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Release Date: 08/29/2006 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 70907   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  George Frideric HandelJohn DowlandHenry PurcellThomas Tallis,   ... 
Performer:  Gérard LesneSusan GrahamChristopher RobsonJames Bowman,   ... 
Conductor:  Stephen CleoburyAndrew ParrottEmmanuelle HaïmGustav Leonhardt,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient MusicCambridge King's College ChoirFretwork,   ... 
Number of Discs: 6 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Works on This Recording

1. Coronation Anthems (4): no 1, HWV 258 "Zadok the priest" by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music,  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1727; London, England 
2. Pavan for Keyboard "Lachrymae" by John Dowland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Fretwork
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
3. Abdelazer, Z 570 "Moor's Revenge": Rondeau by Henry Purcell
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Players
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1695; England 
4. Spem in alium by Thomas Tallis
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: after 1559; England 
5. With lilies white by William Byrd
Performer:  Gérard Lesne (Countertenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orlando Gibbons Viol Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: circa 1608; England 
6. Dido and Aeneas, Z 626: Overture by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Susan Graham (Soprano)
Conductor:  Emmanuelle Haïm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Concert D'Astrée,  European Voices
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1689; England 
7. Dido and Aeneas, Z 626: Excerpt(s) by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Susan Graham (Soprano)
Conductor:  Emmanuelle Haïm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Concert D'Astrée,  European Voices
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1689; England 
8. Come, ye sons of art, away, Z 323: Sound the trumpet by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Christopher Robson (Countertenor), James Bowman (Countertenor)
Conductor:  Gustav Leonhardt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1694; England 
9. O solitude, my sweetest choice, Z 406 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Richard Boothby (Viola da gamba), Nigel North (Lute), Nancy Argenta (Soprano),
Paul Nicholson (Harpsichord), Paul Nicholson (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1687; England 
10. Solomon, HWV 67: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Players
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1749; London, England 
11. Messiah, HWV 56: Hallelujah! by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  James Bowman (Countertenor)
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Players,  Taverner Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
12. Messiah, HWV 56: He was despised and rejected by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  James Bowman (Countertenor)
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Players,  Taverner Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
13. Water Music Suite no 2 in D major, HWV 349: no 2, Alla Hornpipe by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Roger Norrington
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Classical Players
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715-1717; London, England 
14. Xerse: Ombra mai fu by Pier Francesco Cavalli
Performer:  David Daniels (Countertenor)
Conductor:  Roger Norrington
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1654; Italy 
15. Dixit Dominus, HWV 232: Dixit Dominus by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Players,  Taverner Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1707; Italy 
16. Giulio Cesare, HWV 17: Dall'ondoso periglio by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Stephanie Blythe (Alto)
Conductor:  John Nelson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris Orchestral Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1724; London, England 
17. Alcina, HWV 34: Verdi prati by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Della Jones (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of London Baroque Sinfonia
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1735; London, England 
18. L'Orfeo: Sinfonia by Claudio Monteverdi
Conductor:  Emmanuelle Haïm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Concert D'Astrée
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1607; Mantua, Italy 
19. Madrigals, Book 8: Altri canti d'amor by Claudio Monteverdi
Conductor:  Anthony Rooley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consort of Musicke
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1638; Italy 
20. Beatus vir a 7 by Claudio Monteverdi
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Players,  Taverner Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
21. Adagio for Organ and Strings in G minor by Tomaso Albinoni
Conductor:  Jonathan Rees
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Scottish Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Notes: This work was reconstructed by Remo Giazotto in 1945 from a fragment by Albinoni. 
22. Miserere mei Deus: Miserere mei by Gregorio Allegri
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; Italy 
Notes: This selection is presented in excerpted form. 
