London Early Opera
Handel at Vauxhall, Vol. 2
- Type CD
- Label Signum Classics
- UPC 0635212047927
- Catalog number SIGCD 479
- Release date 08 September 2017
About the album
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 Bessant, 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.
11Spring Gardens (Rural Beauty or Vaux-Hal Garden)
12Concerto No. 4 in A Minor, Op. 6 HWV 322 I. Larghetto affetuoso
13Concerto No. 4 in A Minor, Op. 6 HWV 322 II. Allegro
14Concerto No. 4 in A Minor, Op. 6 HWV 322 III. Largo e piano
15Concerto No. 4 in A Minor, Op. 6 HWV 322 III. Largo e piano
16The Power of Music and Beauty
17A Song on the Victory over the Rebels by his Royal Highness the Duke of Cumberland, HWV 228.9
18Colin?s Description of Vauxhall
19Hornpipe in D Major, HWV 356
110The Farewel to Vaux Hall
111Comus, HWV 44 I. Air: ?There, in blissful shades and bow?rs?
112Comus, HWV 44 II. Chorus: ?Happy, happy, happy plains!?
113Comus, HWV 44 III. Air: ?There sweetest owers of mingled hue?
114Comus, HWV 44 IV. Chorus: ?Happy, happy, happy plains!?
115Comus, HWV 44 V. Air: ?There youthful Cupid, high advanc?d?
116Comus, HWV 44 VI. Chorus: ?Happy, happy, happy plains!?
117The Ladies in Vauxhall Gardens, to the British Officers at Dettingen
118Roger and Sue a Ballad to a Favourite Air by Sig.r Hasse