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Handel: Royal Fireworks, Coronation Anthems / King's Consort


Release Date: 11/16/1993 
Label:  Hyperion   Catalog #: 66350   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Robert King
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's ConsortOxford New College Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 57 Mins. 

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This "Fireworks" recording uses the same forces as the first performance in 1749 (24 Oboes, 12 Bassoons, 9 Trumpets and Horns, 4 Percussion). This "Fireworks" recording uses the same forces as the first performance in 1749 (24 Oboes, 12 Bassoons, 9 Trumpets and Horns, 4 Percussion). Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351 by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Robert King
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1749; London, England 
Length: 35 Minutes 36 Secs. 
2. Coronation Anthems (4): no 1, HWV 258 "Zadok the priest" by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Robert King
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Consort,  Oxford New College Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1727; London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: English 
3. Coronation Anthems (4): no 2, HWV 259 "Let thy hand be strengthened" by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Robert King
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Consort,  Oxford New College Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1727; London, England 
Length: 7 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Language: English 
4. Coronation Anthems (4): no 3, HWV 260 "The king shall rejoice" by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Robert King
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Consort,  Oxford New College Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1727; London, England 
Length: 10 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Language: English 
5. Coronation Anthems (4): no 4, HWV 261 "My heart is inditing" by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Robert King
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Consort,  Oxford New College Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1727; London, England 
Length: 11 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Language: English 

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