Houston Baroque, founded in 2014 by Patrick Parker with a core quintet of professional singers and period-instrument players, presents its first recording. Buxtehude and Handel received early training on the organ, and both were influenced by Hamburg's musical scene. The group performs with the 2014 Martin Pasi organ at First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Houston, following their concertizing with music of a certain place and time in three genres: vocal, instrumental chamber music, and solo organ. Together, all three genres encompass the departed culture and aesthetic Houston Baroque revives and honors. Performers are soprano Megan Stapleton, violinist Nadia Lesinska, lutenist Bruce Brogdon, gambist Jordan Witherspoon, and keyboardist Patrick Parker. Track Listing: Buxtehude: Toccata in G Major, BuxWV 164*  Handel: Meine Seele hört im Sehen, HWV 207** Buxtehude: Partita Auf meinen lieben Gott, BuxWV 179* Handel: Süßer Blumen Ambraflocken, HWV204** Buxtehude: Canzona in G, BuxWV 171* Handel: Violin Sonata in D Major, HWV 371*** Buxtehude: Singet dem Herrn, BuxWV 98**** Buxtehude: Chorale Prelude Nun bitten wir den Heiligen Geist, BuxWV 208* Handel: Das zitternde Glänzen der spielenden Wellen, HWV203** Buxtehude: Chorale Prelude Puer Natus in Bethlehem, BuxWV 217* Handel: Süße Stille, sanfte Quelle, HWV 205** Buxtehude: Chorale Prelude Gott, der Vater wohn uns bei, BuxWV 190* Handel: In den angenehmen Büschen, HWV 209** Buxtehude: Ciacona in E Minor, BuxWV 160* *organ alone, Patrick Parker **Megan Stapleton, Soprano; Nadia Lesinska, Baroque Violin; Jordan Witherspoon, Viola da gamba; Bruce Brogdon, Theorbo and Lute; Patrick Parker, Harpsichord ***Nadia Lesinska, Baroque Violin; Patrick Parker, Harpischord ****Alan Austin, Baroque Violin; Julia Fox, Soprano; Patrick Parker, Harpsichord

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