Handel: Alexander’s Feast

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COMPOSERS: Handel
LABELS: Coro
ALBUM TITLE: Handel
WORKS: Alexander’s Feast
PERFORMER: Soloists; The Sixteen, Harry Christophers
CATALOGUE NO: COR 16028
Handel’s 1736 setting of Dryden’s ode is heard here with two interpolations made in the first performance – a concerto for harp and one for organ. Harry Christophers’s feeling for sonority is much in evidence, and the vocal soloists are excellent. George Hall

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