Editors’ Notes Few eras of classical music have produced as many indelible melodies as the Baroque period of the 17th and early-18th centuries: solo piano masterpieces created by J.S. Bach; Handel's oratorio Messiah; Vivaldi's pristine, programmatic The Four Seasons, to name a few. As the moniker suggests, the music embraced elaborate ornamentation, both in sections improvised by performers and in written arrangements. Innovative compositional forms and concepts emerged—such as the dance suite, like Handel's Water Music—as did new instrumental combinations with elements like the recently developed oboe featured in Bach's concerto for the instrument.

SONG
ALBUM
Cantata, BWV 147: X. Jesus bleibet meine Freude (Choral)
2:22
 
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 (1981 Recording): Aria
3:04
 
My Heart is Inditing of a Good Matter, Z. 30
15:02
 
Violin Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, BWV 1041: 1. Allegro moderato
3:23
 
Violin Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, BWV 1041: 2. Andante
6:44
 
Violin Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, BWV 1041: 3. Allegro assai
3:26
 
Solomon: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
3:06
 
4:01
 
6:53
 
Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007: Prélude
2:31
 
Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007: Allemande
3:46
 
Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007: Courante
2:26
 
St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244, Pt. 1: No. 1, Kommt, ihr Töchter, helft mir klagen
6:52
 
Keyboard Sonata in D Minor, Kk. 9
2:48
 
2:08
 
4:02
 
Ottone, HWV 15, Act I: "Ritorna, o dolce amore, conforta questo sen"
4:14
 
Messiah, HWV 56, Pt. I: No. 3, Air "Every Valley Shall Be Exalted"
3:11
 
Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351: V. La Réjouissance
3:52
 
5:24
 
Concerto No. 5 in D Major, BWV 1050: IIIb. Cadenza
1:44
 
Concerto No. 5 in D Major, BWV 1050: II. Affettuoso
5:34
 
Concerto No. 5 in D Major, BWV 1050: IIIa. Allegro
5:04
 
Concerto No. 5 in D Major, BWV 1050: IIIb. Cadenza
1:44
 
3:36
 
Gloria in D Major, RV 589: I. Gloria in excelsis Deo
2:22
 
5:15
 
2:12
 
2:47
 
Das Wohltemperierte Klavier: Book 1, BWV 846-869: Prelude in C Major BWV 846
2:41
 
Concerto for Oboe (from BWV 105, 170 & 49): I. Allegro
4:37
 
Concerto for Oboe (from BWV 105, 170 & 49): II. Andante
6:11
 
Concerto for Oboe (from BWV 105, 170 & 49): III. Adagio
0:52
 
Concerto for Oboe (from BWV 105, 170 & 49): IV. Allegro
6:46
 
St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244, Pt. 2: No. 39, Erbarme dich, mein Gott
7:03
 
Chacone in G Minor, Z. T680
2:55
 
French Suite No. 1 in D Minor, BWV 812: I. Allemande
3:30
 
French Suite No. 1 in D Minor, BWV 812: II. Courante
1:54
 
French Suite No. 1 in D Minor, BWV 812: III. Sarabande
2:54
 
French Suite No. 1 in D Minor, BWV 812: IV. Menuets I-II
3:02
 
French Suite No. 1 in D Minor, BWV 812: V. Gigue
2:58
 
Nouveaux quatuors parisiens, Quatuor No. 6 in E Minor, TWV 43:e4: V. Distrait
3:13
 
7:26
 
5:25
 
Violin Concerto in E Major, BWV 1042: III. Allegro assai
2:35
 
Israel in Egypt, Pt. 2: Moses' Song: No. 25 - Chorus: The People Shall Hear and Be Afraid"
7:37
 
5:16
 
6:04
 
In Nomine in 7 parts
4:13
 
Concerto for Cor Anglais (from BWV 54): I. Larghetto
6:40
 
5:14
 
Harmonia Artificioso - Ariosa: Sonata; Adagio - Presto - Adagio
2:40
 
Harmonia Artificioso - Ariosa: Gigue - Variatio I & II
4:27
 
3:38
 
6:34
 
0:30
 
3:04
 
Johannes Passion, BWV 245, Pt. 1: 1. Chorus "Herr, unser Herrscher" (Exordium)
9:36
 
5:06
 
2:56
 
Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 565: 1. Toccata
2:30
 
7:27
 
Violin Sonata No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1016: I. Adagio
4:03
 
Violin Sonata No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1016: II. Allegro
3:09
 
Violin Sonata No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1016: III. Adagio ma non tanto
4:46
 
Violin Sonata No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1016: IV. Allegro
4:04
 
2:41
 
Giulio Cesare in Egitto, HWV 17: Piangerò la sorte mia
6:45
 
Concerto for Mandolin, Hammered Dulcimer, Harp and Continuo in F Major, TWV 53:F1: I. Allegro
5:32
 
Concerto for Mandolin, Hammered Dulcimer, Harp and Continuo in F Major, TWV 53:F1: II. Largo
6:24
 
Concerto for Mandolin, Hammered Dulcimer, Harp and Continuo in F Major, TWV 53:F1: III. Vivace
3:27
 
Water Music Suite No. 1 in F, HWV 348: XII. Alla Hornpipe
4:03
 
7:30
 
Concerto grosso No. 2 in F Major, Op. 6: I. Vivace - Allegro - Adagio - Vivace - Allegro - Adagio - Largo andante
4:07
 
Concerto grosso No. 2 in F Major, Op. 6: II. Allegro - Adagio
1:44
 
Concerto grosso No. 2 in F Major, Op. 6: III. Grave - Andante largo
2:05
 
Concerto grosso No. 2 in F Major, Op. 6: IV. Allegro
2:20
 
Concerto grosso in G Major, Op. 6, No. 1: A tempo giu
1:55
 
Concerto grosso in G Major, Op. 6, No. 1: Allegro
1:51
 
Concerto grosso in G Major, Op. 6, No. 1: Adagio
2:24
 
Concerto grosso in G Major, Op. 6, No. 1: Allegro
2:41
 
Concerto grosso in G Major, Op. 6, No. 1: Allegro
2:57
 
Concerto in D Minor for Oboe and Strings, Op. 1: I. Andante e spiccato
3:40
 
Concerto in D Minor for Oboe and Strings, Op. 1: II. Adagio
3:54
 
Concerto in D Minor for Oboe and Strings, Op. 1: III. Presto
4:07
 
5:18
 
The Indian Queen, Z. 630, Act III: Trumpet Overture
2:43
 

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