Quartet, et al

2 CD / Chandos Records / 2008-09-30

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata no 172, "Erschallet, ihr Lieder, erklinget, ihr Saiten" BWV 172; Cantata no 182, "Himmelskönig, sei willkommen," BWV 182; Cantata no 21, "Ich hatte viel Beküm...
Performers: Bainbridge, Philip; Beckett, Rachel; Blackadder, David; Byrt, Rachel; Chance, Michael; Daniels, Charles; Harvey, Peter Harvey; Hayward, Tim; Hoffnung, Benedict; Kirkby, Emma; Moonen, Nicolette; Robso...
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Ensemble: Purcell Quartet

This two-disc set selling for the price of one CD presents three cantatas dating from 1714, when Bach was serving at the court of Weimar....continue...
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George Frideric Handel: L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato; Tamerlano; Ballet Music / Gardiner
George Frideric Handel: L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato; Tamerlano; Ballet Music / Gardiner

6 CD / Erato / 2007-10-22

Works: George Frederick Handel: L'Allegro il Penseroso ed il Moderato; Tamerlano; Alcina; Terpsichore; Il pastor fido
Performers: Argenta, Nancy; Chance, Michael; Davies, Maldwyn; Findlay, Jane; Ginn, Michael; Hill, Martyn [Tenor Vocals]; Kwella, Patrizia; McLaughlin, Marie [Soprano Vocals]; Ragin, Derek Lee; Robson, Nigel; Sch...
Conductors: Gardiner, John Eliot
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Bach: Weimar Cantatas Vol 2 / Kirkby, Purcell Quartet
Bach: Weimar Cantatas Vol 2 / Kirkby, Purcell Quartet

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2007-07-31

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata no 12 "Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen", BWV 12 (BC A68); Cantata no 18, "Gleichwie der Regen und Schnee vom Himmel fällt" BWV 18; Cantata no 61, "Nun komm, der Heid...
Performers: Beckett, Rachel; Bengton, Katarina; Blackadder, David; Byrt, Rachel; Chance, Michael; Daniels, Charles; Harvey, Peter Harvey; Hunt, William; Kirkby, Emma; Latham, Catherine; Robson, Anthony; Watts, A...
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Ensemble: Purcell Quartet

"The performances themselves, while fully sympathetic to the text, the music and the mood, are essentially light, clear, even ultimately life-affirming. Part of this is...continue...
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Bach: Johannes Passion / Cleobury, Richardson, et al
Bach: Johannes Passion / Cleobury, Richardson, et al

2 CD / Brilliant Classics / 2007-07-17

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Saint John Passion, BWV 245
Performers: Agnew, Paul; Ainsley, John Mark; Bott, Catherine; Chance, Michael; Richardson, Stephen; Varcoe, Stephen
Conductors: Cleobury, Stephen
Ensemble: Brandenburg Consort; King's College Choir, Cambridge

The 'other' Passion by Bach, the Johannes, deserves as much attention as the St.Matthew's Passion is receiving. This recording proves once again its superb musical...continue...
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BLC 93209
Odes to Saint Cecilia - Draghi, Blow / Holman, et al
Odes to Saint Cecilia - Draghi, Blow / Holman, et al

1 CD / Hyperion / 2007-05-08

Works: Giovanni Battista Draghi: From harmony, from heav'nly harmony; John Blow: The Glorious Day is Come, ode for St. Cecilia's Day (1691), for soloists, chorus & ensemble
Performers: Blaze, Robin; Chance, Michael; Cornwell, Joseph; Koc, Jozik; LeBlanc, Suzie [Soprano Vocal]; Wistreich, Richard [Bass Vocals]
Conductors: Holman, Peter
Ensemble: Parley of Instruments

'As ever, the disc is a revelation ... Once heard this infectious music is not easily forgotten, which is a tribute to the enthusiasm and...continue...
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Handel: Agrippina / Gardiner, Jones, Miles, Ragin, et al
Handel: Agrippina / Gardiner, Jones, Miles, Ragin, et al

3 CD / Philips / 2007-04-10

Works: George Frederick Handel: Agrippina
Performers: Brown, Donna; Chance, Michael; Clarkson, Julian; Jones, Della; Kenny, Jonathan Peter; Miles, Alastair [Bass Vocals]; Mosley, George; Ragin, Derek Lee; von Otter, Anne Sofie
Conductors: Gardiner, John Eliot
Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists

