George Frideric Handel (1685–1759)

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'Eternal Source of light divine' artwork 1

'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: Decca (UMO) 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

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Messiah organ fail

Organist accidentally hits ‘transpose’ during Handel’s Messiah, and produces this spectacular fail

Monks Hallelujah Chorus

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Joy to the World

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