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The Magnificent Mr. Handel - Instrumental Music / Groves


Release Date: 03/17/1998 
Label:  Sony Classical Essential Classics Catalog #: 60293   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  George Frideric Handel
Performer:  E. Power Biggs
Conductor:  Sir Charles Groves
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 19 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Includes march(es) by George Frideric Handel. Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Charles Groves. Soloist: E. Power Biggs. Includes march(es) by George Frideric Handel. Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Charles Groves. Soloist: E. Power Biggs. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Alceste, HWV 45: Grand entrée by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  E. Power Biggs (Organ)
Conductor:  Sir Charles Groves
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1749-1750; England 
Date of Recording: 09/1969 
Venue:  St. James Church, Warwickshire, England 
2. Semele, HWV 58: Where'er you walk by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  E. Power Biggs (Organ)
Conductor:  Sir Charles Groves
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1744; London, England 
Date of Recording: 09/1969 
Venue:  St. James Church, Warwickshire, England 
3. Solomon, HWV 67: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  E. Power Biggs (Organ)
Conductor:  Sir Charles Groves
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1749; London, England 
Date of Recording: 09/1969 
Venue:  St. James Church, Warwickshire, England 
4. Samson, HWV 57: Minuet(s) by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  E. Power Biggs (Organ)
Conductor:  Sir Charles Groves
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1743; London, England 
Date of Recording: 09/1969 
Venue:  St. James Church, Warwickshire, England 
5. Hercules, HWV 60: March in D major by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  E. Power Biggs (Organ)
Conductor:  Sir Charles Groves
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1745; London, England 
Date of Recording: 09/1969 
Venue:  St. James Church, Warwickshire, England 
6. Concerto in F major, HWV 331 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  E. Power Biggs (Organ)
Conductor:  Sir Charles Groves
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; London, England 
Date of Recording: 09/1969 
Venue:  St. James Church, Warwickshire, England 
7. Concerto a due cori no 1 in B major, HWV 332 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  E. Power Biggs (Organ)
Conductor:  Sir Charles Groves
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1746-1747; England 
Date of Recording: 09/1969 
Venue:  St. James Church, Warwickshire, England 
8. Belshazzar, HWV 61: Martial Symphony by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  E. Power Biggs (Organ)
Conductor:  Sir Charles Groves
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1745; London, England 
Date of Recording: 09/1969 
Venue:  St. James Church, Warwickshire, England 
9. Il Floridante, HWV 14: March "A" by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  E. Power Biggs (Organ)
Conductor:  Sir Charles Groves
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1721; London, England 
Date of Recording: 09/1969 
Venue:  St. James Church, Warwickshire, England 
10. Il Floridante, HWV 14: March "B" by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  E. Power Biggs (Organ)
Conductor:  Sir Charles Groves
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1721; London, England 
Date of Recording: 09/1969 
Venue:  St. James Church, Warwickshire, England 
11. Tolomeo, HWV 25: Overture by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  E. Power Biggs (Organ)
Conductor:  Sir Charles Groves
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1728; London, England 
Date of Recording: 09/1969 
Venue:  St. James Church, Warwickshire, England 
12. Il parnasso in festa, HWV 73: Largo by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  E. Power Biggs (Organ)
Conductor:  Sir Charles Groves
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1734; London, England 
Date of Recording: 09/1969 
Venue:  St. James Church, Warwickshire, England 
13. Il pastor fido, HWV 8a: Allegro by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  E. Power Biggs (Organ)
Conductor:  Sir Charles Groves
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1712/1734; London, England 
Date of Recording: 09/1969 
Venue:  St. James Church, Warwickshire, England 
14. Saul, HWV 53: Dead March by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  E. Power Biggs (Organ)
Conductor:  Sir Charles Groves
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738-1739; London, England 
Date of Recording: 09/1969 
Venue:  St. James Church, Warwickshire, England 
15. Ezio, HWV 29: March by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  E. Power Biggs (Organ)
Conductor:  Sir Charles Groves
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1732; London, England 
Date of Recording: 09/1969 
Venue:  St. James Church, Warwickshire, England 
16. Scipione, HWV 20: March by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  E. Power Biggs (Organ)
Conductor:  Sir Charles Groves
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1726; London, England 
Date of Recording: 09/1969 
Venue:  St. James Church, Warwickshire, England 
17. Rodrigo, HWV 5: Passacaille by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  E. Power Biggs (Organ)
Conductor:  Sir Charles Groves
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1707; Italy 
Date of Recording: 09/1969 
Venue:  St. James Church, Warwickshire, England 
18. Judas Maccabaeus, HWV 63: March by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  E. Power Biggs (Organ)
Conductor:  Sir Charles Groves
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1747; London, England 
Date of Recording: 09/1969 
Venue:  St. James Church, Warwickshire, England 
19. Alcina, HWV 34: Questo è il cielo by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  E. Power Biggs (Organ)
Conductor:  Sir Charles Groves
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1735; London, England 
Date of Recording: 06/1969 
Venue:  St. James Church, Warwickshire, England 
20. Ode for St Cecilia's Day, HWV 76: March by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  E. Power Biggs (Organ)
Conductor:  Sir Charles Groves
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1739; London, England 
Date of Recording: 09/1969 
Venue:  St. James Church, Warwickshire, England 
21. Athalia, HWV 52: The gods, whose chosen blessings shed by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  E. Power Biggs (Organ)
Conductor:  Sir Charles Groves
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1733; London, England 
Date of Recording: 06/1969 
Venue:  St. James Church, Warwickshire, England 
22. Triumph of Time and Truth, HWV 71: Sonata in D major by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  E. Power Biggs (Organ)
Conductor:  Sir Charles Groves
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1757; London, England 
Date of Recording: 09/1969 
Venue:  St. James Church, Warwickshire, England 
23. Rinaldo, HWV 7: Excerpt(s) by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  E. Power Biggs (Organ)
Conductor:  Sir Charles Groves
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1711; London, England 

Sound Samples

Grande Entrée from "Alceste", HWV 45
Where'er You Walk from "Semele", HWV 58
Sinfonia: Entrance of the Queen of Sheba from "Solomon", HWV 67
Menuetto from the Overture to "Samson", HWV 57
Forest Music
March from "Hercules", HWV 60
I. Pomposo
II. Allegro
III. A tempo giusto (Lift Up Your Heads)
Sonata from "The Triumph of Time and Truth", HWV 71
I. Ouverture
II. Allegro ma non troppo (And the Glory of the Lord)
III. Allegro
Martial Symphony from "Belshazzar", HWV 61
March No. 1 from "Floridante", HWV 14
March No. 2 from "Floridante", HWV 14
Overture from "Tolomeo", HWV 25
Largo from "Il Parnasso in festa", HWV 73
Allegro from "Il pastor fido", HWV 8a
March
Dead March from "Saul", HWV 53
March from "Ezio", HWV 29
March from "Scipione", HWV 20
Passacaglia from "Rodrigo", HWV 5
See, the Conqu'ring Hero Come from Judas Maccabaeus (March No. 1, HWV 63)
March No. 2 from "Judas Maccabaeus", HWV 63
Chorus from "Alcina" ("Here Are the Heavens All Joyful"), HWV 34
March from "The Ode for St. Cecilia's Day", HWV 76
Chorus from "Athalia" ("The Gods, Whose Chosen Blessings Shed")
March from "Rinaldo", HWV 7

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