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EMI's collection 100 Best Baroque includes a generous 460 minutes of some of the most familiar works or movements from works written during the Baroque era. There is a good mix of genres, including works for orchestra, chorus, chamber ensemble, voice, and keyboard. The album is neatly organized by nationality, with composers representing England, Italy, France, Spain, and Germany. Drawn from EMI's deep archive, the performances are top of the line, featuring musicians outstanding in their fields, including Gustav Leonhardt ...

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  1. Zadok the Priest, coronation anthem No. 1 for chorus & orchestra, HWV 258
  2. The Prince of Denmark's March (Trumpet Voluntary) for brass, winds & percussion (or keyboard or trumpet & organ) in D major
  3. Lachrimae antiquae, for 5 viols/violins & lute (from "Lachrimae")
  4. Abdelazer, or, the Moor's Revenge, incidental music, Z. 570: Rondeau
  5. Spem in Alium (also set as "Sing and glorify"), motet for 40 voices, P. 299
  6. With lilies white, consort song for voice & 4 viols
  7. Dido and Aeneas, opera, Z. 626: Overture
  8. Dido and Aeneas, opera, Z. 626: Act 3. Your counsel all... Great minds... Thy hand, Belinda... When I am laid in earth... With droo
  9. Come ye sons of art away (Birthday ode for Queen Mary), for soloists, chorus & instruments, Z. 323: Symphony - Come, ye sons of art, away - Sound the trumpet - Come, ye sons of art
  10. O solitude, my sweetest choice, song, Z. 406
  11. Solomon, oratorio, HWV 67: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
  12. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Hallelujah
  13. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: He was despised
  14. Water Music Suite No. 2 for orchestra in D major, HWV 349: Overture - Hornpipe
  15. Serse (Xerxes), opera, HWV 40: Ombra mai fu
  16. Dixit Dominus, hymn for soloists, chorus & orchestra in G minor, HWV 232
  17. Giulio Cesare in Egitto, opera, HWV 17: Dall'ondoso periglio... Aure, deh, per pieta
  18. Alcina, opera, HWV 34: Verdi prati
  19. La favola d'Orfeo, opera, SV 318: Sinfonia
  20. Altri canti d'amor, dramatic madrigal for 6 voices, 2 violins & 4 violas (from Book 8), SV 146
  21. Work(s): Beatus vir
  22. L'incoronazione di Poppea, opera in 3 acts, SV 308: Pur ti miro
  23. Adagio, for violin, strings & organ in G minor, T. Mi 26 (composed by Remo Giazotto; not by Albinoni)
  24. Miserere mei Deus (Psalm 51), motet for chorus:
  25. Work(s): Sonata pian' e forte
  26. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in G minor ("L'estate"), RV 315, Op. 8/2 (The Four Seasons; "Il cimento" No. 2): 1. Allegro - 2. Adagio - 3. Presto
  27. Gloria, for 3 solo voices, chorus, trumpet, oboe, violin (ad lib), 2 violas, 2 cellos, strings & continuo in D major, RV 589
  28. Oboe Concerto in C minor, SF. 799 (attributed to A. Marcello): 2. Adagio
  29. Work(s): Guitar Quintet in E~3. Menuetto
  30. Keyboard Sonata in D minor ("Pastorale"), K. 9 (L. 413)
  31. Stabat mater, for soprano, alto, strings & organ in F major: opening
  32. Double Mandolin Concerto, for 2 mandolins, strings & continuo in G major, RV 532: 1. Allegro
  33. Work(s): Crucifixus
  34. Sonata for violin & continuo in G minor, B. g5 ("The Devil's Trill"): 3. Allegro
  35. Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in E major ("La Primavera"), RV 269, Op. 8/1 (The Four Seasons; "Il cimento" No. 1)
  36. Piccolo (Flautino) Concerto, for piccolo (or recorder/flute), strings & continuo in C major, RV 444: 1. Allegro
  37. Work(s): Fandango
  38. O vos omnes, responsory for 4 voices
  39. Diferencias sobre las Folias (from Ramillete oloroso)
  40. Ay luna que reluzes
  41. Pavan and galliard d'Alexandra, for vihuela
  42. Marche de triomphe avec des trompettes et des timbales, for chorus & orchestra
  43. Marche de triomphe avec des trompettos et des timbales, for orchestra
  44. Premičre Marche des Mousquetaires, for orchesetra, LWV 10
  45. Symphonies du Festin Royal, Suite No 4, Nos 1-11, complete: Contredanse
  46. Marche de triomphe, for instruments, H. 547
  47. Les Symphonies de M de La Lande pour les soupers du Roy, for orchestra, S. 155-72: Caprice de Villers-Cotterets
  48. Chaconne for orchestra, S. 173/2
  49. Prélude pour le Te Deum ŕ 8, for strings, H. 145a
  50. Mass for the convents (Messe pour les couvents), for organ: Offertoire sur les grands jeux
  51. Work(s): Regina coeli
  52. Panis angelicus, motet for alto, tenor, bass & continuo, C. 131
  53. Requiem Mass: Introit (extract)
  54. In convertendo, grand motet for soloists, chorus, 2 flutes, 2 horns, violin, viola & continuo: Tunc repletum est gaudio nostrum
  55. Suite for theorbo in C minor: La Plainte, ou le Tombeau de Mesdemoiselles de Visée, filles de l'auteur
  56. Plainte sur la mort de Monsieur Lambert
  57. Tambourins I and II,
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