BBC Documentary – Messiah at the Foundling Hospital

Handel’s Messiah is one of the most popular choral pieces in Western music. It has been recorded hundreds of times and contains a tune that is as instantly recognisable as any in music. Yet few people know the extraordinary story of how this much-loved piece came to public attention – or how it helped save…

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759): Let the Bright Seraphim – Aksel JS Rykkvin (boy soprano) – Magne H Draagen (organ) – April 2015

Treble Aksel Johannes Skramstad Rykkvin performs "Let the Bright Seraphim" (GF Händel) during his concert with leading cathedral organist Magne H Draagen in Nidaros Cathedral on Easter Sunday April 5, 2015. http://www.ajsrykkvin.no Aksel sings in Oslo Cathedral Boys´Choir and in the Children’s Chorus of the Norwegian National Opera. Voice teachers: Helene Haarr / Marianne Willumsen…

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759): Water music & Music for the royal fireworks — Le concert spirituel, Hervé Niquet — BBC, Proms 2012

Händel: Water music & Music for the royal fireworks • Water music • Music for the royal fireworks Le concert spirituel Conducted by Hervé Niquet One of the most enjoyable and vivacious interpretations I’ve ever heard. "Authnentic" performances can sometimes be downright off-putting – not this one. Enjoy :-). markfromireland