Handel, George Frideric (1685 – 1759)

Last Edited: 22-Sep-2017 A Global British Comedy Collaborative document. Edited by John Lucas
HWV catalogue numbers are from the Händel-Werke-Verzeichnis

Oratorios and Operas, HWV 1-71
Date
Title
Performers
Parameters
1725
Rodelinda, regina de'
Langobardi,   HWV 19
  1. (Dove Sei only)
    Alfred Deller (countertenor),
    Gustav Leonhardt (Harpsichord, Organ)
  1. MHS 5182118 (2003) ADD?
    4:14, 5958, S
1739 Israel in Egypt, HWV 54
libretto by Charles Jennens?

  1. Soloists,
    Monteverdi Choir and Monteverdi Orchestra,
    John Eliot Gardiner
  1. MHS 824273 (1980) LP
    #1-9: 22:03, 30985, S
    #10-19: 23:34, 33097, S
    #20-29: 24:43, 34725, S
    #30-39: 24:38, 34607, S
1742
Messiah, HWV 56
libretto by Charles Jennens
  1. Jennifer Vyvyan (soprano), Monica Sinclair
    (contralto), Jon Vickers (tenor),
    Giorgio Tozzi (bass),
    Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus,
    Thomas Beecham
  2. Margaret Price (soprano), Yvonne Minton
    (contralto), Alexander Young (tenor),
    Justino Diaz (bass), Amor Artis Chorale,
    English Chamber Orchestra,
    Johannes Somary
  3. Kaaren Erickson & Sylvia McNair (sopranos),
    Alfreda Hodgson (mezzo-soprano), Jon
    Humphrey (tenor), Richard Silwell (baritone),
    Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Chorus,
    Robert Shaw
  1. RCA Red Seal SORIA
    LDS-6409 () LP
    23:03, 32382, S
    19:26, 27301, S
    18:44, 26315, S
    20:17, 28492, S
    21:31, 30224, S
    19:05, 26820, S
    23:23, 32841, S
    Appendix
    (rarely performed numbers)
    17:10, 24123, S
  2. Vanguard Cardinal
    VCS-10090/1/2 (1970) LP
    22:48, 32035, S
    24:25, 34297, S
    28:32, 40079, S
    26:24, 37086, S
    26:02, 36584, S
    25:52, 36349, S
  3. Telarc CD-80093 (1984) DDD
    33 tracks totaling 139:54
1746 Judas Maccabaeus, HWV 63
libretto by Thomas Morell
  1. Heather Harper (soprano), Alexander Young
    (tenor), Helen Watts (contralto), John
    Shirley-Quirk (baritone), Amor Artis Chorale,
    Wandsworth School Boys Choir,
    English Chamber Orchestra,
    Johannes Somary
  1. Vanguard Cardinal
    VCS-10105/6/7 (1971) LP
    22:51, 32105, S
    24:32, 34460, S
    24:33, 34498, S
    27:56, 39257, S
    25:04, 35211, S
    19:49, 27848, S

1749 Theodora, HWV 68
libretto by Thomas Morell
  1. Heather Harper (soprano), Maureen Forrester &
    Maureen Lehane (contraltos), Alexander Young
    (tenor), John Lawrenson (baritone), Edgar Fleet
    (tenor), Amor Artis Chorale,
    English Chamber Orchestra,
    Johannes Somary
  1. Vanguard Cardinal
    VCS-10050/1/2 (1969) LP
    29:38, 41629, S
    26:18, 36911, S
    25:47, 36222, S
    27:44, 38951, S
    27:45, 38975, S
    25:37, 35989, S
1750 The Choice of Hercules,
HWV 69
libretto by Thomas Morell?
  1. Susan Gritton (soprano), Alice Coote
    (mezzo-soprano), Robin Blaze (counter-
    tenor), Charles Daniels (tenor),
    The Choir of The King's Consort,
    The King's Consort, Robert King
  1. MHS 5168536 (2002) DDD
    24 tracks totaling 48:39
1750
Jephtha, HWV 70
libretto by Thomas Morell
  1. Alexander Young (tenor), Reri Grist (soprano),
    Helen Watts (contralto), Maureen Forrester
    (contralto), John Lawrenson (bass), Simon
    Woolf (boy soprano), Amor Artis Chorale,
    English Chamber Orchestra,
    Johannes Somary
  1. Vanguard Cardinal
    VCS-10077/8/9 (1969) LP
    28:16, 39705, S
    29:36, 41588, S
    25:29, 35806, S
    29:02, 40792, S
    25:58, 36474, S
    28:32, 40073, S

    skips on side #5
1736
Alexander's Feast, HWV 75
libretto by Newburgh Hamilton
based on ode by John Dryden

