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Nancy Argenta

voc, *1957 CA, British Columbia
Singer of Classical
A.k.a. Nancy Herbison

Nancy Maureen Argenta (born Nancy Maureen Herbison on January 17, 1957) is a Canadian soprano singer, best known for performing music from the pre-classical era. She has won international acclaim, and is considered by many as the leading Handel soprano of her time.

     
Genres
  • Classical
  • Soundtrack
  • Folk
Popular Tracks   
King Arthur, Z. 628, "The British Worthy": Air on Purcell / Handel: Theatre Music by Nancy Argenta
Die Zauberflöte, ZWEITER AUFZUG, Nr.10 Aria & Dialog: Aria con coro: O Isis und Osiris ... (Sarastro/Priester) on 100 Best Opera Classics by Various Artists
Purcell: "O Solitude, My Sweetest Choice", Z. 406 on Purcell: Songs and Airs by Henry Purcell & Nancy Argenta
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Three - For The Third Day Of Christmas: No. 29 Duett: "Herr, dein Mitleid, dein Erbarmen" on Bach: Christmas Oratorio - Weihnachtsoratorium by Johann Sebastian Bach, English Baroque Soloists & John Eliot Gardiner
Mass in B Minor, BWV 232 / Kyrie: Kyrie eleison (I) on Bach, J.S.: Mass In B Minor BWV 232 by Johann Sebastian Bach, The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists & John Eliot Gardiner
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Four - For New Year's Day: No. 39 Aria: "Flösst, mein Heiland, flösst dein Namen" on Bach: Christmas Oratorio - Weihnachtsoratorium by Johann Sebastian Bach, English Baroque Soloists & John Eliot Gardiner
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Six - For The Feast Of Epiphany: No. 63 Rezitativ: "Was will der Hölle Schrecken nun?" on Bach: Christmas Oratorio - Weihnachtsoratorium by Johann Sebastian Bach, English Baroque Soloists & John Eliot Gardiner
Gloria in D Major, R. 589 - G.Ricordi 1970, Ed. Malipiero: III. Laudamus te on Vivaldi: Gloria in D major RV 589 by Antonio Vivaldi, The English Concert, The English Concert Choir & Trevor Pinnock
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Four - For New Year's Day: No. 40 Rezitativ: "Wohlan, dein Name soll allein" Arioso (Chor-Sopran): "Jesu mein Freud und Wonne" on Bach: Christmas Oratorio - Weihnachtsoratorium by Johann Sebastian Bach, English Baroque Soloists & John Eliot Gardiner
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 / Part Four - For New Year's Day: No. 38 Rezitativ: "Immanuel, o süßes Wort" Arioso (Chor-Sopran, Baß): "Jesu, du mein liebstes Leben"-"Komm ich will dich mit Lust umfassen" on Bach: Christmas Oratorio - Weihnachtsoratorium by Johann Sebastian Bach, English Baroque Soloists & John Eliot Gardiner

