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John Frederick Lampe: The Dragon of Wantley

Release date July 2022

“It’s full of lively dances and arias and a few noisy, lip-smacking kisses…it fills a gap for students of the 18th-century English stage, but the commitment of these performers creates its own, wider pleasure.”
Fiona Maddocks, The Guardian


Thomas Arne: The Judgment of Paris

Release date May 2019

‘It’s all sung with a suitable lightness of touch, with sparkling accompaniment from The Brook Street Band, all artfully directed by John Andrews.’
The Observer


Handel: Sonatas for Violin and Basso Continuo

Release date June 2018

Hijinks from Handel … Lovely playing from the first sonata right through the last … the performances convince absolutely as does the recordingAdd it to The Brook Street Band’s previous albums with complete confidence.’
BBC Radio 3 Record Review


Trio Sonatas for Two Violins and Basso Continuo

Release date March 2016

‘A birthday release that will invite many happy returns. The musical language is so second nature to the Band that its playing has the unbuttoned relish of musicians relaxing in a mother tongue. …an incisive verve prevails throughout the disc, buoyed up by a conversational attentiveness that never flags, and ensemble so pin-sharp it merits a safety warning.’
BBC Music Magazine


Sonatas for viola da gamba and harpsichord

Release date March 2015

‘…an impressive recording and some infectious music-making from two performers who clearly take great pleasure in playing together.’
Early Music Today


Handel Trio Sonatas Op. 2

Release date October 2013

‘These are grown-up performances from the Brook Street Band. Finely balanced, deliciously spiced, infectiously musical!’
Andrew McGregor, BBC Radio 3 – CD Review, November 2013


Dixit Dominus – A. Scarlatti, Handel

Release date May 2013

‘…an absolutely superb performance here from the Brook Street Band and the Choir of Queen’s College, Oxford. …everything about this album represents British Baroque performance at its best.’
James Manheim,, July 2013, 5-star Rating


J S Bach Trio Sonatas

Release date October 2010

‘With unaffected performances of remarkable freshness and vitality… the exuberance is all BSB’s own. [Tatty] Theo’s bass is clear and firm throughout, providing a centre of gravity for violinists Rachel Harris and Farran Scott to really dance… The variety of string articulation together with [Carolyn] Gibley’s discrete harmonisations further serve both to enliven and to elucidate Bach’s musical arguments. Superb… This is a must-have album.’ Gramophone Magazine Editor’s Choice, William Yeoman, Gramophone Magazine, January 2011

Handel’s English Cantatas

Release date September 2008

‘…Nicki Kennedy and Sally Bruce-Payne are superb vocalists, every English diphthong beautifully articulated, but the big hand belongs to the four-piece band… for the richness of their sound, a delight from start to close.’
Norman Lebrecht, Evening Standard, December 2008, 5-star review + pick of the week


Handel ‘Cello’ Sonatas

Release date February 2007

‘…The enterprising Brook Street Band… the infectious enthusiasm of these all-female virtuosi seems likely to bring them another Classic FM hit.’
Anthony Holden, The Observer, March 2007


Handel Trio Sonatas Opus 5

Release date July 2005

‘…the Brook Street Band. The smartest new baroque band around, they deliver these seven sonatas with consistent panache and musicality… if you need instant sunshine, play this disc.’
Geoff Brown, The Times, July 2005 4-star Rating


Handel Oxford Water Music

Release date November 2003

‘The Brook Street Band… are gaining quite a reputation for their stylish and imaginative programmes. They bring a delightful freshness and lack of affectation… playing in a vivacious style… that makes it very clear that they are enjoying themselves. Their pleasure in the music is infectious.’
Gramophone Magazine Editor’s Choice, Stanley Sadie, Gramophone Magazine, February 2004