Ars Antigua Presents: December 2010 edition

This month’s Handel Gloria for soprano, two violins, and basso continuo is a newly-discovered find at the Royal Academy of Music’s library in London. The manuscript- not in Handel’s hand but bound in a collection of Handel arias owned by singer William Savage- was left to the Academy by his student RJS Stevens on his death in 1837. Handel may have composed it during his early years in Germany prior to his departure for Italy. Handel later borrowed music from this Gloria for use in the Laudate pueri dominum and Utrecht Jubilate.

Linda Dayiantis-Straub, soprano

Patricia Ahern and Jin Kim, violin

Pablo Mahave-Veglia, violoncello

Jerry Fuller, double bass

Andrew Fredel, harpsichord