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Italian Academy of Columbia University Recital

Derek Lee Ragin will join Mark Markham, pianist for a recital of Italian arias by Handel, American spirituals, and a world premiere by Jonathan Dawe at the Italian Academy of Columbia University on April 20, 2016.  For tickets and more information, click here: http://italianacademy.columbia.edu/event/derek-lee-ragin-countertenor-mark-markham-piano


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There is a network of world-class Baroque performers that travel the world playing this marvelous music. Several of these experts were at The American Theatre in Hampton on April 23, 2005 and presented a rich selection of music written before 1735.

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Article in Review of Recital

Celebrated American countertenor Derek Lee Ragin was presented in recital by The DeiVision of Music of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Charlotte, NC. His accompanist for the evening was Dr. Gregory Thompson, who serves on the music faculty of Johnson C. Smith University. Mr. Ragin began his rapturous program with three songs by Henry Purcell, Music For A While, Sweeter Than Roses and Evening Hymn. Mr. Ragin sang these pieces with simple elegance. He is to be commended for his excellent execution of the florid runs in Sweeter than Roses. Evening Hymn was sung with a sense of devout reverence and he expressed apparent joy for his Creator as he executed the expressive melismas on the single word “Alleluja!”

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Handel: Flavio

Listen and Buy here on Amazon.com René Jacobs and Ensemble 415 1 Flavio: Acte I. Ouverture Chiara Banchini, René Jacobs and Ensemble 415 3:17 Buy: $0.99 2 Flavio: Acte I, scène 1. Recitativo & duo Teodata, Vitige: “Ricordati mio ben” Bernarda Fink, Ensemble 415, René Jacobs, Chiara Banchini and Christina Högman […]


Handel: Teseo

http://www.amazon.com/Christophers-Christopher-Connolly-Elizabeth-Atherton/dp/B008MZUSAC/ref=sr_1_47?ie=UTF8&qid=1390400512&sr=8-47&keywords=derek+lee+ragin Handel – Teseo / E. James · D. Jones · Gooding · Ragin · Napoli · Gall · Les Musiciens du Louvre · Minkowski [Highlights] George Frideric Handel (Performer), Marc Minkowski (Performer), Eirian James (Performer), Della Jones (Performer),Les Musiciens du Louvre (Performer), Julia Gooding (Performer), Derek Lee Ragin (Performer), Jeffrey Gall(Performer), Catherine Napoli (Performer), François Bozola (Performer), Pascal Monteilhet (Performer), Aline Zylberajch (Performer)


Handel: Saul

Handel: Saul The Sixteen, Harry Christophers, Christopher Purves, Sarah Connolly, Robert Murray, Elizabeth Atherton, Joélle Harvey, Mark Dobell, Jeremy Budd, Stuart Young Song Title Artist Time Popularity 1 Saul: Act 1, Overture Christopher Purves, Sarah Connoly, Robert Murray, Elizabeth Atherton, Joélle Harvey, Mark Dobell, Jeremy Budd, Stuart Young, The Sixteen, […]


Handel: Cantatas Sonatas

  Buy and Listen here on Amazon.com Song Title Time Popularity 1 Lungi da me pensier tiranno (cantata for alto and basso continuo) 9:33 Buy: $0.99 2 Sonata in F Major (for oboe and basso continuo) 7:51 Buy: $0.99 3 Siete rose ruggiadose (cantata for alto and basso continuo) 9:33 Buy: $0.99 4 […]


Heavenly Handel

Listen and Buy here at Amazon.com Disc: 1 1. Frondi Tenere… – David Daniels 2. Ombra Mai Fu – David Daniels 3. Pompe Vane Di MOrte!… – David Daniels 4. Dove Sei, Amato Bene – David Daniels 5. Ma Che Parlo, Che Dico… – Veronique Gens 6. In Tanti Affanni […]


The English Song Series 9: Britten

Listen and Buy here on Amazon.com   Song Title Artist Time Price   1. Canticle I, Op. 40: My Beloved is mine Philip Langridge 7:19 $0.89  Buy MP3    2. Canticle II, Op. 51: Abraham and Isaac Jean Rigby 16:10 Album Only   3. Canticle III, Op. 55, “Still Falls the Rain – […]


Handel: Tamerlano

Buy or Listen here on Amazon.com   Disc: 1 1. Ov – English Baroque Soloists/John Eliot Gardiner 2. Menuet – English Baroque Soloists/John Eliot Gardiner 3. Act I, Scene 1. Recitativo: ‘Esci, Oh Signore!’ – Michael Chance/Nigel Robson 4. Act I, Scene 1. Aria: ‘Forte E Lieto A Morte Andrei’ […]