Max Derrickson

Writing Music Program Notes for Over 20 Years

Tag: Handel

Concerto for Organ and Orchestra in F Major, Op. 4, No. 5 (HWV 293)

Concerto No. 5 was written in 1735 for the revival of Deborah and is one of the great works of its time. The opening Larghetto is a soft and gentle thing of beauty, mostly played by solo organ. The and crisp Allegro is followed by the “Alla siciliana” which is surely one of Handel’s most poignant musical moments. …

Handel – Harp Concerto in B-flat Major, Op. 4, No. 6, HWV 294

George Frederich Handel (Born in Halle, Germany in 1685; died in London in 1759) Harp Concerto in B-flat Major, Op. 4, No. 6, HWV 294 1. Andante – Allegro 2. Larghetto 3. Allegro moderato Handel’s greatest fame may come from his contribution to the English Oratorio genre, his Messiah (1741) being his best known.  Between […]