Royal Handel

20 August 2012, 11:21 | Updated: 20 August 2012, 16:05

This week John Brunning shares this fantastic new collection of Handel's music. Be sure to tune in to find out more.

John Brunning treats us to some of Handel's trademark regal music and some lesser-known gems, every evening this week

From the majestic opening strains of Handel’s Zadok the Priest, to lesser-known operatic arias, this album of regal classics truly captures the spirit of royal occasions through the ages. It’s brimming with classics like the ‘Halleluiah’ chorus from Messiah and the brassy fanfares of the Water Music, with a few beautiful arias tucked in for those who want to discover more of the great composer’s works.

Connoisseurs and newcomers alike will find something exciting to listen to in this fresh take on some of Handel’s greatest music, performed by a variety of ensembles.

For a slice of royal splendour, listen to John Brunning around 6.15 – he’ll be playing a track every evening.