Pachelbel's Canon and Other Baroque Favorites

Pachelbel's Canon and Other Baroque Favorites

by Andrew Parrott
     
 
As a collection of musical highlights from the Baroque era (which lasted from about 1600 to 1750, the year of Bach's death), this double-disc collection serves well. Most of the major composers are represented, including Monteverdi, Vivaldi, Bach, and Handel, as well as Purcell, Gabrieli, Allegri, and, of course, Pachelbel. But it is also an excellent anthology of the

Overview

As a collection of musical highlights from the Baroque era (which lasted from about 1600 to 1750, the year of Bach's death), this double-disc collection serves well. Most of the major composers are represented, including Monteverdi, Vivaldi, Bach, and Handel, as well as Purcell, Gabrieli, Allegri, and, of course, Pachelbel. But it is also an excellent anthology of the work of Andrew Parrott and his Taverner Consort, one of the most successful ensembles to emerge from the early music movement. They and others sought to restore historical performing traditions by reviving antiquated instruments and playing styles -- in other words, to make the old sound new again. And if nothing else, this set is a measure of their achievement. Listen, for example, to the lightness and sparkle they give to Vivaldi's Gloria, or how buoyant Pachelbel's familiar Canon sounds in their hands. You'll think you're hearing it for the first time. With equally fresh renditions of such favorites as the "Spring" and "Summer" concertos from Vivaldi's Four Seasons, excerpts from Handel's Messiah, and quite a bit more, what's not to like?

Product Details

Release Date:
01/11/2005
Label:
Warner Classics
UPC:
0724355787620
catalogNumber:
57876
Rank:
279520

Tracks

  1. Gloria, for 3 solo voices, chorus, trumpet, oboe, violin (ad lib), 2 violas, 2 cellos, strings & continuo in D major, RV 589: I. Gloria in excelsis Deo  - Antonio Vivaldi  - Andrew Parrott  -  Taverner Choir  -  Taverner Choir, Consort & Players  - Burton Yount
  2. Canon and gigue, for 3 violins & continuo in D major, T. 337  - Johann Pachelbel  - Andrew Parrott  -  Taverner Choir, Consort & Players  - Burton Yount
  3. Fantasia upon a ground, for 3 violins (or recorders) & continuo in D/F, Z. 731  - Henry Purcell  - Andrew Parrott  -  Taverner Choir, Consort & Players  - Burton Yount
  4. Abdelazer, or, the Moor's Revenge, incidental music, Z. 570: Rondeau  - Henry Purcell  - Andrew Parrott  -  Taverner Choir, Consort & Players  - Burton Yount
  5. Laetatus Sum (Psalm 122), for chorus, strings & continuo in F major, RV 607  - Antonio Vivaldi  - Andrew Parrott  -  Taverner Choir  -  Taverner Choir, Consort & Players  - Burton Yount
  6. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in E major ("La Primavera," The Four Seasons; "Il cimento" No. 1), Op.8/1, RV 269  - Antonio Vivaldi  - Chiara Banchini  - Andrew Parrott  -  Taverner Choir, Consort & Players  - Burton Yount
  7. Flute Concerto, for flute, strings & continuo in G minor ("La Notte"), Op. 10/2, RV 439  - Antonio Vivaldi  - Andrew Parrott  - Janet See  -  Taverner Choir, Consort & Players  - Burton Yount
  8. Cantata No. 29, "Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir," BWV 29: Sinfonia (Presto)  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Andrew Parrott  -  Taverner Choir, Consort & Players  - Burton Yount
  9. Cantata No. 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben," BWV 147: Choral. Jesus bleibet meine Freude  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Andrew Parrott  -  Taverner Choir  -  Taverner Choir, Consort & Players  - Burton Yount
  10. Suite for orchestra No 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air  - Johann Sebastian Bach  -  Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra  - Andrew Parrott  - Burton Yount
  11. Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor, BWV 1067: Menuet  - Johann Sebastian Bach  -  Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra  - Christopher Krueger  - Andrew Parrott  - Burton Yount
  12. Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major, BWV 1047  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Paul Goodwin  -  John Holloway  - Andrew Parrott  - David Staff  -  Taverner Choir, Consort & Players  - Marion Verbruggen  - Burton Yount
  13. Solomon, oratorio, HWV 67: Symphony. The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba  - George Frideric Handel  - Andrew Parrott  -  Taverner Choir, Consort & Players  - Burton Yount
  14. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Sinfony. Grave - Allegro moderato  - George Frideric Handel  - Andrew Parrott  -  Taverner Choir, Consort & Players  - Burton Yount
  15. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Hallelujah  - George Frideric Handel  - Andrew Parrott  -  Taverner Choir  -  Taverner Choir, Consort & Players  - Burton Yount
  16. Dixit Dominus for soloists, hymn for chorus & orchestra in G minor, HWV 232  - George Frideric Handel  - Andrew Parrott  -  Taverner Choir, Consort & Players  -  Taverner Choir, Consort & Players  - Burton Yount
  17. Sacrae Symphoniae: No. 6: Sonata pian e forte for 8 parts  - Giovanni Gabrieli  - Andrew Parrott  -  Taverner Choir, Consort & Players  - Burton Yount
  18. Miserere mei Deus (Psalm 51), motet for chorus  - Gregorio Allegri  - Andrew Parrott  -  Taverner Choir, Consort & Players  -  Taverner Choir, Consort & Players  - Burton Yount
  19. Beatus Vir (I), motet for 6 voices, 2 violins, 3 violas/trombones and continuo (from Seva morale e spirituale), SV 268  - Claudio Monteverdi  - Andrew Parrott  -  Taverner Choir, Consort & Players  -  Taverner Choir, Consort & Players  - Burton Yount
  20. Harp Concerto in B flat major, Op.4/6, HWV 294  - George Frideric Handel  - Andrew Lawrence-King  - Andrew Parrott  -  Taverner Choir, Consort & Players  - Burton Yount
  21. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in G minor ("L'estate," The Four Seasons; "Il cimento" No. 2), Op. 8/2, RV 315  - Antonio Vivaldi  - Alison Bury  - Andrew Parrott  -  Taverner Choir, Consort & Players  - Burton Yount
  22. Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary, Z. 860: i. March  - Henry Purcell  - Andrew Parrott  -  Taverner Choir, Consort & Players  - Burton Yount
  23. Thou know'st, Lord (2nd setting), anthem for chorus, slidetrumpets & organ, Z. 58c  - Henry Purcell  - Andrew Parrott  -  Taverner Choir, Consort & Players  -  Taverner Choir, Consort & Players  - Burton Yount
  24. Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary, Z. 860: ii. Canzona  - Henry Purcell  - Andrew Parrott  -  Taverner Choir, Consort & Players  - Burton Yount
  25. Suite for orchestra No 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Gavottes I & II  - Johann Sebastian Bach  -  Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra  - Andrew Parrott  - Burton Yount
  26. Suite for orchestra No 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Bourrée  - Johann Sebastian Bach  -  Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra  - Andrew Parrott  - Burton Yount
  27. Suite for orchestra No 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Gigue  - Johann Sebastian Bach  -  Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra  - Andrew Parrott  - Burton Yount
  28. Johannespassion (St. John Passion), BWV 245: Chorus. Ruht wohl  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Andrew Parrott  -  Taverner Choir, Consort & Players  -  Taverner Choir, Consort & Players  - Burton Yount
  29. Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor, BWV 1067: Badinerie  - Johann Sebastian Bach  -  Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra  - Christopher Krueger  - Andrew Parrott  - Burton Yount

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