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Essential Handel

Essential Handel / Various
Release Date: 08/24/2010 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 27915   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Ian BostridgeLionel RoggMaurice AndréPamela Coburn,   ... 
Conductor:  Sir Neville MarrinerHarry BicketSir Charles MackerrasGeorges Armand,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 35 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1. Solomon, HWV 67: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1749; London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 49 Secs. 
2. Serse, HWV 40: Ombra mai fu "Largo" by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Ian Bostridge ()
Conductor:  Harry Bicket
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738; London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 22 Secs. 
3. Water Music Suite no 1 in F major, HWV 348: no 6, Air by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715-1717; London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 54 Secs. 
4. Water Music Suite no 1 in F major, HWV 348: no 5, Menuet by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715-1717; London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 6 Secs. 
5. Concerto for Organ in F major, HWV 295 "Cuckoo and the Nightingale": 2nd movement, Allegro by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Lionel Rogg (Organ)
Conductor:  Georges Armand
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1739; London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 51 Secs. 
6. Air (Sarabande) in E major, HWV 425 by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Alexander Briger
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1745 
Length: 3 Minutes 27 Secs. 
7. Water Piece for Trumpet, Strings and Basso Continuo, HWV 341 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Maurice André (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Jörg Faerber
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1733 
Length: 7 Minutes 32 Secs. 
8. Samson, HWV 57: Let the bright Seraphim by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Pamela Coburn (), John Dickinson (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Owain Arwel Hughes
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1743; London, England 
Length: 8 Minutes 57 Secs. 
9. Water Music Suite no 2 in D major, HWV 349: no 2, Alla Hornpipe by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715-1717; London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 19 Secs. 
10. Messiah, HWV 56: Ev'ry valley shall be exalted by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Robert Tear ()
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 46 Secs. 
11. Water Music Suite no 3 in G major, HWV 350: no 2, Rigaudon by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715-1717; London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 49 Secs. 
12. Water Music Suite no 3 in G major, HWV 350: Minuet by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Period: Baroque 
Written: London, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 4 Secs. 
13. Messiah, HWV 56: For unto us a child is born by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 21 Secs. 
14. Concerto grosso in C major, HWV 318 "Alexander's Feast": 1st movement, Allegro by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Susan Sheppard (Cello), Catherine Mackintosh (Violin), Elizabeth Wallfisch (Violin)
Conductor:  Nicholas McGegan
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1736 
Length: 3 Minutes 27 Secs. 
15. Suite for Harpsichord in E major, HWV 430: no 4, Air and Variations "The Harmonious Blacksmith" by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1720; London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 23 Secs. 
16. Solomon, HWV 67: From the censer curling rise by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Yehudi Menuhin
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1749; London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 45 Secs. 
17. Concerto for Harp in B flat major, Op. 4 no 6/HWV 294: 1st movement, Andante-Allegro by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Lily Laskine (Harp)
Conductor:  Louis Auriacombe
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1736; London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 36 Secs. 
18. Concerto for Oboe no 1 in B flat major, HWV 301: Siciliana by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Evelyn Rothwell (Oboe)
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1740; London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 36 Secs. 
19. Messiah, HWV 56: Hallelujah! by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 2 Secs. 
20. Coronation Anthems (4): no 1, HWV 258 "Zadok the priest" by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Andrew Davis
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1727; London, England 
Length: 6 Minutes 5 Secs. 
21. Messiah, HWV 56: I know that my redeemer liveth by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Elizabeth Harwood ()
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Length: 6 Minutes 39 Secs. 
22. Saul, HWV 53: Dead March by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Kenneth Montgomery
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738-1739; London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 15 Secs. 
23. Semele, HWV 58: Where'er you walk by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Ian Bostridge ()
Conductor:  Harry Bicket
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1744; London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 49 Secs. 
24. Judas Maccabaeus, HWV 63: See the conqu'ring hero comes by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Karl Forster
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1747; London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 35 Secs. 
25. Concerti grossi (12), Op. 6: no 6 in G minor, HWV 324 - 3rd movement, Musette by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Yehudi Menuhin
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1739 
Length: 5 Minutes 5 Secs. 
26. Dixit Dominus, HWV 232 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Robert Tear (), Teresa Zylis-Gara (), Dame Janet Baker ()
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1707; Italy 
Length: 7 Minutes 11 Secs. 
27. Alcina, HWV 34: Verdi prati by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Della Jones ()
Conductor:  Richard Hickox
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1735; London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 23 Secs. 
