How nice it would have been had Handel included recorders in the Pifa (Pastoral) of Messiah! This variation is a colorful morph in which strains of the original are still much in evidence. An intermediate group may undertake it with confidence. Duration: 3:30
The quartet on the accompanying recording is: the composer (S1), Takayo Shimoda (S2), Scott Paterson (T1), & Janos Ungvary (T2).