GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL (1685-1759):
RECORDINGS from the BAROQUE MUSIC COLLECTION
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BMC 5
George Frideric HANDEL - Organ Concertos
Opus 4 nos.1,2,4,5 & 6, Cuckoo and Nightingale
The THURINGIAN BAROQUE ENSEMBLE
Heinrich KLEMM, Sauer Organ, Halle (Germany). A grand, full-bodied performance with the organ clearly recorded and well to the fore - as we believe Handel himself would have played!
BMC 22
HANDEL: ORGAN CONCERTOS Opus 7 cpt
Karl Richter, Organist/Conductor, & the Karl Richter Chamber Orchestra. Powerful renditions with a gloriously prominent organ in the Grand Handelian Manner. Some highlights: the magnificent Alleluia Chorus, Richter's own improvisations and original fugue, and the mounting tension of the Chaconne in No.5.
BMC 23
HANDEL: HARPSICHORD SUITES 1-4, 6-8 (1720)
CHRISTOPHER WOOD, Dolmetsch harpsichord
Christopher Wood plays strongly, with plenty of appropriate ornamentation. The fine, full-bodied Dolmetsch harpsichord is recorded close, enhancing the inherent strength of the performances - which are individualistic, often idiosyncratic... but never dull!
George Frideric Handel portrait by Thomas Hudson, 1756
BMC 21
A Grand Concert in celebration of
HANDEL AT ADLINGTON HALL
Recorded in the Great Hall at Adlington, Cheshire, which Handel visited - and played the 1670 organ in the gallery. Organ solos, harpsichord solos, vocal duets, harp concerto, oboe concerto, and the opening chorus from Dixit Dominus. A Grand Concert indeed, and an excellent introduction to some of Handel's lesser-known works.
BMC 20
GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL (1685-1759)
THE WATER MUSIC (complete) - 1717
BATH FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA / Yehudi Menuhin
MUSIC FOR THE ROYAL FIREWORKS - 1749
Leeds Chamber Orchestra / Martin Stevens
Outstanding renditions of these two justly popular works, spanning thirty years of Handel's career.
BMC 41
HANDEL: The Six Concertos Opus 3
plus Oboe Concertos 2 and 3.

The six Opus 3 concertos might almost be considered Handel's answer to Bach's Brandenburgs and Orchestral Suites, with their enormous variety of instrumentation and style. Here is Handel at his best - to which the London Baroque Orchestra does full justice.
BMC 49
HANDEL: Lute & Harp Concerto
This is the only recording of Handel's Concerto for Lute and Harp, masterfully reconstructed by Thurston Dart, with Osian Ellis and Desmond Dupre. Also two Trio Sonatas (2oboes, 2 violins) and two Sonatas for Violin & Harpsichord with Suk and Ruzickova. A varied and highly enjoyable program.
BMC 378 A Double-CD album.
G.F. HANDEL: Six Chandos Anthems
Handel's Chandos Anthems are little-known masterpieces. Based on Psalms, each Anthem features a Sinfonia, solo arias and choral movements. These truly wonderful performances by the Rutgers Collegium are superb in the quality of singing, both choral and solo, and instrumental playing.
BMC 44
HANDEL: Three Coronation Anthems
plus Three Concerti a Due Cori.

Ambrosian Singers, London Baroque Orch, Menuhin. Three magnificent Anthems, composed for the Coronation of King George II in 1727 and received with enthusiastic public acclaim, alternating with the splendid Concerti a Due Cori... Handel at his grandiose best!
BMC 4748 - Double CD Album
HANDEL: Alexander's Feast or The Power of Musick plus Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne
Brilliant performances, of course, from Honor Sheppard, Soprano / Max Worthley , Tenor / Maurice Bevan, Bass / Oriana Concert Choir & Orchestra. Alfred Deller, Counter-tenor and Conductor.
BMC 46
HANDEL: Opera Overtures
We have selected some of Handel's very best Opera Overtures. These were introductory pieces, designed to set the mood of the stage work to follow; thus there is considerable musical variety. The variety and drama of these Overtures make this a CD you can listen to with pleasure from start to finish.

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