Handel* - E. Power Biggs ‎– The Organ Concerto Of Handel Nos. 7-12 (Op. 7, Nos. 1-6)

Columbia Masterworks ‎– M2S 604
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album
Box Set


Concerto No. 7 In B-flat Major (Opus 7, No.1)
A1a Andante
A1b Andante
A1c Largo, E Piano
A1d Allegro (Bourrée)
Concerto No. 8 In A Major (Opus 7, No.2)
B1a Ouverture
B1b A Tempo Ordinario (Allegro)
B1c Organo Ad Libitum
B1d Allegro
Concerto No. 9 In B-flat Major "Hallelujah" (Opus 7, No. 3)
B2a Allegro ("Hallelujah")
B2b Organo Ad Libitum
B2c Spiritoso
B2d Menuet
Concerto No. 10 In D Minor (Opus 7, No. 4)
C1a Adagio
C1b Allegro
C1c Organo Ad Libitum
C1d Allegro
Concerto No. 11 In G Minor (Opus 7, No. 5)
D1a Allegro Ma Non Troppo, E Staccato
D1b Andante Larghetto, E Staccato
D1c Organo Ad Libitum
D1d Menuet
D1e Gavotte
Concerto No. 12 In B-flat Major (Opus 7, No. 6)
D2a Pomposo
D2b Organo Ad Libitum
D2c A Tempo Ordinario

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This is the second of a set of three record albums presenting the Sixteen Concertos for Organ and Orchestra, recorded on an organ of 1749 "designed" and frequently played by Handel himself. The organ is at Great Packington, Warwickshire, England, on the estate of the Earl of Aylesford in the Forest of Arden. Included with the first of the three albums (Columbia K2L 258 and Stereo K2S 602) is an illustrated booklet with some notes on the personality of Handel, a discussion of his organ concertos, and a description of the search that led to this instrument.

Side 1 and side 4 constitute the first LP.
Side 2 and side 3 constitute the second LP.

16 page English booklet "THE STORY OF THE RECORDING" (on lower left front page) with cat no "K2L 258 K2S 602" upper right front page

"M2S 604" on spine and upper left front ogfbox

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1): XXSM44976-1G V(upsidedownT)
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2): XXSM44977-1C V(upsidedownT)
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 3): XXSM44918-1A V(upsidedownT)
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 4): XXSM44978-1L V(upsidedownT
  • Other (A label right side): XSM 44976
  • Other (B label right side): XSM 44977
  • Other (C label right side): XSM 44978
  • Other (D label right side): XSM 44979
  • Other (A and D labels left side): MS 6059 M2S 604
  • Other (B and C labels left side): MS 6060 M2S 604