George Frideric Handel

George Frideric Handel was a German-British Baroque composer, famous for his operas, oratorios, and concertos. Handel's music was well known to such later composers as Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven.

Handel was born in Germany in the same year as Johann Sebastian Bach and Domenico Scarlatti. He received critical musical training in Italy before settling in London and becoming a naturalised British subject. Handel is regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time, and his works include Messiah, Water Music, and Music for the Royal Fireworks. He was strongly influenced by the great composers of the Italian Baroque and the middle-German polyphonic choral tradition.

Compositions by George Frideric Handel appear on

North of the Yarra - Organs of Melbourne

Composer

Gordon Atkinson plays 7 of Melbourne's finest organs, including the giant organ in the Melbourne Town Hall, the organs of St. Patrick's Cathedral, The Scots' Church, St. Paul's Cathedral and St. Mary's Star of the Sea church, West Melbourne.

After the Deluge (Original Soundtrack)

Composer

The soundtrack to the acclaimed mini-series by award-winning Australian film composer, Cezary Skubiszewski. Richly scored for orchestra, the music effortlessly moves from haunting violin solos, to 40s jazz, Irish airs and the original pop music of the on-screen band.

Carillon and Organ

Composer

Enjoy the spectacular sound of organ and carillon as you've never heard them before! Recorded at the University of Sydney, this new CD features the talents of organist Amy Johansen and master carilloneur Jill Forrest.

The Convict Harpsichordist

Composer

John Grant, frustrated in love, shot a London lawyer in the buttock and was sentenced to death at the Old Bailey. Granted a reprieve, he arrived at Sydney Cove in 1804, bringing with him Australia's first harpsichord. But what music did he play?

Tuba Recital

Composer

One of the world's finest tuba players and the first to give a tuba recital in Australia, Ian King here presents a recital of works ranging from Bach and Vivaldi, to the remarkable Tuba Sonata of Paul Hindemith.

Concert Organ Masterpieces

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Masterpieces from the concert organ repertoire performed on the magnificent organ at St John's Church, Toorak, Melbourne. The works included were drawn from Thomas Heywood's series of annual Grand Organ Concerts at the church.

Bolero

Composer

Douglas Lawrence and Elizabeth Anderson, organ duet. 'Bolero' features arrangements of classical favourites for four hands performed on the Melbourne Concert Hall Organ.

Bizarre or baRock

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Elizabeth Anderson explores harpsichord music across four centuries: ranging from Conceição's raw 17th century battle piece, through traditional Baroque repertoire, to Jazz, Blues, Gershwin and the Beatles accompanied by drums and bass. Weird, wild, wacky and wonderful - you've never heard the harpsichord like this!

Organ at the Opera

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One of Move's all-time best sellers! Sydney City organist Robert Ampt and Amy Johansen perform a program of popular organ duets on the famous Sydney Opera House organ.

The Virtuoso Harpsichord

Composer

Vibrant young Melbourne-based harpsichordist, Jacqueline Ogeil showcases the virtuosic, dramatic and passionate sides of the harpsichord.

Historic Organs of the Barossa Valley, Volume 1

Composer

Stunning performances by Christopher Dearnley and John Stiller on six of the historic church organs of the Barossa Valley. Includes a 16 page booklet giving a history of the organs in the Barossa area, their builders and the music.

Just Married ― organ music for a wedding

Composer

A compilation of history's most celebrated organ music which also happens to be popular at weddings. Insert notes for the disc contain a useful tabulation of the tracks into processionals, recessionals and 'signing music'.

Centenary Plus

Composer

Sydney city organist, Robert Ampt plays the spectacular Sydney Town Hall Grand Organ in a program of music spanning over one hundred years of organ music at the Sydney Town Hall.

Bamboo Organ

Composer

Douglas Lawrence and the Manila Chamber Orchestra. Manila's suburb of Las Piñas boasts the world's only organ with pipes made from bamboo. As well as demonstrating the full potential of the instrument with different solo pieces and Handel's Organ Concerto in G minor, Douglas Lawrence interviews the organ's restorer.

Baroque Trumpet and Strings

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Arguably one of Australia's finest Baroque trumpeters, Paul Plunkett's latest CD features sonatas and suites by Corelli, Torelli, Telemann, Purcell and Handel and rarely heard sonatas by Molter, Grossi and Biber.

Capella Corelli Plays Handel and Telemann

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Capella Corelli has long been one of Australia's foremost baroque chamber ensembles. In this recording they present a collection of sonatas by Handel and Telemann written for various combinations of the baroque violin, recorder, violin da gamba and harpsichord.

Festival of Organ Masterpieces, Volume 1

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Douglas Lawrence plays the organ of St. Patrick's Cathedral, Melbourne. Includes many of the best loved and frequently played works from the organ repertoire.

Automne - Changing colours of harp music

Composer

From classical to folk, from sweeping glissandi to the strikingly contemporary, the range and diversity of the harp always entrances and amazes.

Hamilton

Composer

The Team of Pianists present a programme of excellent piano works for solo, duo and two pianos.