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Georg Friedrich Handel (1685 – 1759) wrote a large amount of purely orchestral music in his career, a tiny selection of which is included here. The overture will sound strangely familiar – it is the first (and ultimately rejected) version of what would eventually become the overture to the Fireworks Suite. There follows a movement from the Water Music, the Sarabande In D and 2 more movements from the Water Music including the famous Hornpipe. Performed by the Sinfonia Of London except the Sarabande which is performed by the English Chamber Orchestra.
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