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Handel’s English Cantatas

Release date September 2008


Disc 1:
1 – 6 Cantata: So Pleasing the Pain Is
7 – 12 Cantata: With Roving
Disc 2:
1 – 5 Cantata: To Lonely Shades
6 I Like the Am’rous Youth
7 An Answer to Collin’s Complaint
8 The Forsaken Nymph
9 Dear Adonis, Beauty’s Treasure
10 Love’s but the Frailty of the Mind
11 Twas when the Seas were Roaring
12 Transporting Joys

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‘…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

‘…the Band is as deliciously poised and pertinent as ever.’
BBC Music Magazine, January 2009

‘Handel recycles some of his best tunes in vocal music that’s a fresh as a summer’s day. Lovely ensemble playing and expressive soloists.’
Classic FM Magazine, January 2009

‘As always, The Brook Street Band has a delightfully light touch, never solemn, and they are beautifully complemented here by the clear Baroque soprano of Nicki Kennedy and the rich alto of Sally Bruce-Payne.’
HMV Choice, Sept/Oct 08

‘Essential listening for all Handelians, and the performances are first class.’
Early Music Review

Handel’s English Cantatas
Handel’s English Cantatas