23. Sacrae symphoniae, Book 1: Sonata pian e forte alla quarta bassa by Giovanni Gabrieli
Conductor:  Paul McCreesh
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gabrieli Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1597; Venice, Italy 
24. Concerto for Violin in G minor, Op. 8 no 2/RV 315 "L'estate" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Monica Huggett (Violin)
Conductor:  Nicholas Kraemer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Raglan Baroque Players
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
25. Gloria in D major, RV 589: Gloria in excelsis Deo by Antonio Vivaldi
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Consort,  Taverner Players,  Taverner Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
26. Concerto for Oboe in D minor: 2nd movement, Adagio by Alessandro Marcello
Performer:  Ray Still (Oboe)
Conductor:  Richard Stamp
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of London
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1717; Italy 
27. Quintet for Guitar and Strings no 7 in E minor, G 451: Allegro moderato by Luigi Boccherini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Europa Galante
Period: Classical 
Written: 1798; Spain 
28. Sonata for Harpsichord in D minor, K 9/L 413 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Mikhail Pletnev (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1738 
29. Stabat Mater: Excerpt(s) by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
Performer:  Gérard Lesne (Countertenor), Véronique Gens (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seminario Musicale
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1736; Pozzuoli, Italy 
30. Concerto for 2 Mandolins in G major, RV 532: Allegro by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Sonia Maurer (Mandolin), Giovanni Scaramuzzino (Mandolin)
Conductor:  Fabio Biondi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Europa Galante
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
31. Crucifixus by Antonio Lotti
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Consort,  Taverner Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
32. Sonata for Violin and Basso Continuo in G minor, B g5 "Devil's Trill": Allegro by Giuseppe Tartini
Conductor:  Jean-Jacques Kantorow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble d'Auvergne
33. Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Chiara Banchini (Violin)
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Players
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1725; Venice, Italy 
34. Fandango for Keyboard by Antonio Soler
Performer:  Maggie Cole (Harpsichord)
Period: Classical 
Written: 18th Century; Spain 
35. Officium Hebdomadae Sanctae: Tenebrae Responsories - O vos omnes by Tomás Luis de Victoria
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1585; Spain 
36. Diferencias sobre las Folias by Antonio Martin y Coll
Conductor:  Jordi Savall
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hespèrion XX
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1706 
37. Ay luna que reluzes by Anonymous
Performer:  Montserrat Figueras (Soprano)
Conductor:  Jordi Savall
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hespèrion XX
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Spain 
38. Tres libros de musica en cifras: Pavana and galliard de Alexandra by Alonso de Mudarra
Conductor:  Nancy Hadden
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Circa 1500
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1546; Spain 
39. Marche de Triomphe by André Danican Philidor
Conductor:  Hugo Reyne
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Simphonie du Marais
Period: Baroque 
Written: France 
40. Marche des Mousquetaires by Jean-Baptiste Lully
Conductor:  Hugo Reyne
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Simphonie du Marais
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1658; France 
41. Symphonies du Festin Royal: Contradance by François Francoeur
Conductor:  Hugo Reyne
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Simphonie du Marais
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1773; France 
42. Marche de triomphe in C major, H 547 no 1 by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Conductor:  Fritz Lehan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consortium Musicum
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Leipzig, Germany 
43. Sinfonies pour les soupers du roi: Suite no 7 in A major - Caprice no 1 "de Villers-Cotterêts" by Michel Richard Delalande
Performer:  Maurice André (Trumpet), Bernard Soustrot (Trumpet), Guy Touvron (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Jean-Pierre Wallez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris Orchestral Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1690-1700; France 
44. Chaconne by Antoine Dauvergne
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Cologne
Period: Classical 
Written: Paris, France 
45. Te Deum in D major, H 146: Prelude by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Conductor:  William Christie
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Arts Florissants
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa ?1690; France 
46. Mass for Organ no 2 "propre pour les convents": Offertoire sur les grands jeux by François Couperin
Performer:  Jean-Patrice Brosse (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1690 
47. Regina coeli laetare, H 30 by Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Conductor:  Emmanuel Mandrin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Demoiselles de Saint-Cyr
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa ?1690 
48. Panis angelicus by Louis-Nicolas Clérambault
Performer:  Mark Padmore (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seminario Musicale
Period: Baroque 
Written: France 
49. In convertendo by Jean-Philippe Rameau
Conductor:  Hervé Niquet
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Le Concert Spirituel
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1718; France 
50. Plainte sur la mort de Monsieur Lambert by Lambert du Buisson
Performer:  Gérard Lesne (Countertenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Instrumental Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
51. Suite in C minor: La Plainte, ou le Tombeau de Mesdemoiselles by Robert de Visée
Performer:  Pascal Monteilhet (Theorbo)
Period: Baroque 
Written: France 
52. Tambourins by Jean-Philippe Rameau
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sonnerie Trio
Period: Baroque 
53. Pièces de viole, Book 3: Plainte by Marin Marais
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1711; Paris, France 
54. Canon de Versailles by André Danican Philidor
Conductor:  Hugo Reyne
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Simphonie du Marais
Period: Baroque 
Written: France 
55. Isis, LWV 54: Air de trembleurs by Jean-Baptiste Lully
