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The Best of Handel

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Artist: Susan Hammond
Format: CD (Instumental)
Year: 2004
Length: 46 min
Age Group: 3 and up

Research has shown the benefits of classical music on the intellectual and creative development of children, but classical music is an essential ingredient in every child's musical and cultural development, too.

If this is your family's first introduction to classical music, congratulations!

You are about to open a wonderful world of music to delight the whole family.

If your children already enjoy classical music or if you love any of our Classical Kids® CDs, you'll recognize these musical highlights in a more extended form.

Each instrumental performance has been carefully chosen by Classical Kids producer Susan Hammond to be enjoyed by the very young and the young at heart.

"Each CD features the most appealing classical selections for the tiniest ears, arranged to go down smooth as applesauce." - Parenting magazine

"Stellar for young ears - and ears not so young." - Sacramento Bee

"A wonderful introduction to classical music for young children." - BC Parent magazine

"As the first track, 'Eine Kleine Nachtmusik,' from 'The Best of Mozart,' was playing upstairs, my son shouted from the basement, 'I love this music!'" - Chicago Parent

"These CDs provide a perfect introduction to the best-loved and most famous composers...these collections will delight and inspire all ages." - Parents Express

"For those of you looking for the natural extension of your children's interest in classical music, The Best of (Classical Kids) fits the bill." - City Parent

Samples (MP3)
Track Title Length Sample
1 Solomon: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba 2:36

2 Music For The Royal Fireworks Bourrée 1:58

3 Concerto Grosso in A minor, Op. 6 No. 4 Largo 2:33

4 Air and Variations 2:55

5 Water Music: Air 1:59

6 Water Music: Alla Hornpipe 2:55

7 Fireworks Music: La Réjouissance 3:27

8 Recorder Sonata in F major, Op. 1 No. 11 Larghetto 1:57

9 Judas Maccabaeus: See the conqu'ring hero comes 1:04

10 Rinaldo: Lascia ch'io pianga 1:30

11 Air with Variations, "Harmonious Blacksmith" 1:47

12 Organ Concerto in F major, Op. 4 No. 5 Allegro 2:09

13 The Messiah - Chorus (For unto us a Child is Born) 2:34

14 The Messiah - Pifa 0:55

15 The Messiah - Recitative (Shepherd's Story/Glory to God) 2:18

16 The Messiah - Aria (He Shall Feed His Flock) 3:18

17 The Messiah - Hallelujah Chorus 3:34

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