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Handel: The Top 40 Greatest Hits

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  1. Handel — Solomon, HWV 67: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Handel — Zadok the Priest, HWV 258 $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Handel — Xerxes, HWV 40, Act I: "Ombra mai fù" $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Handel — Messiah, HWV 56: Pifa $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Handel — Julius Caesar in Egypt, HWV 17: "Va tacito e nascosto" $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Handel — Water Music, Suite No. 1 in F Major, HWV 348: VI. Air $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Handel — Messiah, HWV 56: "The Trumpet Shall Sound" $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Handel — Concerto Grosso in C Minor, Op. 6, No. 8, HWV 326: V. Siciliana $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Handel — Water Music, Suite No. 1 in F Major, HWV 348: III. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Handel — Laudate pueri Dominum, HWV 237: I. "Laudate pueri Dominum" $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Handel — Jephtha, HWV 70: "Waft her, angels, through the skies" $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Handel — Messiah, HWV 56: "Rejoice Greatly" $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Handel — Water Music, Suite No. 1 in F Major, HWV 348: IV. Andante $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Handel — Alcina, HWV 34, Act II: "Verdi prati, selve amene" $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Handel — Water Music, Suite No. 2 in D Major, HWV 349: II. Alla hornpipe $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Handel — Samson, HWV 57, Act III: "Let the Bright Seraphim" $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Handel — Keyboard Suite No. 7 in G Minor, HWV 432: VI. Passacaglia $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Handel — Alcina, HWV 34, Act I: "Tornami a vagheggiar" $0.99 on iTunes
  19. Handel — Messiah, HWV 56: "He Was Despised" $0.99 on iTunes
  20. Handel — Organ Concerto in B-Flat Major, HWV 294 (Arr. Eduard Grigoryan): I. Andante – Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  21. Handel — Messiah, HWV 56: "I Know That My Redeemer Liveth" $0.99 on iTunes
  22. Handel — Acis and Galatea, HWV 49b: "Love in Her Eyes Sits Playing" $0.99 on iTunes
  23. Handel — Water Music, Suite No. 1 in F Major, HWV 348: II. Adagio e staccato $0.99 on iTunes
  24. Handel — Messiah, HWV 56: "For unto Us a Child Is Born" $0.99 on iTunes
  25. Handel — Atalanta, HWV 35, Act I: "Care selve, ombre beate" $0.99 on iTunes
  26. Handel — Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351: IV. La Réjouissance $0.99 on iTunes
  27. Handel — Concerto Grosso in D Minor, Op. 6, No. 10, HWV 328: V. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  28. Handel — Judas Maccabaeus, HWV 63, Part II: "Sound an Alarm!" $0.99 on iTunes
  29. Handel — Semele, HWV 58, Act II: "O Sleep, Why Dost Thou Leave Me?" $0.99 on iTunes
  30. Handel — Water Music, Suite No. 1 in F Major, HWV 348: IX. Hornpipe $0.99 on iTunes
  31. Handel — Julius Caesar in Egypt, HWV 17, Act III: "Piangerò la sorte mia" $0.99 on iTunes
  32. Handel — Semele, HWV 58, Act II: "Iris, Hence, Away" $0.99 on iTunes
  33. Handel — Concerto Grosso in A Major, Op. 6, No. 11, HWV 329: I. Andante larghetto e staccato $0.99 on iTunes
  34. Handel — Messiah, HWV 56: "Hallelujah!" $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Handel, George Frideric : Solomon
>Handel, George Frideric : Coronation Anthem
>Handel, George Frideric : MEDLEY
>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
>Handel, George Frideric : Giulio Cesare
>Handel, George Frideric : The Water Music
>Handel, George Frideric : Concerti grossi (12), Op. 6
>Handel, George Frideric : Laudate Pueri Dominum, psalm, for soprano, chorus & orchestra in D, HWV 237
>Handel, George Frideric : Jephtha
>Handel, George Frideric : A Song for St Cecilia's Day, HWV 76
>Handel, George Frideric : Alcina
>Handel, George Frideric : Water Music Suite no 1 in F major, HWV 348
>Handel, George Frideric : Semele
>Handel, George Frideric : Giulio Cesare, HWV 17
>Handel, George Frideric : Suite no 7 (as used in the film "Got Rot Tunbridge Wells")
>Handel, George Frideric : Organ Concerto in B flat major, Op.4/6, HWV 294 (originally for harp)
>Handel, George Frideric : As When the Dove Laments Her Love (Handel)
>Handel, George Frideric : Atalanta
>Handel, George Frideric : Handel - Bourée
>Handel, George Frideric : Rinaldo
>Handel, George Frideric : Concerto Grosso in D minor, Op.6/10, HWV 328
>Handel, George Frideric : Judas Maccabaeus, HWV 63
>Handel, George Frideric : Concerto Grosso in A major, Op.6/11, HWV 329
>Handel, George Frideric : Joshua
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Notes & Reviews:

Where'er you walk, zadok the priest, let the bright seraphim, arrival of the queen of sheba, handel's famous largo. all your favourites from messiah and more! The very best of handel together in one superb double album. Celebrate handel's 250th anniversary in style.



