Handel: Handel and the Oratorio for Concerts: orchestral excerpts from Samson, Jephtha, Susanna,

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COMPOSERS: Handel
LABELS: Chandos Chaconne
WORKS: Handel and the Oratorio for Concerts: orchestral excerpts from Samson, Jephtha, Susanna,
PERFORMER: Collegium Musicum 90/Simon Standage
CATALOGUE NO: CHAN 0685
Handel ‘pops’ as selected by his 18th-century publisher, Walsh. Seven complete overtures, five glorious arias, ‘the song parts’ (vocal lines) given variously to oboe, bassoon and violin. CM90 is on cracking form, instrumental soloists reflecting every nuance of the absent words – an unqualified delight. George Pratt

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