"Della Jones gives a masterful performance in the title role. John Eliot Gardiner has not recorded many Handel operas, nor directed many in the theatre....continue...
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Handel: Messiah / Budday, Chance, et al
Handel: Messiah / Budday, Chance, et al

2 CD / K&K / 2007-04-05

Works: George Frederick Handel: Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
Performers: Allan, Miriam; Chance, Michael; LeBrocq, Marc; Purves, Christopher
Conductors: Budday, Jürgen
Ensemble: Maulbronn Chamber Choir
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Monteverdi Cycle: L'Orfeo; Il Ritorno d'Ulisse; L'Incononazione di Poppea; Il Combattimento [7 DVD]
Monteverdi Cycle: L'Orfeo; Il Ritorno d'Ulisse; L'Incononazione di Poppea; Il Combattimento [7 DVD]

7 DVD Video / BBC Opus Arte / 2007-03-27

Works: Claudio Monteverdi: L'Incoronazione di Poppea; L'Orfeo; Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda; Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria
Performers: Ainsley, John Mark; Anderson, Lorna; Araya, Graciela; Asawa, Brian; Balleys, Brigitte; Chance, Michael; Cordier, David; Gillet, Christopher; Grant Murphy, Heidi; Haymon, Cynthia; Huijpen, Jaco; Johns...
Conductors: Rousset, Christophe; Stubbs, Stephen; Porcelijn, David; Wilson, Glen
Ensemble: ASKO Ensemble; Baroque Ensemble; Concerto Palatino; Les Talens Lyriques; Tragicomedia

"For any opera to be fully effective, the singing must be superb, and the consistently transcendent vocal quality and idiomatically appropriate period practice are the...continue...
Run Time: 570 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9 anamorphic, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo, DTS 5.1 Surround
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Purcell: Sacred Music, etc / Timothy Brown, Michael Chance
Purcell: Sacred Music, etc / Timothy Brown, Michael Chance

2 CD / Brilliant Classics / 2006-06-06

Works: Henry Purcell: Te Deum and Jubilate in D major, Z 232; My beloved spake, Z 28; O God, thou art my God, Z 35; Lord, how long wilt thou be angry?, Z 25; Remember not, Lord, our offences, Z 50; Hear my ...
Performers: Bennett, Mark; Boothby, Richard; Brown, Jonathan; Bryans, Ron; Carter, William; Chance, Michael; Cole, Maggie; Da Costa, Neal Peres; Dexter, Keri; Howes, Robert; Kenny, Elizabeth; Laird, Michael; Man...
Conductors: Brown, Timothy
Ensemble: Baroque Brass of London; Clare College Choir
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BLC 99790
Pergolesi: Stabat Mater, et al / Waschinski, Chance, et al
Pergolesi: Stabat Mater, et al / Waschinski, Chance, et al

1 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2006-04-18

Works: Giovanni Pergolesi: Stabat Mater; Salve Regina
Performers: Chance, Michael; Waschinski, Jorg
Conductors: Müller-Brühl, Helmut
Ensemble: Cologne Chamber Orchestra

The 18th century French writer, Charles de Brosses described Pergolesi's 'Stabat Mater,' completed as the composer lay dying, as 'the master work of Latin music.'...continue...
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NXS 8557447
Handel: Saul / Budday, Chance, Argenta, et al
Handel: Saul / Budday, Chance, Argenta, et al

2 CD / K&K / 2006-04-02

Works: George Frederick Handel: Saul, HWV 53
Performers: Argenta, Nancy; Balbach, Steffen; Berner, Michael; Chance, Michael; LeBrocq, Marc; Reviol, Laurie; Varcoe, Stephen
Conductors: Budday, Jürgen
Ensemble: Hannover Hofkapelle; Maulbronn Chamber Choir

This recording is part of a cycle of old testament oratorios by G.F. Handel and is one of the many concerts performed at Maulbronn monastery...continue...
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Edition Monastery Maulbronn - Handel: Solomon / Chance
Edition Monastery Maulbronn - Handel: Solomon / Chance

2 CD / K&K / 2006-03-08

Works: George Frederick Handel: Solomon, HWV 67
Performers: Argenta, Nancy; Balbach, Steffen; Chance, Michael; Podger, Julian; Reviol, Laurie
Conductors: Budday, Jürgen
Ensemble: Hannover Hofkapelle; Maulbronn Chamber Choir

This recording is part of a cycle of old testament oratorios by G.F. Handel and is one of the many concerts performed at Maulbronn monastery...continue...
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Allegri: Miserere;  Palestrina, Mundy / Tallis Scholars
Allegri: Miserere; Palestrina, Mundy / Tallis Scholars

