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Prom 07: Le Concert Spirituel

French period instrument ensemble Le Concert Spirituel and conductor Hervé Niquet perform Handel's music for royal occasions.

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.

1 hour, 30 minutes

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