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Organ concerto movement in D minor
composer
late 1730s; later reworked as Adagio first movement to Handel's Concerto in D minor, Op 7 No 4; Cambridge, Fitzwilliam Museum, Mu. MS 264

Recordings
'English 18th-century Keyboard Concertos' (CDH55341)
English 18th-century Keyboard Concertos
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Track 2 on CDH55341 [5'45] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)

Organ concerto movement in D minor
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Handel’s Concerto Movement in D minor is better known as the first movement of the Concerto in D minor, Op 7 No 4. He wrote it in the late 1730s, possibly as the introduction to an oratorio. Indeed, it would make an excellent prelude to L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato, first performed in February 1740, which has no overture. It matches the oratorio’s opening recitative in key (D minor), scoring (two bassoons and strings), and sombre mood. As originally conceived, the movement has two written-out organ parts, one solo and one ripieno. When Handel incorporated it into Op 7 No 4 he dispensed with the second organ part and shortened it by nine bars, removing the fine conclusion and somewhat weakening its effect.

from notes by Peter Holman © 1994

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDH55341 track 2
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-94-70002
Duration
5'45
Recording date
30 October 1993
Recording venue
Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Martin Compton
Recording engineer
Tony Faulkner
Hyperion usage
  1. English 18th-century Keyboard Concertos (CDA66700)
    Disc 1 Track 2
    Release date: May 1994
    Deletion date: October 2007
    Superseded by CDH55341
  2. English 18th-century Keyboard Concertos (CDH55341)
    Disc 1 Track 2
    Release date: July 2009
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
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