Originally posted May 17, 2017.
We are pleased to announce that Professor of Musicology David Dolata and his group Il Furioso, have just released their third CD on the London record label Toccata Classics: George Frideric Handel, The complete ‘Amen, Alleluia Arias, HWV 269–77 with music by Church, Croft, Pittoni, and Anon.
This project was funded by an FIU Humanities grant and CARTA in collaboration with Boston University’s Center for Early Music Studies. Each of the recording’s 22 tracks is a first recording. According to Toccata Classics’ press release:
And would you believe that there was some unrecorded Handel? These nine ‘Amen, Alleluja’ arias use just those words as the basis for virtuoso vocal display – and when sung by a true male soprano, as here, the effect is electrifying.
Also performing on the CD is FIU School of Music faculty member Juvenal Correa-Salas. The recording is available in multiple formats at https://toccataclassics.com/product/handel-amen-alleluia-arias/?mc_cid=57a35f49a1&mc_eid=5e19fa81d5
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