Performer:  Bernard Delétré (Bass), Isabelle Desrochers (Soprano)
Conductor:  Hugo Reyne
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Simphonie du Marais
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1677; France 
56. Les Indes galantes: Chaconne by Jean-Philippe Rameau
Performer:  Patricia Petibon (Soprano)
Conductor:  Patrick Cohën-Akenine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Folies Françoises
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1735/1761; France 
57. Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major: Canon by Johann Pachelbel
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Players
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
58. Canzonetta for Organ in A minor, BuxWV 225 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Nicholas Danby (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
59. Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Jesu bleibet meine Freude "Jesu, joy of man's desiring" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Players,  Taverner Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Leipzig, Germany 
60. Suite for Orchestra no 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Sir Philip Ledger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1729-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
61. Concerto for 4 Harpsichords in A minor, BWV 1065: 1st movement, Allegro by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Bernhard Klapprott (Harpsichord), Carsten Lohff (Harpsichord), Marcelo Bussi (Harpsichord),
Bob van Asperen (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Bob van Asperen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Melante Amsterdam
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
62. Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565: Toccata by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Werner Jacob (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1708; Arnstadt, Germany 
63. Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565: Fugue by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Werner Jacob (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1708; Arnstadt, Germany 
64. Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen, BWV 51: no 1, Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Nancy Argenta (Soprano), Crispian Steele-Perkins (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Monica Huggett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Sonnerie
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1730; Leipzig, Germany 
65. Concerto for Oboe in F minor: 2nd movement, Largo by Georg Philipp Telemann
Conductor:  Bob van Asperen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Melante Amsterdam
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1700-1768 
66. Wir danken dir, Gott, BWV 29: no 1, Sinfonia in D major by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Players
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1731; Leipzig, Germany 
67. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Theme "Aria" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Maggie Cole (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1741-1742; Nuremberg, Germany 
68. Saint John Passion, BWV 245: no 58, Es ist vollbracht by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Stephanie Blythe (Alto)
Conductor:  John Nelson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris Orchestral Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1724; Leipzig, Germany 
69. Brandenburg Concerto no 4 in G major, BWV 1049: 3rd movement, Presto by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Marion Scott (Recorder), Rachel Beckett (Recorder), Monica Huggett (Violin)
Conductor:  Monica Huggett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; ?Cöthen, Germany 
70. Magnificat in D major, BWV 243: Magnificat by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Sigiswald Kuijken
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Petite Bande,  Netherlands Chamber Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1728-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
71. Concerto for Harpsichord in F minor, BWV 1056 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Bob van Asperen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Melante Amsterdam
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
72. Suite for Orchestra no 4 in D major, BWV 1069: Rejouissance by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra,  Boston Early Music Festival Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1729-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
73. Partita for Violin solo no 3 in E major, BWV 1006: 1st movement, Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Christian Tetzlaff (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
74. Saint John Passion, BWV 245: no 67, Ruhet wohl, ihr heilgen Gebeine by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Consort,  Taverner Players,  Taverner Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1724; Leipzig, Germany 
75. Brandenburg Concerto no 2 in F major, BWV 1047 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Rachel Beckett (Recorder), Paul Goodwin (Oboe), Monica Huggett (Violin),
Mark Bennett (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Monica Huggett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Choir of the Age of Enlightenment
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1718; ?Cöthen, Germany 
76. Mass in B minor, BWV 232: Gloria by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Philippe Herreweghe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Collegium Vocale
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1747-1749; Leipzig, Germany 
77. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 1 in C major, BWV 846 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Bob van Asperen (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
78. Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043: 2nd movement, Largo ma non tanto by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Elizabeth Wallfisch (Violin), Alison Bury (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1723; Cöthen, Germany 
79. Suite for Lute in E minor, BWV 996: 5th movement, Bourée by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Sharon Isbin (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1708-1717; Weimar, Germany 
Notes: Composition written: Weimar, Germany (1708 - 1717). 
80. Suite for Lute in E minor, BWV 996: 6th movement, Gigue by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Sharon Isbin (Guitar)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1708-1717; Weimar, Germany 
81. Suite for Orchestra no 2 in B minor, BWV 1067: Overture by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Sir Philip Ledger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: Leipzig, Germany 
Notes: Composition written: Leipzig, Germany (1738 - 1739). 
