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Release Date: 10/18/2005 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8552109-10   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  George Frideric Handel
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 10 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Coronation Anthems (4): no 1, HWV 258 "Zadok the priest" by George Frideric Handel
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1727; London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Language: English 
2.
Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351: no 3, La paix by George Frideric Handel
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1749; London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 26 Secs. 
3.
Concerti grossi (12), Op. 6: no 12 in B minor HWV 330 - Larghetto e piano "Variatio" by George Frideric Handel
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1739; London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 43 Secs. 
4.
Messiah, HWV 56: I know that my redeemer liveth by George Frideric Handel
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Length: 6 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Language: English 
5.
Judas Maccabaeus, HWV 63: See the conqu'ring hero comes by George Frideric Handel
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1747; London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Language: English 
6.
Water Music Suite no 1 in F major, HWV 348: no 1, Overture by George Frideric Handel
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715-1717; London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 9 Secs. 
7.
Rinaldo, HWV 7: Armida dispietata...Lascia ch'io pianga mia cruda sorte by George Frideric Handel
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1711; London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This selection omits "Armida dispietata." 
8.
Suite for Harpsichord in E major, HWV 430: no 4, Air and Variations "The Harmonious Blacksmith" by George Frideric Handel
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1720; London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 12 Secs. 
9.
Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne, HWV 74: Eternal source of light by George Frideric Handel
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1713; London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Language: English 
10.
Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351: no 4, Réjouissance by George Frideric Handel
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1749; London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 7 Secs. 
11.
Concerti grossi (6), Op. 3: no 6 in D major/d minor, HWV 317 - 1st movement, Vivace by George Frideric Handel
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715-1717; London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 42 Secs. 
12.
Dixit Dominus, HWV 232: Dixit Dominus by George Frideric Handel
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1707; Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
13.
Saul, HWV 53: Dead March by George Frideric Handel
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738-1739; London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 7 Secs. 
14.
Sonata for Recorder and Basso Continuo in A minor, HWV 362/Op. 1 no 4: Allegro by George Frideric Handel
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1726-1732; London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 11 Secs. 
15.
Messiah, HWV 56: How beautiful are the feet of them by George Frideric Handel
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Language: English 
16.
Water Music, HWV 348-350: Allegro-andante by George Frideric Handel
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1715/1736; London, England 
Length: 7 Minutes 2 Secs. 
17.
Solomon, HWV 67: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba by George Frideric Handel
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1749; London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 28 Secs. 
18.
Ode for St Cecilia's Day, HWV 76: What passion cannot Music raise by George Frideric Handel
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1739; London, England 
Length: 8 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Language: English 
19.
Concerto for Oboe no 3 in G minor, HWV 287: 3rd movement, Largo by George Frideric Handel
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1703-1705; Hamburg, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 4 Secs. 
20.
Messiah, HWV 56: He was despised and rejected by George Frideric Handel
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: English 
21.
Samson, HWV 57: Let the bright Seraphim by George Frideric Handel
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1743; London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Language: English 
22.
Concerto for Organ in F major, HWV 295 "Cuckoo and the Nightingale": Allegro by George Frideric Handel
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1739; London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 19 Secs. 
23.
Sonata for Violin and Basso Continuo in D major, HWV 371/Op. 1 no 13: 3rd movement, Larghetto by George Frideric Handel
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1750; London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 36 Secs. 
24.
Concerto a due cori no 3 in F major, HWV 334: 3rd movement, A tempo ordinario by George Frideric Handel
Period: Baroque 
Written: London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: London, England (Circa 1746 - Circa 1747). 
25.
Messiah, HWV 56: For unto us a child is born by George Frideric Handel
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Language: English 
26.
Water Music, HWV 348-350: Air by George Frideric Handel
Period: Baroque 
Written: London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: London, England (Circa 1715 - Circa 1717). 
27.
Water Music Suite no 2 in D major, HWV 349: no 2, Alla Hornpipe by George Frideric Handel
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715-1717; London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs. 
28.
Serse, HWV 40: Ombra mai fu "Largo" by George Frideric Handel
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738; London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 26 Secs. 
29.
Concerti grossi (12), Op. 6: no 1 in G major, HWV 319 - Allegro by George Frideric Handel
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1739; London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 32 Secs. 
