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Handel: L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato

Susan Gritton, Claron McFadden, Lorna Anderson, Paul Agnes, Neal Davies

The King's Consort, Robert King

This is the first truly complete recording of Handel's delectable pastoral ode. The early numbers of L'Allegro – literally 'the cheerful man' – have a spontaneous exuberance barely matched in... More…

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Contents

 Excerpt, Handel: Concerto grosso, Op. 6 No. 10 in D minor, HWV328

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  • King's Consort
  • Robert King

Handel: L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato

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  • Gary Cooper (organ), Susan Gritton (soprano), Claron McFadden (soprano), Lorna Anderson (soprano), Paul Agnew (tenor), Rachel Brown (flute), Neal Davies (bass), Andrew Clark (horn), Jane Coe (cello)
  • King's Consort, King's Consort Choir
  • Robert King

Part 1 No 01. Accompagnato. Hence, loathed melancholy (L'Allegro)

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Part 1 No 02. Accompagnato. Hence, vain deluding joys (Il Penseroso)

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Part 1 No 03. Air. Come, thou goddess fair and free (L'Allegro)

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Part 1 No 04. Air. Come rather, goddess, sage and holy (Il Penseroso)

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Part 1 No 05. Air with chorus. Haste thee, nymph, and bring with thee (L'Allegro)

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Part 1 No 06. Air with chorus. Come and trip it as you go (L'Allegro)

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Part 1 No 07. Accompagnato. Come, pensive nun, devout and pure (Il Penseroso)

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Part 1 No 08. Air. Come, but keep thy wonted state (Il Penseroso)

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Part 1 No 09. Accompagnato with chorus. There, held in holy passion still (Il Penseroso)

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Part 1 No 10. Recitative. Hence, loathed Melancholy! (L'Allegro)

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Part 1 No 11. Air. Mirth, admit me of thy crew (L'Allegro)

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Part 1 No 12. Accompagnato. First and chief, on golden wing (Il Penseroso)

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Part 1 No 13. Air. Sweet bird, that shun'st the noise of Folly (Il Penseroso)

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Part 1 No 14. Recitative. If I give thee honour due (L'Allegro)

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Part 1 No 15. Air. Mirth, admit me of thy crew (L'Allegro)

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Part 1 No 16. Air. Oft on a plat of rising ground (Il Penseroso)

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Part 1 No 17. Air. Far from all resort of mirth (Il Penseroso)

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Part 1 No 18. Recitative. If I give thee honour due (L'Allegro)

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Part 1 No 19. Air. Let me wander not unseen (L'Allegro)

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Part 1 No 20. Air. Straight mine eye hath caught new pleasures (L'Allegro)

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Part 1 No 21. Accompagnato. Mountains, on whose barren breast (L'Allegro)

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Part 1 No 22. Air with chorus. Or let the merry bells ring round (L'Allegro)

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Part 2 No 01. Accompagnato. Hence, vain deluding Joys (Il Penseroso)

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Part 2 No 02. Air. Sometimes let gorgeous tragedy (Il Penseroso)

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Part 2 No 03. Air. But O, sad virgin, that thy pow'r (Il Penseroso)

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Part 2 No 04. Air. Thus, Night, oft see me in thy pale career (Il Penseroso)

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Part 2 No 05. Chorus. Populous cities please me then (L'Allegro)

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Part 2 No 06. Air. There let Hymen oft appear (L'Allegro)

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Part 2 No 07. Accompagnato. Me, when the sun begins to fling (Il Penseroso)

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Part 2 No 08. Air. Hide me from Day's garish eye (Il Penseroso)

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Part 2 No 09. Air. I'll to the well-trod stage anon (L'Allegro)

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Part 2 No 10. Air. And ever against eating cares (L'Allegro)

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Part 2 No 11. Air. Orpheus' self may heave his head (L'Allegro)

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Part 2 No 12. Air with chorus. These delights if thou canst give (L'Allegro)

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Part 2 No 13. Recitative. But let my due feet never fail (Il Penseroso)

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Part 2 No 14. Chorus. There let the pealing organ blow (Il Penseroso)

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Part 2 No 15. Air. May at last my weary age (Il Penseroso)

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Part 2 No 16. Fugue. Organo ad libitum il soggetto della fuga seguente

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Part 2 No 17. Chorus. These pleasures, Melancholy, give (Il Penseroso)

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Part 3 No 1. Accompagnato. Hence! boast not, ye profane (Il Moderato)

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Part 3 No 2. Air. Come, with native lustre shine (Il Moderato)

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Part 3 No 3. Accompagnato with chorus. Sweet Temp'rance in thy right hand bear (Il Moderato)

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Part 3 No 4. Air. Come, with gentle hand restrain (Il Moderato)

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Part 3 No 5. Recitative. No more short life they then will spend (Il Moderato)

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Part 3 No 6. Air. Each action will derive new grace (Il Moderato)

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Part 3 No 7. Duet. As steals the morn upon the night (Il Moderato)

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Part 3 No 8. Chorus. Thy pleasures, Moderation, give (Il Moderato)

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