1 CD / Gimell / 2005-11-08

Works: Gregorio Allegri: Miserere; William Mundy: Vox patris caelestis; Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: Gloria
Performers: Armstrong, Jane; Chance, Michael; Cornwell, Joseph; Duncan, Ruth; King, Andrew [Tenor]; Leigh, Douglas; Mason, Colin Scott; Stamp, Alison; Stell, Judith; Walker, Julian; Williams, Julia

Widely regarded as the best recording of Allegris Miserere, this landmark recording by Peter Phillips and The Tallis Scholars was made in Merton College Chapel,...continue...
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Buxtehude: Sacred Cantatas Vol 2 / Kirkby, et al
Buxtehude: Sacred Cantatas Vol 2 / Kirkby, et al

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2005-09-20

Works: Dietrich Buxtehude: Das neugeborne, Kindelein, for SATB voices, 3 violins, violone, bassoon & continuo, BuxWV 13; Quaemadmodum desiderat cervus, BuxWV 92; Nichts soll uns Scheiden, for SAB voices, 2 ...
Performers: Byrt, Rachel; Chance, Michael; Daniels, Charles; Harvey, Peter Harvey; Hunt, William; Ichise, Reiko; Kirkby, Emma; Rogers, Jane; Salaman, Clare
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Ensemble: Purcell Quartet

This is the second disc of sacred cantatas by Buxtehude on the Chaconne label, featuring artists famous in this repertoire. The disc contains some of...continue...
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CHA 0723
Bach: Early Cantatas Vol 1 / Kirkby, Chance, Harvey, et al
Bach: Early Cantatas Vol 1 / Kirkby, Chance, Harvey, et al

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2005-03-22

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Christ lag in Todesbanden, BWV 4; Cantata no 131, "Aus der Tiefen rufe ich, Herr, zu dir" BWV 131; Cantata no 106, "Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit," ("Actus Tragicus"), BW...
Performers: Beckett, Rachel; Campbell, Richard; Chance, Michael; Daniels, Charles; Harvey, Peter Harvey; Kirkby, Emma; Robson, Anthony; Rogers, Jane; Salaman, Clare; Scott, Marion; Watts, Andrew [Bassoon]
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Ensemble: Purcell Quartet

"...a gracious and gratifying expose of the f minor and A major settings of the Ordinary, sensitively performed in alert and honest chamber-scaled performances..." -...continue...
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Collectors Edition - Bach: Christmas Oratorio, etc
Collectors Edition - Bach: Christmas Oratorio, etc

9 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2004-11-09

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248; Saint Matthew Passion, BWV 244; Saint John Passion, BWV 245; Mass in B minor, BWV 232
Performers: Archer, Neill; Argenta, Nancy; Bär, Olaf; Beznosiuk, Lisa; Beznosiuk, Pavlo; Birchall, Simon [Bass Baritone Vocals]; Blochwitz, Hans-Peter; Bonney, Barbara [Soprano Vocal]; Campbell, Richard; Ch...
Conductors: Gardiner, John Eliot
Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists; Monteverdi Choir

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Stefano Landi: La Morte d'Orfeo
Stefano Landi: La Morte d'Orfeo

2 CD / Accent / 2004-04-27

Works: Stefano Landi: La Morte D'Orfeo, opera
Performers: Chance, Michael; Cordier, David; Deroo, Lieven; Elwes, John; Koslowsky, Johanna; Meel, Nico van der; van der Kamp, Harry
Conductors: Stubbs, Stephen [Lute]
Ensemble: Tragicomedia
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ACT 30046
Purcell: Dido & Aeneas, King Arthur, Dioclesian, etc/Pinnock
Purcell: Dido & Aeneas, King Arthur, Dioclesian, etc/Pinnock

5 CD / Deutsche Grammophon Imports / 2003-09-23

Works: Henry Purcell: Dido and Aeneas, Z 626; King Arthur, or The British Worthy, Z 628; Music in "The Prophetess; Or, The History of Dioclesian" (after John Fletcher and Philip Massinger,; Timon of Athens,...
Performers: Agnew, Paul [Tenor Vocals]; Ainsley, John Mark; Alder, Stephen; Amps, Kym; Argenta, Nancy; Bannatyne-Scott, Brian; Birchall, Simon [Bass Baritone Vocals]; Chance, Michael; Davidson, Angus [Counterten...
Conductors: Pinnock, Trevor
Ensemble: English Concert; English Concert Choir
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DGGI 474672
Monteverdi: Vespro Della Beata Vergine / Gardiner/English Baroque Soloists [DVD]
Monteverdi: Vespro Della Beata Vergine / Gardiner/English Baroque Soloists [DVD]

