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HANDEL / Handel Celebration, A / Christophers:cnd/Sixteen, Th

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A rapturous celebration of Handel! In this BBC Prom from the Royal Albert Hall, The Sixteen and Harry Christophers capture some of Handel's most ebullient moments in concert performance, from the ever-popular Arrival of the Queen of Sheba to the ubiquitous sounds of Zadok the Priest. All four Coronation Anthems feature on this DVD, as well as virtuosic excerpts from the oratorio Semele sung by Carolyn Sampson, and the Organ Concerto in F major performed by Alastair Ross in its original version, which finishes with a rousing "Alleluia" chorus. Bonus features include two works not included in the original TV broadcast - Coronation Anthem My Heart Is Inditing and Salve Regina.

"The constancy of thought and aspiration encapsulated in this music is given tangible substance by these illuminating performances, captured, as ever, in a first class recording." -International Record Review

"Seamless choral counterpoint followed by an astonishingly beautiful trio of soloists. A truly memorable disc." -BBC Music magazine


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