See also Concerto Grosso in C,
HWV 318 where the concerto
played between the acts is
cataloged on its own.
  1. (omitting incidental concerti)
    Honor Sheppard (soprano),
    Max Worthley (tenor),
    Maurice Bevan (bass),
    Oriana Concert Choir and Orchestra,
    Alfred Deller
  1. Vanguard Everyman
    SRV-282/3 SD (1968) LP
    I-1-4, 6-10: 26:38, 37410, S
    I-11-19: 24:55, 34992, S
    I-20-21, II-1-2: 24:27, 34349, S
    II-3-9, 11: 21:42, 30477, S

Cantatas, HWV 77-177
Date
Title / Tracks
Performers
Parameters
1709 Cantata "Nel dolce dell' oblio" HWV 134 
Recitative and Aria 1
Recitative and Aria 2
  1. Valarie Lamoree (soprano),
    Bernard Krainis (recorder),
    Nina Courant (viola da gamba),
    Herman Chessid (harpsichord) 
  1. Everest SDBR 3145/7
    originally Counterpoint
    CPTS 5515 (1953) LP
    7:05, 9961, s

Anthems, HWV 246-268
Date
Title / Tracks
Performers
Parameters
1717–18
Chandos Anthem No. 1 -- O be joyful in the Lord,
HWV 246

  1. Sonata
  2. O be joyful in the Lord, all ye lands
    (Tenor, Chorus)
  3. Serve the Lord with gladness, and come from
    his presence with a song. (Chorus)
  4. Duet: Be ye sure that the Lord he is God: it is
    he that has made us, and now we ourselves;
    we are his people, and the sheep of his
    pasture. (Soprano, Tenor)
  5. O go your way into his gates with
    thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise:
    be thankful unto him, and speak good of his
    Name (Chorus)
  6. Trio: For the Lord is gracious, His mercy is
    everlasting: and His truth endureth from
    generation to generation. (Soprano, Tenor,
    Bass)
  7. Glory be to the Father, glory be to the Son:
    and to the Holy Ghost; (Chorus)
  8. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever
    shall be; world without end. Amen. 
  1. Lynne Dawson (soprano),
    Ian Partridge (tenor),
    Michael George (bass),
    Sixteen Choir and Orchestra,
    Harry Christophers
  2. Helen Boatwright (soprano),
    Charles Bressler (tenor),
    Donald Miller (bass),
    Collegium Musicum of
    Rutgers University,
    Alfred Mann
     
  1. MHS 512754X
    (1988) DDD
    2:13, 3120, S
    2:01, 2835, S
    2:11, 3083, S
    2:37, 3678, S
    3:13, 4525, S
    2:43, 3824, S
    1:36, 2257, S
    3:13, 4519, S
  2. Vanguard Everyman
    SRV-229SD (1970?) LP
    2:16, 3195, S
    2:13, 3132, S
    2:21, 3304, S
    3:32, 4965, S
    2:52, 4038, S
    3:53, 5465, S
    1:23, 1950, S
    3:40, 5152, S
1717–18
Chandos Anthem No. 2 -- In the Lord put I my
trust, HWV 247

  1. Sonata
  2. In the Lord I put trust! How say you then
    to my soul she shall flee as a bird unto the
    hill? (Chorus)
  3. God is a constant sure defence against
    oppressing rage, as troubles rise, his
    needful aids in our behalf engage. (Tenor)
  4. Behold! The wicked bend their bow, and
    ready fix their dart, lurking in ambush to
    destroy the man of upright heart. (Chorus)
  5. But God, who hears the suff'ring pow'r,
    and their oppression knows, will soon arise
    and give them rest in spite of all their foes.
    (Tenor)
  6. Snares, fire and brimstone on their heads
    shall in one tempest show'r: this dreadful
    mixture his revenge into their cup shall
    pour. (Chorus)
  7. The righteous Lord will righteous deeds
    with signal favour grace, and to the
    upright man disclose the brightness of
    his face. (Tenor)
  8. Then shall my song, with praise inspir'd, to
    thee my God ascend, who to thy servants
    in distress such bounty didst extend.
    (Chorus)
  1. Lynne Dawson (soprano),
    Ian Partridge (tenor),
    Michael George (bass),
    Sixteen Choir and Orchestra,
    Harry Christophers
  2. Helen Boatwright (soprano),
    Charles Bressler (tenor),
    Collegium Musicum of
    Rutgers University,
    Alfred Mann