28. Concertos (6) for Organ, Op. 7: no 3 in B flat major, HWV 308 - 1st movement, Allegro by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Valda Aveling (Harpsichord), Simon Preston (Organ)
Conductor:  Yehudi Menuhin
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1751 
Length: 5 Minutes 14 Secs. 
29. Messiah, HWV 56: Why do the nations so furiously rage by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Raimund Herincx ()
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 0 Secs. 
30. Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351 by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1749; London, England 
Length: 21 Minutes 0 Secs. 
31. Concertos (6) for Organ, Op. 4: no 1 in G minor HWV 289 - 1st movement, Larghetto e staccato by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Simon Preston (Organ), Colin Tinley (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Yehudi Menuhin
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1736; London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 31 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Solomon HWV67: Sinfonia: The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Serse 'Xerxes': Ombra mai fu (Largo)
Water Music (2001 Digital Remaster), Suite No. 1 in F Major: VI - Air
Water Music (2001 Digital Remaster), Suite No. 1 in F Major: VII - Minuet
Organ Concerto No. 13 in F ('The Cuckoo and the Nightingale') (1990 Digital Remaster): II. Allegro
Harpsichord Suite No. 4 in D minor HWV437: Sarabande
Suite in D for trumpet and strings (1987 Digital Remaster): I. Overture
Suite in D for trumpet and strings (1987 Digital Remaster): II. Gigue (Allegro)
Suite in D for trumpet and strings (1987 Digital Remaster): III. Air (Minuetto)
Suite in D for trumpet and strings (1987 Digital Remaster): IV. Bourrée
Suite in D for trumpet and strings (1987 Digital Remaster): V. Marche
Samson HWV57: Let the bright Seraphim
Water Music (2001 Digital Remaster), Suite No. 2 in D Major: XII - Alla Hornpipe
Messiah highlights (ed. Basil Lam) (1997 Digital Remaster): Ev'ry valley (tenor)
Water Music (2001 Digital Remaster), Suite No. 3 in G Major: XVII - Rigaudon (Presto)
Water Music (2001 Digital Remaster), Suite No. 3 in G Major: XVIII
Messiah highlights (ed. Basil Lam) (1997 Digital Remaster): For unto us a Child is born (Chorus)
Concerto Grosso in C major, 'Alexander's Feast': I. Allegro
Suite No. 5 in E major HWV 430 (1996 Digital Remaster): Air con Variazioni (Andantino)
Solomon HWV67 (1995 Digital Remaster): From the censer curling rise (ed. Basil Lam)
Concerto En Si Bémol Majeur Pour Harpe Et Cordes Op.4 N°6 : I Andante - Allegro (Remasterisé En 1999)
Oboe Concerto No. 1 in B flat HWV301 (arr. Mackerras & Rothwell) (1991 Digital Remaster): II. Siciliana
Messiah highlights (ed. Basil Lam) (1997 Digital Remaster): Hallelujah (Chorus)
Zadok the Priest (1996 Digital Remaster)
Organ Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 4 No. 1 (ed. N. D. Boyling) (1998 Digital Remaster): First movement: Larghetto e staccato
Messiah highlights (ed. Basil Lam) (1997 Digital Remaster): I know that my Redeemer liveth (soprano)
Saul HWV53 (1977 Digital Remaster): Dead March
Semele HWV58: Where E're You Walk
Seht, er kommt mit Preis gekrönt and March (Judas Maccabaeus) (1988 Digital Remaster)
Concerto Grosso Op. 6 No. 6 in G minor (1999 Digital Remaster): III. Musette (Larghetto)
Dixit Dominus DixitDominus;Gloria HWV232 (1995 Digital Remaster)
Alcina HWV34, ACT 2: Verdi prati, selve amene
Organ Concerto No. 9 in B flat 'Hallelujah' Op. 7 No. 3 (ed. Neville Boyling) (1998 Digital Remaster): I. Allegro
Messiah highlights (ed. Basil Lam) (1997 Digital Remaster): Why do the nations (bass)
Music for the Royal Fireworks HWV351 (2001 Digital Remaster): Overture
Music for the Royal Fireworks HWV351 (2001 Digital Remaster): Bourrée
Music for the Royal Fireworks HWV351 (2001 Digital Remaster): La paix
Music for the Royal Fireworks HWV351 (2001 Digital Remaster): La Réjouissance

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