From Handel's Home - The Keyboards of Handel Hendrix House

From Handel's Home - The Keyboards of Handel Hendrix House

DCD34314 (Delphian Records, CD)

24-bit stereo
FIRST RELEASE (9 February 2024)

Playing time: 71'00"
Tracks: 30
Booklet pages: 16
℗ 2024 Delphian Records Ltd
© 2024 Delphian Records Ltd
Main country of recording: United Kingdom
Country of manufacture: European Union
Reviewer: Gerald Fenech
Review of From Handel's Home - The Keyboards of Handel Hendrix House published on 12 February 2024

Julian Perkins, harpsichord, spinet, organ
Carole Cerasi, harpsichord

George Frideric Handel, arranged for keyboard by the composer:

Ouverture to Rodelinda, HWV 456 No 4
1 Largo
2 Presto
3 Presto

William Babell (c1689-1723):

Toccata No 9 in G minor
4 I
5 II


6 A Voluntary or A Flight of Angels, HWV 600

Suite No 2 in F, HWV 427
7 Adagio
8 Allegro
9 Adagio
10 [Fugue:] Allegro

Handel, arranged by Babell:

11 Bel piacere

Georg Philipp Telemann:

Fantasia in D minor, TWV 33:2
12 Presto
13 Adagio
14 Presto da capo

Handel, arranged for keyboard by anon:

15 Fugue in G major (Concerto Grosso Op 6 No 1)

John Stanley (1712-1786):

Voluntary in D, Op 5 No 5
16 Slow
17 Allegro


18 Fugue No 5 in A minor, HWV 609


Fantasia in B flat, TWV 33:24
19 Gratieusement
20 Gaillardement
21 Vitement

Handel, arranged by the composer:

22 Air in G, 'O the pleasure of the plains', HWV 474

Thomas Roseingrave (c1689-1766):

23 Introduction to Scarlatti's Lessons

Domenico Scarlatti:

24 Sonata in G minor, K 4

25 Sonata in G minor, K 124


Suite in C minor for two keyboards, HWV 446
26 Allemande
27 Courante
28 Sarabande
29 Chaconne

Rhian Samuel (born 1944):

30 Sarabande (Isolation Suite)

Handel Hendrix House in London's Mayfair holds a substantial collection of keyboard instruments - spinet, organs and harpsichords - both original from Handel's own day and reproductions, representing a roster of some of the greatest names from Kirckman and Snetzler to Goetze & Gwynn and Bruce Kennedy's copy of the Colmar Ruckers harpsichord. From these instruments the acclaimed and ever-thoughtful keyboard specialist Julian Perkins has created a very special recital, conjuring a treasure trove of the timbres and sounds that would have been heard when Handel and his colleagues played music in these very rooms: original works and arrangements by the master himself and his contemporaries, with Carole Cerasi joining as duet partner for Handel's sumptuous Suite in C minor.

Recorded 8-10 May 2023 at Handel Hendrix House, London, UK.