     
  1. MHS 512754X
    (1988) DDD
    3:54, 5482, S
    4:07, 5802, S
    2:34, 3606, S
    2:43, 3832, S
    2:24, 3376, S
    1:36, 2246, S
    2:05, 2942, S
    2:21, 3301, S
  2. Vanguard Everyman
    SRV-228SD (1970?) LP
    4:21, 6117, S
    3:28, 4874, S
    3:30, 3936, S
    3:17, 4632, S
    3:11, 4488, S
    2:08, 3015, S
    2:55, 4109, S
    3:59, 5599, S
1717–18
Chandos Anthem No. 3 -- Have mercy upon me, HWV 248
  1. Sonata
  2. Have mercy upon me, O God, after thy
    great goodness: according to the multitude
    of thy mercies do away mine offences.
    (Chorus)
  3. Duet: Wash me thoroughly from my
    wickedness: and cleanse me from my sin.
    (Soprano, Tenor)
  4. For I acknowledge my faults: and my sin is ever
    before me. (Tenor)
  5. Against thee only have I sinned (Tenor)
  6. Thou shalt make me hear of joy and gladness:
    that the bones which thou hast broken may
    rejoice. (Chorus)
  7. Make me a clean heart, O God: and renew a
    right spirit within me. Cast me not away from
    thy presence: and take not thy holy spirit from
    me. (Soprano)
  8. Then shall I teach Thy ways unto the wicked:
    and sinners shall be converted unto Thee.
    (Chorus)
  1. Lynne Dawson (soprano),
    Ian Partridge (tenor),
    Michael George (bass),
    Sixteen Choir and Orchestra,
    Harry Christophers
  2. Helen Boatwright (soprano),
    Charles Bressler (tenor),
    Collegium Musicum of
    Rutgers University,
    Alfred Mann
  1. MHS 512754X
    (1988) DDD
    3:34, 5019, S
    4:00, 5619, S
    2:55, 4117, S
    0:45, 1061, S
    1:36, 2247, S
    2:15, 3169, S
    2:42, 3799, S
    1:57, 2748, S
  2. Vanguard Everyman
    SRV-228SD (1970?) LP
    4:49, 6781, S
    4:46, 6704, S
    3:39, 5143, S
    0:55, 1298, S
    2:55, 4114, S
    3:05, 4336, S
    3:38, 5105, S
    2:18, 3236, S
1717–18
Chandos Anthem No. 4 -- O come, let us sing unto
the Lord, HWV 249b

