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Handel Favourites: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba; Water Music; Royal Fireworks; Oboe Concerto Largo; Concerto a due Cori


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Handel Favourites: Arrival of the Queen of
Sheba; Water Music; Royal Fireworks; Oboe Concerto
Largo; Concerto a due Cori

L.S.O / George Szell
Pro Arte/ Mackerras
E.C.O / Somary
Eugene Goossens (Oboe)
Yehudi Menuhin

Catalogue Number: ALC 1340
Number of Discs: 1
Date/Runtime: Time 78:19, ADD, 1959/74
Barcode: 5055354413407




(Fireworks) “The resulting sound is splendid, helped along by judicious editing the brass and percussion do often kindle a glorious blaze which is caught beautifully by the recording, an extravaganza which can scarcely fail to become a collectors’ piece.” (Concerto a due Cori) “chief praise to Mr. Mackerras for uncovering this splendid Concerto for two wind bands – a transcription of some of Handel’s arrangements from oratorio and organ concertos – I expect to see it widely performed.” (Water Music) “orchestral playing throughout is quite outstanding: the strings wonderfully expressive, the horns excel. A splendid bargain.”(Penguin Guide)

    [1] Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (Solomon) ECO / Somary 3:12

    Water Music Suite (arr. Hamilton Harty) LSO / George Szell
    [2] Allegro 2:38 [3] Air 6:28
    [4] Bourree & Hornpipe 1:45 [5] Andante espressivo 4:23
    [6] Allegro deciso 3:17

    [7] Largo (arr) (Ombra mai fù from Xerxes) LSO / George Szell 3:13

    Oboe Concerto No.3 in G minor
    Leon Goossens, oboe / Bath Festival Orchestra / Yehudi Menuhin
    [8] Grave 3:06 [9] Allegro 1:46
    [10] Sarabande 1:43 [11] Allegro 1:59

    Concerto a Due Cori (suite arr. Mackerras)
    Pro Arte Orchestra / Charles Mackerras
    [12] Pomposo – Allegro 4:13 [13] A Tempo Giusto 2:44
    [14] Largo 2:46 [15] Allegro ma non troppo 3:47
    [16] Allegro ma non troppo 3:07 [17] Andante larghetto 4:53
    [18] Allegro 1:54

    Fireworks Suite (original Handel instrumentation)
    Pro Arte Orchestra / Charles Mackerras
    [19] Overture 9:55 [20] Bourree 1:39
    [21] La Paix 4:14 [22] La Rejouissance 1:55
    [23] Menuet I & II 3:06