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HANDEL: FAVORITES - SZELL, MACKERRAS, LONDON SYMPHONY, PRO ARTE ORCHESTRA
HANDEL: FAVORITES - SZELL, MACKERRAS, LONDON SYMPHONY, PRO ARTE ORCHESTRA

HANDEL: FAVORITES - SZELL, MACKERRAS, LONDON SYMPHONY, PRO ARTE ORCHESTRA

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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

(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