Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (Solomon)
3:10
2 Where'er you walk (Semele)
4:02
3 Water Music Suite: Hornpipe and Andante
8:04
4 Water Music Suite: Air
3:24
5 Water Music Suite: Bourée and Hornpipe
1:33
6 Water Music Suite: Hornpipe
4:06
7 Dove sei (Rodelinda)
4:20
8 Organ Concerto no. 13 in F “Cuckoo and Nightingale”: I. Larghetto
2:43
9 Organ Concerto no. 13 in F “Cuckoo and Nightingale”: II. Adagio
4:13
10 Organ Concerto no. 13 in F “Cuckoo and Nightingale”: III. Organo ad libitum: Aria & Passpied (Telemann)
4:07
11 Organ Concerto no. 13 in F “Cuckoo and Nightingale”: IV. Larghetto
3:13
12 Organ Concerto no. 13 in F “Cuckoo and Nightingale”: V. Allegro
3:11
13 Sarabande (Suite no. 11 in D minor)
2:54
14 Minuet (Overture to Berenice)
4:10
15 Waft her, angels (Jephtha)
4:51
16 See the conquering hero comes (Judas Maccabaeus)
2:59
17 Largo (Xerxes, arr. Reinhard)
5:30
18 Zadok the Priest
5:53
CD 2
# Title Rating Length
1 Music for the Royal Fireworks: I. Ouverture
7:50
2 Music for the Royal Fireworks: II. Bourrée
1:37
3 Music for the Royal Fireworks: III. La paix
2:52
4 Music for the Royal Fireworks: IV. La réjoussance
1:58
5 Music for the Royal Fireworks: V. Menuet I - II
2:56
6 Return O God of Hosts (Samson)
4:32
7 Harp Concerto, op. 4 no. 6, HWV 294: I. Andante allegro
3:51
8 Harp Concerto, op. 4 no. 6, HWV 294: II. Larghetto
4:31
9 Harp Concerto, op. 4 no. 6, HWV 294: III. Allegro moderato
2:30
10 Let the bright seraphim (Samson)
5:55
11 Concerto grosso in D major, op. 3 no. 6
6:31
12 The trumpet's loud clangor (Ode for St Cecilia's Day)
3:54
13 March and Battle (Rinaldo)
2:38
14 Vivi tiranno (Rodelinda)
6:05
15 For unto us a child is born (Messiah)
3:36
16 I know that my redeemer liveth (Messiah)
5:13
17 The trumpet shall sound (Messiah)
4:00
18 Hellelujah (Messiah)
3:40

Credits

CD 1

organ:
Peter Hurford (organist) (tracks 8–12)
John Langdon (organist) (1963-07 – 1963-08) (track 18)
harpsichord:
Thurston Dart (conductor and keyboard player) (1963-07 – 1963-08) (track 18)
balance engineer:
Kenneth Wilkinson (engineer) (1965-04) (track 1)
Stanley Goodall (engineer) (1971-05) (tracks 4, 6)
choir vocals:
Choir of King’s College, Cambridge (1963-07 – 1963-08) (track 18)
composer:
George Frideric Handel (German‐British baroque composer) (tracks 7–9, 11–15)
George Frideric Handel (German‐British baroque composer) (1717) (tracks 3, 3–6)
George Frideric Handel (German‐British baroque composer) (1727) (track 18)
George Frideric Handel (German‐British baroque composer) (1737-12-26 – 1738-01-09) (track 17)
George Frideric Handel (German‐British baroque composer) (1743) (track 2)
George Frideric Handel (German‐British baroque composer) (1746) (track 16)
George Frideric Handel (German‐British baroque composer) (1748) (track 1)
concertmaster:
Emanuel Hurwitz (violin) (1963-07 – 1963-08) (track 18)
conductor:
Sir Adrian Boult (conductor) (track 2)
Raymond Leppard (conductor) (track 7)
Sir Neville Marriner (conductor) (tracks 14–15)
Joshua Rifkin (tracks 8–12)
George Szell (1961-08) (track 17)
Sir David Willcocks (1963-07 – 1963-08) (track 18)
Sir Neville Marriner (conductor) (1965-04) (track 1)
Sir Neville Marriner (conductor) (1971-05) (tracks 3–6)
librettist:
William Congreve (track 2)
Thomas Morell (tracks 15–16)
mezzo-soprano vocals:
Bernadette Greevy (Irish mezzo-soprano) (track 7)
orchestra:
Concertgebouw Kamerorkest (tracks 8–12)
London Symphony Orchestra (1961-08) (track 17)
English Chamber Orchestra (1963-07 – 1963-08) (track 18)
Academy of St Martin in the Fields (1971-05) (tracks 3–6)
orchestrator:
August Reinhard (composer and arranger) (track 17)
performer:
Thurston Dart (conductor and keyboard player) (track 18)
Christopher Hogwood (harpsischord) (track 13)
producer:
Michael Bremner (producer/engineer) (tracks 3–6)
Michael Bremner (producer/engineer) (1965-04) (track 1)
sound engineer:
Stanley Goodall (engineer) (tracks 3–6)
tenor vocals:
Kenneth McKellar (track 2)
Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor) (track 15)
phonographic copyright by:
The Decca Record Company Ltd. (not for release label use!) (1963) (track 18)
publisher:
premiered at:
Westminster Abbey in London, England, United Kingdom (1727-10-11) (track 18)
recorded at:
Kingsway Hall in London, England, United Kingdom (1961-08) (track 17)
Kingsway Hall in London, England, United Kingdom (1971-05) (tracks 3–6)
part of:
Händel-Werke-Verzeichnis (number: HWV 258) (track 18)
arrangements:
Canticorum jubilo (track 16)
Hornpipe from Water Music (for piano, Grainger) (track 6)
Largo from "Xerxes" (for violin, harp, organ and strings, arr. Hellmesberger) (track 17)
Serse, HWV 40: Atto I. Arioso "Ombra mai fù" ("largo"; catch-all for arrangements) (track 17)
Serse, HWV 40: Atto I. Arioso “Ombra mai fù” (Serse) (for cello and orchestra) (track 17)
The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (arranged by Beecham) (track 1)
The Four Coronation Anthems: “Zadok The Priest”, HWV 258 (catch-all for arrangements) (track 18)
is based on:
Folia (track 13)
is the basis for:
Crux fidelis (track 17)
Gloria eterna (track 13)
Sara (track 13)
Sarabande (Electronic derivative) (track 13)
later translated versions:
Dotter Sion (track 16)
Xerxès HWV 40 : Largo "Bois de lent oubli" (french version) (track 17)
medley of:
part of:
Berenice, HWV 38 (track 14)
Jephtha, HWV 70: Act III (number) (track 15)
partial recording of:
parts:
recording of:
Water Music, Suite no. 1 in F major, HWV 348: IIIa. [Allegro] (no tempo marking) (1971-05) (track 3)
referred to in medleys:
Hooked on Romance (track 17)