  1. Sinfonia
  2. O sing unto the Lord a new song: sing unto the
    Lord, all the whole earth (Soprano solo and Chorus)
  3. Declare his honour unto the heathen: and his
    wonders unto all the people. For the Lord is
    great, and cannot worthily be praised: he is
    more to be feared than all gods. (Chorus)
  4. The waves of the sea rage horribly; but yet the
    Lord who dwelleth on high is mightier. (Air for tenor)
  5. O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.
    (Duet for soprano and tenor)
  6. Let the whole earth stand in awe of him. (Chorus)
  7. Let the heavens rejoice and let the earth be
    glad:let the sea make a noise, and all that
    therein is. (Chorus)
  1. Lynne Dawson (soprano),
    Ian Partridge (tenor),
    Sixteen Choir and Orchestra,
    Harry Christophers
  2. Helen Boatwright (soprano),
    Charles Bressler (tenor),
    Jerrold Held (bass),
    Collegium Musicum of
    Rutgers University,
    Alfred Mann
  1. MHS 512777W
    (1989) DDD
    2:54, 4093, S
    1:54, 2688, S
    2:39, 3745, S
    1:36, 2256, S
    3:16, 4596, S
    0:49, 1160, S
    1:36, 2268, S
  2. Vanguard Everyman
    SRV-227SD (1970?) LP
    3:09, 4420, S
    2:33, 3590, S
    3:04, 4315, S
    1:48, 2519, S
    3:30, 4906, S
    0:56, 1305, S
    1:49, 2554, S
1717–18
Chandos Anthem No. 5 -- I will magnify thee, HWV 250a
  1. Sonata
  2. I will magnify thee, O God my King, and I will
    praise thy name for ever and ever. (Chorus)
  3. Ev'ry day will I give thanks unto thee, and
    praise thy name for ever and ever. (Tenor)
  4. One generation shall praise thy works unto
    another, and declare thy pow'r. (Chorus)
  5. The Lord preserveth all them that love him,
    but scatt'reth abroad all the ungodly. (Tenor)
  6. The Lord is righteous in all his ways, and holy
    in all his works, he will fulfill the desire of them
    that fear him. (Soprano)
  7. Happy are the people that are in such a case;
    blessed are the people who have the Lord for
    their God. (Tenor)
  8. My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord,
    and let all flesh give thanks unto his holy
    name for ever and ever. Amen. (Tenor, Chorus)
  1. Lynne Dawson (soprano),
    Ian Partridge (tenor),
    Sixteen Choir and Orchestra,
    Harry Christophers
  2. Helen Boatwright (soprano),
    Charles Bressler (tenor),
    Donald Miller (bass),
    Collegium Musicum of
    Rutgers University,
    Alfred Mann
  1.  MHS 512777W
    (1989) DDD
    3:38, 5123, S
    1:46, 2504, S
    3:31, 4955, S
    2:06, 2964, S
    2:31, 3552, S
    3:07, 4398, S
    3:57, 5568, S
    2:51, 4023, S
  2. Vanguard Everyman
    SRV-229SD (1970?) LP
    I 4:04, 5726, S
    II 2:04, 2924, S
    III 4:33, 6410, S
    IV 2:25, 3410, S
    V (reversed on LP)
     2:43, 3817, S
    VI (reversed on LP)
     2:51, 4015, S 
    VII omitted
    VIII 2:59, 4194, S
1717–18
Chandos Anthem No. 6 -- As pants the hart, HWV 251b
  1. Sonata
  2. Trio and chorus As pants the hart for cooling
    streams, so longs my soul for thee, O God.
    (soprano, tenor, bass)
  3. Solo  Tears are my daily food: while thus they
    say, where is now thy God? (Soprano)
  4. Recitative  Now when I think thereupon, I pour
    out my heart by myself:  for I went with the
    multitude, and brought them out into the
    house of God. (Tenor)
  5. Chorus In the voice of praise and thanksgiving:
    among such as keep holy day.
  6. Duet  Why so full of grief, O my soul: why so
    disquiet within me? (Soprano and tenor)
  7. Tenor soloist and chorus Put thy trust in God:
    for I will praise him.
  1. Lynne Dawson (soprano),
    Ian Partridge (tenor),
    Sixteen Choir and Orchestra,
    Harry Christophers
  2. Helen Boatwright (soprano),
    Charles Bressler (tenor),
    Jerrold Held (bass),
    Collegium Musicum of
    Rutgers University,
    Alfred Mann
  1.  MHS 512777W
    (1989) DDD
    3:26, 4840, S
    3:07, 4395, S
    3:08, 4418, S
    1:33, 2183, S
    1:40, 2362, S
    4:23, 6163, S
    2:59, 4200, S
  2. Vanguard Everyman
    SRV-227SD
    (1970?) LP
    4:15, 5978, S
    4:02, 5673, S
    4:00, 5630, S
    1:43, 2416, S
    1:50, 2588, S
    4:40, 6553, S
    2:56, 4133, S
1717–18
Chandos Anthem No. 7 -- My song shall be alway, HWV 252
  1. Sinfonia
  2. My song shall be always of the loving kindness
    of the Lord; with my mouth will I ever be
    showing Thy truth from one generation to
    another The Heav’ns shall praise Thy
    wond’rous works and Thy truth in the
    congregation of the saints. (Soprano and Chorus)
  3. Recitative For who is he among the clouds
    that shall be compared unto the Lord? And
    what is he among the gods, that shall be like
    unto the Lord? (tenor)
  4. Aria God is very greatly to be fear’d in the
    counsel of the saints, and to be had in
    reverence of all that are round about him. O
    Lord, God of hosts, who is like unto Thee? The
    truth, most mighty Lord, is on ev’ry side. (tenor)
  5. Trio Thou rulest the raging of the sea, Thou
    stillest the waves thereof when they arise.
    (soprano, tenor, bass)
  6. Duet The heav’ns are Thine, the earth also is
    Thine, Thou hast laid the foundation of the
    round world. (alto, bass)
  7. Chorus Righteousness and equity are the
    habitation of Thy seat. Mercy and truth shall
    go before Thy face.
  8. Aria Blessed is the people, o Lord, that can
    rejoice in Thee. They shall walk in the light of
    Thy countenance. (soprano)
  9. Chorus  Thou art the glory of their strength.
    Alleluia
  1. Patrizia Kwella (soprano),
    James Bowman (alto),
    Ian Partridge (tenor),
    Michael George (bass),
    Sixteen Choir & Orchestra,
    Harry Christophers
  1. Chandos (1989)
    DDD
    3:12, 5570, S
    5:05, 9062, S
    0:34, 1319, S
    2:21, 4340, S
    2:10, 4013, S
    3:13, 6047, S
    2:41, 4889, S
    1:22, 2753, S
1717–18
Chandos Anthem No. 8 -- O come, let us sing unto
the Lord, HWV 253

  1. Sinfonia
  2. Chorus O come, let us sing unto the Lord,
    Let us heartily rejoice in the strength of our
    salvation. Let us come before His presence
    with thanksgiving, And show ourselves glad in
    Him with psalms. For the Lord is a great God,
    And a great King above all gods.
  3. Aria O come, let us worship, and fall down,
    And kneel before the Lord our Maker. For He
    is the Lord our God, And we are the people of
    His pasture, And the sheep of His hand. (tenor)
  4. Chorus Glory and worship are before Him,
    Power and honor are in His sanctuary.
  5. Chorus Tell it out among the heathen, That the
    Lord is King, And that He made the world so fast
    It cannot be moved.
  6. Aria O magnify the Lord, and worship Him Upon
    His holy hill, For the Lord our God is holy. (soprano)
  7. Aria The Lord preserveth the souls of the saints,
    He shall deliver them from the hand of the
    ungodly. (tenor)
  8. Aria For look, as high as the heaven is, In
    comparison of the earth, So great is His mercy
    towards them that fear Him. (tenor)
  9. Chorus There is sprung up a light for the righteous,
    And joyful gladness, for such as are true hearted.
    Rejoice, in the Lord, ye righteous.
  1. Patrizia Kwella (soprano),
    James Bowman (alto),
    Ian Partridge (tenor),
    Michael George (bass),
    Sixteen Choir & Orchestra,
    Harry Christophers
  1. Chandos (1989)
    DDD
    3:58, 6784, S
    3:28, 6428, S
    3:43, 6480, S
    1:48, 3582, S
    5:51, 10606, S
    3:36, 6180, S
    2:59, 5327, S
    2:00, 3700, S
    2:44, 5163, S
1717–18
Chandos Anthem No. 9 -- O praise the Lord with one
consent, HWV 254

