George Frideric Handel (1685–1759)

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'Eternal Source of light divine' George Frideric Handel (1685-1759 : Germany) Conductor: Harry Christophers Ensemble: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Soloists: Elin Manahan-Thomas Record label: UCJ Catalogue ID: 4765970

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759 : Germany) Conductor: Harry Christophers Ensemble: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Soloists: Elin Manahan Thomas Record label: UCJ Catalogue ID: 4765970

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Hallelujah Chorus George Frideric Handel Conductor: Neville Marriner Ensemble: Academy of St Martin in the Fields Record label: Duo Catalogue ID: 470 044-2

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759 : Germany) Conductor: Trevor Pinnock Ensemble: English Concert Record label: Archiv Catalogue ID: 4534512

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759 : Germany) Conductor: Stephen Layton Ensemble: Academy of Ancient Music;Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge Record label: Hyperion Catalogue ID: CDA 67678

Most shared Handel features

zadok the priest lyrics

What actually are the words to ‘Zadok The Priest’?

Red Priest

Watch some gorgeous Handel at The Foundling Museum

one man handel messiah

Handel's Hallelujah chorus on trumpet and organ is a thing of immense joy

Monks Hallelujah Chorus

We can’t stop watching these hilarious ‘silent monks’ singing the Hallelujah Chorus

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This Handel shred is the most majestic piece of classical humour

Mezzo Daniela Mack Handel runs

Mezzo sings a gigantic 72-note Handel phrase **in one breath**

Forte Handbell Quartet

We can’t stop watching this crazy handbell arrangement of The Hallelujah Chorus