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Works Details

>Handel, George Frideric : Solomon :: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
  • Conductor: David Measham
  • Running Time: 2 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1748

>Handel, George Frideric : Coronation Anthem
  • Conductor: Antony Walker
  • Running Time: 5 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1727

>Handel, George Frideric : MEDLEY :: Ombra ami fú (Never was shade so lovely)
  • Performer: David Hobson (Bass Baritone)
  • Conductor: Antony Walker
  • Running Time: 2 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1738

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Pifa
  • Conductor: Antony Walker
  • Running Time: 1 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Handel, George Frideric : Giulio Cesare :: Va tacito e nascosto (The hunter stalks his prey in silence)
  • Performer: Graham Pushee
  • Conductor: Paul Dyer
  • Running Time: 6 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1724

>Handel, George Frideric : The Water Music :: Air
  • Conductor: Graham Abbott
  • Notes: Federation Concert Hall, Hobart, Australia (12/09/2008-12/11/2008)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1717

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: The Trumpet Shall Sound (Excerpt)
  • Performer: Teddy Rhodes (Bass Baritone)
  • Conductor: Antony Walker
  • Running Time: 4 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Handel, George Frideric : Concerti grossi (12), Op. 6 :: Siciliana
  • Performers: Ben Dollman (Violin); Jamie Hey (Cello); Lucinda Moon (Violin)
  • Conductor: Paul Dyer
  • Notes: Eugene Goossens Hall in the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Ultimo Centre, Sydney, New South W (07/21/2007/05/26/2008)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1739

>Handel, George Frideric : Giulio Cesare :: V'adoro, pupille (Beautiful eyes, I adore you)
  • Performer: Yvonne Kenny
  • Conductor: Paul Dyer
  • Running Time: 6 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1724

>Handel, George Frideric : The Water Music :: Allegro
  • Conductor: Graham Abbott
  • Notes: Federation Concert Hall, Hobart, Australia (12/09/2008-12/11/2008)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1717

>Handel, George Frideric : Laudate Pueri Dominum, psalm, for soprano, chorus & orchestra in D, HWV 237 :: Movement 1
  • Performer: Emma Kirkby (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Antony Walker
  • Running Time: 3 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1707

>Handel, George Frideric : Jephtha :: Waft Her, Angels, Through the Skies
  • Performer: David Hobson (Bass Baritone)
  • Conductor: Antony Walker
  • Notes: Composition written: 1752.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1752

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Rejoice Greatly
  • Performer: Yvonne Kenny
  • Conductor: Wlodzimierz Kamirski
  • Running Time: 4 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Handel, George Frideric : The Water Music :: Andante
  • Conductor: Graham Abbott
  • Notes: Federation Concert Hall, Hobart, Australia (12/09/2008-12/11/2008)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1717

>Handel, George Frideric : A Song for St Cecilia's Day, HWV 76 :: The T
  • Performer: David Hobson (Bass Baritone)
  • Conductor: Antony Walker
  • Running Time: 3 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1739

>Handel, George Frideric : Alcina :: Verdi prati, selve amene (Green pastures, pleasant woods)
  • Performer: Sally-Anne Russell (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Nicholas Milton
  • Running Time: 3 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1735

>Handel, George Frideric : Water Music Suite no 1 in F major, HWV 348 :: Alla hornpipe
  • Conductor: Graham Abbott
  • Notes: Federation Concert Hall, Hobart, Australia (12/09/2008-12/11/2008)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1717

>Handel, George Frideric : Semele :: Where'er You Walk
  • Performer: Angus Young (Double Bass)
  • Conductor: Antony Walker
  • Ensemble: Sirius Quartet
  • Running Time: 4 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1743

>Handel, George Frideric : Giulio Cesare, HWV 17 :: Let the Bright Seraphim
  • Performers: Yvonne Kenny; Geoffrey Payne (Trumpet)
  • Conductor: Wlodzimierz Kamirski
  • Notes: Composition written: 1741.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Handel, George Frideric : Suite no 7 (as used in the film "Got Rot Tunbridge Wells") :: Passacaglia
  • Performer: John O'Donnell (Organ)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1705-1707

