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Handel: Music for Queen Caroline / Les Arts Florissants; Christie

Album Summary

>Handel, George Frideric : The King Shall Rejoice, coronation anthem no 2 for chorus & orchestra, HWV 260
>Handel, George Frideric : Te Deum (Queen Caroline) in D major, HWV 280
>Handel, George Frideric : The Ways of Zion Do Mourn (Funeral Anthem for Queen Caroline), for chorus & orchestra, HWV 264
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Notes & Reviews:

Queen Caroline was an emblematic female figure of the 18th century: the wife of King George II of England, a woman of great beauty, a champion of science and the arts, Caroline d'Ansbach was also the friend and patroness of Handel. The latter was entrusted with the solemn music composed for the grand ceremonies that marked the reign. This recording featuring William Christie and Les Arts Florissants brings together, for the first time, three works underlining the strong link between the monarch and her favorite composer.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Salle Pleyel, Paris (11/19/2013).



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>Handel, George Frideric : The King Shall Rejoice, coronation anthem no 2 for chorus & orchestra, HWV 260
  • Conductor: William Christie
  • Ensemble: Les Arts Florissants
  • Running Time: 10 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1727

>Handel, George Frideric : Te Deum (Queen Caroline) in D major, HWV 280
  • Performers: Lisandro Abadie (Bass Baritone); Sean Clayton; Tim Mead
  • Conductor: William Christie
  • Ensemble: Les Arts Florissants
  • Running Time: 14 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1714

>Handel, George Frideric : The Ways of Zion Do Mourn (Funeral Anthem for Queen Caroline), for chorus & orchestra, HWV 264
  • Conductor: William Christie
  • Ensemble: Les Arts Florissants
  • Running Time: 40 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1737