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George Frideric Handel – Music for the Royal Fireworks


George Frideric Handel – Music for the Royal Fireworks

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Historic Musical bits, 12 Variations in G Major on “See, the Conquering Hero Comes” from Handel’s Judas Maccabeus for Cello and Piano, WoO 45, Serkin/Casals, great compositions/performances


12 Variations in G Major on “See, the Conquering Hero Comes” from Handel’s Judas Maccabeus for Cello and Piano, WoO 45

Lucia Popp – Ruhe Sanft, Mein Holdes Leben (Mozart, Zaide)


Lucia Popp – Ruhe Sanft, Mein Holdes Leben (Mozart, Zaide)

Happy Birthday Mozart: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart /// Piano concertos ( ★★ 2 Hours ★★ Non Stop Classical Music


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart /// Piano concertos ( ★★ 2 Hours ★★ Non Stop Classical Music )

Mozart Piano Concerto No.21 in C major, ‘Elvira Madigan’ K.467 by Keith Jarrett , great compositions/performances


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more than an article: Handel – Water Music Check this YouTube documentary….You’ll love it!


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Handel (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Water Music

In 1712, George Frideric Handel took up permanent residence in England, leaving his employer—the elector of Hanover—behind in Germany. Two years later, the elector of Hanover became George I of England. When the king requested music for royal festivities, Handel wrote Water Music, allegedly to regain the king’s favor. Water Music debuted on a barge accompanying the king down the River Thames in 1717. What did George I think of Handel’s now-famous collection of songs? More… Discuss

Händel: Water music & Music for the royal fireworks | Hervé Niquet

 

Handel: Messiah, For unto us a child is born ( Mormon Tabernacle Choir ): great compositions/performances: Happy Christmas To You All from EUZICASA


Handel: Messiah, For unto us a child is born ( Mormon Tabernacle Choir )

J.S. Bach: MAGNIFICAT – D-Dur BWV 243 (1723,1730) Monteverdi Chor: great compositions/performances


J.S. Bach: MAGNIFICAT [complete version]

Händel Messiah – Hallelujah Chorus: make music part of your life series


Händel Messiah – Hallelujah Chorus

Musical Jewels: Glenn Gould talks about J S Bach: make music part of your life series (i#make music part of your life series)


Glenn Gould talks about J S Bach

Jascha Heifetz plays Wieniawski Polonaise No. 1 in D Major: great compositions/performances


Jascha Heifetz plays Wieniawski Polonaise No. 1 in D Major

J. S. Bach, Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001 – Ana Vidovich (“ANA VIDOVIC – GUITAR VIRTUOSO”, 2006): great compositions/performances


J. S. Bach, Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001 – Ana Vidovich

Purcell – Ode to St. Cecilia (Z.328): I-II: make music part of your life series


Purcell – Ode to St. Cecilia (Z.328): I-II


Georg Friedrich Händel: Feuerwerksmusik, German Handel Soloists, cond. Holger Speck: great compositions/performances


Georg Friedrich Händel: Feuerwerksmusik (Fireworks music)

Ludwig van Beethoven – 12 Variations on “See the Conqu’ring Hero comes” WoO 45: make music part of your life


Ludwig van Beethoven – 12 Variations on “See the Conqu’ring Hero comes” WoO 45

Handel – Overture from “Il Pastor Fido”, HWV 8a: make music part of your life series


Handel – Overture from “Il Pastor Fido“, HWV 8a

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Overture from “Il Pastor Fido”, HWV 8a.

The English Concert, on period instruments. Simon Standage, violin solo. David Reichenberg, oboe solo. Alastair Mitchell, bassoon solo. Amanda McNamara, double bass solo. Nigel North, theorbo solo. Trevor Pinnock, harpsichord and conductor. Composed by G.F. Handel (1685-1759).

I. [without tempo indication] – Lentement ( 0:00 )
II. Largo ( 4:11 )
III. Allegro ( 8:04 )
IV. [Menuet] ( 10:17 )
V. Adagio ( 12:16 )
VI. [Allegro] ( 20:36 )

European Union Baroque Orchestra – Händel: Te Deum Utrecht, Jubilate Utrecht – Lars Ulrik Mortensen: make music part of your life series


European Union Baroque Orchestra – Händel: Te Deum Utrecht, Jubilate Utrecht – Lars Ulrik Mortensen

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Meer op: http://www.radio4.nl/oudemuziek
Bekijk ook het tweede deel van dit concert: http://youtu.be/xgtRjiywS20

