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All Music Guide - Stephen Eddins
EMI's collection 100 Best Baroque includes a generous 460 minutes of some of the most familiar works or movements from works written during the Baroque era. There is a good mix of genres, including works for orchestra, chorus, chamber ensemble, voice, and keyboard. The album is neatly organized by nationality, with composers representing England, Italy, France, Spain, and Germany. Drawn from EMI's deep archive, the performances are top of the line, featuring musicians outstanding in their fields, including Gustav Leonhardt, Jordi Savall, Andrew Parrott, Christophe Rousset, Monica Huggett, Sharon Isbin, Christian Tetzlaff, David Daniels, and Patricia Petibon. The sound is...
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All Music Guide - Stephen Eddins
EMI's collection 100 Best Baroque includes a generous 460 minutes of some of the most familiar works or movements from works written during the Baroque era. There is a good mix of genres, including works for orchestra, chorus, chamber ensemble, voice, and keyboard. The album is neatly organized by nationality, with composers representing England, Italy, France, Spain, and Germany. Drawn from EMI's deep archive, the performances are top of the line, featuring musicians outstanding in their fields, including Gustav Leonhardt, Jordi Savall, Andrew Parrott, Christophe Rousset, Monica Huggett, Sharon Isbin, Christian Tetzlaff, David Daniels, and Patricia Petibon. The sound is clean and clear throughout.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/29/2006
  • Label: Angel Records
  • UPC: 094637090725
  • Catalog Number: 70907

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Zadok the Priest, coronation anthem No. 1 for chorus & orchestra, HWV 2 (5:21)
  2. 2 The Prince of Denmark's March (Trumpet Voluntary) for brass, winds & percus (1:04)
  3. 3 Pavane: Lachrymae antique (4:17)
  4. 4 Rondeau (1:36)
  5. 5 Spem in Alium (also set as "Sing and glorify"), motet for 40 voices, P. (10:18)
  6. 6 With lilies white, consort song for voice & 4 viols (4:53)
  7. 7 Overture (2:15)
  8. 8 Act 3. Your counsel all... Great minds... Thy hand, Belinda... When I a (7:00)
  9. 9 Symphony - Come, ye sons of art, away - Sound the trumpet - Come, ye so (8:57)
  10. 10 O solitude, my sweetest choice, song, Z. 406 (6:11)
  11. 11 Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (2:47)
  12. 12 Hallelujah (3:59)
  13. 13 He was despised (11:48)
  14. 14 Overture - Hornpipe (5:20)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Ombra mai fu (3:07)
  2. 2 Dixit Dominus, hymn for soloists, chorus & orchestra in G minor, HWV 23 (5:21)
  3. 3 Dall'ondoso periglio... Aure, deh, per pieta (8:35)
  4. 4 Verdi prati (4:21)
  5. 5 Sinfonia (1:39)
  6. 6 Altri canti d'amor, dramatic madrigal for 6 voices, 2 violins & 4 viola (10:15)
  7. 7 Beatus vir (8:55)
  8. 8 Pur ti miro (5:42)
  9. 9 Adagio, for violin, strings & organ in G minor, T. Mi 26 (composed by R (7:40)
  10. 10 [Excerpt] (5:45)
  11. 11 Sonata pian' e forte (5:17)
  12. 12 1. Allegro - 2. Adagio - 3. Presto (9:48)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Gloria, for 3 solo voices, chorus, trumpet, oboe, violin (ad lib), 2 vi (2:29)
  2. 2 2. Adagio (3:51)
  3. 3 Guitar Quintet in E~3. Menuetto (3:38)
  4. 4 Sonata for keyboard in D minor, K. 9 (L. 413), "Pastorale" (4:01)
  5. 5 opening (4:46)
  6. 6 1. Allegro (4:00)
  7. 7 Crucifixus (3:09)
  8. 8 3. Allegro (3:18)
  9. 9 Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in E major ("La Primave (10:00)
