Handel at Vauxhall, Vol.2


London Early Opera continue their programme themed around a typical evening’s entertainment at the 17th & 18th century Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, with a second collection of works by George Frideric Handel and contemporary composers of the day (John Stanley, Thomas Gladwin, John Lampe and Johann Adolph Hasse). Featuring performances by soloists Claire Bessent, Mary Bevan, Benjamin Bevan, Eleanor Dennis, Charles MacDougale, Nicky Spence and Greg Tassell, the programme evokes the carnival of music and entertainments that amused visitors in these London gardens for nearly 200 years.

The booklet notes feature images and expert commentaries on the Vauxhall Gardens by author David E. Coke and as well as conductor and musicologist Bridget Cunningham.

Claire Bessent’s lovely ‘There sweetest flowers of mingled hue’ is amply worth the price of admission – Gramophone

A must for early music devotees – Northern Echo


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London Early Opera
Bridget Cunningham conductor

RELEASE DATE: 01/09/2017
BARCODE: 635212047927

1. Spring Gardens (Rural Beauty or Vaux-Hal Garden) William Boyce

2-5. Concerto No. 4 Op. 6 in A minor, HWV 322 G. F. Handel

6. The Power of Music and Beauty John Stanley

7. A Song on the Victory over the Rebels by his Royal Highness the Duke of Cumberland HWV 228.9 G. F. Handel

8. Colin’s Description of Vauxhall or Green-Wood Hall Thomas Gladwin

9. Hornpipe in D major HWV 356 G. F. Handel

10. The Farewel to Vaux Hall John Lampe

11-16. Comus, HWV 44 G.F Handel

17. The Ladies in Vaux- hall- Gardens, to the British Officers at Dettingen Thomas Gladwin

18. Roger and Sue a Ballad to a Favourite Air by Sig.r Hasse Johann Adolph Hasse

19. A Loyal Song for two Voices ‘God save great George Ye king Anonymous

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