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Tongue-in-cheek Baroque

Red Priest's
Handel in the Wind -
heard by
HOWARD SMITH

'... Piers Adams riding the surf at breakneck speed.'

Red Priest: Handel in the Wind - The Messiah and other Masterworks. © 2014 Red Priest Recordings

Red Priest is a musical tongue-in-cheek baroque quartet comprising recorder(s), violin, cello and harpsichord. It has some, though limited, similarities with the late Ward Swingle (1927-2015) and his scat-style Swingle Singers, with the Festivals of Gerard Hoffnung (1925-1959) and also with works of Peter Schickele (born 1935), otherwise known as P D Q Bach.

The swashbuckling quartet has been variously mentioned in the same breath as the Rolling Stones, Jackson Pollock, the Marx Brothers, the Goon Show, Spike Jones and Cirque du Soleil. To those I'd add Monty Python...

Copyright © 27 May 2015 Howard Smith,
Masterton, New Zealand

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RED PRIEST - HANDEL IN THE WIND

GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL

MESSIAH

RED PRIEST

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