Alfred Deller « The Complete Vanguard Recordings », Volume FOUR

Alfred Deller « The Complete Vanguard Recordings », Volume FOUR
Music of Handel Bach and English Renaissance
Alfred Deller – The Deller Consort
Musical Concepts MC 195 [CDx6 + CD-ROM]

Contents:

    CD-1
    The Connoisseur's Handel / Handel: 3 Coronation Anthems

    George Frideric Handel: Jephta (Oratorio, 1752), HWV 70
  1. Air: 'Tis Heaven's all-ruling pow'r
  2. Quartet: O spare your daughter
  3. Air: Laud her all ye virgin train

  4. George Frideric Handel: Serse (Opera, 1738, London)
  5. Air: Ombra mai fù

  6. George Frideric Handel: Orlando (Opera, 1733, London)
  7. Air: Ah! Stigie larve

  8. George Frideric Handel: L'Allegro, il Pensoroso ed il Moderato (Oratorio, 1740) HWV 55
  9. Air: Let me wander


  10. George Frideric Handel: Orlando (Opera, 1733, London)
  11. Air; Cielo! se tu il consenti

  12. George Frideric Handel: Rinaldo (Opera, 1711, London)
  13. Air: Lascia ch'io pianga

  14. George Frideric Handel: Theodora (Oratorio, 1750), HWV 68
  15. Air; Kind Heav'n, if Virtue be thy care
  16. Air; Wide spread his name
  17. Air: Sweet Rose, and Lilly, flow'ry Form
  18. Duet: To thee thou glorious son of worth

  19. George Frideric Handel: Coronation Anthems
  20. Zadok the priest (Andante maestoso 4/4)
  21. The King shall rejoice
    1. Allegro moderato, 4/4
    2. Allegro, 3/4
    3. A tempo giusto, 4/4
    4. Allegro non presto, 3/4
    5. Allegro non presto, 4/4
  22. Let thy hand be strenghtened
    1. Allegro moderato, 4/4
    2. Larghetto, 3/4
  23. CD-2
    Handel: Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne / Bach: Cantatatas 54 & 170

    George Frideric Handel: Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne
  24. Counter-tenor solo (Largo): Eternal source of light divine
  25. Soprano solo (Andante): Let all the winged ...
  26. Countertenor solo (Andante): Let flocks ...
  27. Counter-tenor and bass duet: Let rolling streams ...
  28. Sopranos duet (Andante): Kind health descends
  29. Bass solo (Allegro): Let envy then conceal her head
  30. Counter-tenor solo and Double Chorus (Allegro): United nations shall combine

  31. Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata No. 170 « Vergnügte Ruh' beliebte Seelenlust »
  32. Aria: Vergnügte Ruh'
  33. Recitative: Die Welt, das Sündenhaus
  34. Aria: Wie jammern
  35. Recitative: Wer solte sich
  36. Aria: Wie leid ist mir das Leben

  37. Johann Sebastian Bach: Mass, in B minor
  38. Agnus Dei

  39. Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata No. 54 « Widerstehe doch der Sünde »
  40. Aria: Widerstehe
  41. Recitative: Die Art
  42. Aria: Wer Sunde tut
  43. CD-3
    Handel: Alexander's Feast (beginning)