82. Partita for Keyboard no 1 in B flat major, BWV 825: Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Gustav Leonhardt (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1726-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
83. Partita for Keyboard no 1 in B flat major, BWV 825: Gigue by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Gustav Leonhardt (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1726-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
84. Magnificat in D major, BWV 243: Deposuit potentes by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Christoph Prégardien (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sigiswald Kuijken
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Petite Bande
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1728; Leipzig, Germany 
85. Mass in B minor, BWV 232: Agnus Dei by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Philippe Herreweghe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Collegium Vocale
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1747-1749; Leipzig, Germany 
86. Sonata for Harpsichord in G major, F 7: Presto by Wilhelm Friedemann Bach
Performer:  Christophe Rousset (Harpsichord)
Period: Classical 
Written: Berlin, Germany 
Notes: Composition written: Berlin, Germany (Circa 1775 - Circa 1780). 
87. Concerto for Cello no 3 in A major, Wq 172/H 439: 3rd movement, Allegro assai by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer:  Anner Bylsma (Cello)
Conductor:  Gustav Leonhardt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Period: Classical 
Written: ?1753; Berlin, Germany 
88. Auferstehung und Himmelfahrt Jesu, Wq 240/H 777: Triumph! Der Fürst des Lebens sieget! by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Conductor:  Philippe Herreweghe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ghent Collegium Vocale,  Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Period: Classical 
Written: Hamburg, Germany 
Notes: Composition written: Hamburg, Germany (1774 - 1778). 
89. Concerto for Cello in G minor: Allegro non tanto by Mathias Georg Monn
Performer:  Balázs Maté (Cello)
Conductor:  Lajos Rovátkay
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Agostino Steffani
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century; Austria 
90. Suite in D major: Prince of Denmark's March "Trumpet Voluntary" by Jeremiah Clarke
Performer:  Crispian Steele-Perkins (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of London Baroque Sinfonia
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1700; England 
91. Messe de Requiem: Sanctus by Joao Domingos Bomtempo
Conductor:  Michel Corboz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gulbenkian Foundation Symphony Orchestra Lisbon,  Gulbenkian Foundation Chorus Lisbon
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1819; Paris, France 
92. Suite for Cello solo no 1 in G major, BWV 1007: 1st movement, Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Ralph Kirshbaum (Cello)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
93. Sonata for Flute and Harpsichord in E flat major, BWV 1031 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Lionel Rogg (Harpsichord), Michel Debost (Flute)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1734; Leipzig, Germany 
94. Concerto for Piccolo in C major, RV 444: 1st movement, Allegro non molto by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Michel Sanvoisin (Recorder)
Conductor:  Louis Auriacombe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
95. L'Incoronazione di Poppea: Pur ti miro [Final Duet] by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Arleen Augér (Soprano), Della Jones (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of London Baroque Sinfonia
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1642; Venice, Italy 

Sound Samples

Zadok the Priest (Handel)
Ayres for the Theatre: Round 0 (The Prince of Denmark's March)
Lachrimae Antiquae from Lachrimae, or Seaven Teares
A Suite of Theatre Music: II. Rondeau (Abdelazer, or The Moor's Revenge Z.570 No. 2)
Spem in alium .
With lilies white (An elegy for Lady Magdalen Montague, d 1608)
Dido and Aeneas: Overture
Dido and Aeneas, ACT 3: Scene 2
Come ye sons of art, 1694, ode for Queen Mary (excerpts)
O Solitude! Z406
Solomon HWV67: Sinfonia: Act 3, The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Messiah HWV56, (PART 2): Hallelujah (chorus)
Messiah HWV56, (PART 2): He was despised (alto)
Water Music Suite No.2 in D
Xerxes - Frondi tenere ... Ombra mai fù: Larghetto: Ombra mai fù
Carmelite Vespers (1707) - (Second Vespers of the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Psalm I: Dixit Dominus: Dixit Dominus Domino meo
Recitativo ed aria: Dall' ondoso periglio ... Aure, deh per pietà (from Giulio Cesare HWV17)
Alcina HWV34, ACT 2: Verdi prati, selve amene
Orfeo: Toccata
Madrigals, Book 8 (Madrigali guerrieri et amorosi...libro ottavo), Madrigali guerrieri: Altri canti d'amor
Selva morale e spirituale, Venetia 1640 (1984 Digital Remaster): Psalmus 111: Beatus vir (primo) a 6
L'Incoronazione di Poppea, Act Three, Scene 8: Pur ti miro
Adagio in G minor
Miserere a 9
A Venetian Coronation 1595: Sonata [6] à 8 'pian e forte' (Giovanni Gabrieli, 1597)
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