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Smith, John Christopher

John Christopher Smith (1712-1795): The Seasons, oratorio / Kirkby, Mead, Mammel, Simon, Festival Choir Musica Fanconia, Riedelbauch
John Christopher Smith (1712-1795): The Seasons, oratorio / Kirkby, Mead, Mammel, Simon, Festival Choir Musica Fanconia, Riedelbauch

2 CD / Christophorus / 2014-03-25

Works: John Christopher Smith: The Seasons, oratorio for soloists, chorus & orchestra
Conductors: Riedelbauch, Wolfgang
Ensemble: La Banda

Already 60 years before Joseph Haydn, the German composer John Christopher Smith wrote an oratorio about the seasons that was also based on the epic...continue...
Recording information: St. Sebald, Nürnberg, Germany (07/14/2012-07/15/2012)....continue...
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Arias for Guadagni / Iestyn Davies, countertenor; Arcangelo
Arias for Guadagni / Iestyn Davies, countertenor; Arcangelo

1 CD / Hyperion / 2012-06-12

Works: George Frederick Handel: Saul, HWV 53; Theodora, HWV 68; The Choice of Hercules, HWV 69; Belshazzar, HWV 61; Johann Adolf Hasse: Didone abbandonata; John Christopher Smith: The Fairies; Thomas Arne: ...
Performers: Davies, Iestyn; Jonathan Cohen [Cello/Conductor/Keyboards]
Conductors: Cohen, Jonathan
Ensemble: Arcangelo

British countertenor Iestyn Davies is one of the fastest rising stars on the concert and opera circuit. Following his highly acclaimed recording of Porpora cantatas,...continue...
Recording information: St. Silas The Martyr, St. Silas Place, Kentish Town, Lo (08/10/2011-08/12/2011)....continue...
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While Shepherds Watched
While Shepherds Watched

1 CD / Hyperion / 2008-10-14

Works: Michael Beesly: While shepherds watched their flocks by night (A Collection of 20 New Psalm Tunes, 1746); Anonymous, English: Let an anthem of praise (A Collection of Tunes, ii. London, 1762); Hark! ...
Performers: Roberts, Timothy [Keyboardist/Conductor]
Conductors: Holman, Peter
Ensemble: Parley of Instruments; Psalmody

This jolly disc revives the little-known tradition of 'gallery music', suppressed in Victorian times because it was too cheerful. All fifteen works vitally capture the...continue...
While Shepherds Watch is a collection of traditional holiday songs from English parish churches and chapels. Covering the years 1740-1830, these songs have a traditional feel about them that even the ...continue...
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Handel: Tobit / Martini, Perillo, Hannigan, Schoch, et al
Handel: Tobit / Martini, Perillo, Hannigan, Schoch, et al

2 CD / Naxos (USA) / 2007-02-27

Works: John Christopher Smith: Tobit, oratorio (after Handel)
Performers: Boog, Maya; Browner, Alison; Hannigan, Barbara; MacLeod, Stephan; Perillo, Linda; Schoch, Knut
Conductors: Martini, Joachim Carlos

Compiled by John Christopher Smith from Handel’s operas, oratorios and other works, the oratorio Tobit, sometimes described as a pastiche, provided a winning synthesis of...continue...
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Orpheus with his Lute / Holman, Bott, Brown, et al
Orpheus with his Lute / Holman, Bott, Brown, et al

1 CD / Hyperion / 2004-05-01

Works: Jeremiah Clarke: Titus Andronicus, incidental music suite (incomplete); John Weldon: Take, O Take Those Lips Away; Dry those eyes which are o'erflowing, song; John Eccles: Can life be a blessing?, so...
Performers: Bott, Catherine [Soprano Vocals]; Brown, Rachel
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Ensemble: Parley of Instruments

'The Parley of Instruments, Rachel Brown, director Peter Holman and the Hyperion recording team all deserve applause' (Gramophone)

'With the programme arranged by play rather than...continue...
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