    George Frideric Handel: Oratorio « Alexander's Feast »
  44. Overture
    1. Maestoso
    2. Allegro ma non troppo
    3. Andante
  45. Recitative (tenor): 'Twas at the royal feast
  46. Air and Chorus (tenor, followed by chorus and solo): Happy, happy, happy
  47. Recitative (tenor): Timotheus, plac'd on high
  48. Accompanied recitative (soprano): The song began
  49. Chorus (andante): The list'ning crowd
  50. Air (soprano, allegro ma non presto): With ravish'd ears
  51. Recitative (tenor): The praise of Bacchus
  52. Air and Chorus (bass followed by chorus, andante): Bacchus, ever fair
  53. Recitative (tenor): Sooth'd with the sound
  54. Accompanied recitative (soprano, adagio e piano): He chose a mournful Muse
  55. Air (soprano, large e piano): He sung Darius
  56. Accompanied recitative (soprano): With downcast looks
  57. Chorus (larghetto): Behold Darius
  58. Recitative (tenor): The mighty master smil'd
  59. Air (soprano, largo): Softly sweet in Lydian measures
  60. Air (tenor, andante allegro): War, he sung, is toil and trouble
  61. Chorus (andante): The many rend the skies
  62. Air (soprano) and Chorus (allegro moderato): The Prince, unable to conceal
  63. Chorus da capo: The many rend the skies
  64. Accompanied recitative (tenor) and Chorus: Now strike the golden Lyre again
  65. Chorus (allegro ma non troppo): Break his bands of sleep asunder
  66. Air (bass, andante allegro): Revenge, revenge
  67. Aria (largo): Behold, a ghastly band
  68. CD-4
    Handel: Alexander's Feast (conclusion) / Elizabethan and Jacobean Music

    George Frideric Handel: Oratorio G Alexander's Feast »
  69. Air (da capo); Revenge, revenge
  70. Accompanied recitative (tenor): Give the vengeance due
  71. Air (tenor, allegro): The princes applaud
  72. Air (soprano) and chorus (andante larghetto): Thais led the way
  73. Accompanied recitative (tenor) and Chorus: Thus, long ago
  74. Chorus: At last divine Cecilia came
  75. Recitative (tenor and bass): Let old Timotheus yield the prize
  76. Chorus and soloists (andante - allegro): Let old Timotheus yield the prize

  77. John Dowland, Book of Airs, 1597
  78. Air: Can she excuse my wrongs ?

  79. Thomas Morley, A Plaine and Easie Introduction to Practicall Musicke
  80. Air for three viols (instr.)

  81. John Bartlett (m) / George Gascoigne (t), A Book of Ayres ... 1606
  82. Air: Of all the birds that I do know

  83. Robert Johnson, Fitwilliam Virginal Book
  84. Alman for harpsichord (set by Gilles Farnaby) (instr.)

  85. John Dowland, Book of Airs, 1597
  86. Air: If my complaints could passions move

  87. John Jenkins, British Museum MS
  88. Pavan for four viols (instr.)


  89. Thomas Campian, Rosseter's Book of Ayres, 1601
  90. Air: I care not for these ladies

  91. John Dowland, British Museum MS
  92. Air for lute solo: My Lady Hunsdon's Puffe (instr.)

  93. Robert Parsons, King College, Cambridge MS
  94. Air: Pandolpho (orn. for lute)

  95. John Jenkins, British Museum MS
  96. Fantasia in C for four viols (instr.)

  97. John Dowland, A Pilgrim's Solace
  98. Air: From silent night

  99. Giles Farnaby, Fitwilliam Virginal Book
  100. Variations for harpsichord on "Up Tails All" (instr.)
  101. CD-5
    Thomas Tallis: The Lamentations of Jeremiah the Prophet, Part I / William Byrd and His Age

    Thomas Tallis: The Lamentations of Jeremiah the Prophet, Part1
  102. Incipit Lamentatio Jeremiae Prophetae
  103. Aleph; Quomodo sedet
  104. Beth
  105. Plorans ploravit

  106. Thomas Tallis: The Lamentations of Jeremiah the Prophet, Part II
  107. De Lamentatione Jeremiae Prophetae
  108. Ghimel
  109. Migravit Judas
  110. Daleth:
  111. Omnes persecutores
  112. Heth
  113. Facti sunt

  114. Thomas Tallis: Hymns for alternating plainsong and polyphony
  115. Jesu salvator saeculi
  116. Deus tuorum militum
  117. O nata lux de lumine
  118. Jam Christus astra ascenderat
  119. Salvator mundi Domine

