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Handel: Acis and Galatea (Original Cannons Performing Version 1718)

Dunedin Consort

Handel: Acis and Galatea (Original Cannons Performing Version 1718)

...a revelation
CKD 319 (Linn Records)
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Track Time Listen
1
Sinfonia

Sinfonia

Composer George Frideric Handel
Conductor John Butt
Band Dunedin Consort & Players
3:12 Play $1.70
2
Chorus: Oh, the pleasure of the plains!

Chorus: Oh, the pleasure of the plains!

Composer George Frideric Handel
Conductor John Butt
Band Dunedin Consort & Players
6:13 Play $3.40
3
Accompagnato: Ye verdant plains and woody mountains

Accompagnato: Ye verdant plains and woody mountains

Composer George Frideric Handel
Conductor John Butt
Soloist

Susan Hamilton - Galatea

Band Dunedin Consort & Players
0:45 Play $1.70
4
Air: Hush, ye pretty warbling quire!

Air: Hush, ye pretty warbling quire!

Composer George Frideric Handel
Conductor John Butt
Soloist

Susan Hamilton - Galatea

Band Dunedin Consort & Players
6:17 Play $3.40
5
Air: Where shall I seek the charming fair?

Air: Where shall I seek the charming fair?

Composer George Frideric Handel
Conductor John Butt
Soloist

Nicholas Mulroy - Acis

Band Dunedin Consort & Players
3:05 Play $1.70
6
Recitative: Stay, shepherd, stay!

Recitative: Stay, shepherd, stay!

Composer George Frideric Handel
Conductor John Butt
Soloist

Thomas Hobbs - Damon

Band Dunedin Consort & Players
0:22 Play $1.70
7
Air: Shepherd, what art thou pursuing?

Air: Shepherd, what art thou pursuing?

Composer George Frideric Handel
Conductor John Butt
Soloist

Thomas Hobbs - Damon

Band Dunedin Consort & Players
4:10 Play $1.70
8
Recitative: Lo, here my love

Recitative: Lo, here my love

Composer George Frideric Handel
Conductor John Butt
Soloist

Nicholas Mulroy - Acis

Band Dunedin Consort & Players
0:30 Play $1.70
9
Air: Love in her eyes sits playing

Air: Love in her eyes sits playing

Composer George Frideric Handel
Conductor John Butt
Soloist

Nicholas Mulroy - Acis

Band Dunedin Consort & Players
6:51 Play $3.40
10
Recitative: Oh, didst thou know the pains of absent love

Recitative: Oh, didst thou know the pains of absent love

Composer George Frideric Handel
Conductor John Butt
Soloist

Susan Hamilton - Galatea

Band Dunedin Consort & Players
0:16 Play $1.70
11
Air: As when the dove laments her love

Air: As when the dove laments her love

Composer George Frideric Handel
Conductor John Butt
Soloist

Susan Hamilton - Galatea

Band Dunedin Consort & Players
6:58 Play $3.40
12
Duet: Happy we!

Duet: Happy we!

Composer George Frideric Handel
Conductor John Butt
Soloist

Susan Hamilton - Galatea, Nicholas Mulroy - Acis

Band Dunedin Consort & Players
2:35 Play $1.70
13
Chorus: Wretched lovers!

Chorus: Wretched lovers!

Composer George Frideric Handel
Conductor John Butt
Band Dunedin Consort & Players
4:25 Play $1.70
14
Accompagnato: I rage — I melt — I burn!

Accompagnato: I rage — I melt — I burn!

Composer George Frideric Handel
Conductor John Butt
Soloist

Matthew Brook - Polyphemus

Band Dunedin Consort & Players
1:28 Play $1.70
15
Air: O ruddier than the cherry

Air: O ruddier than the cherry

Composer George Frideric Handel
Conductor John Butt
Soloist

Matthew Brook - Polyphemus

Band Dunedin Consort & Players
3:17 Play $1.70
16
Recitative: Whither, fairest, art thou running

Recitative: Whither, fairest, art thou running

Composer George Frideric Handel
Conductor John Butt
Soloist

Matthew Brook - Polyphemus, Susan Hamilton - Galatea

Band Dunedin Consort & Players
1:11 Play $1.70
17
Air: Cease to beauty to be suing

