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The Early Garden

One hour of browsing through early music, with an accent on Masses.

Today we stroll through spiritual music from the 18th century. From Italy by Leonardo Leo and by Giovanni Alberto Ristori, from France by Jean-Philippe Rameau and from England by George Frideric Handel.

Leonardo Leo (1694-1744)
1. Motet ‘Beatus via qui timet’ for alto, string players and basso continuo
Performers: Christopher Lowrey, countertenor. Les Talens Lyriques conducted by Christophe Rousset
(CD Alpha no. 449)

Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764)
2. Grand Motet ‘Quam dilecta tabernacula’
Performers: Maïlys de Villoutreys, soprano (dessus). Mathias Vidal & François Joron, tenors (haute-contre & taille). David Witczak, baritone (basse-taille). Chœur & Orchestre Marguerite Louise conducted by Gaétan Jarry
(CD Château de Versailles no. CVS 052)

Georg Friedrich Händel (1685-1759)
2 Coronation Anthems:
3. ‘Zadok the Priest’ HWV 258
4. ‘My heart is inditing’ HWV 261
Performers: NDR Chor and the Festspiel Orchester Göttingen conducted by Laurence Cummings
(CD Accent no. ACC 26405)

Giovanni Alberto Ristori (1692-1753)
4. From the Divoti affetti alla Passione di Nostro Signore: ‘Jesu morti tradebaris’
Performers: Dorothee Mields, soprano. Franz Vitzthum, countertenor. ensemble Echo du Danube
(CD Accent no. ACC 24209)

Addition:
Carlo Ambrogio Lonati (ca. 1645-ca.1712)
5. Part I from the church sonata no. 6 in A minor: Largo-Spiritoso-Largo
Performers: Ars Antiqua Austria conducted by Gunar Letzbor
(CD Pan Classics no. STPC 10)

 

Pictured: Jean-Philippe Rameau

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