Handel and the English Chapel Royal

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Oxford University Press, 2005 - 651 sidor
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Handel's English church music spans the complete period of his active career in London: his first anthem and the Utrecht Te Deum were composed soon after his arrival in London, and his last works nearly 40 years later. The repertory, which includes the Coronation Anthem Zadok the Priest,forms one of the most impressive and engaging areas of Baroque church music. Most of it was stimulated by Handel's creative contact with the English Chapel Royal, a group of professional singers in a different tradition from the opera stars with whom he worked in the theatre.This is the first full-length study of Handel's English Church music. As well as dealing with the many aspects of the compositions themselves, it traces the background to the diverse items in the repertory, which relates directly to Handel's constant but changing relationship with the HanoverianBritish royal family, and was affected by political and dynastic events. It also examines the circumstances of Handel's performances, the building which (unlike his theatres) still survives in London today.
 

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Introduction
1
History and Repertory
17
The Chapel Royal before Handels Arrival in England Symphony Anthems and Thanksgivings
19
Handel and the English Verse Anthem His First Setting of As pants the hart c1712
42
Handels Music for the Peace of Utrecht 1713
75
Other Chapel Royal Music from the First Period 17121714
114
Interlude 17141719
138
The Kings Return Handels Reestablishment at the Chapel Royal
167
The London Choirs
439
Orchestral Accompaniment
468
Buildings
498
The Chapels Resources and Handels Music
530
Handels English Church Music
559
Membership of the Choirs of the Chapel Royal Westminster Abbey and St Pauls Cathedral 17001760
561
Handels Chapel Royal Soloists
576
The British Royal Family 17021760
595

New Versions of As pants the hart
187
Other Chapel Royal Music from the Second Period 17221726
217
The New Reign and the 1727 Coronation
251
The Chapel Royal and Handels Oratorios
288
Princess Annes Wedding Anthem 17331734
309
Anthems for Other Royal Family Occasions Two Weddings and a Funeral
339
War and Peace Commemorations in the 1740s
383
Epilogue
429
Institutions Resources and Venues
437
Thanksgiving Services during Queen Annes Reign
598
Special Services during the Reign of King George I
600
Newspaper Reports Relating to Chapel Royal Servicesin 1720 and 1721
604
Chapel Royal Services Involving Orchestral Accompaniment during the Reign of King George II
606
Documents from the Lord Chamberlains Records Relating to Handel and the Chapel Royal
608
Bibliography
617
Index of Handels Works
635
Index
638
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Donald Burrows is also author of Handel (Master Musicians Series).

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