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Hallelujah Handel

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Artist: Susan Hammond
Format: CD
Year: 1995
Length: 48 min
Age Group: 4 and up

Katarina, first introduced in Vivaldi's Ring of Mystery, has left Venice for England with her grandfather. At an elegant - though rather bizarre- party in London, she meets the great composer George Frideric Handel. Katarina and Maestro Handel are drawn together by the haunting voice of Thomas, a young boy brought by his keeper to sing for the assembled guests. Katarina and Handel are filled with compassion for the boy and gradually unravel his strange past. Through the kindness of Katarina, the generosity of the famous composer and the power and majesty of Handel's music, Thomas's heart is healed, unlocking the voice of an angel.

Hallelujah Handel brings to life the soundscapes of 18th century London and is filled with more than two dozen excerpts of Handel's most glorious music including the Sarabande in D-, Water Music, Music for the Royal Fireworks, Arrival of the Queen of Sheba, and of course, Messiah.

"Hallelujah! is the appropriate reaction to any recording in the superb Classical Kids series." - Family Fun

"Hallelujah Handel is a must hear." - Washington Times

"Children's audio at its best." - Publishers Weekly

"The composer behind the music is brought to real life in this chapter of musical history...children will love the story." - Christian Parenting Today

"Educate your children to the pleasures of classical music through this release from the ingenious Classical Kids series." - Bay Area Parent

"Keeps listeners captivated with its blend of history, drama and humor. The production quality is excellent. The musicianship is wonderful. Put another feather in producer Hammond's cap." - School Library Journal

Samples (MP3)
Track Title Length Sample
1 Sarabande, Harpsichord Suite in D minor 2:14

2 Hornpipe, Water Music Suite # 2 in D major / Andante, Harp Concerto, Op. 4, No. 6, Mvt.1 2:29

3 "Give me my freedom", Rinaldo, "Lascia ch'io pianga / Andante, Flute Sonata #5 in F major, Mvt. 1 3:48

4 "Evening stillness", Nine German Arias, "Susse Stille" 1:37

5 Rejouissance, Music for the Royal Fireworks, Mvt.4 / Overture, Music for the Royal Fireworks, Mvt. 1 2:55

6 Largo, Concerto Grosso, Op. 6 No.4, Mvt. 2 2:11

7 "See the conqu'ring hero comes," Judas Maccabaeus 1:16

8 "For unto us a Child is born" Messiah 1:54

9 "Golden sunlight," Alcina, "Verdi prati" 1:51

10 "Far from tempest," Julius Caesar, "Da tempeste" / Chaconne, Harpsichord Chaconne in G major 4:03

11 Arrival of the Queen of Sheba, Solomon / Sinfonia, Julius Caesar / "Set your arms to the battle", Julius Caesar, "In tal modi" 3:04

12 Sinfonia to "V'adoro", Julius Caesar / "I love you, my treasure", Julius Caesar, "V'adoro" / Bourree, Music for the Royal Fireworks, Mvt. 2 2:50

13 Air, Water Music Suite #1, in F major / "Stand round my brave boys," Song foR Gentlemen Volunteers 2:29

14 "O lovely peace", Judas Maccabaeus 1:49

15 "Harmonious Blacksmith," Harpsichord Suite in E major / Pastoral Symphony, Messiah 1:08

16 "There were shepherds", Messiah / "Glory to God," Messiah 2:10

17 Sinfonia, Samson / "I shall weep", Julius Caesar, "Piangero" / Andante, Concerto Grosso, Op.6 No.8, Mvt. 2 4:21

18 The Foundling Concert 0:38

19 "He shall feed His flock", Messiah / "Hallelujah" / "Messiah" 3:40

20 "I know that my Redeemer liveth", Messiah 2:06

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