Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Music for the Royal Fireworks: I. Ouverture
7:52
2 Music for the Royal Fireworks: II. Bourrée
1:37
3 Music for the Royal Fireworks: III. La Paix
2:51
4 Music for the Royal Fireworks: IV. La Réjouissance
1:58
5 Music for the Royal Fireworks: V. Minuet and Trio
2:56
6 Water Music Suite in G major: I. Minuet and Trio
5:04
7 Water Music Suite in G major: II. Rigaudon I and II
3:25
8 Water Music Suite in G major: III. Gigue
1:27
9 Water Music Suite in D major: I. Prelude
2:03
10 Water Music Suite in D major: II. Hornpipe
4:03
11 Water Music Suite in D major: III. Minuet
1:14
12 Water Music Suite in D major: IV. Lentement
1:16
13 Water Music Suite in D major: V. Bourrée
0:53
14 Water Music Suite in F major: I. Ouverture
3:40
15 Water Music Suite in F major: II. Adagio e staccato
2:05
16 Water Music Suite in F major: III. Hornpipe and Andante
8:02
17 Water Music Suite in F major: IV. Jig
2:09
18 Water Music Suite in F major: V. Air
3:23
19 Water Music Suite in F major: VI. Minuet
2:05
20 Water Music Suite in F major: VII. Bourrée and Hornpipe
1:32
21 Water Music Suite in F major: VIII. Gavotte
3:23
CD 2
# Title Rating Length
1 Concerti Grossi Op. 6, No. 1 in G major: I. A tempo giusto
1:48
2 Concerti Grossi Op. 6, No. 1 in G major: II. Allegro
1:47
3 Concerti Grossi Op. 6, No. 1 in G major: III. Adagio
2:47
4 Concerti Grossi Op. 6, No. 1 in G major: IV. Allegro
2:27
5 Concerti Grossi Op. 6, No. 1 in G major: V. Allegro
3:05
6 Sonata in F major - Op. 1/11, HWV 369: I. Larghetto
2:00
7 Sonata in F major - Op. 1/11, HWV 369: II. Allegro
1:45
8 Sonata in F major - Op. 1/11, HWV 369: III. Alla siciliana
1:06
9 Sonata in F major - Op. 1/11, HWV 369: IV. Allegro
1:48
10 Concerto a due cori No. 2 in F major: Pomposo
1:45
11 Concerto a due cori No. 2 in F major: Allegro
1:54
12 Concerto a due cori No. 2 in F major: A tempo giusto
2:40
13 Concerto a due cori No. 2 in F major: Largo
2:01
14 Concerto a due cori No. 2 in F major: Allegro ma non troppo - Adagio
3:44
15 Concerto a due cori No. 2 in F major: A tempo ordinario
3:31
16 Solomon, HWV 67: Act III. "The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba"
3:01
17 Zadok the Priest, HWV 258
5:33
18 Messiah, HWV 56: Part I, no. 1. Accompagnato "Comfort ye, my people"
2:22
19 Messiah, HWV 56: Part I, no. 2. Air "Ev'ry valley shall be exalted"
3:11
20 Messiah, HWV 56: Part I, no. 7. Recitative "Behold, a virgin shall conceive"
0:28
21 Messiah, HWV 56: Part I, no. 8. Air / no. 9. Chorus "O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion"
5:36
22 Messiah, HWV 56: Part II, no. 38. Air "Why do the nations"
2:38
23 Messiah, HWV 56: Part II, no. 42. Chorus "Hallelujah"
3:49
24 Messiah, HWV 56: Part III, no. 43. Air "I know that my redeemer liveth"
6:25

