Handel: Song for St Cecilia's Day; Look Down, Harmonious Saint; Concerto Grosso in B flat, Op. 6 No. 7

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All Music Guide - Blair Sanderson
George Frederick Handel's "Song for St. Cecilia's Day"; the "Concerto Grosso, Op. 6/7"; and the short cantata "Look Down, Harmonious Saint," make up the sunny program for this 2012 Delphian release. This is the second album by the period ensemble Ludus Baroque, following its 2011 release of the ode, "Alexander's Feast," and it is appropriate as a companion album, since Handel composed the cantata in 1736, the same year as the more famous ode, while the "Song for St. Cecilia's Day" and the "Concerto Grosso" were composed in 1739, three years after "Alexander's Feast." The featured vocalists are soprano Mary Bevan and tenor Ed Lyon, who sing with refinement, discretion, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Blair Sanderson
George Frederick Handel's "Song for St. Cecilia's Day"; the "Concerto Grosso, Op. 6/7"; and the short cantata "Look Down, Harmonious Saint," make up the sunny program for this 2012 Delphian release. This is the second album by the period ensemble Ludus Baroque, following its 2011 release of the ode, "Alexander's Feast," and it is appropriate as a companion album, since Handel composed the cantata in 1736, the same year as the more famous ode, while the "Song for St. Cecilia's Day" and the "Concerto Grosso" were composed in 1739, three years after "Alexander's Feast." The featured vocalists are soprano Mary Bevan and tenor Ed Lyon, who sing with refinement, discretion, and polish, and Richard Neville-Towle conducts the chorus and instrumentalists with a fine ear for crisply articulated details and authentic style. The recording sounds bright, spacious, and clean, and the acoustics give the music a resonant luster, particularly in the strings.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/9/2012
  • Label: Delphian
  • UPC: 801918341106
  • Catalog Number: 34110
  • Sales rank: 202,390

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Look Down, Harmonious Saint, cantata for tenor, strings & continuo, HWV 124 - George Frideric Handel & Newburgh Hamilton (11:44)
  2. 2 Concerto Grosso in B flat major, Op.6/7, HWV 325 - George Frideric Handel & Richard Neville-Towle (14:01)
  3. 3 Ode for St Cecilia's Day (Song for St Cecilia's Day) for soloists, chorus & orchestra, HWV 76 - George Frideric Handel & John Dryden (54:03)
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Ed Lyon Primary Artist
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