1 DVD Video / Deutsche Grammophon / 2003-04-08

Works: Claudio Monteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine
Performers: Chance, Michael; Miles, Alastair; Monoyios, Ann; Naglia, Sandro; Pennicchi, Marinella; Robson, Nigel; Terfel, Bryn; Tucker, Mark
Conductors: Gardiner, John Eliot
Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists; His Majesties Sagbutts and Cornetts; London Oratory Junior Choir; Monteverdi Choir

Picture Format: NTSC, Color
Subtitles: German, English, French, Spanish, Chinese
Country of Origin: USA
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Vivaldi: Gloria, etc / Cleobury, King's College Choir, et al
Vivaldi: Gloria, etc / Cleobury, King's College Choir, et al

1 CD / Warner Classics / 2002-05-07

Works: Antonio Vivaldi: "Domine Deus" from Gloria RV 589, for Soprano, Trumpet and Continuo; Dixit Dominus (Psalm 109), for 4 voices, double chorus, 2 trumpets, 2 oboes, solo strings, strings &; Magnificat ...
Performers: Bayl, Benjamin; Chance, Michael; Gier, Nico de; Gilchrist, James [Tenor Vocal]; Gough, Helen; Lemalu, Jonathan; Norman, Deborah; Ross, Alastair; Vocal], Sarah Fox [Soprano; Wadsworth, Matthew
Conductors: Cleobury, Stephen
Ensemble: Academy of Ancient Music

"Listeners will have to decide for themselves whether the sound of an English choral foundation is appropriate for this music. If that is no obstacle,...continue...
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Zelenka: Lamentations of Jeremiah / Ainsley, Chance, George
Zelenka: Lamentations of Jeremiah / Ainsley, Chance, George

1 CD / Hyperion / 2002-05-01

Works: Jan Dismas Zelenka: Lamentationes (6) pro hebdomada sancta, for soloists & chorus ("Lamentationes Jeremiæ prophetæ"), ZW
Performers: Ainsley, John Mark; Chance, Michael; George, Michael [Vocals]
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Ensemble: Chandos Baroque Players

"These soloists are on their accustomed strong form, shading the music with sensitivity and evenness of tone. But the warmly coloured and gently inflected support...continue...
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Bach: 27th Sunday after Trinity, etc / Gardiner, et al
Bach: 27th Sunday after Trinity, etc / Gardiner, et al

1 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2000-10-10

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata no 140, "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme," BWV 140 (BC A166); Cantata no 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben" BWV 147
Performers: Chance, Michael; Holton, Ruth; Rolfe Johnson, Anthony [Tenor Vocal]; Varcoe, Stephen [Baritone Vocals]
Conductors: Gardiner, John Eliot
Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists

"...The Monteverdi Choir is on excellent form and the solo line-up by and large a strong one. 'Wachet auf' needs a director with a good...continue...
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Bach: Magnificat, etc / Choir of King's College, et al
Bach: Magnificat, etc / Choir of King's College, et al

2 CD / Warner Classics / 2000-06-27

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata no 140, "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme," BWV 140 (BC A166); Kommst du nun, Jesu, BWV 650; Work(s); Magnificat; Orchestral Suite no 3 in D major, BWV 1068; Lobet den H...
Performers: Beckett, Rachel; Blackadder, David; Bostridge, Ian; Brown, Rachel; Chance, Michael; Cleobury, Stephen [Organ/Conductor]; Comberti, Micaela; George, Michael [Vocals]; Gritton, Susan; Lissauer, Peter; ...
Conductors: Cleobury, Stephen
Ensemble: Academy of Ancient Music; Academy of Ancient Music (UK); King's College Choir, Cambridge

From a first glance at the performing forces of this Bach Magnificat performance, you can expect some glorious sounds. Stephen Cleobury directs the Academy of...continue...
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Bach: Ascension Cantatas / Gardiner, English Baroque, et al
Bach: Ascension Cantatas / Gardiner, English Baroque, et al

