Consort of London. Robert Haydon Clark, conductor.
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In one of music's most auspicious premieres, George Frederick Handel's 1717 Water Music so pleased King George I that he ordered it to be repeated three times as the royal barge made its way up and down the Thames. Comprised primarily of dances—including the bourrée, minuet, hornpipe, and rigaudon—Handel's three suites give the Consort of London's brass and woodwind players a chance to step into the spotlight on this 2011 recording.
"The Consort of London, performing on modern instruments, produces warm and robust sonorities as well as vibrant colors and lively rhythms. Robert Haydon Clark's stylish and energized readings evoke the feelings of celebration inherent in the music."—ClassicsToday.com