Handel and the English Chapel Royal

Author:   Donald Burrows
Publisher:   Oxford University Press
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9780198162285


Pages:   688
Publication Date:   17 March 2005
Format:   Hardback
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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 Hanoverian British 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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Author:   Donald Burrows
Publisher:   Oxford University Press
Imprint:   Oxford University Press
Dimensions:   Width: 15.60cm , Height: 4.10cm , Length: 23.40cm
Weight:   0.537kg
ISBN:  

9780198162285


ISBN 10:   0198162286
Pages:   688
Publication Date:   17 March 2005
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Out of Print
Availability:   Out of stock   Availability explained

Table of Contents

I. HISTORY AND REPERTORY; 1. Introduction; 2. The Chapel Royal before Handel's arrival in England: Symphony Anthems and Thanksgivings; 3. Handel and the English Verse Anthem: His First Setting of As pants the hart, c. 1712; 4. Handel's Music for the Peace of Utrecht, 1713; 5. Other Chapel Royal Music from the First Period, 1712-1714; 6. Interlude, 1714-1719; 7. The King's Return: Handel's Re-establishment at the Chapel Royal; 8. New Versions of As pants the hart; 9. Other Chapel Royal Music from the Second Period, 1722-1726; 10. The New Reign and the 1727 Coronation; 11. The Chapel Royal and Handel's Oratorios; 12. Princess Anne's Wedding Anthem, 1733-1734; 13. Anthems for Other Royal Family Occasions in the 1730s: Two Weddings and a Funeral; 14. War and Peace: Commemorations in the 1740s; 15. Epilogue; II. INSTITUTIONS, RESOURCES, AND VENUES; 16. The London Choirs; 17. Orchestral Accompaniment; 18. Buildings; 19. The Chapel's Resources and Handel's Music; APPENDICES

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...of lasting value coming from so thorough and reliable an author as Burrows. This is a major contribution to the study of English church music in the broadest sense...Burrows Chapel Royal will surely remain the canonical text...and many a non-specialist would find the coverage as absorbing as will music historians. Peter Williams The Musical Times Burrows provides us with an exhaustively researched and invaluable resource Eighteenth-Century Music, Volume 4/1


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Donald Burrows is also author of Handel (Master Musicians Series).

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