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
John Butt, conductor.