Händel - Best of

Händel was forbidden from learning music by his father but went on to become one of the greatest composers of the Baroque period. Here are 25 of the composer’s greatest works including: the joyous Hallelujah Chorus, the jubilant Music for the Royal Firewo

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Solomon, HWV 67 / Act III : Handel: Solomon, HWV 67 / Act III - Sinfonia "The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba" The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock 03:10
Handel: Zadok the Priest, HWV 258 (Arr. Mark Gaal for Brass Band) (Live) Phil Blech Wien, Olivier Latry, Anton Mittermayr 05:51
Serse, HWV 40 - Arr. For Oboe d'amore And Orchestra By Andreas N. Tarkmann / Act 1 : Handel: Serse, HWV 40 - Arr. For Oboe d'amore And Orchestra By Andreas N. Tarkmann / Act 1 - Ombra mai fu Albrecht Mayer, Sinfonia Varsovia, Monika Razynska 02:39
Water Music Suite No. 1 in F Major, HWV 348 : Handel: Water Music Suite No. 1 in F Major, HWV 348 - V. Air The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock 03:01
Handel: Zadok the Priest (Coronation Anthem No. 1, HWV 258) Trevor Pinnock, The English Concert, Simon Preston, The Choir Of Westminster Abbey 05:18
Trio Sonata for 2 Violins and Continuo in G Minor, HWV 393 "Dresden" No. 2 : Handel: Trio Sonata for 2 Violins and Continuo in G Minor, HWV 393 "Dresden" No. 2 - III. Largo (Arr. for Oboe, Violin, Harpsichor Albrecht Mayer, Sinfonia Varsovia, Jakub Haufa, Monika Razynska 02:55
Water Music Suite No. 2 in D Major, HWV 349 : Handel: Water Music Suite No. 2 in D Major, HWV 349 - II. Alla Hornpipe The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock 04:12
Suite in D Minor, HWV 437 : Handel: Suite in D Minor, HWV 437 - III. Saraband (Arr. Fourés) Daniel Hope, Lorenza Borrani, Lucy Gould, Stewart Eaton 03:06
Messiah, HWV 56 / Pt. 2 : Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 / Pt. 2 - No. 42 "Hallelujah" The John Alldis Choir, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Karl Richter 04:04
Water Music Suite No. 1 in F Major, HWV 348 : Handel: Water Music Suite No. 1 in F Major, HWV 348 - II. Adagio e staccato The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock 02:13
Suite No. 11 in D Minor, HWV 437 : Handel: Suite No. 11 in D Minor, HWV 437 - Sarabande (Arr. for Oboe, Oboe d'amore and English Horn by Andreas Tarkmann) Albrecht Mayer 02:39
Serse / Act I HWV40 : Handel: Serse / Act I HWV40 - "Ombra mai fu" Bryn Terfel, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras 03:01
Rinaldo / Act II : Handel: Rinaldo / Act II - "Lascia ch'io pianga" (Arr. for Oboe, Harpsichord and Orchestra) Albrecht Mayer, Monika Razynska, Sinfonia Varsovia 04:01
Music For The Royal Fireworks, HWV 351 : Handel: Music For The Royal Fireworks, HWV 351 - La Paix Wolfgang Meyer, Berliner Philharmoniker, Rafael Kubelik 03:59
Violin Sonata in D major, Op.1, No.13, HWV 371 - arr. by Mischa Maisky for Cello and Piano : 3. Larghetto Mischa Maisky, Pavel Gililov 03:21
Music for the Royal Fireworks: Suite HWV 351 : Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks: Suite HWV 351 - I. Ouverture The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock 07:18
Organ Concerto No. 6 in B Flat Major, Op. 4, HWV 294 (Arr. for Harp) : Handel: Organ Concerto No. 6 in B Flat Major, Op. 4, HWV 294 (Arr. for Harp) - I. Andante Allegro Ursula Holliger, Trevor Pinnock, The English Concert, Georg Friedrich Haendel 06:24
Music for the Royal Fireworks: Suite HWV 351 : Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks: Suite HWV 351 - V. Menuet I The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock 01:29
Music for the Royal Fireworks: Suite HWV 351 : Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks: Suite HWV 351 - IV. La Réjouissance The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock 02:06
Water Music Suite No. 1 in F Major, HWV 348 : Handel: Water Music Suite No. 1 in F Major, HWV 348 - III. Allegro - Andante - Allegro The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock 07:46
Water Music Suite No. 1 in F Major, HWV 348 : Handel: Water Music Suite No. 1 in F Major, HWV 348 - IV. (Menuet) The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock 03:12
Suite No. 4 in D minor for Harpsichord, HWV 437 : Handel: Suite No. 4 in D minor for Harpsichord, HWV 437 - 3. Sarabande (Arr. For Solo Guitar By Andrés Segovia) Andrés Segovia, Georg Friedrich Haendel 03:58
Rinaldo, HWV 7a / Act II : Handel: Rinaldo, HWV 7a / Act II - "Lascia ch'io pianga" Magdalena Kozena, Venice Baroque Orchestra, Andrea Marcon 04:58
Messiah, HWV 56 / Pt. 1 : Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 / Pt. 1 - No. 12 "For Unto Us A Child Is Born" The John Alldis Choir, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Karl Richter, John Alldis 04:13
Harpsichord Suite No. 5 in E HWV 430 "The Harmonious Blacksmith" - Arr. Andreas N. Tarkmann : Handel: Harpsichord Suite No. 5 in E HWV 430 "The Harmonious Blacksmith" - Arr. Andreas N. Tarkmann - Variations for Oboe, Bassoon Albrecht Mayer, Sinfonia Varsovia, Guilhaume Santana, Monika Razynska 04:25
Water Music, Suites 2 & 3 in D/G, HWV 348 : Handel: Water Music, Suites 2 & 3 in D/G, HWV 348 - IX. Country Dance (I/II) The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock 01:28
Apollo e Dafne, HWV 122 : Handel: Apollo e Dafne, HWV 122 - Felicissima quest'alma (Excerpt) Anna Prohaska, Arcangelo, Jonathan Cohen 02:36
Water Music Suite No. 1 in F Major, HWV 348 : Handel: Water Music Suite No. 1 in F Major, HWV 348 - VI. Menuet The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock 03:23
Messiah, HWV 56 / Pt. 3 : Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 / Pt. 3 - 43. Air: I Know That My Redeemer Liveth Lynne Dawson, Les Musiciens du Louvre, Marc Minkowski 06:09
Water Music Suite No. 1 in F Major, HWV 348 : Handel: Water Music Suite No. 1 in F Major, HWV 348 - VIII. Hornpipe The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock 02:35