Vivaldi & Handel Grace Davidson & Academy of Ancient Music
- Georg Friedrich Händel (1685-1759): Silete venti, HWV 242:
- 1Symphonia - Silete veneti05:23
- 2Dulcis amor07:21
- 3O fortunata anima00:36
- 4Date serta09:53
- Gloria, HWV deest:
- 6Gloria in excelsis Deo02:28
- 7Et in terra pax02:48
- 8Laudamus te02:18
- 9Domine Deus01:14
- 10Qui tollis03:26
- 11Quoniam tu solus sanctus03:38
- Salve Regina, HWV 241:
- 12Salve Regina, Mater misericordiae03:01
- 13Ad te clamamus exsules filii Evae02:45
- 14Eja ergo advocata nostra03:33
- 15O clemens, o pia01:34
- Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741): Nulla in mundo pax sincera, RV 630:
- 16Nulla in mundo pax sincera06:09
- 17Blando colore01:13
- 18Spirat anguis03:21
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Signum Records are proud to present the debut orchestral recording from Grace Davidson, one of the UK’s leading British sopranos specialising in Baroque music. She is joined by some of Europe’s leading Baroque musicians from the Academy of Ancient Music to perform a selection of works by Handel and Vivaldi, with performaces led by violinist Bojan Čičić under artistic director Joseph Crouch.Grace won the Early Music Prize while studying singing at London’s Royal Academy of Music. Since then, she has worked with the leading Baroque ensembles of our day, singing under the batons of Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Paul McCreesh, Philippe Herreweghe and Harry Christophers. Her discography includes a decade of CDs with The Sixteen, many of which feature her as soloist – Handel’s Jeptha (as Angel), Dixit Dominus, Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610, Pianto della Madonna, and the Lutheran Masses of Bach.
"The voice is radiantly fresh and clean, and she successfully navigates almost all the technical perils in her programme of sacred motets by Handel and Vivaldi, spiritedly backed by another of Britain’s Academies, the Academy of Ancient Music." (The Times)
“Grace Davidson…voice seems to have been especially created to sing baroque music” (Cross Rhythms)
Grace Davidson, soprano
Academy of Ancient Music
Joseph Crouch, artistic director
is a British soprano who specialises first and foremost in the performance and recording of Baroque music.
Grace won the Early Music Prize while studying singing at London’s Royal Academy of Music. Since then, she has worked with leading Baroque ensembles of our day, singing under the batons of Sir John Eliot Gardner. Paul McCreesh, Philippe Herrweghe and Harry Christophers. Her discography includes a decade of CDs with The Sixteen, many of which feature her as soloist – Handel’s Jeptha (as Angel), Dixit Dominus, Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610, Pianto della Madonna, and the Lutheran Masses of Bach.
Next year she will record Acis and Galatea for Harry Christophers with a performance at Wigmore Hall.
The technical mastery that comes with singing Baroque music plus Grace’s musicality and exceptional purity of tone have broadened her career into the worlds of contemporary classical and crossover music. With Max Richter she has recorded Sleep and Woolfworks (for Deutsche Gramophon). She has already performed Sleep all over the world; next year, performances are planned in New Zealand, the USA, Germany and Australia. Next year she will record Memoryhouse, also by Richter.
She has made recordings (on Decca) with the American composer Eric Whitacre, with Christian Forshaw’s Sanctuary Ensemble and with Patrick Hawes on his celebrated album Angel. She is the solo singer on Howard Shore’s live-to-projection concert version of Lord of the Rings.