The Brook Street Band secured their place on the musical map with their Avie debut of the world-premiere recording of Handel’s “Oxford” Water Music, a delightful chamber version of the evergreen work. A Gramophone Editor’s Choice sealed the Brook Street Band’s Handelian credentials. They further proclaim their allegiance to the baroque master with this, their follow-up CD of the charming Trio Sonatas, Op. 5. Handel was a renowned recycler of his own music and these informal works are full of one familiar tune after the other. Treated to The Brook Street Band’s effervescent interpretations, this disc is another winner for the all-girl baroque band.
“…a treasure house of miniature delights - a charming gavotte (No. 1); colourful musette framing an energetic allegro (No. 2); a haunting rondeau melody which followed me round for hours (No. 3). The Band is highly polished… and infectiously enthusiastic.” BBC Music Magazine
“The Band's playful continuo and zest interplay between violins radiate joyfulness in the music.” Gramophone