1 CD / Deutsche Grammophon Imports / 2000-06-13

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata no 43, "Gott fähret auf mit Jauchzen" BWV 43; Cantata no 128, "Auf Christi Himmelfahrt allein" BWV 128; Cantata no 37, "Wer da gläubet und getauft wird" (inco...
Performers: Argenta, Nancy; Blaze, Robin; Chance, Michael; Genz, Christoph; Hagen, Reinhard; Rolfe Johnson, Anthony [Tenor Vocal]; Varcoe, Stephen [Baritone Vocals]
Conductors: Gardiner, John Eliot
Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists
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Bach: Cantatas BWV 106, 118b, 198 / Gardiner, et al
Bach: Cantatas BWV 106, 118b, 198 / Gardiner, et al

1 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 2000-04-11

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata no 106, "Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit," ("Actus Tragicus"), BWV 106 (BC B18); O Jesu Christ, meins Lebens Licht; Trauer-Ode
Performers: Argenta, Nancy; Chance, Michael; Rolfe Johnson, Anthony [Tenor Vocal]; Varcoe, Stephen [Baritone Vocals]
Conductors: Gardiner, John Eliot
Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists

"...I approve of the ruffles and flourishes Gardiner throws my way, and I suspect many of you will too. I love the way he digs...continue...
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Bach: Lutheran Masses Vol 2 / Argenta, Chance, Harvey, et al
Bach: Lutheran Masses Vol 2 / Argenta, Chance, Harvey, et al

1 CD / Chandos Records / 2000-03-28

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Trio Sonata for Organ no 5 in C major, BWV 529; Mass for 4 voices, chorus, 2 oboes, strings & continuo in G major, BWV 236 (BC E4); Mass for 3 voices, chorus, orchestra & conti...
Performers: Argenta, Nancy; Chance, Michael; Halstead, Anthony [Horn/Conductor]; Latham, Catherine; Montgomery, Roger; Padmore, Mark [Tenor Vocal]; Robson, Anthony; Rogers, Jane
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Ensemble: Purcell Quartet

"Here the performances are one-on-a-part for both instruments and voices. The singers seem entirely at home in this daunting idiom, and each presents a clear...continue...
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Bach: Cantatas BWV 6 & 66 /Gardiner, Monteverdi Choir, et al
Bach: Cantatas BWV 6 & 66 /Gardiner, Monteverdi Choir, et al

1 CD / Deutsche Grammophon Imports / 2000-02-01

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata no 6, "Bleib bei uns, denn es will Abend werden," BWV 6; Cantata no 66, "Erfreut euch, ihr Herzen," BWV 66
Performers: Chance, Michael; Clarkson, Julian; Davislim, Steve; Henschel, Dietrich; Padmore, Mark [Tenor Vocal]
Conductors: Gardiner, John Eliot
Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists
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DGGI 463580
Handel: 4 Coronation Anthems, etc / King's College, et al
Handel: 4 Coronation Anthems, etc / King's College, et al

2 CD / Decca Imports / 1997-09-16

Works: George Frederick Handel: Coronation Anthems (4); Dixit Dominus; Blessed Are They That Considereth the Poor (Foundling Hospital Anthem), HWV 268; Utrecht Te Deum, HWV 278; Jubilate (Utrecht), canticle...
Performers: Black, Neil; Brett, Charles; Buchanan, Isobel; Chance, Michael; Covey-Crump, Rogers; Crabtree, Libby; Dart, Thurston; Elliot, Paul [Tenor Vocals]; Elwes, John; Farnes, Richard [Conductor]; Fisher, Gi...
Conductors: Willcocks, David; Cleobury, Stephen; Hill, David; Preston, Simon
Ensemble: ; Academy of Ancient Music; English Chamber Orchestra; Winchester Cathedral Choir
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DECI 455041
Music for Queen Mary - Henry Purcell
Music for Queen Mary - Henry Purcell

1 CD / Sony Classical / 1995-04-04

Works: Henry Purcell: I was glad when they said unto me, O Lord, Z 19; Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem, Z 46; Stript of their green our groves appear, Z 444; Now does the glorious day appear (Ode for Queen Mar...
Performers: Birchall, Simon [Bass Baritone Vocals]; Bostridge, Ian; Chance, Michael; Chateauneuf, Paula; Kirkby, Emma; Prevost, Stephen le; Richardson, Stephen [Bass-Baritone Vocal]; Tubb, Evelyn [Soprano Vocals]
Conductors: Neary, Martin
Ensemble: Choir of Westminster Abbey; New London Consort

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Essential Purcell / Robert King, The King's Consort
Essential Purcell / Robert King, The King's Consort