CD 2

trumpet:
Harry Dilley (1960-08) (track 10)
John Wilbraham (trumpet player) (1976-07) (track 17)
bass:
Gwynne Howell (operatic bass) (1976-07) (track 17)
harp:
Marisa Robles (Spanish harpist) (1980) (tracks 7–9)
balance engineer:
Kenneth Wilkinson (engineer) (1964-03) (track 11)
Simon Eadon (1976-07) (tracks 15–16, 18)
choir vocals:
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chorus (1976-07) (tracks 15, 18)
chorus master:
László Heltay (British/Hungarian conductor and composer) (1976-07) (track 18)
composer:
George Frideric Handel (German‐British baroque composer) (tracks 10–11, 14)
George Frideric Handel (German‐British baroque composer) (1736) (tracks 7–9)
George Frideric Handel (German‐British baroque composer) (1739) (track 12)
George Frideric Handel (German‐British baroque composer) (1741) (tracks 15–18)
George Frideric Handel (German‐British baroque composer) (1749) (tracks 1–5)
conductor:
Richard Bonynge (conductor and pianist) (track 13)
Sir Adrian Boult (conductor) (track 6)
Henry Lewis (conductor) (track 14)
Francesco Molinari‐Pradelli (conductor) (1960-08) (track 10)
Sir Neville Marriner (conductor) (1964-03) (track 11)
Sir Neville Marriner (conductor) (1971-05) (tracks 1–5)
Sir Neville Marriner (conductor) (1976-07) (tracks 15–18)
Iona Brown (violinist and director of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields) (1980) (tracks 7–9)
contralto vocals:
Kathleen Ferrier (contralto) (track 6)
engineer:
Kenneth Wilkinson (engineer) (1960-08) (track 10)
Stanley Goodall (engineer) (1976-07) (tracks 15–18)
Simon Eadon (1976-07) (track 18)
librettist:
John Dryden (English poet) (track 12)
mezzo-soprano vocals:
Marilyn Horne (mezzo soprano) (track 14)
orchestra:
Academy of St Martin in the Fields (1964-03) (track 11)
Academy of St Martin in the Fields (1971-05) (tracks 1–5)
Academy of St Martin in the Fields (1976-07) (tracks 15–18)
Academy of St Martin in the Fields (1980) (tracks 7–9)
producer:
Michael Bremner (producer/engineer) (tracks 1–5)
Andrew Raeburn (track 11)
James Walker (ballet/opera conductor, classical recordings producer for Decca) (track 10)
Chris Hazell (1976-07) (tracks 15–18)
soprano vocals:
Joan Sutherland (soprano) (1960-08) (track 10)
Elly Ameling (soprano) (1976-07) (track 16)
sound engineer:
Stanley Goodall (engineer) (tracks 1–5)
phonographic copyright by:
The Decca Record Company Ltd. (not for release label use!) (1976) (track 18)
recorded at:
Kingsway Hall in London, England, United Kingdom (1964-03) (track 11)
Kingsway Hall in London, England, United Kingdom (1971-05) (tracks 1–5)
St John's, Smith Square in London, England, United Kingdom (1976-07) (tracks 15–18)
Kingsway Hall in London, England, United Kingdom (1980) (tracks 7–9)
part of:
Händel-Werke-Verzeichnis (number: HWV 317) (track 11)
arrangements:
The Grand Halleluiah in the Messiah (for two organists, Marsh) (track 18)
is the basis for:
later parody versions:
later versions:
part of:
Messiah, HWV 56: Part III (tracks 16–17)
Ode for St Cecilia's Day, HWV 76 (movement) (track 12)
Concerti Grossi, op. 3, HWV 312–317 (part of collection) (track 11)
parts:
recording of:
Harp Concerto in B-flat major, op. 4 no. 6, HWV 294: II. Larghetto (original version, for harp) (1980) (track 8)
referred to in medleys: