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A spotlight on music of the Baroque period, from mid-16th to late18th centuries, including instrumental and vocal works both sacred and secular (tavern as well as court).

"It's time to get involved, give back, do more" Joseph Barake said to himself a year or so ago. Back to 3MBS, that is. Joseph had been a listener from the station's inception and enjoyed not only the music we play, but the information that our introductions provided and the programs on the lives of the composers. It had expanded his musical knowledge so much over the years.

Joseph is not a man to avoid the big decision. He has a tendency to reach the top of tree in one field he re...learn more


18th August

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  • Nicola Porpora 332nd Birthday 19 Aug. 1686
  • Porpora, Nicola: Overture to, " Carlo il calvo". Concerto Koln/ Pablo Heras-Casado, cond.
  • Porpora: Aria from Polifemo, "Alto Giove". Bejun Mehta, c/ten. Concerto Koln/ Pablo Heras-Casado, cond.
  • Porpora: 'Alto Giove' arranged for Cello. La Folia Barockorchester/ Jan Vogler, cello & dir.
  • Porpora: Sinfonia in C major for Cello, violin, cont. Josetxu Obregon, cello. Hiro Kurosaki, vln. La Ritirata/ Josetxu Obregon, dir.
  • Porpora: Aria from Gli orti Esperidi, 'Giusto amor, tu che m'accendi'. Cecilia Bartoli,m-sop. Sol Gabetta, cello. Cappella Gabetta/ Andres Gabetta, dir.
  • Porpora: Cello Sonata No.1 in C Adriano Maria Fazio, cello. Katarzyna Solecka, vln. Pedro Alcacer, theorb. Lorenzo Profita, h'chord.
  • Porpora; Duet from Mitridate,. "La gioia ch'io sento" Philippe Jarpoussky,c/ten. Cecilia Bartoli, m-sop. Venice Baroque Orch./Andrea Marcon, dir.
  • Porpora: Sinfonia in G major. Europa Galante/ Fabio Biondi, dir.
  • Porpora: Aria from Ifigenia in Aulide. "Le limpid'onde". Simone Kermes, sop. La Magnifica Comunita.
  • Porpora: Cello Concerto in G major. La Folia Barockorchester/ Jan Vogler, cello & dir.
  • Porpora: De Profundis. Emanuela Galli, sop., Maria Grazia Schiavo, sop., Jose Maria Lo Monaco, sop., Dresdner Instrumental-Concert, Vocal Concert Dresden/Peter Kopp.

  • 11th August

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  • Legrenzi, Giovanni: Magnificat. Dina Mukhambet, sop. Giovanna Bragadin Disserra, alt. Davide Siega, ten. Alessio Ruffatti, bass. Complesso Vocale e Strumentale Antonio Lotto/ Paolo Cammozzo, dir.
  • Biber: Partita No.3 in A, Ariosa. Maria Lindal, vln., Ensemble Saga.
  • Biber: Dixit Dominus.. Simon Davies, ten., Kai Wessel, alto., Anne Grimm, sop., Els Bongers, sop., Rene Steur, bass, Kees-Jan de Koning, bass, Peter de Groot, alto, Marcel Reyans, ten., Amsterdam Baroque Orch, Amsterdam Baroque Choir/Ton Koopman.
  • Biber: Rosary Sonata No. 5 in A - Finding in the Temple. Linda Kent, org., Elizabeth Wallfisch, vln., Rosanne Hunt, vlc.
  • Legrenzi: Laudate Dominum. Dina Mukhambet, sop. Giovanna Bragadin Disserra, alt. Davide Siega, ten. Alessio Ruffatti, bass. Complesso Vocale e Strumentale Antonio Lotto/ Paolo Cammozzo, dir.
  • Biber: Sonatae tam aris quam aulis servientes V & XII Gabrielli Concort & Players with Musica Antiqua Koln/ Paul McCreesh & Reinhard Goebel, dir.
  • Biber: Missa Bruxellensis XXIII vocum. La Capella Reial de Catalunya. Le Concert des Nations/ Jordi Savall, dir.

