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George Frideric Handel: Gloria - Handel in Rome and two Italian cantatas, plus the harpsichord D Minor Suite, No. 3. <font color="bf0606"><i>DOWNLOAD ONLY</i></font>

George Frideric Handel: Gloria - Handel in Rome and two Italian cantatas, plus the harpsichord D Minor Suite, No. 3. DOWNLOAD ONLY



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"Baird admirers will enjoy her spirited, confident spinning out of Handel's tricky vocal writing. Moreover, this performance, using only single violins with continuo, offers a more intimate "chamber" approach to the work, in contrast to the string-orchestra accompaniments in the other recordings... These latter-day players deliver elegant and effective work"  - American Record Guide, November, 2006

The Queen's Chamber Band and soloists perform Handel's recently
discovered Gloria and two virtuoso Italian cantatas ("Mi palpita il cor" and "Pastorella vagha bella") as well as harpsichord Suite Number 3 in D minor.

The Queen's Chamber Band:
Julianne Baird, soprano; Marshall Coid, countertenor; Elaine Comparone, harpsichord

Julianne Baird, acclaimed as the “Queen of Early Music Sopranos,” is featured in the gentle Pastorella vagha bella and Handel's superb setting of the Gloria for voice, strings and continuo, and the haunting sound of countertenor Marshall Coid is heard in the oboe cantata Mi palpitar il cor, with Elaine Comparone, artistic director of the New York-based Queen's Chamber Band, plays continuo and is soloist in the D Minor Suite. These soloists are also featured on Lyrichord's Dowland: Passionate Pavans & Galliards
(LEMS 8046).
Both CDs were produced for Lyrichord by John Ostendorf.

"All the singing and playing are done with fine expression, firmness and conviction." - AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE

THE TRACKS

Gloria (15:15)
1 Gloria in excelsis (2:34)
2 Et in terra pax (2:37)
3 Laudamus te/Gratias agimus (2:18)
4 Domine Deus (1:06)
5 Qui tollis peccata mundi (3:31)
6 Quoniam / Cum sancto spiritu (3:07)
Julianne Baird, soprano
The Queen's Chamber Band

Suite No. 3 in D minor
7 Prelude (1:08)
8 Allegro (3:18)
9 Allemande (4:40)
10 Courante (1:59)
Elaine Comparone, harpsichord

Mi palpita il cor (13:16)
11 Recitative: "Mi palpita il cor" (2:11)
12 Aria: "Ho tanti affanni in petto" (6:11)
13 Recitative: "Clori, di te mi lagno" (1:08)
14 Aria: "Se un di m'adora" (3:46)
Marshall Coid, countertenor; Marsha Heller, oboe;
Peter Seidenberg, cello; Elaine Comparone, harpsichord

Suite No. 3 in D minor
15 Air (3:54)
16 Variations (6:11)
Elaine Comparone, harpsichord

Pastorella vagha bella (8:24)
17 Aria: "Pastorella vagha bella" (3:20)
18 Recitative: "Cosi la bella Nicea" (1:14)
19 Aria: "Solo per voi per mille e mille" (3:50)
Julianne Baird, soprano
Peter Seidenberg, cello; Elaine Comparone, harpsichord

Suite No. 3 in D minor
20 Presto (6:13)
Elaine Comparone, harpsichord
 

Additional Information

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