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The Edinburgh ensemble Ludus Baroque, bravely recorded by Delphian in the Canongate Kirk on the Royal Mile, is glorious in a Handel programme featuring the Song for St Cecilia’s Day. The instrumental roster includes some of the UK’s leading baroque specialists and the results are every bit as elegant as one might expect in support of a responsive chorus and a pair of outstanding soloists, Mary Bevan (soprano) and the fiery Ed Lyon (tenor), conveying Dryden’s text as though their very lives depended on it.

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