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William Hayes: The Passions / Rooley, La Cetra

Hayes / Tubb / Hofbauer / Uesugi / Munderloh
Release Date: 07/27/2010 
Label:  Glossa   Catalog #: 922501   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  William Hayes
Conductor:  Anthony Rooley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Cetra Baroque Orchestra Basel
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Handel casts such a shadow over the English baroque that his contemporaries rarely measure up to him: here, though, is a real competitor. Oxford professor William Hayes wrote this delightful "Ode for Music" to a flamboyant text by William Collins, with characters including Cheerfulness, Fear, Anger, and Jealousy (whom you could perhaps match to the new cabinet) in 1750. Although the score is full of Handelian resonances, it has a real character of its own and manages to be both smoothly lyrical and wildly pictorial, performed with splendid sprightliness by forces from Basle under early music veteran Anthony Rooley. - Nicholas Kenyon, The Observer, London Handel casts such a shadow over the English baroque that his contemporaries rarely measure up to him: here, though, is a real competitor. Oxford professor William Hayes wrote this delightful "Ode for Music" to a flamboyant text by William Collins, with characters including Cheerfulness, Fear, Anger, and Jealousy (whom you could perhaps match to the new cabinet) in 1750. Although the score is full of Handelian resonances, it has a real character of its own and manages to be both smoothly lyrical and wildly pictorial, performed with splendid sprightliness by forces from Basle under early music veteran Anthony Rooley. - Nicholas Kenyon, The Observer, London Read less

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The Passions by William Hayes
Conductor:  Anthony Rooley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Cetra Baroque Orchestra Basel
Period: Baroque 
Written: England 

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