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Pachelbel's Canon And Other Baroque Favorites


Release Date: 01/11/2005 
Label:  Emi Classics Encore Catalog #: 57876   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Antonio VivaldiJohann PachelbelHenry PurcellJohann Sebastian Bach,   ... 
Performer:  Chiara BanchiniJanet SeeChristopher KruegerJohn Holloway,   ... 
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner ConsortTaverner PlayersTaverner Choir,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 24 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

For 30 years, Andrew Parrott has not only been at the cutting edge of period-performance practice, but also been a man whose questing, questioning musicological spirit has allowed nothing to be taken for granted. The most famous results of the latter are, of course, Parrott’s support for and amplification of (in his hugely important book, The Essential Bach Choir) Joshua Rifkin’s now famous theories on Bach’s “choir,” the practical results of which can be heard here in the concertino plus single ripienist versions of the chorale, Jesus bleibet meine Freude, and the final chorus from the St. John Passion. Less well known is that Parrott was the first to put into practice the entirely logical notion of an all-female choir in the works Vivaldi Read more composed for the Pietà, examples of which can here be heard in the opening of the Gloria, RV 589, and Laetatus sum, RV 607. And on the subject of Vivaldi, how refreshing it is to return the stylishly unmannered versions of “Spring,” “Summer,” and La notte after the eccentric aberrations of the “post-authenticity” school. Other highlights include one of the loveliest recorded versions of the Allegri Miserere (with its alternatim plainsong interpolations), Monteverdi’s Beatus vir a 6, again quite properly performed with single voices to a part, and Andrew Lawrence-King’s delicious and imaginatively ornamented performance of the Handel B flat Harp Concerto.

Andrew Parrott has been poorly served by the record industry in more recent years, so it’s good to be reminded of the invaluable contribution he has for so long made to historical-performance practice. The set, obviously compiled for the US market, includes a brief but highly articulate interview with Parrott, although it rather hilariously has him saying that the Gabrieli Sonata pian e forte is scored for “coronets and sackbuts.” If you know any musically curious youngster, this would make for a perfect introduction to the inexhaustible riches of the musical Baroque.

Brian Robins, FANFARE
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Works on This Recording

1. 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 
Length: 2 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
2. Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major by Johann Pachelbel
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Consort,  Taverner Players
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 58 Secs. 
3. Abdelazer, Z 570 "Moor's Revenge": Rondeau by Henry Purcell
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Consort,  Taverner Players
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1695; England 
Length: 1 Minutes 34 Secs. 
4. Laetatus sum, RV 607 by Antonio Vivaldi
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Consort,  Taverner Players,  Taverner Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
5. 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 Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1725; Venice, Italy 
Length: 9 Minutes 59 Secs. 
6. Concerto for Flute in G minor, Op. 10 no 2/RV 439 "La notte" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Janet See (Flute)
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1728; Venice, Italy 
Length: 8 Minutes 12 Secs. 
7. Suite for Orchestra no 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1729-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 6 Secs. 
8. Suite for Orchestra no 2 in B minor, BWV 1067: Minuet by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Christopher Krueger (Flute)
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Leipzig, Germany (1738 - 1739). 
9. Suite for Orchestra no 2 in B minor, BWV 1067: Badinerie by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Christopher Krueger (Flute)
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Leipzig, Germany (1738 - 1739). 
10. Brandenburg Concerto no 2 in F major, BWV 1047 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  John Holloway (Violin), Paul Goodwin (Oboe), Marion Verbruggen (Recorder),
David Staff (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Consort,  Taverner Players
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1718; ?Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 11 Minutes 7 Secs. 
11. Solomon, HWV 67: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Consort,  Taverner Players
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1749; London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 46 Secs. 
12. Messiah, HWV 56: Hallelujah! by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Consort,  Taverner Players,  Taverner Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: English 
13. Canzoni et sonate (21): Sonata XIII a 8 by Giovanni Gabrieli
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Consort,  Taverner Players
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 15 Secs. 
14. Miserere mei Deus: Miserere mei by Gregorio Allegri
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Consort,  Taverner Players,  Taverner Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; Italy 
Length: 13 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
15. Selva morale e spirituale: Beatus vir a 6 by Claudio Monteverdi
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Consort,  Taverner Players,  Taverner Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1640; Italy 
Length: 8 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
16. Concertos (6) for Organ, Op. 4: no 6 in B flat major, HWV 294 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Andrew Lawrence-King (Harp)
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Consort,  Taverner Players
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1736; London, England 
Length: 13 Minutes 53 Secs. 
17. Concerto for Violin in G minor, Op. 8 no 2/RV 315 "L'estate" by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Alison Bury (Violin)
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Consort,  Taverner Players
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
Length: 10 Minutes 15 Secs. 
18. March and Canzona in C minor, Z 860: March by Henry Purcell
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Consort,  Taverner Players
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1692; England 
Length: 1 Minutes 45 Secs. 
19. March and Canzona in C minor, Z 860: Canzona by Henry Purcell
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Consort,  Taverner Players
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1692; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 9 Secs. 
20. 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 
Length: 8 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Language: German 
21. Dixit Dominus, HWV 232 by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Consort,  Taverner Players,  Taverner Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1707; Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
22. Fantasia upon a Ground in D major, Z 731 by Henry Purcell
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Consort,  Taverner Players
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1680; England 
Length: 5 Minutes 7 Secs. 
23. Wir danken dir, Gott, BWV 29: no 1, Sinfonia in D major by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Consort,  Taverner Players
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 38 Secs. 
24. 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 Consort,  Taverner Players,  Taverner Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Language: German 
25. Messiah, HWV 56: Overture by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Consort,  Taverner Players
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 36 Secs. 
26. Suite for Orchestra no 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Gavottes 1 and 2 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1729-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 7 Secs. 
27. Suite for Orchestra no 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Gigue by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1729-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 31 Secs. 
28. Suite for Orchestra no 3 in D major, BWV 1068 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1729-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 10 Secs. 
29. Thou know'st, Lord, the secrets of our hearts, Z 58c by Henry Purcell
Conductor:  Andrew Parrott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Consort,  Taverner Players,  Taverner Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1695; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Language: English 

Customer Reviews

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 A Beautiful Collection of Music March 21, 2013 By C. Vencebi (South Gate, CA) See All My Reviews "The assortment of truly moving pieces on this CD is superb. I never tire of listening to it. I originally bought it for the recording of Pachelbel's canon on it, but I have been exposed to some truly wonderful baroque music on both CDs. The vocals on some of the pieces (like Dixit Dominus by George Fredric Handel) are amazing! This is one 2 cd set you will not regret buying." Report Abuse
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