Arts-Scène Diffusion

Handel in Italy

Handel in Italy

Sacred Music

 

Georg Friedrich Haendel
Gloria in excelsis deo
Sonata op.2 n°5
Salve Regina
Sonata op.5 n°6
Coelistis dum spira

 

Cast:
Magali Léger, soprano
Guillaume Humbrecht, violin 
Marieke Bouche, violin
Nicolas Crnjanski, cello
Julie Blais, positive organ (& harpsichord)

 

Discography

Mottetti e Sonate da chiesa

Mottetti e Sonate da chiesa


Magali Léger, soprano
Tami Troman violin
Guillaume Humbrecht violin
Nicolas Crnjanski cello
Julie Blais harpsichord & organ

Musica Ficta, 2009

During his time in Italy between 1706 and 1710, Handel’s talent soon earned him the patronage of important dignitaries and well-known patrons of the arts, such as Cardinals Ottoboni and Pamphili, and above all Francesco Ruspoli, Prince of Cerveteri. For these he wrote numerous cantatas which he would later draw on as source material for his operas, as well as several motets for solo voice and strings.

The present recording features three of the most beautiful motets of that period, including the much-discussed Gloria very recently attributed to Handel. Alternating with these vocal pieces, well served by the talents of soprano Magali Léger, the ensemble RosaSolis perform two trio sonatas of Italian inspiration: these may have been written during Handel’s time in Italy, when he was privileged to meet Corelli, the unchallenged master of the genre.


Videos

Haendel - Salve Regina

First movement
Concert recorded during the Festival de Souvigny (Allier) in Septembrer 2010


Audio

Handel, Allegro

 


Coelestis Dum Spirat Aura - Sonata

Georg Friederic Handel, Coelestis Dum Spirat Aura


Georg Friedrich Haendel - Gloria in excelsis Deo

extract of the CD "G.F. Haendel, Mottetti e Sonate da chiesa"


Haendel, Trio Sonata op.2 n°5 - Larghetto

Georg Friederic Handel, Trio sonata in g minor, op.2 n°5


Handel, “Salve Regina mater misericordiae” - Largo

Georg Friedrich Haendel, Salve Regina