European Union Baroque Orchestra & Choir of Clare College o.l.v. Lars Ulrik Mortensen
Alex Potter, contratenor

Georg Frideric Händel (1685-1759)
Te Deum ‘Utrecht’ HWV 278 (1713)
Jubilate ‘Utrecht’ HWV 279

Opgenomen tijdens het Festival Oude Muziek Utrecht in de Domkerk op 31 augustus 2013

Choir of Clare College, Cambridge: Janneke Dupre, Gabrielle Haigh, Alice Halstead, Sophie Horrocks, Helen Lilley, Caroline Meinhardt, Madeleine Seale, Rachael Ward, sopraan
Clara Betts-Dean, Abigail Gostick, Emma Simmons, Eva Smith-Leggatt, Eleanor Warner, alt
Laurence Booth-Clibborn, Nils Greenhow, Peter Harrison, Christopher Loyn, Alexander Peter, tenor
Adam Cigman-Mark, William Cole, Elliot Fitzgerald, Matthew Jorysz, Charles Littlewood, Magnus Maharg, Alexander McBride, Hugo Popplewell, James Proctor, bas
Graham Ross, koorleider

European Union Baroque Orchestra: Zefira Valova, Roldán Bernabé-Carrión, Christiane Eidsten Dahl, Antonio De Sarlo, Yotam Gaton, Saron Houben, Sarina Matt, Daphne Oltheten, Jamiang Santi, viool
Rafael Roth, Hilla Heller, Andrea Angela Ravandoni, altviool
Guillermo Turina Serrano, Nicola Paoli, cello
Lisa De Boos, contrabas
Alexis Kossenko, traverso
Clara Geuchen, Johannes Knoll, hobo
Andrew Burn, fagot
Sebastian Philpott, Gerard Serrano Garcia, trompet
Marianna Henriksson, klavecimbel

MAKE MUSIC PAST OF YOUR LIFE SERIES: Messiah-Part III: Worthy is the Lamb-


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Messiah-Part III: Worthy is the LambGeorge Frideric Handel-bekhit

Worthy is the Lamb that was slain, and hath redeemed us to God by His blood, to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing. Blessing and honour, glory and power, be unto Him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb, for ever and ever. Amen.
(Revelation 5 : 12-13)

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Make Music Part of Your Life Series: Saint-Saëns – Concerto no 1 pour piano et orchestre – Jeanne-Marie Darré


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Camille Saint-Saëns

Concerto pour piano et orchestre no 1
en ré majeur – opus 17

Jeanne-Marie Darré 

Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Française
Louis Fourestier 

Enregistré en 1956

I- Andante – Allegro assai 00:00

II- Andante sostenuto quasi adagio 10:19

III- Allegro con fuoco 17:52

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QUOTATION: John Quincy Adams


Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.

John Quincy Adams (1767-1848) Discuss

 

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Great Compositions/Performances: Ottorino Respighi Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite I. Complete



Great Compositions/Performances:  
Ottorino Respighi Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite I. 
Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa Conducting

 

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Make music Part of Your Life Series: Pietro A. Locatelli Concerto Grosso Op.1 No.7 in F major


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Published on Mar 10, 2014
Pietro A. Locatelli Concerto Grosso Op.1 No.7 in F major

Capella Istropolitana
Jaroslav Krecek Conductor

Painting: Mario Nuzzi, La Primave 

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Make Music Part of Your Life Series: Handel Concerto Grosso No.5 Op.6 in D major HWV 323, SCO



Handel Concerto Grosso No.5 Op.6 in D major HWV 323, Complete
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1. Maestoso
2. Allegro
3. Presto
4. Largo
5. Allegro
6. Menuet. Un poco larghetto

Bohdan Warchal 1st violin
Peter Hamar 2nd violin
Juraj Alexander Violoncello

Slovak Chamber Orchestra
Bohdan Warchal Conductor

Slovak Chamber Orchestra
Established in 1960 by Professor Bohdan Warchal, the Slovak Chamber Orchestra has since developed into one of the most popular ensembles in the field of Slovak classical music, and one of the principal interpreters of Slovak art music abroad. Over the years the Slovak Chamber Orchestra has introduced itself on the most important concert stages and music festivals in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Australia. It has co-operated with many prominent world-renowned soloists, and inspired the work of several Slovak composers, resulting in premiere performances of their new compositions. The ensemble has recorded more than 100 music titles originating in different periods, for domestic as well as foreign record companies.