Air: Cease to beauty to be suing

Composer George Frideric Handel
Conductor John Butt
Soloist

Matthew Brook - Polyphemus

Band Dunedin Consort & Players
5:24 Play $3.40
18
Air: Would you gain the tender creature

Air: Would you gain the tender creature

Composer George Frideric Handel
Conductor John Butt
Soloist

Nicholas Hurndall Smith - Coridon

Band Dunedin Consort & Players
5:42 Play $3.40
19
Recitative: His hideous love provokes my rage

Recitative: His hideous love provokes my rage

Composer George Frideric Handel
Conductor John Butt
Soloist

Nicholas Mulroy - Acis

Band Dunedin Consort & Players
0:21 Play $1.70
20
Air: Love sounds th'alarm

Air: Love sounds th'alarm

Composer George Frideric Handel
Conductor John Butt
Soloist

Nicholas Mulroy - Acis

Band Dunedin Consort & Players
4:50 Play $1.70
21
Air: Consider, fond shepherd

Air: Consider, fond shepherd

Composer George Frideric Handel
Conductor John Butt
Soloist

Thomas Hobbs - Damon

Band Dunedin Consort & Players
6:42 Play $3.40
22
Recitative: Cease, oh cease, thou gentle youth

Recitative: Cease, oh cease, thou gentle youth

Composer George Frideric Handel
Conductor John Butt
Soloist

Susan Hamilton - Galatea

Band Dunedin Consort & Players
0:26 Play $1.70
23
Trio: The flocks shall leave the mountains

Trio: The flocks shall leave the mountains

Composer George Frideric Handel
Conductor John Butt
Soloist

Susan Hamilton - Galatea, Nicholas Mulroy - Acis, Matthew Brook - Polyphemus

Band Dunedin Consort & Players
3:04 Play $1.70
24
Accompagnato: Help, Galatea! Help, ye parent gods!

Accompagnato: Help, Galatea! Help, ye parent gods!

Composer George Frideric Handel
Conductor John Butt
Soloist

Nicholas Mulroy - Acis

Band Dunedin Consort & Players
1:30 Play $1.70
25
Chorus: Mourn, all ye muses!

Chorus: Mourn, all ye muses!

Composer George Frideric Handel
Conductor John Butt
Band Dunedin Consort & Players
3:43 Play $1.70
26
Solo & Chorus: Must I my Acis still bemoan

Solo & Chorus: Must I my Acis still bemoan

Composer George Frideric Handel
Conductor John Butt
Soloist

Susan Hamilton - Galatea

Band Dunedin Consort & Players
4:14 Play $1.70
27
Recitative: 'Tis done! Thus I exert my pow'r divine

Recitative: 'Tis done! Thus I exert my pow'r divine

Composer George Frideric Handel
Conductor John Butt
Soloist

Susan Hamilton - Galatea

Band Dunedin Consort & Players
0:19 Play $1.70
28
Air: Heart, the seat of soft delight

Air: Heart, the seat of soft delight

Composer George Frideric Handel
Conductor John Butt
Soloist

Susan Hamilton - Galatea

Band Dunedin Consort & Players
4:02 Play $1.70
29
Chorus: Galatea, dry thy tears

Chorus: Galatea, dry thy tears

Composer George Frideric Handel
Conductor John Butt
Band Dunedin Consort & Players
3:19 Play $1.70
Total Running Time 95 minutes Purchase all tracks 
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The second Handel recording from the award-winning Dunedin Consort is a revelation.  The album was a Finalist in the Baroque Vocal category in the 2009 Gramophone Awards.

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Dunedin Consort

Dunedin Consort

Under the direction of John Butt OBE, the ensemble has become particularly acclaimed for its inquisitive approach, shining new light into some of the best known pieces of the baroque repertoire, winning two Gramophone Awards along the way.

