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Prom 07: Le Concert Spirituel

1 hour, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 18 July 2012

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Katie Derham

In this Jubilee year, Handel's music for royal occasions is brought to the Proms by a leading French period instrument ensemble.

Both the Water Music suites and the Music for the Royal Fireworks were originally performed outside, in Green Park and on the river Thames, with a large group of players required. Here, Le Concert Spirituel is expanded to an ensemble of 80 musicians, to recreate the resplendent atmosphere of these festive occasions.

Handel: Water music - suite in F major
Handel: Water music - suite in D major
Handel: Water music - suite in G major
Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks

Le Concert Spirituel
Hervé Niquet (conductor)

This concert will be repeated on Wednesday 25th July at 2pm.



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