Bohdan Warchal
(27 January 1930, Orlová, Czechoslovakia 30 December 2000, Bratislava, Slovakia) was a Slovak violinist, a member of the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra and founder, chief conductor and soloist of the Slovak Chamber Orchestra.

* 19571964 – concertmaster of the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
* 1964 – artistic leader of the Slovak Chamber Orchestra
* 19591963 – external pedagogue at the State Conservatory Bratislava
* 1980 – pedagogue at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava
* 1995 – moved from the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra to the Prague Chamber Orchestra
* 1997 – became the leader of the Slovak Chamber Orchestra again
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Fabulous Composers/Compositions: GEORG FRIEDRICH HÄNDEL- Berenice , Minuet


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Berenice (HWV 38) is an opera in three acts by George Frideric Handel to an Italian libretto, written in Italy in 1709 and originally entitled Berenice, regina d’Egitto (Berenice, Queen of Egypt), byAntonio Salvi.

It was first performed at the Covent Garden Theatre in London on 18 May 1737. It was not successful and only given four times.

It is based upon the life of Cleopatra Berenice, daughter of Ptolemy IX (the main character in Handel’s opera Tolomeo) and is set in around 81 BC.

 

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TODAY’S BIRTHDAY: CHRISTOPH GRAUPNER (1683)


Christoph Graupner (1683)

Graupner was a German harpsichordist and composer. After studying law at the University of Leipzig, he joined the Hamburg Opera alongside a young violinist named Handel, then became conductor to the court at Darmstadt. He won the prestigious cantorship at the Church of St. Thomas but was contractually bound to the court, so the cantorship went to another emerging composer—Johann Sebastian Bach. Graupner was a prolific writer and revered in his time. Why did he fall into obscurity? More…

 

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Fabulous Composers/Compositions: Handel’s Music for the Royal Fireworks, Overture.



A spectacular fireworks display set to the ever so apropos Handel: Music for the Royal fireworks. Album details can be found here;http://musicalconcepts.net//component…

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George Frideric Handel – Messiah “Hallelujah”



George Frideric Handel – Messiah “Hallelujah”
George Frideric Handel – Messiah “Hallelujah” 

Chiese campestri in Sardegna

Happy Christmas! Handel – Messiah – Hallelujah Chorus


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From Andre Rieu’s “Live From Radio City Music Hall” in New York City 2004, with the Johann Strauss Orchestra and the Harlem Gospel Choir.

Though heavily romanticized, it is one of the best renditions of this magnificent piece, in this one’s opinion.

LYRICS:

Hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah
Hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah

For the lord God omnipotent reigneth
Hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah
For the lord God omnipotent reigneth
Hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah
For the lord God omnipotent reigneth
Hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah

Hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah
Hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah 
(For the lord God omnipotent reigneth)
Hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah 

For the lord God omnipotent reigneth 
(Hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah)
Hallelujah 

The kingdom of this world; 
is become 
the kingdom of our Lord
and of His Christ 
and of His Christ 

And He shall reign for ever and ever
And he shall reign forever and ever
And he shall reign forever and ever
And he shall reign forever and ever

King of kings forever and ever hallelujah hallelujah
and lord of lords forever and ever hallelujah hallelujah
King of kings forever and ever hallelujah hallelujah
and lord of lords forever and ever hallelujah hallelujah
King of kings forever and ever hallelujah hallelujah
and lord of lords
King of kings and lord of lords

And he shall reign
And he shall reign
And he shall reign
He shall reign
And he shall reign forever and ever

King of kings forever and ever
and lord of lords hallelujah hallelujah
And he shall reign forever and ever

King of kings and lord of lords
King of kings and lord of lords
And he shall reign forever and ever

Forever and ever and ever and ever 
(King of kings and lord of lords)

Hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah
Hallelujah

 

G.PH. TELEMANN, “Wassermusik” [Hamburger Ebb’ und Fluth] in C major TWV 55:C3/Collegium Pro Musica



Georg Philipp Telemann

Wassermusik” [Hamburger Ebb’ und Fluth], 1725
Ouvertüresuite for 2 Recorders, 2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, Bassoon, Strings and Basso Continuo in C major, TWV 55:C3

I. Ouvertüre [Grave-Allegro] 0:08
II. Sarabande [Teti dormiente/Die schlafende Thetis10:48
III. Bourrée [Il risveglio di Teti/Die erwachende Thetis] 12:50
IV. Loure [Nettuno innamorato/Der verliebte Neptun] 14:42
V. Gavotte [Le Vaiadi giocano/Spielende Najaden16:30
VI. Harlequinade [Tritone scherzoso/Der Schertzende Tritonus 17:35
VIII. Eolo impetuoso/Der stürmende Aeolus 19:52
VIII. Menuett [Il piacevole Zefiro/Der angenehme Zephir] 21:57
IX. Gigue [Alta e bassa marea/Ebbe und Fluth] 23:00
X. Canarie [Gli allegri messaggeri/Die lustigen Boots Leute] 24:01

Collegium Pro Musica
http://www.collegiumpromusica.com/it/
Stefano Bagliano [director]

http://www.amazon.com/Telemann-Musica..

