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HANDEL, G.F.: 9 German Arias / Gloria (Craxton, From, Ydmark, Steffensen, Baunkilde, Meyer)


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HANDEL, G.F.: 9 German Arias / Gloria (Craxton, From, Ydmark, Steffensen, Baunkilde, Meyer)

Handel seldom set texts in his native language but for the Nine German Arias he took poems by Barthold Heinrich Brockes, called Earthly Pleasure in God, setting them for soprano, violin and basso continuo. The texts inspired Handel to write music of great intensity and melodic beauty, qualities augmented by an almost operatic sense of declamation. The Gloria dates from Handel’s stay in Italy and since its rediscovery in 2001 has become a major addition to his Latin Church music. Dorothea Craxton “has a beautiful voice, sings with care for the text and phrases sensitively.” (MusicWeb International on Naxos 8.570981 / Fanny Hensel: Songs).

Handel, George Frideric
Brockes, Barthold Heinrich, lyricist(s)

  9 German Arias, HWV 202-210
1.   Kunft'ger Zeiten eitler Kummer, HWV 202 00:05:30
2.   Das zitternde Glanzen der spielenden Wellen, HWV 203 00:04:52
3.   Susser Blumen Ambraflocken, HWV 204 00:08:15
4.   Susse Stille, sanfter Quelle, HWV 205 00:05:35
5.   Singe, Seele, Gott zum Preise, HWV 206 00:04:19
6.   Meine Seele hort im Sehen, HWV 207 00:05:24
7.   Die ihr aus dunklen Gruften, HWV 208 00:04:59
8.   In den angenehmen Buschen, HWV 209 00:04:19
9.   Flammende Rose, Zierde der Erden, HWV 210 00:05:23

Handel, George Frideric
Mass Text, lyricist(s)

  Gloria, HWV deest
10.   Gloria in excelsis Deo 00:02:45
11.   Et in terra pax 00:03:02
12.   Laudamus te 00:02:28
13.   Domine Deus 00:01:58
14.   Qui tollis 00:03:30
15.   Quoniam tu solus sanctus 00:03:33

Total Playing Time: 01:05:52

Handel, George Frideric

Brockes, Barthold Heinrich; Mass Text

Baunkilde, Lars; Craxton, Dorothea; From, Fredrik; Meyer, Leif; Steffensen, Kjeld Lybecker; Ydmark, Hanna

Label: Naxos

Genre: Vocal

Period: Baroque

Catalogue No: 8.572587

Barcode: 747313258772

Physical Release: 11/2011

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