Where’er You Walk: Arias for Handel’s Favourite Tenor | Signum SIGCD457

Where’er You Walk: Arias for Handel’s Favourite Tenor

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Label: Signum

Cat No: SIGCD457

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 6th May 2016

Contents

Works

Arne, Thomas

Artaxerxes
» Thou, like the glorious sun

Boyce, William

Solomon
» My fair's a garden of delight
» Sinfonia (Part 2)
» Softly rise, o southern breeze
» Ye southern breezes gently blow

Handel, George Frideric

Alcina, HWV34
» M'inganna, me n'avveggo
» Un momento di contento
Alexander's Feast, HWV75
» Happy Pair (air)
» Happy Pair (chorus)
Ariodante, HWV33
» Sinfonia (Act 2)
» Tu vivi, e punito
Berenice, HWV38
» Ved l'ape che ingegnosa
Esther, HWV50
» Tune your harps to cheerful strains
Il Pastor Fido (The Faithful Shepherd), HWV8a (1712 version)
» Sol nel mezzo risona del core
Jephtha, HWV70
» A father offering up his only child (recit)
» Waft her, angels, through the skies
Judas Maccabaeus, HWV63
» Call forth thy pow'rs
» Tis well, my friends
L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato, HWV55
» As steals the morn upon the night
Samson, HWV57
» Let but that spirit
» Thus when the sun from's watry bed
Semele, HWV58
» See, she appears
» Where'er you walk

Smith, John Christopher

The Fairies
» Hark how the hounds and horn

Artists

Allan Clayton (tenor)
Mary Bevan (soprano)
Classical Opera

Conductor

Ian Page

Works

Arne, Thomas

Artaxerxes
» Thou, like the glorious sun

Boyce, William

Solomon
» My fair's a garden of delight
» Sinfonia (Part 2)
» Softly rise, o southern breeze
» Ye southern breezes gently blow

Handel, George Frideric

Alcina, HWV34
» M'inganna, me n'avveggo
» Un momento di contento
Alexander's Feast, HWV75
» Happy Pair (air)
» Happy Pair (chorus)
Ariodante, HWV33
» Sinfonia (Act 2)
» Tu vivi, e punito
Berenice, HWV38
» Ved l'ape che ingegnosa
Esther, HWV50
» Tune your harps to cheerful strains
Il Pastor Fido (The Faithful Shepherd), HWV8a (1712 version)
» Sol nel mezzo risona del core
Jephtha, HWV70
» A father offering up his only child (recit)
» Waft her, angels, through the skies
Judas Maccabaeus, HWV63
» Call forth thy pow'rs
» Tis well, my friends
L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato, HWV55
» As steals the morn upon the night
Samson, HWV57
» Let but that spirit
» Thus when the sun from's watry bed
Semele, HWV58
» See, she appears
» Where'er you walk

Smith, John Christopher

The Fairies
» Hark how the hounds and horn

Artists

Allan Clayton (tenor)
Mary Bevan (soprano)
Classical Opera

Conductor

Ian Page

About

Classical Opera explore a wealth of arias by Handel and his contemporaries William Boyce, John Christopher Smith and Thomas Arne, all of which were composed for the celebrated 18th-century tenor John Beard (1716-1791). For this recording Allan Clayton steps ably into this role, performing alongside the Orchestra of Classical Opera under Ian Page. The disc also features a duet with Mary Bevan, from Handel’s L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato.

Reviews

While Ian Bostridge and Mark Padmore have recorded sophisticated Handel recital discs in recent years, there’s a guileless beauty of tone in Clayton’s Handel that is more reminiscent of John Mark Ainsley’s early recordings. ... He is a stylish but not slavish Handelian, and there is too much juice in the voice for him to be characterised as a ‘typical English tenor’ - a description that in any case is overdue an overhaul.  Anna Picard (Recording of the Month)
BBC Music Magazine September 2016
Clayton’s tenor has been getting steadily stronger and more muscular over the past few years, and there’s more evidence of that here. The declamatory recitatives (‘Let but that spirit’) and arias (‘Hark how the hounds and horn’, ‘Call forth thy pow’rs’) ring bright and burnished, thrillingly dramatised.  Alexandra Coghlan
Gramophone July 2016

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