  • 4th August

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  • Latin Baroque Adventures
  • Anon: 'Hanan pachap kusikuynin' Ex Cathedra/ Jeffrey Skidmore, dir.
  • de Padilla, Juan Gutierrez: Missa Ego flos campi. Kyrie & gloria. Ex Cathedra/ Jeffrey Skidmore, dir.
  • Anon: Sonata Chiquitana No. IV. Florilegium/ Ashley Solomon, dir.
  • da Silva, Gomes: Missa a 8 vozes e instrumentos. Ex Cathedra/ Jeffrey Skidmore, dir.
  • Anon: La Folia for 2 Violins. Florilegium.
  • de Salazar, Diego Jose: Salga el torillo hosquillo! Ex Cathedra/ Jeffrey Skidmore, dir.
  • Anon: Pastoreta Ychepe Flauta. Florilegium.
  • De Araujo, Juan: Dixit Dominus for triple chorus. Ex Cathedra Consort & Baroque Ensemble/ Jeffrey Skidmore, cond.
  • de Padilla, Juan Gutierrez: Credo, Sanctus, Benedictus, Agnus Dei. From Missa Ego flos campi. Ex Cathedra/ Jeffrey Skidmore, dir.
  • Zipoli, Domenici: Canzona in G minor. James Johnstone, org.
  • Zipoli, Domenico: 'Ave maris stella' Nathalie Clifton-Griffith, sop. Ex Cathedra Chorus and Baroque Ensemble/ Jeffrey Skidmore, dir.
  • De Araujo, Juan: Fuego de amor. Ex Cathedra Consort & Baroque Ensemble/ Jeffrey Skidmore, cond.
  • Zipoli, Domenico: A'Offertorio James Johnstone, org.
  • Capillas, Francisco Franco: audate Dominum Ex Cathedra/ Jeffrey Skidmore, cond.

  • 28th July

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  • "Splendour & Magnificence of the Baroque Trumpet"
  • Purcell: Sound the Trumpet from Come ye Sons of Art. Charles Brett & John Williams, c/tenors. Monteverdi Orch./ Sir John Eliot Gardiner, cond.
  • Gervaise, Claude: Danceries de la Renaissance. Guy Touvron, trumpet. Wolfgang Karius, organ
  • Greene: Suite of Trumpet Voluntaries in D. Gabriele Cassone, tpt., Antonio Frige, org.
  • Biber: Trumpet sonata for 8 in C. Gerard Schwarz, tpt., New York Trumpet Ensemble, Y Chamber Symphony of New York/Gerard Schwarz.
  • Telemann: Concerto in D for Trumpet and 2 Oboes. Celia Nicklin, oboe, Tess Miller, oboe, Maurice Andre, tpt., Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Sir Neville Marriner.
  • Scarlatti A: Mio tesoro, per te moro. Judith Nelson, sop., Dennis Ferry, tpt.
  • Handel: Atalanta, Overture. Robert Farley, tpt., Brandenburg Consort/Roy Goodman.
  • Galuppi, Baldasare: Aria from,"Scipione in Cartagine". "Di madre ai cari amplessi". Catherine King, sop. Il Canto di Orfeo/ Gainluca Capuano, dir.
  • Altenburg: Concerto in D for 7 trumpets. Gerard Schwarz, tpt., New York Trumpet Ensemble, Y Chamber Symphony of New York/Gerard Schwarz.
  • Torelli: Sonata in D, G1. Paul Plunkett, tpt., Julie Hewison, vln., Lucinda Moon, vln., Jenny Ingram, vla., Miriam Morris, vlc., Linda Kent, org.
  • Bach, J.S: From Christmas Oratorio, Opening Chorus 'Jauchzet, frohlocket' and Bass aria, 'Grosser Herr und starker Konig'. Michael George, bass. The Sixteen Choir & Orch./ Harry Christophers, dir.
  • Delalande: Concert de Trompettes. Marais SO/Hugo Reyne.
  • Handel: Disserratevi, o porte d'Averno. Julia Lezhneva, sop., Il Giardino Armonico/Giovanni Antonini.
  • Handel: From Messiah, "The Trumpet shall sound"' Robert Hale, bass. English Baroque Soloists. Crispian Steele Perkins, trumpet. Sir John Eliot Gardiner, dir.

