DELLER: Music of Handel, Bach and the English Renaissance
Catalog Number: MC195
Label: Musical Concepts
Sale Price: $35.99
Budget Periods: Baroque, Renaissance
Composers: Georg Frideric Handel, Johann Sebastian Bach, Thomas Tallis, William Byrd
Directors: Alfred Deller, Gustav Leonhardt, Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Performers: Alfred Deller, Oriana Concert Choir and Orchestra, The Deller Consort, Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Alfred Deller and Vanguard Records were at the forefront of historically informed performances of early music, and the results of that collaboration bore full fruit when focused on the music of the composers included here. This extensive collection includes the first recording of a Bach cantata using original instruments, numerous premiere recordings of the works of Byrd, Tallis and the composers of the English Renaissance and the first complete recording of Handel's Alexander's Feast. This set also includes five Tallis Hymns never before released on CD, performed by the Deller Consort.
Alfred Deller, conductor, counter-tenor
The Deller Consort
Gustav Leonhardt, conductor
Nikolaus Harnoncourt, conductor
Oriana Concert Choir and Orchestra
Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Orginal cover art, liner notes and lyrics are included on a bonus CD-ROM.