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Disc 1


    Zadok the Priest, HWV 258 (more info)
    Performed by: Royal Academy Consort
    Composed by: George Frideric Handel
    Conducted by: Jeremy Summerly

  1. Zadok the Priest, HWV 258 - 1:55
  2. II. And all the people rejoiced - 0:52
  3. III. God save the King - 2:57


  4. Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351 (more info)
  5. Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351: III. La paix - 3:26
  6. Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351: IV. Le rejouissance - 3:07


  7. Concerto Grosso in B minor, Op. 6, No. 12, HWV 330 (more info)
  8. Aria: Felicissima quest'alma - 3:43


  9. Judas Maccabaeus, HWV 63 (arr. for orchestra) (more info)
    Performed by: Capella Istropolitana
    Composed by: George Frideric Handel
    Conducted by: Richard Edlinger
    Recording date: January 1988

  10. Judas Maccabaeus, HWV 63, Part III: See, the conqu'ring hero comes! - 3:07


  11. Rinaldo, HWV 7a (more info)
  12. Lascia ch’io pianga - 3:41


  13. Keyboard Suite No. 5 in E major, HWV 430 (more info)
    Composed by: Wanda Landowska George Frideric Handel
    Blandine Verlet, harpsichord
    Alfred Cortot, piano
    Alan Cuckston, harpsichord
    Catherine Perrin, prepared piano
    Sophie Yates, harpsichord
    Luc Beausejour, harpsichord
    Jory Vinikour, harpsichord
    Balazs Szokolay, piano
    Martin Souter, piano
    Recording date: 3 July 1946

  14. Air with Variations, "Harmonious Blacksmith" - 4:12


  15. Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne, HWV 74, "Eternal Source of Light Divine" (more info)
    Performed by: London Baroque
    Composed by: George Frideric Handel
    Conducted by: Charles Medlam
    Niklas Eklund, trumpet
    Susanne Ryden, soprano

  16. Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne, HWV 74: I. Eternal source of light divine - 3:36


  17. Water Music: Suite No. 1 in F major, HWV 348 (more info)
  18. Water Music: Suite No. 1 in F major, HWV 348: I. Overture - 3:09
  19. III. Allegro. IV. Andante - 7:02


  20. Concerto Grosso in D major, Op. 3, No. 6, HWV 317 (more info)
  21. Concerto grosso No. 6 in D major, HWV 317 (Op. 3): I. Vivace - 2:42


  22. Dixit Dominus, HWV 232 (more info)
  23. I. Dixit Dominus Domino meo - 5:36


  24. Saul, HWV 53 (more info)
  25. Saul, HWV 53, Act III: Dead March: Grave - 3:07


  26. Recorder Sonata in A minor, Op. 1, No. 4, HWV 362 (more info)
    Composed by: George Frideric Handel
    Conducted by: Michael Schneider
    Laszlo Czidra, recorder
    Zsuzsa Pertis, harpsichord
    Pal Kelemen, viola
    Helene Plouffe, violin
    Andre Laberge, organ
    Sabine Bauer, harpsichord
    Yasunori Imamura, lute
    Annette Schneider, cello
    Louise Pellerin, oboe

