Having posted the second movement of Handel's organ Concerto in F (The Cuckoo and the Nightingale) a few days ago, I promised the first movement. Here it is.
Handel - Organ Concerto in F (The Cuckoo and the Nightingale) 1st Movement.
Duration: 2 Minutes 44 Seconds. Filesize: 3.13 Mb.
Just to recap on the info in my 2nd Movement post.
(Quote) For those who are unfamiliar with this, the nickname (Cuckoo and Nightingale) comes from the bird song motifs to be heard in the second movement. Coincidentally, this work was completed by Handel in April (2nd) 1739.
This was prepared entirely with good ol' GPO. I spent some time listening to recordings played on authentic instruments to get an idea of the organ registrations used then auditioned the GPO organ to find what I felt were appropriate samples. (Unquote)
I have provided the following links should anyone like to link up both movements.
Second Movement: Duration: 3 Minutes 31 Seconds. Filesize: 4.03 Mb.
Handel - Organ Concerto in F (The Cuckoo and the Nightingale) 2nd Movement
First Movement followed by Second Movement (as on a CD): Duration: 6 Minutes 17 Seconds. Filesize: 7.20 Mb.
Handel - Organ Concerto in F (The Cuckoo and the Nightingale) 1st and 2nd Movement.
This completes my present project for now. I may well complete the work with the last two movements later on, but this is it for now.
Thanks to anyone who may listen, I hope you enjoy my efforts.