Trio Sonatas for Two Violins and Basso Continuo
Title:

Trio Sonatas for Two Violins and Basso Continuo

Composer:
Artists:

The Brook Street Band

Release Date:

4th March 2016

Cat No:

AV2357

Price:

£12.49

Summary:

The Brook Street Band celebrates its 20th anniversary as a leading light and champion of the music of Handel with another imaginative album that completes the ensemble’s survey of Handel’s Trio Sonatas for two violins and continuo. A bonus is an arrangement for two violins and basso continuo of the overture to Handel’s oratorio Esther.

Tracklist:

George Frideric Handel (1685 – 1759)
Sinfonia in B flat, HWV 339 (11.07)
1. I. Allegro (4.06)
2. II. Adagio (4.42)
3. III. Allegro (2.19)

Trio Sonata in F, HWV 392 (12.09)
4. I. Andante (3.18)
5. II. Allegro (2.36)
6. III. Adagio (3.35)
7. IV. Allegro (2.40)

Trio Sonata in B flat, HWV 50a ‘Esther’ (7.29)
8. I. Andante (2.09)
9. II. Larghetto (2.53)
10. III. Allegro (2.27)

Trio Sonata in G minor, HWV 393 (10.13)
11. I. Andante (3.06)
12. II. Allegro (2.25)
13. III. Largo (2.20)
14. IV. Allegro (2.22)

Trio Sonata in E, HWV 394 (10.58)
15. I. Adagio (3.14)
16. II. Allegro (2.29)
17. III. Adagio (2.14)
18. IV. Allegro (3.01)

Trio Sonata in C minor, HWV 386a (11.19)
19. I. Andante (3.46)
20. II. Allegro (2.40)
21. III. Andante (2.41)
22. IV. Allegro (2.12)

Trio Sonata in C, HWV 403 ‘Saul’ (9.22)
23. I. Allegro (4.13)
24. II. Andante larghetto (1.08)
25. III. Allegro (1.53)
26. IV. Allegro 2.08

Total time: 76.10

Recorded 7–10 September 2015, Raveningham Church, Norfolk
Producer, balance engineer and editing: Simon Fox-Gál

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