 

V’adoro, pupille (Händel)- Renée Fleming



V’adoro, pupille.
Giulio Cesare, HWV 17 (1723)
George Frideric Händel (1685- 1759)

Soprano: Renée Fleming
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Harry Bicket

V’adoro, pupille,
saette d’amore,
le vostre faville
son grate nel sen.
Pietose vi brama
il mesto mio core,
ch’ogn’ora vi chiama
l’amato suo ben.

 

GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL MUSIC FOR THE ROYAL FIREWORKS, OVERTURE (INTERNATIONAL CROWN JEWELS)



This is a stunning collection of some of the best international crown jewels. I have only included pictures here of crowns and tiaras. Along with this is Handel’sMusic For The Royal Fireworks, Overture”. Enjoy!!
Thank You for your comments.

 

Vivaldi, Giustino (Anastasio) – RV.717 “Vedro con mio diletto” (extrait)



Extrait du concert “Airs d’Opéra de Vilvaldi et Haendel” donné en février 2006 à la Chapelle de la Trinité à Lyon, dans le cadre du Festival de Musique Baroque, dir° Eric Desnoues.
Vivaldi, Giustino (Anastasio) – RV.717 “Vedro con mio diletto” (extrait)
Contre-ténor : Philippe Jaroussky 
Ensemble Matheus, direction Jean-Christophe Spinosi
Réalisation : Benjamin Bleton alias Karl More
© Karl More Productions – Festival de Musique Baroque de Lyon 2006

 

See, the conqu’ring hero comes!



Image: Judas before the army of Nicanor, by Gustave Dore
Music: Judas Maccabaeus, by George Frideric Handel

Lyrics:

(First Messenger)
From Capharsalama on eagle wings I fly
with tidings of impetuous joy!
Came Lysias with his host, array’d
in coat of mail; their massy shields
of gold and brass flash’d lightning o’er the fields,
while the huge tow’r-back’d elephants display’d
a horrid front. But Judas undismay’d
met, fought and vanquish’d all the rageful train.
Yet more: Nicanor lies with thousands slain,
the blasphemous Nicanor who defy’d
the living God and, in his wanton pride,
a public monument ordain’d
of vict’ries yet ungain’d!

(Second Messenger)
But lo! the conqu’ror comes: and on his spear,
to dissipate all fear,
he bears the vaunter’s head and hand
that threaten’d desolation to the land!

(Youths)
See, the conqu’ring hero comes!
Sound the trumpets! Beat the drums!
Sports prepare! The laurel bring!
Songs of triumph to him sing!

(Virgins)
See the godlike youth advance!
Breathe the flutes and lead the dance!
Myrtle wreaths and roses twine
to deck the hero’s brow divine!

(Israelites)
See, the conqu’ring hero comes!
Sound the trumpets! Beat the drums!
Sports prepare! The laurel bring!
Songs of triumph to him sing!
See, the conqu’ring hero comes!
Sound the trumpets! Beat the drums!

This Day (April 12) In History: George Frideric Handel’s Oratorio Messiah Debuts (1742)


George Frideric Handel’s Oratorio Messiah Debuts (1742):

Composed by Handel, the great master of baroque music, Messiah is one of the most popular choral works in the Western world. Its immense popularity has resulted in the erroneous conception of Handel as primarily a church composer. In truth, the contemplative, English-language oratorio stands apart from the rest of his 32 oratorios, which are dramatically conceived. How did it become tradition for audiences to stand during the performance of Messiah’s “Hallelujah” chorus? Discuss

G. F. Handel – (1/3) Music for the Royal Fireworks HWV 351 (with live fireworks!) – I. + II. mvt


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Georg Friedrich Händel (1685-1759)

1. Adagio
2. Allegro
3. Lentement
4. Allegro
Orchestra Of San Marco, Luigi Varese – Feux D’artifices Royaux-ouverture