Editors' Notes With her pure, angelic voice, Grace Davidson is a perfect guide to a quartet of works by Handel and Vivaldi. There is both an innocence and intelligence to her singing that recalls the young Emma Kirkby. She can spin long lines without seeming to pause for breath. Handel’s secular Silete Venti makes a delightful introduction to the trio of sacred works, each with plenty of character and many opportunities for her silvery voice to glint. “Et in terra pax” in Handel’s Gloria is exquisitely beautiful as it soars heavenwards, while Vivaldi’s Nulla in mundo pax sincera quite simply melts the heart.

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Silete venti, HWV 242
Silete venti, HWV 242: I. Sinfonia - Recitativo "Silete venti"
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Silete venti, HWV 242: II. Aria "Dulcis amor"
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Silete venti, HWV 242: III. Accompagnato "O fortunata anima"
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Silete venti, HWV 242: IV. Aria "Date serta"
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Silete venti, HWV 242: V. Aria "Alleluia"
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Gloria, HWV deest
Gloria, HWV deest: I. Gloria in excelsis Deo
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Gloria, HWV deest: II. Et in terra pax
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Gloria, HWV deest: III. Laudamus te, benedicimus te
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Gloria, HWV deest: IV. Domine Deus, Rex coelestis
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Gloria, HWV deest: V. Qui tollis peccata mundi
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Gloria, HWV deest: VI. Quoniam tu solus sanctus
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Salve Regina, HWV 241
Salve Regina, HWV 241: I. Salve Regina, Mater misericordiae
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Salve Regina, HWV 241: II. Ad te clamamus, exsules filii Evae
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Salve Regina, HWV 241: III. Eia ergo, advocata nostra
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Salve Regina, HWV 241: IV. O clemens, o pia
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Nulla in mundo pax sincera, RV 630
Nulla in mundo pax sincera, RV 630: I. Nulla in mundo pax sincera
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Nulla in mundo pax sincera, RV 630: II. Blando colore oculos mundus decepit
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Nulla in mundo pax sincera, RV 630: III. Spirat anguis
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Nulla in mundo pax sincera, RV 630: IV. Alleluia
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