  1. O Praise the Lord With One Consent
  2. Praise Him, All Ye That in His House Attend
  3. For This Our Truest Int'rest Is Glad Hymns of
    Praise
  4. That God Is Great We Often Have by Glad
    Experience Found 
  5. With Cheerful Notes Let All the Earth
  6. God's Tender Mercy Knows No Bounds
  7. Ye Boudless Realms of Joy Exalt Your Maker's
    Fame
  8. Your Voices Arise, Ye Cherubim and Seraphim
  1. Patrizia Kwella (soprano),
    James Bowman (alto),
    Ian Partridge (tenor),
    Michael George (bass),
    Sixteen Choir & Orchestra,
    Harry Christophers
  1. Chandos (1989)
    DDD
    5:12, 9483, S
    3:08, 5457, S
    2:27, 4497, S
    2:34, 4792, S
    3:24, 6367, S
    2:54, 5204, S
    2:25, 4634, S
    2:06, 4065, S
1717–18
Chandos Anthem No. 10 -- The Lord is my light, HWV 255
  1. Sinfonia
  2. The Lord is my light and my salvation (Tenor)
  3. Though a host of men were laid against me
    (Chorus)
  4. One thing have I desired of the Lord, which I
    will require (Tenor)
  5. I will offer in His dwelling an oblation with great
    gladness (Chorus)
  6. For who is God but the Lord? (Chorus)
  7. The Lord is my strength and my shield (Tenor)
  8. It is the Lord that ruleth the sea (Soprano)
  9. Sing praises unto the Lord, O ye saints of His
    (Chorus)
  1. Lynne Dawson (soprano),
    Ian Partridge (tenor),
    Sixteen Choir & Orchestra,
    Harry Christophers
  1. Chandos (1989)
    DDD
    2:44, 4870, S
    2:39, 4831, S
    3:03, 5842, S
    4:17, 7440, S
    3:01, 5741, S
    4:16, 7924, S
    2:14, 4136, S
    1:43, 3364, S
    4:08, 7668, S
1717–18
Chandos Anthem No. 11 -- Let God arise, HWV 256a
  1. Sonata
  2. Let God arise, and let His enemies be scatter'd
    (Chorus)
  3. Like as the smoke vanisheth, so shalt thou
    drive them away (Tenor)
  4. Let the righteous be glad, and rejoice before
    God (Soprano)
  5. O sing unto God, and sing praises unto His
    name (Chorus)
  6. Praise be the Lord! (Chorus)
  1. Lynne Dawson (soprano),
    Ian Partridge (tenor),
    Sixteen Choir & Orchestra,
    Harry Christophers
  1. Chandos (1989)
    DDD
    3:52, 6735, S
    2:56, 5445, S
    2:38, 4854, S
    3:11, 5839, S
    3:19, 6171, S
    5:26, 10026, S

Concerti, HWV 287-343
Date
Title / Tracks Performers Parameters
c.1704
Oboe Concerto in g, "No. 3", HWV 287
  1. Grave
  2. Allegro
  3. Sarabande - Largo
  4. Allegro
  1. Vienna Concentus Musicus,
    Nikolaus Harnoncourt
  1. MHS 522468K (1981) AAD
    1. 2:33, 3600, S
    2. 1:57, 2742, S
    3. 2:16, 3203, S
    4. 1:59, 2806, S
1735-
1736
Organ Concerto in g, Op.4 No. 1, HWV 289
  1. Larghetto
  2. Allegro
  3. Adagio
  4. Andante
  1. Ralph Downes (organ),
    The London Chamber Orchestra,
    Anthony Bernard
  1. Music Guild MS-102
    (1965) LP
    16:26, 23096, S
1735 Organ Concerto in B-flat, Op.4 No. 2, HWV 290
  1. A tempo ordinario
  2. Allegro
  3. Adagio
  4. Allegro ma non troppo
  1. Ralph Downes (organ),
    The London Chamber Orchestra,
    Anthony Bernard
  1. Music Guild MS-102
    (1965) LP
    9:49, 13803, S
1735 Organ Concerto in F, Op.4 No. 4, HWV 292
  1. Allegro
  2. Andante
  3. Adagio
  4. Allegro
  1. Ralph Downes (organ),
    The London Chamber Orchestra,
    Anthony Bernard
  1. Music Guild MS-102
    (1965) LP
    12:55, 18144, S
1740 Organ Concerto in B-flat, Op.7 No. 1, HWV 306
  1. Andante
  2. Largo
  3. Bouree
  1. Ralph Downes (organ),
    The London Chamber Orchestra,
    Anthony Bernard
  1. Music Guild MS-102
    (1965) LP
    14:46, 20755, S

