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Essential Handel / Robert King, The King's Consort

Album Summary

>Handel, George Frideric : Occasional Oratorio, HWV 62
>Handel, George Frideric : Solomon
>Handel, George Frideric : A Song for St Cecilia's Day, HWV 76
>Handel, George Frideric : Cecilia, Volgi un Sguardo, cantata for soprano, tenor, strings & continuo, HWV 89
>Handel, George Frideric : Coronation Anthem
>Handel, George Frideric : The Choice of Hercules, oratorio, HWV 69
>Handel, George Frideric : Water Music Suite no 1 in F major, HWV 348
>Handel, George Frideric : L'Allegro il Penseroso ed il Moderato
>Handel, George Frideric : Handel - Bourée
>Handel, George Frideric : Deborah, HWV 51
>Handel, George Frideric : Judas Maccabaeus, HWV 63
>Handel, George Frideric : Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne, HWV 74
>Handel, George Frideric : Concerto Grosso in B flat major, Op. 3 no 2
>Handel, George Frideric : Joshua
>Handel, George Frideric : Alexander Balus
>Handel, George Frideric : Giulio Cesare, HWV 17
>Handel, George Frideric : Coronation Anthems (4)
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Notes & Reviews:

This new budget-price compilation disc brings together twenty favorite tracks from The Kings Consorts acclaimed Handel recordings. There are movements from recent releases such as The trumpets loud clangor from An Ode for St. Cecilias Day plus two tracks released for the first time on Hyperion - the Largo from the Concerto Grosso Op. 3, No. 2 and Let the bright seraphim from Handels much-loved oratorio Samson.



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Works Details

>Handel, George Frideric : Occasional Oratorio, HWV 62 :: Overture
  • Conductor: Robert King
  • Ensemble: King's Consort
  • Running Time: 5 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1746

>Handel, George Frideric : Solomon :: Welcome as the dawn of day
  • Performers: Susan Gritton (Soprano); James Bowman (Countertenor)
  • Conductor: Robert King
  • Ensemble: King's Consort
  • Running Time: 3 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1748

>Handel, George Frideric : A Song for St Cecilia's Day, HWV 76 :: The t
  • Performers: Crispian Steele-Perkins (Trumpet); Charles Fullbrook (Timpani); James Gilchrist (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Robert King
  • Ensemble: King's Consort
  • Running Time: 3 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1739

>Handel, George Frideric : Cecilia, Volgi un Sguardo, cantata for soprano, tenor, strings & continuo, HWV 89 :: Un puro ardor
  • Performer: Carolyn Sampson (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Robert King
  • Ensemble: King's Consort
  • Running Time: 2 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1738

>Handel, George Frideric : Coronation Anthem
  • Conductor: Robert King
  • Ensemble: King's Consort
  • Running Time: 5 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1727

>Handel, George Frideric : The Choice of Hercules, oratorio, HWV 69 :: Yet, can I hear that dulcet lay
  • Performer: Robin Blaze (Countertenor)
  • Conductor: Robert King
  • Ensemble: King's Consort
  • Running Time: 4 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1750

>Handel, George Frideric : Water Music Suite no 1 in F major, HWV 348 :: Allegro
  • Conductor: Robert King
  • Ensemble: King's Consort
  • Notes: Composition written: 1717.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1717

>Handel, George Frideric : L'Allegro il Penseroso ed il Moderato :: As steals the morn upon th
  • Performers: Paul Agnew; Susan Gritton (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Robert King
  • Ensemble: King's Consort
  • Notes: Composition written: 1740.
  • Running Time: 7 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1740

>Handel, George Frideric : Handel - Bourée :: La Réjouissance
  • Conductor: Robert King
  • Ensemble: King's Consort
  • Running Time: 2 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1749

>Handel, George Frideric : Deborah, HWV 51 :: In Jehovah's Awful Sight
  • Performer: Yvonne Kenny
  • Conductor: Robert King
  • Ensemble: King's Consort
  • Running Time: 2 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1733

>Handel, George Frideric : Judas Maccabaeus, HWV 63 :: See, the conqu'ring hero comes!
  • Conductor: Robert King
  • Ensemble: King's Consort
  • Notes: Composition written: 1746.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1746

>Handel, George Frideric : Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne, HWV 74 :: Eternal Source of Light
  • Performers: Crispian Steele-Perkins (Trumpet); James Bowman (Countertenor)
  • Conductor: Robert King
  • Ensemble: King's Consort
  • Running Time: 3 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1713

>Handel, George Frideric : Concerto Grosso in B flat major, Op. 3 no 2 :: Largo
  • Performer: Alexandra Bellamy (Oboe)
  • Conductor: Robert King
  • Ensemble: King's Consort
  • Running Time: 2 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: circa 1715-1718

>Handel, George Frideric : L'Allegro il Penseroso ed il Moderato :: Or let the merry bells rin
  • Performer: Claron McFadden (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Robert King
  • Ensemble: King's Consort Choir
  • Notes: Composition written: 1740.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1740

>Handel, George Frideric : Joshua :: Solemn march during the circumvention of the ark
  • Conductor: Robert King
  • Ensemble: King's Consort
  • Notes: Composition written: 1747.
  • Running Time: 1 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1747

>Handel, George Frideric : Alexander Balus :: Hark! hark! He strikes the golden lyre
  • Performer: Lynne Dawson
  • Conductor: Robert King
  • Ensemble: King's Consort
  • Notes: Composition written: 1747.
  • Running Time: 6 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1747

>Handel, George Frideric : Occasional Oratorio, HWV 62 :: To God, our strength, sing loud and clear
  • Performer: Michael George
  • Conductor: Robert King
  • Ensemble: King's Consort
  • Running Time: 7 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1746

>Handel, George Frideric : Judas Maccabaeus, HWV 63 :: Oh liberty, thou choicest treasure
  • Performer: Emma Kirkby (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Robert King
  • Ensemble: King's Consort
  • Notes: Composition written: 1746.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1746

>Handel, George Frideric : Giulio Cesare, HWV 17 :: Let the bright seraphim
  • Performers: Crispian Steele-Perkins (Trumpet); Lorna Anderson (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Robert King
  • Ensemble: King's Consort
  • Notes: Composition written: 1741.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Handel, George Frideric : Coronation Anthems (4) :: Kings shall be thy nu
  • Conductor: Robert King
  • Ensemble: King's Consort
  • Running Time: 3 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1727