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December 31, 2017 at London, United Kingdom in London.


Jonathan Cohen, director
Anna Lucia Richter, soprano
Peter Whelan, bassoon
Neil Brough and Paul Sharpe, trumpet

Arcangelo marks the countdown to the New Year with celebratory odes for St Cecilia’s Day – Henry Purcell’s Welcome to all the pleasures of 1683 and John Blow’s Begin the Song of 1684 – and two rousing Gloria settings.

Handel’s Gloria, probably written before its young composer’s departure from Germany to Italy in 1706, was believed to be lost until it was rediscovered in the library of the Royal Academy of Music in 2001. Vivaldi’s Concerto in C for two trumpets and pioneering Concerto in C for bassoon complete the festivities.

John Blow (1648-1708) Ode: Begin the Song
Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741) Concerto in C major for bassoon, strings and continuo RV473
George Frideric Handel (1685-1759) Gloria HWV deest
Henry Purcell (c.1659-1695) Welcome to all the pleasures (Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day) Z339
Antonio Vivaldi Concerto in C major for two trumpets RV537
Gloria RV589

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Wigmore Hall, with Anna Lucia Richter

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