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George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)

Handel in London: 5 Musical Walks

Tuesday 8 January 2008 12:00-13:00 (Radio 3)

Repeated: Tuesday 8 January 2008 20:45-21:45 (Radio 3)

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759). Handel in London: 5 Musical Walks: 2/5. Donald Macleod traces Handel's royal connections on this second walk through the composer's London.

Duration:

1 hour

Handel Walks

Handel Walk
Illustration by Mel Burgum.

Links
Westminster Abbey  
Banqueting House 
Chapel Royal, St James's Palace

Playlist

2/5. Donald Macleod traces Handel's royal connections on this second walk through the composer's London.

Starting at Westminster Abbey to survey Handel's decorative tomb, he is then joined by Lewis Foreman for a stroll along Whitehall to the historic Banqueting House and Queen Mary's Steps on the River Thames, where the royal party of 1717 departed for the famous performance of the Water Music. The final stop is the Chapel Royal at St James's Palace, for which Handel composed a birthday ode for Queen Anne.

Zadok the Priest
Trevor Pinnock (organ)
Choir of Westminster Abbey
The English Concert
Simon Preston (conductor)
Archiv 410 030-2

Utrecht Te Deum
The Choir of St Paul's Cathedral
The Parley of Instruments
John Scott (conductor)
Hyperion CDA 67009
CD1 tracks 1-10

Water Music Suite in D/G (excerpt)
The English Concert
Trevor Pinnock (director/harpsichord)
Archiv DG 463 094-2
CD1 tracks 10-13 & 19

Eternal source of light divine (Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne)
Robin Blaze (countertenor)
Choir of King's College, Cambridge
The Academy of Ancient Music
Stephen Cleobury (conductor)
EMI Classics 557140-2
CD1  T16




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