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Edinburgh 1742 / Whelan, Ensemble Marsyas


Release Date: 08/25/2017 
Label:  Linn Records   Catalog #: 567  
Composer:  Francesco BarsantiGeorge Frideric Handel
Performer:  Joseph WaltersAlec Frank-GemmillAlan EmslieEmilie Renard,   ... 
Conductor:  Peter Whelan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Marsyas
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The popular Ensemble Marsyas returns with a diverse programme of concerti, wind music and Scottish songs by composers Francesco Barsanti and George Grideric Handel, centred around the music composed for The Edinburgh Musical Society. Horn soloists Alec Frank-Gemmill and Joseph Walters take centre stage in Handel's Concerto for French Horns, exemplifying the extraordinary vogue for horn music at this time. Timpanist Alan Emslie joins them fo rBarsanti's Concerti gross Op. 3, an unusual concertino comprising timpani and natural horns. Barsanti's four ''Old Scots Tunes'', notable as one of the first examples of Scottish Traditional music to be faithfully transcribed, introduces fiddle player Colin Scobie. Completing the programme is Handel's Read more aria 'Sta nell'Iracana' from Alcina, featuring mezzo-soprano Emilie Renard, and the March for Wind Band, HWV 346. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerti grossi (10), Op. 3: no 3 in D Major by Francesco Barsanti
Performer:  Joseph Walters (Horn), Alec Frank-Gemmill (Horn), Alan Emslie (Timpani)
Conductor:  Peter Whelan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Marsyas
Period: Baroque 
Written: Scotland 
2.
Concerti grossi (10), Op. 3: no 2 in F Major by Francesco Barsanti
Performer:  Joseph Walters (Horn), Alec Frank-Gemmill (Horn), Alan Emslie (Timpani)
Conductor:  Peter Whelan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Marsyas
Period: Baroque 
Written: Scotland 
3.
Concerti grossi (10), Op. 3: no 1 by Francesco Barsanti
Performer:  Joseph Walters (Horn), Alec Frank-Gemmill (Horn), Alan Emslie (Timpani)
Conductor:  Peter Whelan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Marsyas
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1742; Scotland 
4.
Alcina, HWV 34: Sta nell' Ircana pietrosa tana by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Emilie Renard (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Peter Whelan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Marsyas
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1735; London, England 
5.
Concerto in F major, HWV 331 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Alec Frank-Gemmill (Horn), Joseph Walters (Horn)
Conductor:  Peter Whelan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Marsyas
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; London, England 
6.
March in F major, HWV 346 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Joseph Walters (Horn), Alec Frank-Gemmill (Horn), Alan Emslie (Timpani)
Conductor:  Peter Whelan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Marsyas
Period: Baroque 
Written: London, England 
7.
A Collection of Old Scots Tunes: Lochaber by Francesco Barsanti
Performer:  Colin Scobie (Violin)
Conductor:  Peter Whelan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Marsyas
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1742; London, England 
8.
A Collection of Old Scots Tunes: Busk ye busk ye Bonny Bride by Francesco Barsanti
Performer:  Colin Scobie (Violin)
Conductor:  Peter Whelan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Marsyas
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1742; London, England 
9.
A collection of Old Scots Tunes: III. The Birks of Envermay by Francesco Barsanti
Performer:  Colin Scobie (Violin)
Conductor:  Peter Whelan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Marsyas
Period: Baroque 
10.
A Collection of Old Scots Tunes: Logan water by Francesco Barsanti
Performer:  Colin Scobie (Violin)
Conductor:  Peter Whelan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Marsyas
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1742; London, England 
11.
Concerti grossi (10), Op. 3: no 4 in D major by Francesco Barsanti
Performer:  Joseph Walters (Horn), Alec Frank-Gemmill (Horn), Alan Emslie (Timpani)
Conductor:  Peter Whelan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Marsyas
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1742; Scotland 
12.
Concerti grossi (10), Op. 3: no 5 in D Major by Francesco Barsanti
Performer:  Joseph Walters (Horn), Alec Frank-Gemmill (Horn), Alan Emslie (Timpani)
Conductor:  Peter Whelan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Marsyas
Period: Baroque 
Written: Scotland 

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