Handel and the English Chapel Royal

Handel and the English Chapel Royal

by Donald Burrows
     
 

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 Hanoverian British royal family, and was affected by political and dynastic events.… See more details below

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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 Hanoverian British royal family, and was affected by political and dynastic events. It also examines the circumstances of Handel's performances, including the buildings which (unlike his theatres) still survive in London today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198162285
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
05/15/2005
Series:
Oxford Studies in British Church Music Series
Pages:
676
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.20(h) x 1.80(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction1
2The Chapel Royal before Handel's arrival in England : symphony anthems and thanksgivings19
3Handel and the English verse anthem : his first setting of As pants the hart, c.171242
4Handel's music for the peace of Utrecht, 171375
5Other Chapel Royal music from the first period, 1712-1714114
6Interlude, 1714-1719138
7The king's return : Handel's re-establishment at the Chapel Royal167
8New versions of As pants the hart187
9Other Chapel Royal music from the second period, 1722-1726217
10The new reign and the 1727 coronation251
11The Chapel Royal and Handel's oratorios288
12Princess Anne's wedding anthem, 1733-1734309
13Anthems for other royal family occasions : two weddings and a funeral339
14War and peace : commemorations in the 1740s383
15Epilogue429
16The London choirs439
17Orchestral accompaniment468
18Buildings498
19The Chapel's resources and Handel's music530
App. AHandel's English church music559
App. BMembership of the choirs of the Chapel Royal, Westminster Abbey, and St. Paul's Cathedral, 1700-1760561
App. CHandel's Chapel Royal soloists576
App. DThe British royal family, 1702-1760595
App. EThanksgiving services during Queen Anne's reign598
App. FSpecial services during the reign of King George I600
App. GNewspaper reports relating to Chapel Royal services in 1720 and 1721604
App. HChapel Royal services involving orchestral accompaniment during the reign of King George II606
App. IDocuments from the Lord Chamberlain's records relating to Handel and the Chapel Royal608

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