1 CD / Hyperion / 1994-10-01

Works: Henry Purcell: Welcome, glorious morn (Birthday Ode for Queen Mary), for soloists, chorus & instruments, Z. 338; Fly bold rebellion (Welcome Ode for Charles II), for soloists, double chorus, strings ...
Performers: Ainsley, John Mark; Bonney, Barbara [Soprano Vocal]; Bowman, James [Countertenor Vocal]; Chance, Michael; Covey-Crump, Rogers; Daniels, Charles; Finnis, Jerome; Fisher, Gillian; George, Michael [Voca...
Conductors: King, Robert
Ensemble: The King's Consort
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Purcell: Dioclesian Suite;  Handel: Concerto Grosso
Purcell: Dioclesian Suite; Handel: Concerto Grosso

1 CD / RCA Records / 1994-05-10

Works: Henry Purcell: Music in "The Prophetess; Or, The History of Dioclesian" (after John Fletcher and Philip Massinger,; George Frederick Handel: Concerti grossi (12), Op. 6; Amarilli Vezzosa (Daliso ed A...
Performers: Argenta, Nancy; Chance, Michael
Conductors: Von der Goltz, Gottfried
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RCA 77295
The Sypres Curten of the Night / M Chance, C Wilson
The Sypres Curten of the Night / M Chance, C Wilson

1 CD / Chandos Records / 1993-04-01

Works: Thomas Campion: Never weather-beaten saile more willing bent to shore; Author of light, revive my dying spright; The sypres curten of the night is spread; Thomas Ford: Since First I Saw Your Face, so...
Performers: Chance, Michael; Wilson, Christopher [Lute]
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CHA 0538
Purcell: The Complete Odes and Welcome Songs / Robert King
Purcell: The Complete Odes and Welcome Songs / Robert King

8 CD / Hyperion / 1992-12-01

Works: Henry Purcell: Arise, my muse (Ode for Queen Mary's Birthday), for soloists, chorus & instruments, Z. 320; Welcome to all the pleasures, Z 339 "Ode for St Cecilia's Day"; Now does the glorious day ap...
Performers: Ainsley, John Mark; Bonner, Tessa; Bowman, James [Countertenor Vocal]; Chance, Michael; Covey-Crump, Rogers; Daniels, Charles; Evans, Robert; Fisher, Gillian; George, Michael [Vocals]; Goodwin, Paul ...
Conductors: King, Robert
Ensemble: The King's Consort

Strictly speaking this is not a new release, but as the original issue of this important and unique set has been out of stock for...continue...
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Vivaldi: Gloria;  Bach: Magnificat / Hickox, Kirkby, et al
Vivaldi: Gloria; Bach: Magnificat / Hickox, Kirkby, et al

1 CD / Chandos Records / 1991-03-01

Works: Antonio Vivaldi: Ostro picta in D major, RV 642; "Domine Deus" from Gloria RV 589, for Soprano, Trumpet and Continuo; Johann Sebastian Bach: Magnificat
Performers: Ainsley, John Mark; Bonner, Tessa; Chance, Michael; Kirkby, Emma; Varcoe, Stephen [Baritone Vocals]
Conductors: Hickox, Richard
Ensemble: Collegium Musicum 90
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Monteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine / Gardiner
Monteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine / Gardiner

2 CD / Deutsche Grammophon / 1990-11-20

Works: Claudio Monteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine
Performers: Chance, Michael; His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts; Miles, Alastair [Bass Vocals]; Monoyios, Ann; Naglia, Sandro; Robson, Nigel; Terfel, Bryn [Baritone/Bass]; Tucker, Mark [Tenor Vocal]
Conductors: Gardiner, John Eliot
Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists
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Bach: St Matthew Passion / Gardiner, Rolfe Johnson, et al
Bach: St Matthew Passion / Gardiner, Rolfe Johnson, et al

3 CD / Deutsche Grammophon Imports / 1989-10-20

Works: Johann Sebastian Bach: Saint Matthew Passion, BWV 244
Performers: Bär, Olaf; Bonney, Barbara [Soprano Vocal]; Chance, Michael; Crook, Howard [Tenor Vocals]; Hauptmann, Cornelius [Bass Vocal]; Holton, Ruth; Monoyios, Ann; Rolfe Johnson, Anthony [Tenor Vocal]; R...
Conductors: Gardiner, John Eliot
Ensemble: London Oratory Junior Choir

"Singing and playing of this order deserve to win many friends and Gardiner's mature and evidently deeply felt account of the music is one which...continue...

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