Concerti Grossi, HWV 312-335b
Date
Title / Tracks Performers Parameters
c. 1710
Concerto Grosso in B-flat, Op. 3, No. 1, HWV 312
  1. Allegro
  2. Largo
  3. Allegro
  1. Collegium Aureum
  2. Vienna Concentus Musicus,
    Nikolaus Harnoncourt
  1. Victorola VICS-6036(2)
    (1978) LP
    9:20, 13133, S
  2. MHS 522468K (1981) AAD
    1. 2:52, 4045, S
    2. 5:02, 7088, S
    3. 1:42, 2392, S
1715-
1718
Concerto Grosso in B-flat, Op. 3, No. 2, HWV 313
  1. Vivace
  2. Largo
  3. Allegro
  4. Moderato
  5. Allegro
  1. Collegium Aureum
  2. Vienna Concentus Musicus,
    Nikolaus Harnoncourt
  1. Victorola VICS-6036(2)
    (1978) LP
    13:08, 18451, S

  2. MHS 522468K (1981) AAD
    1. 2:07, 2995, S
    2. 2:37, 3686, S
    3. 2:21, 3302, S
    4. 1:51, 2612, S
    5. 3:14, 4561, S
1715-
1718
Concerto Grosso in G, Op. 3, No. 3, HWV 314
  1. Largo, e staccato - allegro
  2. Andante
  3. Allegro
  1. Collegium Aureum
  2. Vienna Concentus Musicus,
    Nikolaus Harnoncourt
  1. Victorola VICS-6036(2)
    (1978) LP
    8:36, 12100, S

  2. MHS 522468K (1981) AAD
    1. 0:27, 648, S
      2:32, 3570, S
    2. 0:57, 1347, S
    3. 4:06, 5780, S
1716
Concerto Grosso in F, Op. 3, No. 4a, HWV 315
  1. Largo
  2. Andante
  3. Allegro
  4. Allegro

Note: Op. 3, No. 4b was incorrectly attributed
to Handel by his publisher and the work was
withdrawn.
4b does not have an HWV number.
It is very listenable, but it isn't Handel.

  1. (#4a only)
    Collegium Aureum
  2. Vienna Concentus Musicus,
    Nikolaus Harnoncourt
  1. Victorola VICS-6036(2)
    (1978) LP
    11:39, 16373, S

  2. MHS 522468K (1981) AAD
    1. 6:17, 8828, S
    2. 2:10, 3058, S
    3. 1:35, 2229, S
    4. 2:55, 4112, S
1715-
1718
Concerto Grosso in d, Op. 3, No. 5, HWV 316
  1. Largo
  2. Fuga, allegro
  3. Adagio
  4. Allegro, ma non troppo
  5. Allegro
  1. Collegium Aureum
  2. Vienna Concentus Musicus,
    Nikolaus Harnoncourt
  1. Victorola VICS-6036(2)
    (1978) LP
    11:30, 16172, S

  2. MHS 522468K (1981) AAD
    1. 1:46, 2491, S
    2. 2:31, 3354, S
    3. 1:40, 2343, S
    4. 1:39, 2338, S
    5. 2:47, 3915, S
1733-
1734
Concerto Grosso in D, Op. 3 No. 6, HWV 317
  1. Vivace
  2. Allegro
  1. Collegium Aureum
  2. Vienna Concentus Musicus,
    Nikolaus Harnoncourt
  1. Victorola VICS-6036(2)
    (1978) LP
    7:17, 10236, S

