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Donald Macleod focuses on the period when Handel became composer-in-residence at Cannons and made London his permanent home.

Handel becomes composer in residence at Cannons and makes London his permanent home.

Handel quickly found his feet in London. He was introduced at court and Queen Anne moved to grant him a regular pension. He found himself with a a steady stream of lucrative commissions and began to develop a brand new vocal genre that would soon take his adopted nation by storm. Esther becomes the first English Oratorio. Presented by Donald Macleod.

Eternal Source of Light Divine (Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne)
Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford
Academy of Ancient Music
Simon Preston, conductor

My Song Shall Be Alway (Chandos Anthem No 7)
The Sixteen Choir and Orchestra
Harry Christophers, conductor

Keyboard Suite No 2 in F major, HWV 427
Ottavio Dantone, harpsichord

Acis and Galatea (excerpt)
Kym Amps, soprano (Galatea)
The Scholars Baroque Ensemble
David van Asch, conductor

Overture: Esther
Dunedin Concert
John Butt, conductor.

1 hour

Music Played

  • George Frideric Handel

    Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne: Eternal Source of Light Divine

    Performer: Academy of Ancient Music. Performer: Christ Church Cathedral Oxford Choir. Conductor: Simon Preston.
    • Handel:Utrecht te deum & Jubilante etc.
    • DECCA.
    • 1.
  • George Frideric Handel

    My song shall be always

    Choir: The Sixteen. Orchestra: Sixteen Orchestra. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • George Frideric Handel: Chandos Anthem no.1: Sonata.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 1.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Keyboard Suite No. 2 in F major, HWV 427

    Performer: Ottavio Dantone.
    • Arts Music : 47698.
    • Arts Music.
    • 5.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Acis and Galatea: Air

    Singer: David van Asch. Singer: Kym Amps. Ensemble: The Scholars.
    • DORIAN : DOR-93227.
    • DORIAN.
    • 11.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Esther Overture

    Ensemble: Dunedin Consort. Ensemble: Dunedin Players. Conductor: John Butt.
    • Linn CKD 397.
    • Linn.
    • 1.

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