  27. 6 Recorder Sonatas, Op. 1: No. 4 in A minor, HWV 362: II. Allegro - 3:11


  28. Sea Pictures, Op. 37: IV. Where Corals Lie (more info)
    Performed by: L'Arco Baroque Orchestra Washington National Cathedral Baroque Orchestra Budapest Failoni Chamber Orchestra Camerata Cassovia Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra London Symphony Orchestra Capella Istropolitana Collegium Musicum 90 London Philharmonic Orchestra Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra Oregon Bach Festival Orchestra Trinity Church Orchestra Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Scholars Baroque Ensemble Stuttgart Bach Collegium Studio orchestra Grande Ecurie et la Chambre du Roy, La RIAS Symphony Orchestra Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Mostly Mozart Orchestra New Jersey Symphony Orchestra American Bach Soloists Orchestra Cologne Radio Orchestra Academy of London Berlin RIAS Sinfonietta
    Composed by: George Frideric Handel James Taylor
    Conducted by: Michael McCarthy Jorg Breiding Peter Marschik Jaroslav Krecek Malcolm Sargent Monica Huggett Marcus Creed William Lacey Adrian Boult Ivars Taurins Richard Hickox Jean-Claude Malgoire Owen Burdick Helmuth Rilling Thomas Beecham Gerard Schwarz Alexander Weimann Daniel Taylor Helmut Froschauer David Parry Valentin Radu Joseph Flummerfelt Jeffrey Thomas Sarah Tenant-Flowers
    Nathalie Paulin, soprano
    Kay Stiefermann, baritone
    Frances Jellard, mezzo-soprano
    William Sharp, baritone
    Elizabeth Harwood, soprano
    Arnold Grier, organ
    Sara Macliver, soprano
    Susan Lewis Kavinski, soprano
    Yvette Smith, mezzo-soprano
    David Bachmann, organ
    Jeffrey Strauss, baritone
    Eric Budzynski, harpsichord
    Nathan Berg,
    Kym Amps, soprano
    Stephen Alltop, piano
    Suzie Le Blanc, soprano
    Matthew White, counter-tenor
    Bryn Terfel, bass-baritone
    Kathleen Ferrier, contralto
    Philip Langridge, tenor
    Christopher Robson, counter-tenor
    Jennifer Lane, mezzo-soprano
    Carolyn Sinclair,
    John Shirley-Quirk, bass-baritone
    Angus Davidson, counter-tenor
    Ivan Sharpe,
    Bruce Ford, tenor
    Della Jones, mezzo-soprano
    Joan Rodgers, soprano
    Helen Parker, soprano
    David Price,
    Brett Polegato, baritone
    Siri Karoline Thornhill, soprano
    Alexander Young,
    Jan Kobow, tenor
    William Hite, tenor
    Maria Jette, soprano
    Patrice Djerejian, contralto
    Basil Lam, harpsichord
    Bejun Mehta,
    Hubert Eisdell, tenor
    Arleen Auger, soprano
    Thomas Quasthoff, bass
    Sibylla Rubens, soprano
    Ingeborg Danz, alto
    Arianna Zukerman, soprano
    Norma Procter, contralto
    Steven Tharp, tenor
    Michael Erxleben, violin
    Max Emanuel Cencic, soprano
    Charles Humphries, tenor
    Robert Torday, bass-baritone
    Martin Wolfel, alto
    Rufus Muller, tenor
    Benjamin Butterfield, tenor

  29. Messiah, HWV 56, Part III: I know that my redeemer liveth - 6:10
  30. Messiah, HWV 56, Part II: How beautiful are the feet - 3:28

Disc 2


    Solomon, HWV 67 (more info)
  1. Sinfonia, "Arrival of the Queen of Sheba" - 3:28


  2. Ode for St Cecilia's Day, HWV 76 (more info)
    Composed by: George Frideric Handel
    Conducted by: Wolfgang Helbich
    Dorothee Mields, soprano
    Mark Wilde, tenor

  3. Ode for St Cecilia’s Day, HWV 76: IV. What passion cannot music raise and quell - 8:20


  4. Oboe Concerto No. 3 in G minor, HWV 287 (more info)
  5. III. Sarabande: Largo - 3:04


  6. Concerto Grosso in G minor, Op. 6, No. 6, HWV 324 (more info)
  7. Concerto grosso No. 6 in G minor, HWV 324 (Op. 6): I. Larghetto e affettuoso - 3:30


  8. Samson, HWV 57: Act III Scene 2: Air: How willing my paternal love (Sung in German) (more info)
  9. Let the Bright Seraphim - 5:27


  10. Organ Concerto in F major, HWV 295, "The Cuckoo and The Nightingale" (more info)
  11. Allegro (Dangerous Liaisons) - 3:19


  12. Violin Sonata No. 7 in D major, Op. 1, No. 13, HWV 371 (more info)
  13. Violin Sonata No. 7 in D major, HWV 371: III. Larghetto - 3:36


  14. Concerto for 2 Wind Groups and Strings in F major, Op. 3, HWV 334 (more info)
    Performed by: Capella Istropolitana
    Composed by: George Frideric Handel
    Conducted by: Frantisek Vajnar
    Bedrich Tylsar, horn
    Zdenek Tylsar, horn
    Recording date: 30 June - 2 July 1989

  15. Concerto a due cori No. 3 in F major, HWV 334: III. A tempo ordinario - 4:09


  16. Water Music: Suite No. 1 in F major, HWV 348 (more info)
  17. Water Music: Suite No. 1 in F major, HWV 348: VI. Air - 1:58


  18. Water Music: Suite No. 2 in D major, HWV 349 (more info)
  19. Water Music: Suite No. 2 in D major, HWV 349: II. Alla Hornpipe - 2:56


  20. Serse (Xerxes), HWV 40 (more info)
  21. Ombra mai fu ('Largo') - 3:26


  22. Concerto Grosso in G major, Op. 3, No. 3, HWV 314 (more info)
    Performed by: Northern Sinfonia Capella Istropolitana
    Composed by: George Frideric Handel
    Conducted by: Bradley Creswick Jozef Kopelman Max Pommer
    Recording date: May 1988