  2. MHS 522468K (1981) AAD
    1. 2:56, 4136, S
      (1:11, 1670, S)
    2. 3:25, 4811, S
1736
Concerto Grosso in C, HWV 318 'Alexander's Feast'
(played between acts of HWV 75)
  1. Collegium Aureum
  1. Victorola VICS-6036(2)
    (1978) LP
    13:39, 19184, S
1739
Concerto Grosso in G, HWV 319, Op. 6 No. 1
  1. A tempo giusto
  2. Allegro
  3. Adagio
  4. Allegro
  5. Allegro
  1. Alexander Schneider
    and his Chamber Orchestra
  1. RCA Red Seal LSC-6172
    (1966) LP
    14:59, 21052, S
1739 Concerto Grosso in F, HWV 320, Op. 6 No. 2
  1. Andante larghetto
  2. Allegro
  3. Largo -- Larghetto andante e piano
  4. Allegro ma non troppo
  1. Alexander Schneider
    and his Chamber Orchestra
  1. RCA Red Seal LSC-6172
    (1966) LP
    12:42, 17845, S
1739 Concerto Grosso in e, HWV 321, Op. 6 No. 3
  1. Larghetto
  2. Andante
  3. Allegro
  4. Polonaise: Andante
  5. Allegro ma non troppo
  1. Alexander Schneider
    and his Chamber Orchestra
  1. RCA Red Seal LSC-6172
    (1966) LP
    11:28, 16114, S
1739 Concerto Grosso in a, HWV 322, Op. 6 No. 4
  1. Larghetto affettuoso
  2. Allegro
  3. Largo e piano
  4. Allegro ma non troppo
  1. Alexander Schneider
    and his Chamber Orchestra
  1. RCA Red Seal LSC-6172
    (1966) LP
    11:22, 15979, S
1739 Concerto Grosso in D, HWV 323, Op. 6 No. 5
'St. Cecilia's Concerto'
  1. (Larghetto e staccato)
  2. Allegro
  3. Presto
  4. largo
  5. Allegro
  6. Menuet: Un poco larghetto
  1. Alexander Schneider
    and his Chamber Orchestra
  1. RCA Red Seal LSC-6172
    (1966) LP
    16:07, 22650, S
1739 Concerto Grosso in g, HWV 324, Op. 6 No. 6
  1. Larghetto affettuoso
  2. Allegro ma non troppo
  3. Musette: Larghetto
  4. Allegro
  5. Allegro
  1. Alexander Schneider
    and his Chamber Orchestra
  1. RCA Red Seal LSC-6172
    (1966) LP
    18:45, 26336, S
1739 Concerto Grosso in B-flat, HWV 325, Op. 6 No. 7
  1. Largo
  2. Allegro
  3. Largo e piano
  4. Andante
  5. Hornpipe
  1. Alexander Schneider
    and his Chamber Orchestra
  1. RCA Red Seal LSC-6172
    (1966) LP
    12:41, 17834, S
1739 Concerto Grosso in c, HWV 326, Op. 6 No. 8
  1. Allemande - Andante
  2. Grave
  3. Andante allegro
  4. Adagio
  5. Siciliana: Andante
  6. Allegro
  1. Alexander Schneider
    and his Chamber Orchestra
  1. RCA Red Seal LSC-6172
    (1966) LP
    16:05, 22599, S
1739 Concerto Grosso in F, HWV 327, Op. 6 No. 9
movements borrowed from Organ Concerto
in F major, HWV 295 and the overture to Imeneo
  1. Largo
  2. Allegro
  3. Larghetto
  4. Allegro
  5. Menuet (Andante)
  6. Gigue (Allegro)
  1. Alexander Schneider
    and his Chamber Orchestra
  1. RCA Red Seal LSC-6172
    (1966) LP
    14:46, 20748, S
1739 Concerto Grosso in d, HWV 328, Op. 6 No. 10
  1. Overture: (Grave) - Allegro - Lentement
  2. Air: Lento
  3. Allegro
  4. Allegro
  5. Allegro moderato
  1. Alexander Schneider
    and his Chamber Orchestra
  1. RCA Red Seal LSC-6172
    (1966) LP
    16:13, 22792, S
1739 Concerto Grosso in A, HWV 329, Op. 6 No. 11
reworking of the Organ Concerto in A major,
HWV 296
  1. Andante larghetto e staccato
  2. Allegro
  3. Largo e staccato
  4. Andante
  5. Allegro
  1. Alexander Schneider
    and his Chamber Orchestra
  1. RCA Red Seal LSC-6172
    (1966) LP
    17:59, 25265, S
1739 Concerto Grosso in b, HWV 330, Op. 6 No. 12
  1. Largo
  2. Allegro
  3. Larghetto e piano
  4. Largo
  5. Allegro
  1. Alexander Schneider
    and his Chamber Orchestra
  1. RCA Red Seal LSC-6172
    (1966) LP
    15:30, 21789, S

Recorder Concerto in F
  1. Larghetto, Allegro
  2. Alla Siciliana
  3. Presto
  1. Michaela Petri (recorder),
    Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields,
    Iona Brown
  1. MHS 522464A (1989) DDD
    2 tracks, 7:38, 10.4MB

Orchestral works, HWV 302b. 336-356, 413
Date
Title
Cast
Parameters

Suite in D for trumpet, 2 oboes and
strings, HWV 341
(possibly spurious)
  1. Volker Gempt (Trumpet),
    Barock-Kammerorchester, Karl Zweifel
  1. Murray Hill S2935 (1965) LP
    19:04, 26777, S
1717 Water Music Suite 1 in F, HWV 348
  1. Overture (Largo – Allegro)
  2. Adagio e staccato
  3. Allegro – Andante – Allegro da capo
  4. Minuet
  5. Air
  6. Minuet
  7. Bourrée
  8. Hornpipe
  9. Allegro (no actual tempo marking)
  10. Allegro (variant)
  11. Alla Hornpipe (variant)