  120. Anon., arr. Edmund Fellowes, British Museum, Add. Mss. 17, 786-91
  121. My Sweet Little Darling

  122. Anon., arr. Peter Warlock, Christ Church, Oxford, Mss. 984-8
  123. Guichardo

  124. William Corkine, arr. Thurston Dart:
  125. What Bootheth Love ?

  126. Anon., arr. Peter Warlock, Christ Church, Oxford, Mss 984-8
  127. Ah, Silly Poor Joas

  128. Thomas Whythorne, arr. Peter Warlock
  129. Buy New Broom

  130. William Byrd, arr. Fellowes, Elegy on the death of Thomas Tallis, 1585
  131. Ye Sacred Muses

  132. William Byrd, arr. Edmund Fellowes, Psalms, Sonnets, and Songs of Sadness and Piety, made into Music of Five Parts, 1588
  133. Lullaby, My Sweet Little Baby

  134. Richard Nicholson, arr. Peter Warlock, British Museum, Add. Mss 17, 79 ?
  135. In a Merry May Morn

  136. Robert Parsons, arr. Peter Warlock
  137. Pandolpho

  138. William Byrd, arr. Peter le Huray & Thurston Dart
  139. Come, pretty Babe

  140. Anon., arr. Peter Warlock, Add. Mss 18, 936-9, British Museum
  141. O Death, Rock Me Asleep
  142. CD-6
    Deller's Choice (selections) / Duets for Countertenors (selections)

    John Blow (1648-1708)
  143. The Self-Banished

  144. John Weldon (1676-1736)
  145. *The Nightingale

  146. Georg Friedrich Händel (1685-1759)
  147. Dove sei (from Rodelinda, 1725)
  148. Bist du bei mir (from the Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach

  149. Matthew Locke (1621-1677)
  150. Voluntary in G for organ (Melothsia, 1673)

  151. Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
  152. The Queen's Epicedium (Elegy on the death of Queen Mary, 1695)

  153. Matthew Locke (1621-1677)
  154. Voluntary in F for organ (Melothsia, 1673)

  155. Pelham Humfrey (or Hemphryes, 1647-1674)
  156. A Hymn to God the Father (Harmonia Sacra, Book I, 1688)

  157. 1725)
    Thomas Morley: The First Book of Canzonets to Two Voices, 1595
  158. Sweet Nymph, Come to Thy Lover

  159. Henry Purcell: "Love's Goddess" Birthday Song for Queen Mary, 1692
  160. Sweetness of Nature

  161. Robert Jones: "A Musicall Dreame" or 4th Book of Airs
  162. Sweet Kate

  163. Thomas Morley: Canzonets for Two Voices
  164. Miraculous love's wounding
  165. I go before, my darling

  166. John Blow: Amphion Anglicus (London, 1600)
  167. If my Celia could persuade
  168. Ah Heav'n! What is it I hear?

  169. Richard Deering: Cantica Sacra (London, 1662)
  170. O bone Jesu
  171. Gaudent in coelis

  172. Anon., Fayrfax Ms.:
  173. Tudor carol: Ah, My Dear Son
  174. CD-ROM

Performers, recording site and date:
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Rel.: 2009

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Reviewed in: Diapason (#-p.): 574-74 (Nov. 2009)

Excerpts:
[1]-[12] Vanguard « The Bach Guild » BG 601 [LP] The Connoisseur's Handel: A Bouquet of neglected Arias and Ensembles
[13]-[22] Vanguard « The Bach Guild » BG 661 [LP] Handel: Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne – Three Coronation Anthems
[23]-[31] Vanguard « The Bach Guild » BG 550 [LP] Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata No. 170 – Agnus Dei – Cantata No. 54
[32]-[63] Vanguard « The Bach Guild » BG 666/667 [LPx2] George Frideric Handel: Oratorio « Alexander's Feast »
[64]-[75] Vanguard « The Bach Guild » BG 539 [LP] Elizabethan and Jacobean Music – Airs and Instrumental Music of England
[76]-[91] Vanguard « The Bach Guild » BG 551 [LP] Thomas Tallis: The Lamentations of Jeremiah the Prophet and hymns for alternating plainsong and polyphony
[92-102] Vanguard « The Bach Guild » BG 557 [LP] William Byrd and His Age
[103]-[110]Vanguard « The Bach Guild » BG 612 [LP] Deller's Choice: A Concert of Music both Rare and Rewarding
[111]-[120] Vanguard « The Bach Guild » BG 691 [LP] Duets for Counter-tenors

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