Handel Favourites (CD)

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Includes recordings originally issued on Vanguard, Decca, HMV and Pye

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(Fireworks) “The resulting sound is splendid, helped along by judicious editing the brass and percussion do often kindle a glorious blaze which is caught beautifully by the recording, an extravaganza which can scarcely fail to become a collectors’ piece.”

(Concerto a due Cori) “chief praise to Mr. Mackerras for uncovering this splendid Concerto for two wind bands – a transcription of some of Handel’s arrangements from oratorio and organ concertos – I expect to see it widely performed.”

(Water Music) “orchestral playing throughout is quite outstanding: the strings wonderfully expressive, the horns excel. A splendid bargain.”

- Penguin Guide

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Tracklisting:

[1] Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (Solomon) 3:12
English Chamber Orchestra, Johannes Somary

Water Music Suite (arr. Hamilton Harty)
[2] Allegro 2:38
[3] Air 6:28
[4] Bourree & Hornpipe 1:45
[5] Andante espressivo 4:23
[6] Allegro deciso 3:17
London Symphony Orchestra, George Szell

[7] Largo (arr) (Ombra mai fù from Xerxes) 3:13
London Symphony Orchestra, George Szell

Oboe Concerto No.3 in G minor
[8] Grave 3:06
[9] Allegro 1:46
[10] Sarabande 1:43
[11] Allegro 1:59
Leon Goossens, oboe
Bath Festival Orchestra, Yehudi Menuhin

Concerto a Due Cori (suite arr. Mackerras)
[12] Pomposo – Allegro 4:13
[13] A Tempo Giusto 2:44
[14] Largo 2:46
[15] Allegro ma non troppo 3:47
[16] Allegro ma non troppo 3:07
[17] Andante larghetto 4:53
[18] Allegro 1:54
Pro Arte Orchestra, Charles Mackerras

Fireworks Suite (original Handel instrumentation)
[19] Overture 9:55
[20] Bourree 1:39
[21] La Paix 4:14
[22] La Rejouissance 1:55
[23] Menuet I & II 3:06
Pro Arte Orchestra, Charles Mackerras

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