PDF Score
  1. La Grande Ecurie et la Chambre du Roy,
    Jean-Claude Malgoire
  2. (18 selections from the three suites)
    Boyd Neel String Orchestra, Boyd Neel
  3. (all movements but different order)
    Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam,
    Eduard van Beinum

  1. CBS Masterworks
    MDK 44655 (1988) DDD
    1-2: 5:12, 7318, S
    3: 7:03, 9915, S
    4: 2:31, 3562, S
    5: 2:47, 3937, S
    6: 1:49, 2566, S
    7: 1:24, 1987, S
    8: 1:35, 2235, S
    9: 2:42, 3815, S
    10-11: --
  2. London CM-9116 () LP
    21:24, 30065, s
    21:10, 29735, s
  3. Philips World PHC-9016 () LP
    24:31, 34432, S
    23:56, 33612, S
1717 Water Music Suite 2 in D, HWV 349
  1. Overture (Allegro)
  2. Alla Hornpipe
  3. Minuet
  4. Rigaudon (also in #3 alternatively)
  5. Lentement
  6. Bourrée
PDF Score
Suites #2 and #3 are sometimes performed
intertwined.
  1. La Grande Ecurie et la Chambre du Roy,
    Jean-Claude Malgoire
  1. CBS Masterworks
    MDK 44655 (1988) DDD
    1. 1:49, 2566, S
    2. 2:50, 3998, S
    3. 2:35, 3637, S
    4. 2:49, 3963, S
    5. 1:17, 1830, S
    6. 1:04, 1525, S
1717 Water Music Suite 3 in G, HWV 350
  1. Allegro
  2. Rigaudon (alternative placement)
  3. Allegro
  4. Minuet
  5. Allegro
PDF Score
  1. La Grande Ecurie et la Chambre du Roy,
    Jean-Claude Malgoire
  1. CBS Masterworks
    MDK 44655 (1988) DDD
    4: 2:57, 4167, S
    3: 1:25, 2008, S
    5: 1:53, 2666, S
1749
Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351
  1. Ouverture: Adagio, Allegro,
    Lentement, Allegro
  2. Bourrée
  3. La Paix: Largo alla siciliana
  4. La Réjouissance: Allegro
  5. Menuets I and II
PDF Score
  1. La Grande Ecurie et la Chambre du Roy,
    Jean-Claude Malgoire
  1. CBS Masterworks
    MDK 44655 (1988) DDD
    1. 7:20, 10319, S
    2. 1:47, 2522, S
    3. 4:42, 6615, S
    4. 3:52, 5452, S
    5. 3:16, 4598, S

Solo Sonatas, HWV 357-421
Date
Title
Cast
Parameters
c. 1712 Sonata in a for Recorder and Continuo,
Op. 1, No. 4, HWV 362
  1. Larghetto
  2. Allegro
  3. Adagio
  4. Allegro
  1. Irmgard Knopf Mathiesen
    (recorder), Charlotte Alstrup
    (Viola da gamba),
    Aksel H Matheisen (harpsichord)
  1. Nonesuch H-71064 (1965) LP
    I-IV: 9:36, 13485, S

c. 1712 Sonata in C for Recorder and Continuo,
Op. 1 no. 7 HWV 365 
  1. Larghetto
  2. Allegro
  3. Larghetto
  4. A Tempo di Gavotti
  5. Allegro
  1. Bernard Krainis (recorder),
    Nina Courant (viola da gamba),
    Herman Chessid (harpsichord)
  1. Everest SDBR 3145/7
    originally Counterpoint
    CPTS 5515 (1953) LP
    I-V: 10:05, 14169, s
c. 1712 Sonata in d for Recorder and Continuo,
(Ms. Fitzwilliam) HWV 367a 
  1. Largo
  2. Vivace
  3. Furioso
  4. Adagio
  5. Alla breve
  1. Bernard Krainis (recorder),
    Nina Courant (viola da gamba),
    Herman Chessid (harpsichord)
  1. Everest SDBR 3145/7
    originally Counterpoint
    CPTS 5515 (1953) LP
    I-V:
    9:09, 12869, s
1733 Trio Sonata in F for Recorder, Violin and Continuo,
Op. 2 no. 4 HWV 389 
  1. Larghetto
  2. Allegro
  3. Adagio
  4. Allegro
  5. Allegro
  1. Bernard Krainis (recorder),
    Arnold Black (violin),
    Nina Courant (viola da gamba),
    Herman Chessid (harpsichord)
  1. Everest SDBR 3145/7
    originally Counterpoint
    CPTS 5515 (1953) LP
    I-V: 10:45, 15110, s
1739
Trio sonata in A, Op.5 no. 1, HWV 396

  1. Concerto Copenhagen,
    Alfredo Bernardini (director)
  1. BBC R3, 22-Feb-2017
    8:06, 11389, S

Documentaries and Collateral Material
Date
Title
Cast
Parameters
  For documentaries about musical topics, see
http://www.thegbcc.info/Misc/w-nf/Music_and_the_Other_Arts.html