Credits

CD 1

balance engineer:
Stanley Goodall (engineer) (1971-05) (tracks 8, 10, 18)
composer:
George Frideric Handel (German‐British baroque composer) (1717) (tracks 6–16, 16–21)
George Frideric Handel (German‐British baroque composer) (1749) (tracks 1–5)
conductor:
Sir Neville Marriner (1971-05) (tracks 1–21)
orchestra:
Academy of St Martin in the Fields (1971-05) (tracks 1–21)
producer:
Michael Bremner (producer/engineer) (tracks 1–21)
sound engineer:
Stanley Goodall (engineer) (tracks 1–21)
recorded at:
Kingsway Hall in London, England, United Kingdom (1971-05) (tracks 1–21)
part of:
Händel-Werke-Verzeichnis (number: HWV 350) (tracks 6–8)
arrangements:
part of:
Water Music, HWV 348-350 (tracks 6–8)
partial recording of:
parts:
recording of:
Water Music, Suite no. 1 in F major, HWV 348: IIIa. [Allegro] (no tempo marking) (1971-05) (track 16)
Water Music, Suite no. 1 in F major, HWV 348: IV. Minuet (no tempo marking) (1971-05) (track 17)
Water Music, Suite no. 1 in F major, HWV 348: IX. [Allegro moderato] (no tempo marking, sometimes marked Andante) (1971-05) (track 21)
referred to in medleys:

CD 2

recorded in:
London, England, United Kingdom (1982-11) (tracks 18–24)
cello [cello continuo]:
Denis Vigay (1982-04) (tracks 6–9)
recorder:
Michala Petri (1982-04) (tracks 6–9)
bassoon [bassoon continuo]:
Graham Sheen (1982-04) (tracks 6–9)
organ:
Alastair Ross (harpsichord / organist) (track 17)
harpsichord [harpsichord continuo]:
George Malcolm (English harpsichordist, conductor) (1982-04) (tracks 6–9)
bass vocals:
Robert Hale (US bass-baritone) (1982-11) (track 22)
choir vocals:
Monteverdi Choir (1982-11) (tracks 21, 23)
chorus master:
László Heltay (track 17)
composer:
George Frideric Handel (German‐British baroque composer) (tracks 6–9, 18, 21)
George Frideric Handel (German‐British baroque composer) (1727) (track 17)
George Frideric Handel (German‐British baroque composer) (1739) (tracks 1–5)
George Frideric Handel (German‐British baroque composer) (1741) (tracks 19–20, 22–24)
George Frideric Handel (German‐British baroque composer) (1748) (track 16)
conductor:
Sir John Eliot Gardiner (tracks 10–15)
Iona Brown (violinist and director of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields) (1981-07) (tracks 1–5)
Sir John Eliot Gardiner (1982-11) (tracks 18–24)
Sir John Eliot Gardiner (1984-06) (track 16)
Sir Neville Marriner (1984-06) (track 17)
mezzo-soprano vocals:
Catherine Robbin (Canadian mezzo-soprano) (1982-11) (tracks 20–21)
orchestra:
English Baroque Soloists (tracks 10–15)
Academy of St Martin in the Fields (1981-07) (tracks 1–5)
Academy of St Martin in the Fields (1982-04) (tracks 6–9)
English Baroque Soloists (1982-11) (tracks 18–24)
Academy of St Martin in the Fields (1984-06) (track 17)
English Baroque Soloists (1984-06) (track 16)
soprano vocals:
Margaret Marshall (Scots soprano active in late 20th century) (1982-11) (track 24)
tenor vocals:
Anthony Rolfe Johnson (1982-11) (tracks 18–19)
publisher:
premiered at:
Westminster Abbey in London, England, United Kingdom (1727-10-11) (track 17)
recorded at:
Henry Wood Hall (London) in London, England, United Kingdom (1982-04) (tracks 6–9)
part of:
Händel-Werke-Verzeichnis (number: HWV 258) (track 17)
arrangements:
The Four Coronation Anthems: "Zadok The Priest", HWV 258 (catch-all for arrangements) (track 17)
is the basis for:
later parody versions:
later translated versions:
part of:
Messiah, HWV 56: Part I (tracks 18–21)
Messiah, HWV 56: Part II (tracks 22–23)
recording of:
referred to in medleys: