Handel's Chandos Anthems from Cannons
As part of the London Handel Festival, Adrian Butterfield conducts three of Handel's Chandos Anthems at the church on the Cannons Estate, home to James Brydges, Duke of Chandos.
As part of the 2017 London Handel Festival, Adrian Butterfield conducts three of Handel's Chandos Anthems at the church on the Cannons Estate, once home to the financially incontinent James Brydges, Duke of Chandos.
Handel spent about a year in 1717-18 in residence at Cannons where the Duke spared no expense in commissioning some of the best Italian painters of the day to redecorate the church and Grinling Gibbons to carve the case on the organ. Alas, like many of his peers, the Duke was undone by the South Sea Bubble.
Presented by Verity Sharp
Handel: Chandos Anthem No.6, 'As pants the hart,' HWV.251
Handel: Chandos Anthem No.3, 'Have mercy upon me,' HWV.248
Interval music: Paolo Zanzu plays Handel's Keyboard Suite in E major, HWV 430.
Handel: Chandos Anthem No.5, 'I will magnify thee,' HWV.250a
Grace Davidson (soprano)
Charles Daniels (tenor)
Edward Grint (bass-baritone)
London Handel Orchestra
Adrian Butterfield (conductor)
[concert recorded 19.04.2017].