  10. 10 1. Allegro (4:06)
  11. 11 Fandango (10:38)
  12. 12 O vos omnes, responsory for 4 voices (3:28)
  13. 13 Diferencias sobre las Folias (6:49)
  14. 14 Ay luna que reluzes (3:23)
  15. 15 Pavan and galliard d'Alexandra, for vihuela (2:59)
  16. 16 Marche de triomphe avec des trompettes et des timbales, for chorus & or (2:41)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Marche de triomphe avec des trompettos et des timbales, for orchestra (2:17)
  2. 2 Première Marche des Mousquetaires, for orchesetra, LWV 10 (1:26)
  3. 3 Contredanse (3:13)
  4. 4 Marche de triomphe, for instruments, H. 547 (2:33)
  5. 5 Caprice de Villers-Cotterets (16:11)
  6. 6 Chaconne for orchestra, S. 173/2 (5:08)
  7. 7 Prélude pour le Te Deum à 8, for strings, H. 145a (1:36)
  8. 8 Offertoire sur les grands jeux (5:01)
  9. 9 Regina coeli (2:42)
  10. 10 Panis angelicus, motet for alto, tenor, bass & continuo, C. 131 (3:32)
  11. 11 Introit (extract) (3:13)
  12. 12 Tunc repletum est gaudio nostrum (3:08)
  13. 13 La Plainte, ou le Tombeau de Mesdemoiselles de Visée, filles de l'auteu (4:12)
  14. 14 Plainte sur la mort de Monsieur Lambert (5:20)
  15. 15 Tambourins I and II, for harpsichord, violin & viol (Pièces de clavecin (2:17)
  16. 16 La Plainte (3:22)
  17. 17 Overture (1:37)
  18. 18 Air des trembleurs: L'Hiver qui nous tourmente s'obstine à nous geler (1:53)
  19. 19 Chaconne (5:37)
  20. 20 Air: Régnez, plaisirs et jeux (3:16)
Disc 5
  1. 1 Canon in D major, instrumental arrangement (3:40)
  2. 2 Canzonetta for organ in A minor, BuxWV 225 (1:55)
  3. 3 3. Allegro non tanto (4:34)
  4. 4 jesus bleibet meine Freude (2:15)
  5. 5 Air (4:47)
  6. 6 1. Allegro (4:22)
  7. 7 Toccata (2:34)
  8. 8 Fugue (6:51)
  9. 9 Aria: Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen (4:17)
  10. 10 Suite for flute, harpsichord (or violin) & continuo in A minor (Concert (2:37)
  11. 11 Oboe Concerto in F minor~2. Largo (2:18)
  12. 12 Sinfonia (3:39)
  13. 13 Aria (4:31)
  14. 14 Es ist vollbracht (5:52)
  15. 15 3. Presto (4:27)
  16. 16 1. Prelude (2:34)
  17. 17 Magnificat anima mea (2:59)
  18. 18 1. Allegro - 2. Largo - 3. Presto (9:14)
  19. 19 2. Siciliano (2:19)
  20. 20 5. La Réjouissance (2:33)
Disc 6
  1. 1 1. Preludio (3:14)
  2. 2 Ruht wohl, ihr heiligen Gebeine (8:02)
  3. 3 1. Allegro (5:04)
  4. 4 2. Andante (3:45)
  5. 5 3. Allegro assai (2:41)
  6. 6 Gloria in excelsis... Et in terra pax (7:03)
  7. 7 Prelude & Fugue in C BWV 846 (5:09)
  8. 8 2. Largo ma non tanto (6:25)
  9. 9 5. Bourrée (1:21)
  10. 10 6. Gigue (2:11)
  11. 11 1. Ouverture - 6. Menuet - 7. Badinerie (10:17)
  12. 12 1. Präludium (2:13)
  13. 13 6. Gigue (1:53)
  14. 14 Deposuit potentes (2:03)
  15. 15 Agnus Dei (5:27)
  16. 16 2. Largo - 3. Presto (5:15)
  17. 17 3. Allegro assai (5:02)
  18. 18 Triumph! Der Fürst des Lebens sieget! (2:05)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lionel Rogg Harpsichord
Bob van Asperen Conductor, Harpsichord
Maurice André Trumpet
Fretwork Ensemble
Sharon Isbin Guitar
Choir of King's College, Cambridge Choir, Chorus
Roger Norrington Conductor
Taverner Consort Ensemble
Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Ensemble
English Chamber Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Richard Hickox Conductor
Neville Marriner Conductor
Nigel North Lute
Andrew Parrott Conductor
Jordi Savall Conductor
Guy Touvron Trumpet
Ray Still Oboe
Fabio Biondi Conductor
Montserrat Figueras Soprano (Vocal)
Jérôme Hantaï Viola Da Gamba
Pierre Hantaï Harpsichord
Philip Ledger Conductor
Mark Padmore Tenor (Vocal)
