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The building erected in Green Park for the firework display to celebrate the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle in 1749.
Coloured engraving reproduced by permission of the Gerald Coke Collection
Track(s) taken from CDA66350
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Release date: October 1989
Total duration: 23 minutes 54 seconds

'This recording recreates the scale of [the] original outdoor performance with 24 oboes, nine each of horns and trumpets, a dozen bassoons, and a mighty percussion of four pairs of timpani including a unique pair of extra-large 'double drums' and four side-drummers. The effect is shattering, the clearest justification for 'authenticity' in performance' (BBC Music Magazine Top 1000 CDs Guide)

'Mightily impressive' (The Guardian)

'Those two dozen oboes make magnificent and surprisingly clear sound, and the inclusion of the glorious Coronation Anthems composed for George II's coronation makes the disc one of unashamed musical splendour' (The Sunday Times)

My heart is inditing, HWV261
composer
1727

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