Handel at Vauxhall, Volume 1

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Handel at Vauxhall, Volume 1

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Signum

Catalogue No:

SIGCD428

Discs:

1

Release date:

4th March 2016

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0635212042823

Length:

48 minutes

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Handel at Vauxhall, Volume 1


Arne:

Colin and Phoebe 'A Pastoral': Be still O ye winds and attentive ye Swains

Eleanor Dennis (soprano), Greg Tassell (tenor), Benjamin Bevan (baritone)

Handel:

Acis and Galatea: Sinfonia

Organ Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, HWV290, Op. 4 No. 2

Hush, ye pretty warbling quire (from Acis and Galatea)

Kirsty Hopkins (soprano)

Dead March from Saul

The Melancholy Nymph from The What d'ye Call it? (1715)

Charles MacDougall (tenor)

As steals the morn (from L'Allegro, il Penseroso, ed il Moderato)

Eleanor Dennis (soprano), Greg Tassell (tenor)

Ye verdant plains and woody mountains (from Acis and Galatea)

Kirsty Hopkins (soprano)

The Advice Mortals wisely learn to measure

Sophie Bevan (soprano)

Hebden:

Concerto No. 1 in A major

Moult:

Organ improvisation in the style of John Worgan and Handel

Daniel Moult (organ)


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Read our exclusive interview with Bridget Cunningham here.

London Early Opera follow up their debut release (Handel in Italy, Vol. 1 SIGCD423, reviews below) with a treasure trove of music by Handel and his contemporaries Thomas Arne and John Hebden. The music is themed around the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens – a carnival of music and entertainments that entertained visitors for nearly 200 years on what was at the time the outskirts of London.

The booklet notes features images and expert commentaries of the Vauxhall Gardens by author David E. Coke.

George Frideric Handel: Acis and Galatea, HWV 49: Sinfonia

Acis and Galatea, HWV 49: Sinfonia

Daniel Moult: Organ Improvisation in the style of John Worgan and Handel

Organ Improvisation in the style of John Worgan and Handel

George Frideric Handel: Organ Concerto No. 2 in B-Flat Major, Op. 4 HWV 290

I. Sinfonia: A tempo ordinario e staccato

II. Allegro

III. Adagio e staccato

IV. Allegro ma non presto

George Frideric Handel: Acis and Galatea, HWV 49

Ye verdant plains and woody mountains

Hush, ye pretty warbling choir!

Thomas Arne: Colin and Phoebe, A Pastoral

Colin and Phoebe, A Pastoral

George Frideric Handel: Saul, HWV 53: Dead March

Saul, HWV 53: Dead March

George Frideric Handel: The Advice

The Advice

George Frideric Handel: The Melancholy Nymph, HWV 228 No. 19

The Melancholy Nymph, HWV 228 No. 19

John Hebden: Concerto for Strings and Basso Continuo No. 1 in A Major

I. Adagio

II. Fuga

III. Largo

IV. Allegro

George Frideric Handel: L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato, HWV 55: As steals the morn upon the night

L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato, HWV 55: As steals the morn upon the night

The Guardian

24th April 2016

****

“an attractive potpourri by Handel and others. These bright, lively accounts of music which we know was heard at Vauxhall include an aria from Acis and Galatea and a fine John Hebden concerto, and to close, the glorious duet As steals the morn from Handel’s L’Allegro.”

Gramophone Magazine

May 2016

“There’s a charming ebb and flow to this hypothetical entertainment: the playful Sinfonia from Acis and Galatea leads straight into a little organ improvisation; then the Organ Concerto in B flat, played sweetly on a little chamber organ by Daniel Moult, leads into Galatea’s ‘Hush, ye pretty warbling choir’…a perfectly sensible and enjoyable approach to imagining what a typical night at Vauxhall might have sounded like”

Choir & Organ

May/June 2016

“Revelatory… a superbly performed, thoroughly enjoyable disc.”

Early Music Today

June/August 2016

“if all six [discs] are put together with the same care as these two, and directed with the same verve and vigour, this will be a series well worth collecting.”

BBC Music Magazine

October 2016

***

“Bridget Cunningham’s re-imagining of the first part of a typical evening’s entertainment puts George Frideric centrestage, and sets the scene delectably with the flirtatious bustle of the Sinfonia to Acis and Galatea.”

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