30.
Te Deum in D major, HWV 283 "Dettingen": Vouchsafe, O Lord by George Frideric Handel
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1743; London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Language: English 
31.
Alexander's Feast, HWV 75: Overture by George Frideric Handel
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1736; London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 24 Secs. 
32.
Messiah, HWV 56: Hallelujah! by George Frideric Handel
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Language: English 
33.
Concerti grossi (12), Op. 6: no 6 in G minor, HWV 324 - 3rd movement, Musette by George Frideric Handel
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1739 
Length: 3 Minutes 30 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Zadok the Priest, HWV 258: I. Zadok the Priest
Zadok the Priest, HWV 258: II. And all the people rejoiced
Zadok the Priest, HWV 258: III. God save the King
Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351: III. La paix
Concerto Grosso in B minor, Op. 6, No. 12, HWV 330: Concerto grosso No. 12 in B minor, HWV 330 (Op. 6): III. Larghetto, e piano - Variatio
Messiah, HWV 56: Part III: I know that my redeemer liveth
Judas Maccabaeus, HWV 63 (arr. for orchestra): Judas Maccabaeus, HWV 63, Part III: See, the conqu'ring hero comes!
Water Music: Suite No. 1 in F major, HWV 348: I. Overture: Largo - Allegro
Rinaldo, HWV 7a: Lascia ch'io pianga (Let me lament)
Keyboard Suite No. 5 in E major, HWV 430: IV. Air and Variations, "The Harmonius Blacksmith"
Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne, HWV 74: I. Eternal source of light divine
Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351: IV. Le rejouissance
Concerto Grosso in D major, Op. 3, No. 6, HWV 317: Concerto grosso No. 6 in D major, HWV 317 (Op. 3): I. Vivace
Dixit Dominus, HWV 232: I. Dixit Dominus Domino meo
Saul, HWV 53: Act III: Dead March: Grave
Recorder Sonata in A minor, Op. 1, No. 4, HWV 362: 6 Recorder Sonatas, Op. 1: No. 4 in A minor, HWV 362: II. Allegro
Messiah, HWV 56: Part II: How beautiful are the feet
Water Music: Suite No. 1 in F major, HWV 348: III. Allegro - IV. Andante - Allegro
Solomon, HWV 67: Act III: Sinfonia, "Arrival of the Queen of Sheba"
Ode for St Cecilia's Day, HWV 76: Ode for St Cecilia's Day, HWV 76: IV. What passion cannot music raise and quell
Oboe Concerto No. 3 in G minor, HWV 287: III. Sarabande: Largo
Messiah, HWV 56: Part II: He was despised
Concerto Grosso in G minor, Op. 6, No. 6, HWV 324: Concerto grosso No. 6 in G minor, HWV 324 (Op. 6): I. Larghetto e affettuoso
Samson, HWV 57: Act III: Let the Bright Seraphim
Organ Concerto in F major, HWV 295, "The Cuckoo and The Nightingale": Organ Concerto No. 13 in F major, HWV 295, "The Cuckoo and the Nightingale": II. Allegro
Violin Sonata No. 7 in D major, Op. 1, No. 13, HWV 371: Violin Sonata No. 7 in D major, HWV 371: III. Larghetto
Concerto for 2 Wind Groups and Strings in F major, Op. 3, HWV 334: Concerto a due cori No. 3 in F major, HWV 334: III. A tempo ordinario
Messiah, HWV 56: Part I: For unto us a child is born
Water Music: Suite No. 1 in F major, HWV 348: VI. Air
Water Music: Suite No. 2 in D major, HWV 349: II. Alla Hornpipe
Serse (Xerxes), HWV 40: Act I: Ombra mai fu: Largo (Serse)
Concerto Grosso in G major, Op. 3, No. 3, HWV 314: Concerto grosso No. 3 in G major, HWV 317 (Op. 3): II. Allegro
Te Deum in D major, HWV 283, "Dettingen": XII. Vouchsafe, O Lord, to keep us this day
Concerto Grosso in C major, HWV 318: Concerto grosso in C major, HWV 318, "Alexander's Feast": III. Allegro
Messiah, HWV 56: Part II: Hallelujah

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