The Handel Collection

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John Rutter and The City of London Sinfonia return to American Gramaphone with their second classical collection, this time with the compositions of Handel. The hour-long recording concentrates on the facet of Handel's work that is filled with life, color, drama, warmth and tunefulness, such as the selections from the Water Music. Adding to this unique focus are two harpsichord pieces played on what is believed to be Handel's own instrument, dating back to 1612 and just recently restored to ideal playing condition. Played by Harry Bicket, the royal instrument sounds glorious, its richness, sweetness and brilliance of tone-color making the The Handel Collection complete. ~ Backroads ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide
John Rutter and The City of London Sinfonia return to American Gramaphone with their second classical collection, this time with the compositions of Handel. The hour-long recording concentrates on the facet of Handel's work that is filled with life, color, drama, warmth and tunefulness, such as the selections from the Water Music. Adding to this unique focus are two harpsichord pieces played on what is believed to be Handel's own instrument, dating back to 1612 and just recently restored to ideal playing condition. Played by Harry Bicket, the royal instrument sounds glorious, its richness, sweetness and brilliance of tone-color making the The Handel Collection complete. ~ Backroads Music/Heartbeats
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/30/1990
  • Label: American Gramaphone
  • UPC: 012805059022
  • Catalog Number: 590
  • Sales rank: 155,902

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Arrival of the Queen Of Sheba (3:20)
  2. 2 Air and Variations, The Harmonious Blacksmith (4:38)
  3. 3 Where'er You Walk (2:36)
  4. 4 2nd Movement (Allegro ma non troppo) (6:10)
  5. 5 Organ Concerto in F major, Op.4/5, HWV 293 (4:10)
  6. 6 Minuet in G (5:50)
  7. 7 Country Dance (1:22)
  8. 8 Air (3:41)
  9. 9 Sarabande (2:44)
  10. 10 Harp Concerto in B flat major, Op.4/6, HWV 294 (8:19)
  11. 11 Bell Sinfonia (3:01)
  12. 12 Aria
  13. 13 Gigue
  14. 14 Oboe Concerto in B flat major (No.2a), HWV 301 (possibly spurious)
  15. 15 Hornpipe
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
City of London Sinfonia Primary Artist, Performing Ensemble
Rachel Masters Harp
Harry Bicket Harpsichord
Nicholas Daniel Oboe
John Scott Organ
Technical Credits
John Rutter Liner Notes
James Hamilton Engineer
Clete Baker Digital Post Production
Jillian White Producer
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