Gustav Leonhardt Conductor, Harpsichord
Pascal Monteilhet Theorbo
Harry Christophers Conductor
Anthony Rooley Conductor
Stephen Cleobury Conductor
Mark Bennett Trumpet
Alison Bury Violin
Elizabeth Wallfisch Violin
Academy of Ancient Music Ensemble
Nancy Hadden Conductor
James Bowman Counter Tenor (Vocal)
Marion Scott Recorder
Louis Auriacombe Conductor
Hugo Reyne Conductor
Gabrieli Consort & Players Ensemble
Susan Graham Soprano (Vocal)
Maggie Cole Harpsichord
Michel Sanvoisin Recorder
Christopher Robson Counter Tenor (Vocal)
Mikhail Pletnev Piano
Nicholas Kraemer Conductor
Les Arts Florissants Ensemble
Michel Debost Flute
Arleen Augér Soprano (Vocal)
Stephanie Blythe Contralto (Vocal)
Véronique Gens Soprano (Vocal)
Chiara Banchini Violin
Nancy Argenta Soprano (Vocal)
Paul McCreesh Conductor
William Christie Conductor
Netherlands Chamber Choir Ensemble
Collegium Vocale Choir, Chorus, Ensemble, Vocal Ensemble
David Munrow Recorder
Orchestre de Chambre de Toulouse Performing Ensemble
Christoph Prégardien Tenor (Vocal)
Christophe Rousset Harpsichord
City of London Baroque Sinfonia Performing Ensemble, Ensemble
Consort of Musicke Ensemble
Ensemble Orchestral de Paris Performing Ensemble, Ensemble
Europa Galante Ensemble
Il Seminario Musicale Ensemble
Della Jones Mezzo-Soprano (Vocal)
London Classical Players Ensemble
Scottish Ensemble Ensemble
Consortium Musicum Ensemble
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Performing Ensemble
Patricia Petibon Soprano (Vocal)
Richard Stamp Conductor
Jean-Jacques Kantorow Violin
Monica Huggett Violin, Conductor
Michel Corboz Conductor
European Voices Ensemble
Gérard Lesne Counter Tenor (Vocal)
Les Demoiselles de Saint-Cyr Ensemble
Patrick Cohën-Akenine Conductor
Nicholas Danby Organ
Sonia Maurer Mandolin
Fritz Lehan Conductor
Josep-Miquel Ramon i Monzó Bass
Christian Tetzlaff Violin
Gulbenkian Foundation Orchestra, Lisbon Performing Ensemble
Orlando Gibbons Viol Ensemble Ensemble
Anner Bylsma Cello
Crispian Steele-Perkins Trumpet
Emmanuel Mandrin Conductor
John Nelson Conductor
Werner Jacob Organ
Ralph Kirshbaum Cello
Carsten Lohff Harpsichord
La Simphonie du Marais Performing Ensemble, Ensemble
Jean-Claude Malgoire Conductor
La Petite Bande Ensemble
Philippe Herreweghe Conductor
Hespèrion XX Ensemble
Alix Verzier Bass Viol
La Grande Écurie et la Chambre du Roy Ensemble
Jean-Pierre Wallez Conductor
Sigiswald Kuijken Conductor
Charles Brett Counter Tenor (Vocal)
Hervé Niquet Conductor
Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra Ensemble
London Baroque Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Sonnerie Ensemble
Les Folies Françoises Ensemble
Circa 1500 Ensemble
London Academy Ensemble
Isabelle Desrochers Soprano (Vocal)
Taverner Choir Ensemble
Paul Goodwin Oboe
Balazs Mate Cello
Emmanuelle Haïm Conductor
Bernard Deletre Bass
Giovanni Scaramuzzino Mandolin
Le Concert d'Astrée Ensemble
Taverner Choir, Consort & Players Ensemble
The Sixteen Ensemble
Les Pages de la Chapelle Ensemble
Netherlands Bach Society Ensemble
Orchestre d'Auvergne Performing Ensemble
Bernard Soustrot Trumpet
Jonathan Rees Conductor
Lajos Rovatkay Conductor
Han de Vries Oboe
Melante Amsterdam Ensemble
Rachel Beckett Recorder
Gabrieli Consort Ensemble
Marcelo Bussi Harpsichord
Bernhard Klapprott Harpsichord
Raglan Baroque Players Ensemble
Capella Agostino Steffani Ensemble
Jean-Patrice Brosse Organ
Le Concert Spirituel Orchestra & Chorus Ensemble
Paul Nicholson Organ, Harpsichord
Technical Credits
Bob van Asperen Director
Monica Huggett Director
Gordon H. Jee Cover Design
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