Starts out a bit Grave, as do so many overtures in the French style. But once you get past the "dotted rhythms" and hit the Allegro (right about the 1:15 mark), things really get going. (If you need to jump directly to the Uppest of the Pick-Me-Ups, try this par of Country Dances. And if that doesn't get you going, seek medical help immediately. You either have no rhythm or are dead.)
Wonderful, no? So much lilt; so much drive. Just exactly the musical boost I needed today.
Trevor Pinnock's Handelian efforts with The English Concert are some of the finest "period instrument" recordings ever made. Actually, let's go bigger: Their Handel recordings are some of the finest performances of his works ever, regardless of the periodness of the groups instruments. They're superb, and I love them. Especially the Organ Concerti. And the Royal Fireworks. And the Trio Sonatas. And, of course, the Concerto Grossi.