“Sweet bird” from the pastoral ode L’Allegro, il Penseroso, ed il Moderato, HWV 55 by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Dorothee Mields, soprano
Stefan Temmingh, recorder
La Folia Barockorchester & The Gentleman’s Band
Sweet bird, that shun’st the noise of folly,
Most musical, most melancholy!
Thee, chauntress, oft the woods among,
I woo to hear thy even-song.
Or, missing thee, I walk unseen,
On the dry smooth-shaven green,
To behold the wand’ring moon
Riding near her highest noon.
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Art in the video by Olga Suvorova (b. 1966)