  • 21st July

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  • English Baroque
  • Byrd: The Great Service: Magnificat. Tallis Scholars/Peter Phillips.
  • Purcell, Henry: a. Pavan in G minor Z751 b. Hark how wild the musicians sing Z542 c. Pavane in A minor. John Patter & Angus Smith, tenors. The Parley of Instruments/ Peter Instruments, dir.
  • Tallis: Tunes for Archbishop Parker's Psalter. Tallis Scholars.
  • Abel: Sonata in G, WKO147. Charivari Agreable.
  • Blow: The Glorious Day Is Come. Michael Chance, alto., Joseph Cornwell, ten., Suzie Le Blanc, sop., Jozic Koc, bass, Parley Of Instruments, Playford Consort/Peter Holman.
  • Arne: Organ Concerto No.2 in G. Roger Bevan Williams, org., Cantilena/Adrian Shepherd.
  • Boyce: Symphony No.7 in B flat, Op.2/7. AAM/Christopher Hogwood.
  • Croft, William: Jubilate in D. Wilfred Swansborough & Christopher Royall, c/tenors. Robert Johnson & Andrew Burton, ten. Francis Steele & Timothy Jones, bar. The Parley of Instruments, The Choir of St. Paul's London./ John Scott, cond.

  • 14th July

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  • "A French Celebration"
  • Rameau: Platee: Overture. Les Talens Lyriques/Christophe Rousset.
  • Rameau: Platee, excerpts. Carolyn Sampson, sop., Ex Cathedra Chamber Choir, Ex Cathedra Baroque Ensemble/Jeffrey Skidmore.
  • Couperin: Preludes from The Art of Harpsichord Touch. Skip Sempe, hpschd.
  • Leclair: Sonata in D, Op.2/8. Irena Grafenauer, fte., Brigitte Engelhard, hpschd., Berlin Philharmonic Duo.
  • Lully: Exaudiat te Dominus (Psalm 19). Le Concert Spirituel/Herve Niquet.
  • Lully, Jean Baptiste: Alceste 3rd Suite 1674. Le Concert des Nations/ Jordi Savall.
  • Corrette, Michel: Organ Concerto No.5 in E, Op.26/5 Renee Saorgin, org. Ensemble Baroque de Nice/ Gilbert Bezzina, cond.
  • Hotteterre, Jaques-Martin: Suite No.2 for Oboe, Cello and Harpsichord. Heloise Gaillard, oboe. Ophelie Gaillard, cello. Violaine Cochard, h'chord.
  • Charpentier, Marc-Antoine: Salut de la veille des 'O'. Ex Cathedra/ Jeffrey Skidmore, dir.

