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Varcoe, Stephen

Overview
Works: 1,016 works in 2,653 publications in 7 languages and 38,111 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Drama  Oratorios  Masses  Songs and music  Live sound recordings  Sacred music  Musical settings  Holy Week music  Excerpts 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Vocalist, Actor, Author, Conductor, Other, Musician, Instrumentalist
Classifications: M2010, 782.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Stephen Varcoe
Cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach( )

51 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded Sept. 1989, St. John's, Smith Square, London
St. John Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach( Recording )

37 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stephen Layton leads the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and his own superb choral ensemble, Polyphony, in a powerful performance of Bach's most dramatic masterpiece, the St. John Passion. Joined by a starry team of soloists, Layton directs a particularly vivid account of the work, the excitement of the narrative drama contrasting with heartbreaking moments of reflection
Mass in B minor = Messe in h-Moll = Messe en si mineur by Johann Sebastian Bach( Recording )

20 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded at St. Lukes in London, a live recording of the soaring Mass in B Minor performed with the never-mailed-in performance by the Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists led by John Eliot Gardiner during the course of their wildly successful 2014 European tour
The fairy queen by Henry Purcell( Recording )

29 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 'The Fairy Queen,' two artistic geniuses met. The scenario is an adaptation of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream; the music is by Henry Purcell, the greatest English composer of his day. The result is one of the first great operas, a dazzling display of music and emotion that has lost none of its power since its premiere in 1692. Much of the music has come to have a life beyond the opera itself: songs such as "The Plaint," "Thrice Happy Lovers" and "Hark! The Echoing air" now regularly grace the concert hall stage, a delight for singers and audiences alike. This studio recording was made with Australia's pre-eminent independent opera company, Pinchgut Opera, in 2003, and is re-released here in deluxe packaging. The cast features the finest Australian singers (Sara Macliver, Sally-Anne Russell and Paul McMahon to name but three) under the direction of Baroque specialist Antony Walker. The period instruments of the Orchestra of the Antipodes provide accompaniment of vibrant colour and immediacy." -- Jbhifi.com.au
Solomon by George Frideric Handel( Recording )

27 editions published between 1984 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ENGLISH BAROQUE SOLOISTS. GARDINER, John Eliot (conductor). MONTEVERDI CHOIR. WATKINSON, Carolyn (mezzo-soprano). ARGENTA, Nancy (soprano). HENDRICKS, Barbara (soprano). RODGERS, Joan (soprano). JONES, Della (mezzo-soprano). ROLFE JOHNSON, Anthony (tenor). VARCOE, Stephen (bass)
Requiem and other choral music by Gabriel Fauré( Recording )

8 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in Latin and Undetermined and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell( Recording )

22 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

SYNOPSIS: In order to cure her unhappiness, Dido, queen of Carthage, marries the Trojan prince, Aeneas, who is madly in love with her. While Dido and Aeneas are out hunting, an evil Sorceress and her assistants plot the destruction of Dido and Carthage. Soon, an evil witch disguised as the God Mercury stops Aeneas. She tells him that he must abandon Carthage and found a new Troy on Latin soil. While Aeneas hates the thought of leaving Dido, he cannot refuse a god's command. In the end, Aeneas decides to defy the god's command and stay with Dido. Nevertheless, Dido refuses to stay with a lover who even considered leaving her and soon dies
L'Orfeo by Claudio Monteverdi( )

10 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in Italian and German and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taped at La Monnaie in Brussels in May 1998, this production of Monteverdi's L'Orfeo has become an operatic classic in a few short years. Choreographer/director Trisha Brown, conductor René Jacobs, and designer Roland Aeschlimann have created an ideal fusion of words, action, sight, and sound, one that never lets the viewer down and manages to tell the story in an elegant, unusual, and ultimately intensely moving manner
The Dettingen Te Deum ; Dettingen anthem by George Frideric Handel( Recording )

16 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works of Arnold Schoenberg by Arnold Schoenberg( )

5 editions published in 2009 in German and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jephtha by George Frideric Handel( Recording )

30 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jephtha: Oratorium in drei Akten für Soli, Chor, Orchester und Continuo, HWV 70. Text: Thomas Morell
Israel in Egypt by George Frideric Handel( )

16 editions published between 1979 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Te Deum, Hob. XXIIIc:1 ; Paukenmesse ; Incidental music to Alfred, König der Angelsachsen ; Te Deum, Hob. XXIIIc:2 by Joseph Haydn( )

7 editions published in 1998 in Latin and German and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphoniae sacrae : op. 10 by Heinrich Schütz( )

14 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir John in love by Ralph Vaughan Williams( )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nelson Mass ; Ave Regina ; Missa brevis by Joseph Haydn( )

6 editions published in 1999 in Latin and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The John Rutter Christmas album by Cambridge Singers( )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heiligmesse ; Nikolaimesse by Joseph Haydn( )

7 editions published in 1999 in Latin and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If there were dreams to sell : English orchestral songs = Englische Orchesterlieder = Chansons anglaises avec orchestre by Stephen Varcoe( )

6 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded Mar. 13-14 and May 22, 1989, at St. Jude's Church, Central Square, London
Sacred concerti and harpsichord music by Matthias Weckmann( )

7 editions published in 1999 in German and Undetermined and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Stephen Varcoe

Stephen Varcoe Brits zanger

Stephen Varcoe englischer klassischer Sänger

Stephen Varcoe English bass-baritone

Varcoe, Christopher Stephen.

Varcoe, Christopher Stephen 1949-

Varcoe, S.

Varcoe, S. 1949-

Varcoe, S. (Stephen)

Languages
English (131)

German (89)

Latin (38)

Italian (9)

French (1)

Spanish (1)

Dutch (1)