>Handel, George Frideric : Alcina :: Tornami a vagheggiar (Come back and admire me)
  • Performer: Yvonne Kenny
  • Conductor: Paul Dyer
  • Running Time: 4 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1735

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: He Was Despised (Excerpt)
  • Performer: Alexandra Sherman (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Antony Walker
  • Running Time: 4 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Handel, George Frideric : Organ Concerto in B flat major, Op.4/6, HWV 294 (originally for harp) :: 1. Andante - Allegro
  • Performers: Leonard Grigoryan (Guitar); Slava Grigoryan (Guitar)
  • Conductor: Benjamin Northey
  • Running Time: 6 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1736

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: I Know That My Redeemer Liveth
  • Performer: Sara Macliver (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Antony Walker
  • Running Time: 6 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Handel, George Frideric : As When the Dove Laments Her Love (Handel) :: Love in Her Eyes Sits Playing
  • Performer: David Hobson (Bass Baritone)
  • Conductor: Antony Walker
  • Notes: Composition written: 1718.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1718

>Handel, George Frideric : The Water Music :: Adagio e staccato
  • Conductor: Graham Abbott
  • Notes: Federation Concert Hall, Hobart, Australia (12/09/2008-12/11/2008)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1717

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: For Unto Us a Child is Born
  • Conductor: Antony Walker
  • Running Time: 3 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Handel, George Frideric : Atalanta :: Care selve, ombre beate (Beloved woods, blessed shade)
  • Performer: David Hobson (Bass Baritone)
  • Conductor: Antony Walker
  • Running Time: 2 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1736

>Handel, George Frideric : Handel - Bourée :: La Réjouissance (Rejoicing)
  • Conductor: Graham Abbott
  • Notes: Federation Concert Hall, Hobart, Australia (12/09/2008-12/11/2008)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1749

>Handel, George Frideric : Rinaldo :: Lascia ch'io pianga (Let me weep)
  • Performer: Yvonne Kenny
  • Conductor: Paul Dyer
  • Running Time: 4 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1711

>Handel, George Frideric : Concerto Grosso in D minor, Op.6/10, HWV 328 :: Allegro
  • Performers: Ben Dollman (Violin); Jamie Hey (Cello); Lucinda Moon (Violin)
  • Conductor: Paul Dyer
  • Notes: Eugene Goossens Hall in the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Ultimo Centre, Sydney, New South W (07/21/2007/05/26/2008)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1739

>Handel, George Frideric : Judas Maccabaeus, HWV 63 :: Sound an Alarm
  • Performer: David Hobson (Bass Baritone)
  • Conductor: Antony Walker
  • Notes: Composition written: 1746.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1746

>Handel, George Frideric : Semele :: Oh Sleep, Why Dost Thou Leave Me?
  • Performer: Yvonne Kenny
  • Conductor: Paul Dyer
  • Running Time: 3 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1743

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Ev'ry Valley
  • Performer: Paul McMahon (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Antony Walker
  • Running Time: 3 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Handel, George Frideric : The Water Music :: Hornpipe
  • Conductor: Graham Abbott
  • Notes: Federation Concert Hall, Hobart, Australia (12/09/2008-12/11/2008)
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1717

>Handel, George Frideric : Giulio Cesare :: Piangerò la sorte mia (I shall weep at my fate)
  • Performer: Yvonne Kenny
  • Conductor: Paul Dyer
  • Running Time: 5 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1724

>Handel, George Frideric : Semele :: Iris, Hence, Away
  • Performer: Sally-Anne Russell (Mezzo Soprano)
  • Conductor: Nicholas Milton
  • Running Time: 3 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1743

>Handel, George Frideric : Concerto Grosso in A major, Op.6/11, HWV 329 :: Andante larghetto e staccato
  • Performers: Ben Dollman (Violin); Jamie Hey (Cello); Lucinda Moon (Violin)
  • Conductor: Paul Dyer
  • Notes: Eugene Goossens Hall in the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Ultimo Centre, Sydney, New South W (07/21/2007/05/26/2008)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1739

>Handel, George Frideric : Joshua :: Oh! Had I Jubal's Lyre
  • Performer: Shu-Cheen Yu (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Antony Walker
  • Notes: Composition written: 1747.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1747

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Hallelujah!
  • Conductor: Antony Walker
  • Running Time: 3 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741