  • 7th July

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  • Birds in the World of Baroque!
  • Van Eyck, Jakob: Engels Nachtegaeltje. Haffner, Jacobus: Der Nachtigael. Sweelinck, Jan Pieterzoon: The Nightingale Ardalus Ensemble
  • Linley (arr. Borutzki): The lark sings high in the cornfield. Simon Borutzki, rec., Julia von Landsberg, sop., Hofkapelle Schloss Seehaus.
  • Couperin (arr. Borutzki): Le dodo, ou l'amour au berceau. Simon Borutzki, rec., Hofkapelle Schloss Seehaus.
  • Handel (arr. Borutzki): Rinaldo: Angeletti che cantate. Simon Borutzki, rec., Julia von Landsberg, sop., Hofkapelle Schloss Seehaus.
  • Handel: Chorus from Solomon - HWV67. "May no rash intruder …" Gabrieli Consort and Players/Paul McCreesh.
  • Handel: Organ Concerto No.13 in F, The Cuckoo and the Nightingale. Daniel Chorzempa, org., Concerto Amsterdam/Jaap Schroder.
  • Handel: L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato - Sweet Bird. Kathleen Battle, sop., Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Sir Neville Marriner.
  • Vivaldi: Violin concerto in A, RV335, The cuckoo. Elizabeth Wallfisch, vln., Australian Brandenburg Orch/Paul Dyer.
  • Telemann: 'Kanarienvogel-Kantate' , TWV20:37 Reiner Suss, bass. Peter Mirring, Wolffran Just, vlns. Peter Schikora, vla. Achim Beyer,h'chord. Gerhards Pluskwik,clo.
  • Schmelzer: Sonata in A minor - Il Cucu.. Romanesca.
  • Hasse (arr. Borutzki): Didone abbandonata: L'augeletto in lacci stretto. Simon Borutzki, rec., Julia von Landsberg, sop., Hofkapelle Schloss Seehaus.
  • Vivaldi: Flute concerto in D, RV428, Il Gardellino. Emmanuel Pahud, fte., Australian CO/Richard Tognetti.
  • Hook: The Nightingale. Deborah Riedel, sop., Arcadia Lane Orch/Richard Bonynge.
  • D'Hervelois: La tourterelle. Simon Borutzki, rec., Hofkapelle Schloss Seehaus.

  • 30th June

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  • Bach: W.F Sinfonia & Cantata, 'Dies ist der Tag'. Barbara Schlick,sop. Claudia Schubert, alt. Wilfried Jochens, ten. Stephan Schreckenberger, bas. Rheinische Kantorei. Das Kleine Konzert/ Herman Max, dir.
  • Bach W.F.: Concerto for Two Keyboards, F10. Christopher Hogwood, hpschd., Christophe Rousset, hpschd.
  • Marais: La Sonnerie de Sainte-Genevieve du Mont de Paris. Musica Antiqua Cologne/Reinhard Goebel.
  • Lotti: Ti sento, O Dio bendato. Emily Atkinson, sop., Concentus VII.
  • De la Barre, Michel: Suite #9 in G major for sop., recorder, bassoon & h'chord. Ensemble La Dada/ Han Tol, dir.
  • Dall'Oglio, Domenico: Violin Concerto in C major. Giuliano Carmignola, vln & dir. Venice Baroque Orch.
  • Handel: Rodrigo: Per dar pregio all'amor mio. Julia Lezhneva, sop., Il Giardino Armonico/Giovanni Antonini.

  • 23rd June

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  • A Baroque Celebration for St. John's day
  • Telemann: Cantata, 'Die Kinder des Hochsten sind rufende Stimmen'. Charles Bressler, ten. Gerald Tarack, vln. Members N.Y.Chamb.Soloists.
  • Bach JCF: Concerto for Fortepiano and Viola in E flat. Robert Hill, fortepiano, Reinhard Goebel, vla., Musica Antiqua Cologne/Reinhard Goebel.
  • Bach: Cantata BWV 30, Joyous all , ye ransomed souls. Ruth Holton, sop., Bas Ramselaar, bass-baritone, Sytse Buwalda, alto, Nico van der Meel, ten., Holland Boys' Choir, Netherlands Bach Collegium/Pieter Jan Leusnik.
  • Tessarini, Carlo: Concerto no. 9 in A minor. Marco Pedrona,vln & dir. Ensemble Guidantus
  • Bach, W.F.: Cantata, 'The voice of Him that crieth in the wilderness'. Barbara Schlick,sop. Claudia Schubert, alt. Wilfred Jochens, ten. Stephen Schreckenberger, bass. Rheinische Kantorei/ Das Kleine Konzert/ Hermann Max, dir.