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Band Members
Discography


Title Artist Year Type
Requiem / MotetsNancy Argenta, Simon Keenlyside, Winchester Cathedral Choir, Bournemouth Sinfonietta, David Hill - Gabriel Fauré, Pierre Villette, Jean Roger-Ducasse2012Compil.
RequiemGabriel Fauré, Winchester Cathedral Choir, Nancy Argenta, Simon Keenlyside, Bournemouth Sinfonietta, David Hill2009Album
Het Geluid Van Wolken De Muziekkeuze Van Paul WittemanNancy Argenta, Howard Milner, The Monteverdi Choir, The English Baroque Soloists, Barbara Bonney, The London Symphony Orchestra, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Beaux Arts Trio, Nederlands Kamerkoor, Coro dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Lasalle Quartet, Staatskapelle Dresden, Kun Woo Paik2007Album
Lost Is My QuietDaniel Taylor, Nancy Argenta2003Album
La Resurrezione (Live Recording)Georg Friedrich Händel - Combattimento Consort Amsterdam • Jan Willem de Vriend • Nancy Argenta • Maria Cristina Kiehr • Marijana Mijanovic • Marcel Reijans • Klaus Mertens2003Album
RequiemNancy Argenta, Simon Keenlyside, Winchester Cathedral Choir, Bournemouth Sinfonietta, David Hill - Gabriel Fauré2002Album
The Creation (Part 2, Scene 2; Part 3)Joseph Haydn, Nancy Argenta, William Kendall, Michael George2001Album
The Creation (Part 1; Part 2, Scene 1)Joseph Haydn, Nancy Argenta, William Kendall, Michael George2001Album
Lutheran Masses, Volume TwoJohann Sebastian Bach - Nancy Argenta, Michael Chance, Mark Padmore, Peter Harvey, The Purcell Quartet2000Album
Cantatas J S BACHNancy Argenta, Monica Huggett, Sonnerie, Johann Sebastian Bach1999Album
Mozart RequiemRoger Norrington, Nancy Argenta, Catherine Robbin, Alastair Miles, The Schütz Choir Of London1998Album
Apollo E Dafne / Crudel Tiranno AmorGeorg Friedrich Händel - Nancy Argenta, Michael George, Collegium Musicum 90, Simon Standage1995Album
CantatasJohann Sebastian Bach, Nancy Argenta, Sonnerie, Monica Huggett1994Album
Purcell: Suite From Dioclesian; Handel: Concerto Grosso Op. 6 No. 6; Il Duello AmorosoFreiburger Barockorchester - Georg Friedrich Händel I Henry Purcell, Gottfried Von Der Goltz, Nancy Argenta, Michael Chance1994Album
GloriaAntonio Vivaldi • Arcangelo Corelli • Alessandro Scarlatti - Nancy Argenta, Jennifer Smith, Catherine Wyn-Rogers, English Concert & The English Concert Choir, Trevor Pinnock1993Album
A Portrait Of LoveSonnerie : Monica Huggett, Sarah Cunningham, Mitzi Meyerson With Nancy Argenta1993Album
Missa Sancti Nicolai - TheresienmesseJoseph Haydn - Nancy Argenta, Catherine Robbin, Michael Schade, Alastair Miles, The English Concert And Choir, Trevor Pinnock1993Album
FloridanteGeorg Friedrich Händel - Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, Alan Curtis, Catherine Robbin, Linda Maguire, Nancy Argenta, Ingrid Attrot, Melanie Braun1991Album
La ResurrezioneGeorg Friedrich Händel – Nancy Argenta - Barbara Schlick - Guillemette Laurens - Klaus Mertens - The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra - Ton Koopman1991Album
CantatasAlessandro Scarlatti, Nancy Argenta, The Chandos Baroque Players1991Album
Venus & AdonisJohn Blow, Nancy Argenta, Lynne Dawson, Stephen Varcoe, London Baroque, Charles Medlam1988Album
TamerlanoGeorg Friedrich Händel - Nancy Argenta, Jane Findlay, Derek Lee Ragin, Michael Chance, Nigel Robson, René Schirrer, The English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner1987Album
SolomonGeorg Friedrich Händel, Carolyn Watkinson, Nancy Argenta, Barbara Hendricks, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, The Monteverdi Choir, The English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner1985Album
Magnificat / "Jauchzet Gott In Allen Landen"Johann Sebastian Bach - The Monteverdi Choir, The English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner, Nancy Argenta, Patrizia Kwella, Charles Brett, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, David Thomas / Emma Kirkby1985Album
Gloria * MagnificatAntonio Vivaldi - Taverner Choir / Andrew Parrott / Emily Van Evera / Nancy Argenta / Alison Place / Catherine King / Margaret CableAlbum
Matthaeus Passion - De Mooiste Aria's En KorenJohann Sebastian Bach / Nancy Argenta, Rufus Müller, Jonathan Peter Kenny, Jamie MacDougall, Stephen Varcoe, The London Orchestra, Paul GoodwinAlbum
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