Since its formation in 2010, Arcangelo has risen to the top ranks of period instrument ensembles. For this program, Arcangelo performs instrumental works by Bach and Buxtehude, as well as Handel’s rarely heard Nine German Arias. Handel wrote little in his native German, but his friend the poet Barthold Heinrich Brockes—with whom he shared religious beliefs—wrote sacred texts that the composer set to some of his most luscious melodies. While the arias are vocally splendid and have much of the expressive power of Handel’s operas, they also boast many beautiful passages for solo instruments.
Jonathan Cohen, Artistic Director, Harpsichord, and Organ
Joélle Harvey, Soprano
HANDEL "Die ihr aus dunklen Grüften"
HANDEL "Künft’ger Zeiten eitler Kummer"
HANDEL "Das zitternde Glänzen der spielenden Wellen"
BACH "Sonata sopr'il Soggetto Reale" from The Musical Offering
HANDEL "Süsse Stille, sanfter Quelle"
BUXTEHUDE Sonata in A Minor, BuxWV 254
HANDEL "Flammende Rose, Zierde der Erden"
HANDEL "Singe, Seele, Gott zum Preise"
HANDEL "In der angenehmen Büschen"
BUXTEHUDE Sonata in B-flat Major, BuxWV 255
HANDEL "Süsser Blumen Ambraflocken"
HANDEL "Meine Seele hört im Sehen"
Newly restored in 2003, a flexible space located beneath the main hall. Avoid seating near the west wall, as subway sound can sometimes bleed through.