Handel Overture to Serse Michael Nyman Ombra mai fu John Tavener Little Reliquary for G.F.H . Handel Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (from Solomon) Handel Perfido, di a quell'empio tiranno (from Radamisto) Handel Overture to Saul Nico Muhly Oh Lord whose mercies numberless Handel Sinfonia (Largo) Pompe vane di morte! (from Rodelinda) Handel Aria - Dove sei Craig Armstring Themes and Variations on Adagio E Staccato from Water Music Handel Aria - Vivi tiranno Nico Muhly Al lampo dell’ armi Jocelyn Pook Instrumental piece
Academy of St Martin in the Fields Harry Christophers conductor David Daniels countertenor
David Daniels's voice is one of pure, pristine perfection, whether in the Baroque heartland of the counter-tenor's repertoire, or in music a little closer to our age by the likes of Berlioz, Bernstein or Britten.
Which all bodes well for tonight's intriguing series of collaborations, in which Handel works will be remixed by some of today's most imaginative and genre-defying composers.
They include Jocelyn Pook (known for her eclectic multi-media explorations and collaborations with groups such as Massive Attack), John Tavener and Craig Armstrong (whose soundtracks include the worldwide comedy smash Love Actually and Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet).
The Academy of St Martin in the Fields complete the line-up; proven experts in the music of Handel's day, they too are no strangers to the distinct soundworld of the movie soundtrack.
‘Daniels is today’s gold standard among countertenors.’ Chicago Tribune