Edinburgh 1742

A diverse programme of concerti, wind music and Scottish songs by composers Francesco Barsanti and George Frideric Handel, centred around the music composed for The Edinburgh Musical Society.


Gramophone Editor’s Choice
Baroque Instrumental Award Nominee
2018 International Classical Music Awards 
#2 in the Official UK Specialist Classical Chart – 11th August 2017

Recording of the Year 2017 – MusicWeb International

 ‘Baroque music gem: The performances by Ensemble Marsyas…are consistently bracing.’ The Irish Times

 ‘…it’s a rich insight, played with great style and charisma.’ The Guardian

Disc of the Week: ‘Engaging, entertaining, sensitive and remarkably assured, it will appeal to all lovers of Baroque music. Altogether a triumphant disc.‘ Europadisc

Top 20 Classical Albums of 2017 The Herald, Kate Molleson


Francesco Barsanti (c.1690–1775)
Concerto grosso in D major, Op. 3 No. 3
Concerto grosso in F major, Op. 3 No. 2
Concerto grosso in F major, Op. 3 No. 1

George Frideric Handel (1685–1759)
Sta nell’Ircana pietrosa tana (from Alcina, HWV 34)
Concerto for French horns in F major, HWV 331

Francesco Barsanti
A Collection of Old Scots Tunes

Busk ye
The birks of Invermay
Logan Water