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The Best Of Baroque


Release Date: 09/02/2008 
Label:  Virgin Classics   Catalog #: 22104   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Johann PachelbelHenry PurcellGeorge Frideric HandelMarc-Antoine Charpentier,   ... 
Performer:  Ralph KirshbaumPaul GoodwinMonica HuggettRachel Beckett,   ... 
Conductor:  Andrew ParrottAlex BrigerRoger NorringtonWilliam Christie,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner PlayersAcademy of St. Martin in the FieldsTaverner Choir,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 10 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
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 
Length: 3 Minutes 39 Secs. 
2.
Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major: Gigue by Johann Pachelbel
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Players
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 23 Secs. 
3.
Abdelazer, Z 570 "Moor's Revenge": Rondeau by Henry Purcell
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Players
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1695; England 
Length: 1 Minutes 35 Secs. 
4.
Suite for Harpsichord in D minor, HWV 437: no 4, Sarabande with Variations by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Alex Briger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1733; London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Simon Hale. 
5.
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 
Length: 2 Minutes 49 Secs. 
6.
Messiah, HWV 56: Hallelujah! by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Players,  Taverner Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 59 Secs. 
7.
Water Music, HWV 348-350: Bourée by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Roger Norrington
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Classical Players
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1715/1736; London, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 36 Secs. 
8.
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 
Length: 1 Minutes 37 Secs. 
9.
Marche des Mousquetaires by Jean-Baptiste Lully
Conductor:  Hugo Reyne
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Simphonie du Marais
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1658; France 
Length: 1 Minutes 27 Secs. 
10.
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 Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 17 Secs. 
11.
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 
Length: 4 Minutes 48 Secs. 
12.
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 
Length: 2 Minutes 36 Secs. 
13.
Brandenburg Concerto no 2 in F major, BWV 1047: 1st movement, Allegro by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Paul Goodwin (Oboe), Monica Huggett (Violin), Rachel Beckett (Flute),
Mark Bennett (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Monica Huggett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1718; ?Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 4 Secs. 
14.
Brandenburg Concerto no 2 in F major, BWV 1047: 2nd movement, Andante by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Mark Bennett (Trumpet), Paul Goodwin (Oboe), Rachel Beckett (Flute),
Monica Huggett (Violin)
Conductor:  Monica Huggett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1718; ?Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 45 Secs. 
15.
Brandenburg Concerto no 2 in F major, BWV 1047: 3rd movement, Allegro assai by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Mark Bennett (Trumpet), Paul Goodwin (Oboe), Rachel Beckett (Flute),
Monica Huggett (Violin)
Conductor:  Monica Huggett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1718; ?Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 42 Secs. 
16.
Concerto for Flute in G minor, Op. 10 no 2/RV 439 "La notte": Largo by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Lorenzo Cavasanti (Recorder)
Conductor:  Fabio Biondi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Europa Galante
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1728; Venice, Italy 
Length: 1 Minutes 24 Secs. 
17.
Gloria in D major, RV 589: Gloria in excelsis Deo by Antonio Vivaldi
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Players,  Taverner Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 30 Secs. 
18.
Miserere mei Deus: Excerpt(s) by Gregorio Allegri
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 47 Secs. 
19.
Stabat Mater: Stabat Mater dolorosa by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
Performer:  Gérard Lesne (Countertenor), Véronique Gens (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seminario Musicale
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1736; Pozzuoli, Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 46 Secs. 
20.
Adagio for Organ and Strings in G minor by Tomaso Albinoni
Conductor:  Jonathan Rees
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Scottish Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Length: 7 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Notes: This work was reconstructed by Remo Giazotto in 1945 from a fragment by Albinoni. 
21.
Coronation Anthems (4): no 1, HWV 258 "Zadok the priest" by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir,  Academy of Ancient Music
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1727; London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 21 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Canon and Gigue in D: Canon
Canon and Gigue in D: Gigue
A Suite of Theatre Music: II. Rondeau (Abdelazer, or The Moor's Revenge Z.570 No. 2)
Harpsichord Suite No. 4 in D minor HWV437: Sarabande
Zadok the Priest
Solomon HWV67: Sinfonia: Act 3, The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Messiah HWV56, (PART 2): Hallelujah (chorus)
Water Music Suite No. 1 in F: VII. Bourrée
Te Deum H.146 (Live): Prélude
Marche des Mousquetaires
Cantata No. 147, 'Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben' BWV147: Choral: Jesu bleibet meine Freude (Jesu, joy of man's desiring)
Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068: Air
Suites for Cello, Suite No. 1 in G Major BWV 1007: Prelude
Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F BWV1047: I. [Allegro]
Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F BWV1047: II. Andante
Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F BWV1047: III. Allegro assai
Concerto in G minor per flauto diritto ed orchestra Op. 10 No. 2 RV439, 'La notte': Largo (Il sonno)
Gloria RV589: Gloria in excelsis
Miserere a 9 (vv.1-4 & 17-20).
Stabat Mater pour soprano, contralto, corders et basse continue: Stabat Mater dolorosa
Adagio in G minor

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