The issue of this 12-cd collection celebrates three decades of Handel recordings by Harry Christophers and The Sixteen, including the great oratorios Samson (three-cd set), Israel in Egypt, Esther (two-cd set), and Alexander's Feast (two-cd set).There are also discs of Handel's Italian Cantatas: Delirio Amoroso performed by Ann Murray and Fedel e Constante sung by Elin Manahan Thomas.Finally, Sarah Connolly's astonishing disc of Handel Arias Heroes & Heroines, and the celebrated Coronation Anthems - which Gramophone sites as "The Sixteen's most exciting achievement in its impressive Handel discography".Price of £59.99 saves £30 off usual price of £89.99.
One of Handel's most popular works, SAMSON is powerful, vocally seductive, rich and expressive. It includes one of the most famous arias of all time: "Let the bright Seraphim..." 3-cd set.Price of £15.99 saves £14.00 over usual price of £29.99.
Affirming "a new golden age of Handel interpretation", this recording of ESTHER is one of Handel's most intimate sacred oratorios. 2-cd set.Price of £12.99 saves £7.00 over usual price of £19.99.
ALEXANDER'S FEAST is Handel's wonderful setting of Dryden's ode celebrating St Cecilia, the patron saint of music. 2-cd set.Price of £12.99 saves £7.00 over usual price of £19.99.