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George Frideric Handel

George Frideric Handel

Handel was a German-British Baroque composer who is famous for his operas, oratorios, and concertos.
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John Butt

John Butt

John Butt is Gardiner Professor of Music at the University of Glasgow and musical director of Edinburgh's Dunedin Consort.
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Gramophone Awards FinalistBaroque Vocal category finalist

2009 Classic FM Gramophone Awards

 

CD of the MonthCD of the Month

Gramophone Magazine January 2009

 

 BBC Radio 3 Building A Library

Building A Library: First Choice
BBC Radio 3 - CD Review

July 2009

 

Opus d'Or Award logo   Opus d'Or Award 

 

For the many fans of the Consort's award-winning Messiah, the release of another Handel album is welcome news and Acis and Galatea does not disappoint! Classic FM Magazine named the recording 'Opera & Vocal Disc of the Month'. In addition to awarding the recording five stars the magazine also stated '...the freshness with which they sing radiates joy throughout the entire score'. This adds to the numerous recommendations and outstanding reviews that the double award-winning group have received for their recording of this pastoral entertainment by Handel.

Gramophone magazine also named the recording 'Disc of the Month' and it was named the First Choice Recommendation by CD Review's 'Building a Library' on BBC Radio 3, described as 'a vivacious performance brimming with sheer happiness'.

View the booklet in full here

The Dunedin Consort named in 20 Greatest Choirs by Gramophone
01 January 2011
The Dunedin Consort named the 11th greatest choir!
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Dunedin Consort announce new chair
21 October 2009
Sir Muir Russell becomes Chair of the Board of the Dunedin Consort
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Finalists in the Gramophone Awards announced
26 August 2009
Success for Retrospect Trio and Dunedin Consort
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Dunedin Consort back in the charts
21 July 2009
Acis and Galatea at No. 8
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'Acis & Galatea' reviewed on BBC Radio 3's 'Building a Library'
13 July 2009
Dunedin Consort chosen as 'First Choice Recommendation'
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Dunedin Consort helps Radio 3 celebrate Handel
02 March 2009
Handel's 'Acis & Galatea' played in full on BBC Radio 3...not to be missed!
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There are 3 customer recommendations - Read all >>

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Philadelphia Inquirer
"If there's a state-of-the-art Handel recording, it's this."
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6moons
"...this recording is a jewel..."
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Choral Journal
"...they offer a dramatic immediacy of expression that scarcely any choir can match."
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San Francisco Classical Voice
"[Butt's] Handel is fit for paradise."
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OpusHD
Opus d'Or Award: "...comblera aussi bien les audiophiles que les mélomanes."
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OpusHD (translation)
Opus d'Or Award: "...will make both audiophile and music lover rejoice."
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Norra Västerbotten
"Acis och Galatea" är inger av Händels mer kända oratorium....
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Rondo
4 Stars
"Dunedin Consort präsentieren eine gelungene, unbedingt hörenswerte Einspielung der 1718er Version..."
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SvD
utförs med fin känsla av ensemble, kör och solister
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Klassik.com
4½ Stars
"Die Dunedin Consort & Players spielen brillant."
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Sunday Herald
"...this performance radiates life and personality..."
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MusicWeb International
Recording of the Month: "Already a strong contender for the 2009 Recording of the Year..."
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Audiophile Audition
5 Stars
"Handel fans rejoice - a definitive Acis and Galatea at last!"
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Opus Musica
"...cálida expresividad..."
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BBC Music Magazine
"...sheer magic..."
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AudioVideoHD
5 Stars
"...un puro gozo."
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Financial Times
5 Stars
"Such radiant music-making is an ideal hors d'oeuvre for the upcoming Handel year."
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Gramophone
CD of the Month: "...utterly magical."
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Early Music Review
"A marvellous performance!"
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Classic FM Magazine
5 Stars
Opera & Vocal Disc of the Month: "...the freshness with which they sing radiates joy throughout the entire score."
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International Record Review
[An] outstanding new recording...warmly recommended.
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Sunday Times
Butt takes advantage of the most up-to-date scholarship
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SA-CD.net
5 Stars
"...will light up a grey, miserable winters day."
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The Herald
4 Stars
"...Handel at his most wondrous."
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The Guardian
4 Stars
"Butt kept the action moving with his customary energy..."
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The Observer
CD of the Week: "...wonderfully intimate reading..."
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The Scotsman
"...genuinely refreshing and revelatory..."
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McAlister Matheson
"...one of the freshest and most vibrant recordings I have heard."
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