Over a period of some twenty years, from the late 1720s, Handel composed a series of virtuoso arias using only the words ‘Amen’ and ‘Allelujah’ as his texts, probably for use in private worship. Here they receive their first recordings, set in a context of contemporary sacred song and instrumental music – and are heard in the extraordinarily dramatic timbres of a male-soprano voice.
Robert Crowe, soprano (Tracks 1, 3–6, 10–12, 14, 17, 19, 21, 22) II Furioso Victor Coelho, theorbo (Tracks 1, 3–9, 11, 12, 19, 21, 22) David Dolata, theorbo (Tracks 1-6, 11–13, 19–22) Juvenal Correa-Salas, organ
Catalogue No: TOCC0337EAN/UPC: 5060113443373Release Date: 01.05.2017Composer: George Frideric Handel Artists: David Dolata, Il Furioso, Juvenal Correa-Salas, Robert Crowe, Victor Coelho
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