Handel in Ireland Vol.1 | Signum SIGCD478

Handel in Ireland Vol.1


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Label: Signum

Cat No: SIGCD478

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 24th February 2017



Bridget Cunningham (harpsichord)



Aileen Aroon (arr. Bridget Cunningham)

Carter, Charles Thomas

Familiar Sonatinas (12) for harpsichord or pianoforte, op.6
» no.10 in E flat major

Geminiani, Francesco

Vivement in D minor

Handel, George Frideric

Der arme Irische Junge (The Poor Irish Boy) (arr. Bridget Cunningham)
Esther, HWV50
» Overture (arr. John Christopher Smith)
Forest Music in D major
Keyboard Suite no.7 in G minor, HWV432
Messiah, HWV56
» Overture (arr. John Walsh)
Rinaldo, HWV7
» Lascia ch'io pianga (Let me weep) (arr. W. Babell)
» Vo' far guerra (arr. William Babell)

Roseingrave, Thomas

Suites of Lessons
» Suite no.8 in G minor


Bridget Cunningham (harpsichord)


Bridget Cunningham marks St Patrickís Day with a new harpsichord CD that gives a glimpse into Handelís fascinating time in Dublin. In 1741 at the age of 56, following a financially difficult time in London and with fashions turning against Italian opera, Handel went to Dublin for nine months. At that time it was a thriving musical city, and the second largest in the British Isles after London.

The story of this fascinating trip is told in both music and detailed accompanying notes by harpsichordist and musicologist Bridget Cunningham. This disc is part of Cunninghamís ongoing series with the ensemble London Early Opera, which has already seen releases of several volumes of Handelís music, including 'Handel in Italy' and 'Handel at Vauxhall'.

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