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George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)

Essential Handel

The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)
Super-budget price sampler Download only
Recording details: Various dates
Various recording venues
Produced by Ben Turner
Engineered by Various engineers
Release date: September 2005
Total duration: 76 minutes 0 seconds
 
The Occasional Oratorio
1
2
An Ode for St Cecilia's Day HWV76
3
Cecilia, volgi un sguargo HWV89
4
No 6b, Aria: Un puro ardor  [2'44]

Carolyn Sampson (soprano)
5
Zadok the Priest HWV258  [5'56]

King's Consort Choir
The Choice of Hercules HWV69
6
7
8
Musick for the Royal Fireworks
9
Deborah HWV51
10
Judas Maccabaeus
11
12
13
14
Joshua
15
Alexander Balus
16
17
18
19
20

This new budget-price compilation disc brings together twenty favourite tracks from The King’s Consort’s acclaimed Handel recordings. There are movements from recent releases such as ‘The trumpet’s loud clangour’ from An Ode for St Cecilia’s Day plus two tracks released for the first time on Hyperion—‘Largo’ from Concerto Grosso Op 3 No 2 and ‘Let the bright seraphim’ from Handel’s much-loved oratorio Samson.

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