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Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)
Salve Regina (1756)

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust!, BWV 170 (1726)

with Corey Jamason (organ) and Debra Nagy (oboe d'amore)

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Arias from Oratorio and Opera

“O Lord, whose mercies numberless” from Saul, HWV 53 (1738)
“Cara sposa, amante cara” from Rinaldo, HWV 7a (1711/1731)
“Va tacito e nascosto” from Giulio Cesare in Egitto, HWV 17 (1724) *
“Frondi tenere e belle…Ombra mai fu”from Serse, HWV 40 (1738)
“Ah, Stigie larve!…Vaghe pupille” from Orlando, HWV 31 (1732)
“Al lampo dell’armi”from Giulio Cesare in Egitto, HWV 17 (1724)

* with Lawrence Ragent, horn

Recording Producer: Chris Landen / Engineer: Andres Villalta
Ian Howell Photos: Koren Reyes
Recorded April 23-25, 2008, in St. Stephen's Church, Belvedere CA.

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1685 & The Art of Ian Howell

Released on Bach's birthday, March 21st, 2009.

1685 & The Art of Ian Howell features ABS International Young Artists Competition winner, Ian Howell, in works by three composers born in 1685: J.S. Bach, Handel, and Domenico Scarlatti.

One of Bach's greatest solo cantatas, Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust!, is paired with Scarlatti's exquisite Salve Regina. A selection of arias from Handel's oratorios and operas - including Saul, Giulio Cesare, Orlando, Rinaldo, and Serse - completes the 72 minute disc.

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