English Baroque Soloists Archive
PURCELL: Hail! Bright Cecilia (Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day); Come ye Sons of Art (Ode for the Birthday of Queen Mary); Music for the funeral of Queen Mary – Soloists/Monteverdi Choir & Orch. etc./ John Eliot Gardiner – Erato Veritas (2 CDs)
Another Gardiner reissue, and no decision is needed.
BACH: Cantatas for Ascension Day = God is gone up with a shout; He that believeth and is baptized; On Christ’s ascent to heaven alone; Praise God in his kingdoms – Lenneke Ruiten, sop./ Meg Bragle, alto; Andrew Tortise, tenor/ Dietrich Henschel, bass/ Monteverdi Choir/ English Baroque Soloists/ John Eliot Gardiner – Soli Deo Gloria
Gardiner’s religious Bach series continues with a flourish, and unbelievable consistency for a sequence that has lasted so long.