  23. Concerto grosso No. 3 in G major, HWV 317 (Op. 3): II. Allegro - 2:32


  24. Te Deum in D major, HWV 283, "Dettingen" (more info)
    Performed by: Hanoverian Court Orchestra
    Composed by: George Frideric Handel
    Conducted by: Ulrich Stotzel Wolfgang Helbich
    Dorothee Mields, soprano
    Ulrike Andersen, alto
    Mark Wilde, tenor
    Chris Dixon, bass
    Dorothee Fries, soprano
    Thomas Cooley, tenor
    Cacilie Fuhs, soprano
    Raimund Nolte, bass
    Matthias Rexroth, counter-tenor
    Recording date: 12th - 16th August 1999

  25. Te Deum in D major, HWV 283, "Dettingen": XII. Vouchsafe, O Lord, to keep us this day - 2:14


  26. Concerto Grosso in C major, HWV 318, "Alexander's Feast" (more info)
  27. Concerto grosso in C major, HWV 318, "Alexander’s Feast": III. Allegro - 3:24


  28. Sea Pictures, Op. 37: IV. Where Corals Lie (more info)
    Performed by: L'Arco Baroque Orchestra Washington National Cathedral Baroque Orchestra Budapest Failoni Chamber Orchestra Camerata Cassovia Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra London Symphony Orchestra Capella Istropolitana Collegium Musicum 90 London Philharmonic Orchestra Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra Oregon Bach Festival Orchestra Trinity Church Orchestra Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Scholars Baroque Ensemble Stuttgart Bach Collegium Studio orchestra Grande Ecurie et la Chambre du Roy, La RIAS Symphony Orchestra Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Mostly Mozart Orchestra New Jersey Symphony Orchestra American Bach Soloists Orchestra Cologne Radio Orchestra Academy of London Berlin RIAS Sinfonietta
    Composed by: George Frideric Handel James Taylor
    Conducted by: Michael McCarthy Jorg Breiding Peter Marschik Jaroslav Krecek Malcolm Sargent Monica Huggett Marcus Creed William Lacey Adrian Boult Ivars Taurins Richard Hickox Jean-Claude Malgoire Owen Burdick Helmuth Rilling Thomas Beecham Gerard Schwarz Alexander Weimann Daniel Taylor Helmut Froschauer David Parry Valentin Radu Joseph Flummerfelt Jeffrey Thomas Sarah Tenant-Flowers
    Nathalie Paulin, soprano
    Kay Stiefermann, baritone
    Frances Jellard, mezzo-soprano
    William Sharp, baritone
    Elizabeth Harwood, soprano
    Arnold Grier, organ
    Sara Macliver, soprano
    Susan Lewis Kavinski, soprano
    Yvette Smith, mezzo-soprano
    David Bachmann, organ
    Jeffrey Strauss, baritone
    Eric Budzynski, harpsichord
    Nathan Berg,
    Kym Amps, soprano
    Stephen Alltop, piano
    Suzie Le Blanc, soprano
    Matthew White, counter-tenor
    Bryn Terfel, bass-baritone
    Kathleen Ferrier, contralto
    Philip Langridge, tenor
    Christopher Robson, counter-tenor
    Jennifer Lane, mezzo-soprano
    Carolyn Sinclair,
    John Shirley-Quirk, bass-baritone
    Angus Davidson, counter-tenor
    Ivan Sharpe,
    Bruce Ford, tenor
    Della Jones, mezzo-soprano
    Joan Rodgers, soprano
    Helen Parker, soprano
    David Price,
    Brett Polegato, baritone
    Siri Karoline Thornhill, soprano
    Alexander Young,
    Jan Kobow, tenor
    William Hite, tenor
    Maria Jette, soprano
    Patrice Djerejian, contralto
    Basil Lam, harpsichord
    Bejun Mehta,
    Hubert Eisdell, tenor
    Arleen Auger, soprano
    Thomas Quasthoff, bass
    Sibylla Rubens, soprano
    Ingeborg Danz, alto
    Arianna Zukerman, soprano
    Norma Procter, contralto
    Steven Tharp, tenor
    Michael Erxleben, violin
    Max Emanuel Cencic, soprano
    Charles Humphries, tenor
    Robert Torday, bass-baritone
    Martin Wolfel, alto
    Rufus Muller, tenor
    Benjamin Butterfield, tenor

  29. Messiah, HWV 56, Part II: He was despised - 5:02
  30. Messiah, HWV 56, Part I: For unto us a child is born - 4:08
  31. Hallelujah - 3:45

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