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Label : Vanguard
Format : Flac (image + cue)
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Tracklist :

CD1: The Connoisseur’s Handel / Handel: 3 Coronation Anthems
George Frideric Handel

Jephta (1752), HWV 70
1 ‘Tis Heaven’s all-ruling pow’r 3:03
2 O spare your daughter 2:37
3 Laud her all ye virgin train 3:09

4 Serse (1738, London) – Ombra mai fu 4:19
5 Orlando (1733, London) – Ah! Stigie larve 8:05
6 L’Allegro, il Pensoroso ed il Moderato (1740), HWV 55 – Let me wander 2:01
7 Orlando (1733, London) – Cielo se tu il consenti 5:21
8 Rinaldo (1711, London) – Lascia ch’io pianga 4:40

Theodora (1750), HWV 68
9 Kind Heav’n, if Virtue be thy care 2:35
10 Wide spread his name 2:33
11 Sweet Rose, and Lilly, flow’ry Form 3:12
12 To thee thou glorious son of worth 5:16
Alfred Deller, counter-tenor
Eileen Poulter, soprano / Wilfred Brown, tenor / Maurice Bevan, baritone / Herbert Tachezi, harpsichord
The Handel Festival Orchestra / Sir Anthony Lewis, conductor

13 Coronation Anthems – Zadok the priest 5:28
14 Coronation Anthems – The King shall rejoice 1:47
15 Coronation Anthems – Let thy hand be strenghtened 8:45
Alfred Deller, counter-tenor / Richard Rudolf, trumpet / Harold Lester, harpsichord
Oriana Concert Choir and Orchestra / Alfred Deller, conductor

CD2: Handel: Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne / Bach: Cantatas 54 & 170
George Frideric Handel: Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne

1 Largo: Eternal source of light divine 6:56
2 Andante: Let all the winged … 2:59
3 Andante: Let flocks … 2:25
4 Let rolling streams … 2:47
5 Kind health descends 6:04
6 Let envy then conceal her head 2:26
7 United nations shall combine 3:18
Honor Sheppard, soprano / Alfred Deller, counter-tenor / Mark Deller, counter-tenor / Richard Rudolf, trumpet / Harold Lester, harpsichord
Oriana Concert Orchestra / Alfred Deller, conductor

Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata 170 “Vergnugte Ruh’ beliebte Seelenlust”
8 Aria: Vergnugte Ruh’ 6:53
9 Recitative: Die Welt, das Sundenhaus 1:11
10 Aria: Wie jammern 8:17
11 Recitative: Wer solte sich 1:00
12 Aria: Wie leid ist mir das Leben 6:00

13 Johann Sebastian Bach: Mass in b minor, BWV233 – Agnus Dei 9:01

Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata 54 “Widerstehe doch der Sunde”
14 Aria: Widerstehe 1:07
15 Recitative: Die Art 3:25
16 Aria: Wer Sunde tut 5:34
Alfred Deller, counter-tenor
Leonhardt Baroque Ensemble
Michel Piguet, oboe / Eduard Melkus, baroque violin / Marie Leonhardt , baroque violin / Kurt Theiner, baroque viola / Alice Hoffelner , baroque viola / Nicolaus Harnoncourt, baroque ‘cello / Alfred Planiawsky, baroque double-bass / Gustav Leonhardt, organ
Gustav Leonhardt, conductor

