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Handel: Music for the Royals

Thursday March 23, 2023 at 19:30
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
£39 - £6
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  1. Coronation Anthem No 1: Zadok the Priest HWV 258 - George Frideric Handel
  2. Water Music Suite No 1 in F HWV 348 - George Frideric Handel
  3. Music for the Royal Fireworks HWV 351 - George Frideric Handel
  4. Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne HWV 74 - George Frideric Handel
  5. Coronation Anthem No 3: The King shall rejoice HWV 260 - George Frideric Handel

George Frideric Handel was a superstar composer in 18th-century London. But he saved his most extravagant offerings for royal occasions, creating music expressly conceived to impress and astonish.

Join the distinguished Canadian conductor Bernard Labadie for some of Handel’s dazzling works designed to delight kings and queens, in the company of a starry line-up of international soloists and the choral might of the SCO Chorus.

The exuberant Water Music, written for George I to hear on the River Thames, and the glittering Music for the Royal Fireworks, created for a spectacular pyrotechnic display in 1749 to mark the end of war, are rightly two of Handel’s best-loved works.

The roof-raising choral glories of Zadok the Priest and The King Shall Rejoice – two of the four Coronation Anthems written for the accession of George II in 1727 – open and close the concert in lavish style, while the Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne is a joyful anniversary celebration from 1713.

Our Edinburgh concert is kindly supported by The Usher Family

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