CD3: Handel: Alexander’s Feast (beginning)
Part I
1 Overture (Maestoso – Allegro ma non troppo – Andante) 6:46
2 Recitative: ‘Twas at the royal feast 1:25
3 Air and Chorus: Happy, happy, happy 5:04
4 Recitative: Timotheus, plac’d on high 0:35
5 Accompanied recitative: The song began 1:03
6 Chorus: The list’ning crowd 2:43
7 Air: With ravish’d ears 4:05
8 Recitative: The praise of Bacchus 0:38
9 Air and Chorus: Bacchus, ever fair 4:11
10 Recitative: Sooth’d with the sound 0:57
11 Accompanied recitative: He chose a mournful Muse 1:28
12 Air: He sung Darius 3:43
13 Accompanied recitative: With downcast looks 1:11
14 Chorus: Behold Darius 3:34
15 Recitative: The mighty master smil’d 0:40
16 Air: Softly sweet in Lydian measures 3:26
17 Air: War, he sung, is toil and trouble 5:40
18 Chorus: The many rend the skies 4:02
19 Air: The Prince, unable to conceal 7:46
20 Chorus da capo: The many rend the skies 4:09
Part II
21 Accompanied recitative: Now strike the golden Lyre again 1:54
22 Chorus: Break his bands of sleep asunder 1::3
23 Air: Revenge, revenge 2:02
24 Largo: Behold the ghastly band 4:46

CD4: Handel: Alexander’s Feast (conclusion) / Elizabethan and Jacobean Music
1 Air da capo: Revenge, revenge 2:08
2 Accompanied recitative: Give the vengeance due 2:09
3 Air: The princes applaud 2:29
4 Air and chorus: Thais led the way 5:03
5 Accompanied recitative: Thus, long ago 2:54
6 Chorus: At last divine Cecilia came 4:35
7 Recitative: Let old Timotheus yield the prize 0:34
8 Chorus and soloists: Let old Timotheus yield the prize 3:53
Honor Sheppard, soprano / Alfred Deller, counter-tenor / Max Worthley , tenor / Maurice Bevan, bass
Oriana Concert Choir and Orchestra / Alfred Deller, conductor

Elizabethan and Jacobean Music
9 John Dowland: Book of Airs, 1597 – Air: Can she excuse my wrongs? 4:12
10 Thomas Morley: A Plaine and Easie Introduction to Practicall Musicke – Air for three viols (instr.) 1:30
11 John Bartlett: A Book of Ayres…, 1606 – Air: Of all the birds that I do know (text: George Gascoigne) 2:01
12 Robert Johnson: Fitwilliam Virginal Book – Alman for harpsichord (set by Giles Farnaby) (instr.) 1:16
13 John Dowland: Book of Airs, 1597 – Air: If my complaints could passions move 4:26
14 John Jenkins: Pavan for four viols (instr.) 5:57
15 Thomas Campian: Rosseter’s Book of Ayres, 1601 – Air: I care not for these ladies 1:44
16 John Dowland: Air for lute solo: My Lady Hunsdon’s Puffe (instr.) 1:03
17 Robert Parsons: Air: Pandolpho (orn. for lute) 7:23
18 John Jenkins: Fantasia in C for four viols (instr.) 4:59
19 John Dowland: A Pilgrim’s Solace – Air: From silent night 5:19
20 Giles Farnaby: Fitzwilliam Virginal Book – Variations for harpsichord on “Up Tails All” (instr.) 5:57
Alfred Deller, counter-tenor / Desmond Dupre, lute / Gustav Leonhardt, harpsichord
Consort of Viols of the Leonhardt Baroque Ensemble
Eduard Melkus, treble viol / Nikolaus Harnoncourt, bass viols / Alice Hoffelner, treble viol / Gustav Leonhardt, bass viol

CD5: Thomas Tallis: The Lamentations of Jeremiah the Prophet / William Byrd and His Age
Thomas Tallis: The Lamentations of Jeremiah the Prophet
Part I
1 Incipit Lamentatio Jeremiae Prophetae 1:13
2 Aleph; Quomodo sedet 2:36
3 Beth 0:29
4 Plorans ploravit 4:11
Part II
5 De Lamentatione Jeremiae Prophetae 1:36
6 Ghimel 0:59
7 Migravit Judas 1:58
8 Daleth 0:32
9 Omnes persecutores 3:27
10 Heth 0:33
11 Facti sunt 4:47

12 Thomas Tallis: Jesu salvator saeculi 5:18
13 John Sheppard (attrib., originally attrib. Tallis): Deus tuorum militum II 4:13
14 Thomas Tallis: O nata lux de lumine 2:12
15 Thomas Tallis: Jam Christus astra ascenderat 5:42
16 Thomas Tallis: Salvator mundi Domine 5:20
The Deller Consort / Alfred Deller, director
Eileen McLoughlin, soprano (12-16) / Alfred Deller, counter-tenor / Gerald English, tenor / Wilfred Brown, tenor / Maurice Bevan, baritone / John Frost, bass

17 Anon., arr. Edmund Fellowes, British Museum, Add. Mss. 17, 786-91: My Sweet Little Darling 3:04
18 Anon., arr. Peter Warlock, Christ Church, Oxford, Mss. 984-8: Guichardo 4:39
19 William Corkine, arr. Thurston Dart: What Bootheth Love ? 3:17
20 Anon., arr. Peter Warlock: Ah, Silly Poor Joas 1:48
21 Thomas Whythorne, arr. Peter Warlock: Buy New Broom 1:24
22 William Byrd, arr. Edmund Fellowes: Elegy on the death of Thomas Tallis, 1585 – Ye Sacred Muses 3:51
23 William Byrd, arr. Edmund Fellowes, : Psalms, Sonnets, and Songs of Sadness and Piety, made into Music of Five Parts, 1588 – Lullaby, My Sweet Little Baby 7:01
24 Richard Nicholson, arr. Peter Warlock: In a Merry May Morn 1:26
25 Robert Parsons, arr. Peter Warlock: Pandolpho 4:06
26 William Byrd, arr. Peter le Huray & Thurston Dart: Come, Pretty Babe 1:33
27 Anon., arr. Peter Warlock: O Death, Rock Me Asleep 3:07
Alfred Deller, counter-tenor / Wenzinger Consort of Viols of the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis / August Wenzinger, director

CD6: Deller’s Choice (selections) / Duets for Countertenors (selections)
1 John Blow: The Self-Banished 3:32
2 John Weldon: The Nightingale 1:36
3 Georg Frideric Handel: from Rodelinda, HWV19 – Dove sei 4:14
4 Johann Sebastian Bach (spurious, attributed to possibly Gottfried Heinrich Stolzel): Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach -Bist du bei mir, BWV508 2:58
5 Matthew Locke: Melothsia, 1673 – Voluntary in G for organ 1:09
6 Henry Purcell: Elegy on the death of Queen Mary, 1695 – The Queen’s Epicedium 7:09
7 Matthew Locke: Melothsia, 1673 – Voluntary in F for organ 1:32
8 Pelham Humfrey (or Hemphryes): Harmonia Sacra, Book I, 1688 – A Hymn to God the Father 3:31
Alfred Deller, countertenor (1-4, 6, 8) /Gustav Leonhardt, harpsichord and organ (5, 7, 8)

9 Thomas Morley: The First Book of Canzonets to Two Voices, 1595 – Sweet Nymph, Come to Thy Lover 1:41
10 Henry Purcell: Love’s Goddess Birthday Song for Queen Mary, 1692 – Sweetness of Nature 3:40
11 Robert Jones: A Musicall Dreame or 4th Book of Airs – Sweet Kate 1:45
12 Thomas Morley: Canzonets for Two Voices – Miraculous love’s wounding 2:58
13 I go before, my darling 1:27
14 John Blow: Amphion Anglicus (London, 1600) – If my Celia could persuade 3:00
15 Ah Heav’n! What is it I hear? 3:17
16 Richard Deering: Cantica Sacra (London, 1662) – O bone Jesu 3:10
17 Gaudent in coelis 1:36
18 Anon., Fayrfax Ms (er. John Stevens): Ah, My Dear Son 6:09
Alfred Deller, countertenor /Mark Deller, counter-tenor / Ensemble of Baroque Instruments

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