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13 Mar 2015 - 02:27:08

Handel Lamp Historical past



The composer George Frideric Handel was a Governor and benefactor of the Foundling Hospital, and annual performances of Messiah provided vital sources of revenue for the Hospital. Handel provided his first benefit concert for the Hospital in 1749 to fund the completion of the Chapel, and composed the anthem Blessed are they that considereth the poor, generally known as the Foundling Hospital Anthem, for this occasion. The event was so successful that the Governors asked him for one more concert the following 12 months; Handel selected to perform Messiah and he gave performances every year till his death in 1759. He also paid for the primary organ to be put in within the Hospital Chapel.


In 1727 Handel was commissioned to jot down four anthems for the Coronation ceremony of King George II Certainly one of these, Zadok the Priest , has been performed at every British coronation ceremony since. 38 In 1728 John Gay's The Beggar's Opera premiered at Lincoln's Inn Fields Theatre and ran for sixty handel two consecutive performances, the longest run in theatre history up to that time. 39 After nine years the Royal Academy of Music ceased to operate but Handel soon started a brand new company.


Throughout the summer season of 1741, The 3rd Duke of Devonshire invited Handel to Dublin , capital of the Kingdom of Eire , to provide concerts for the advantage of local hospitals. 65 His Messiah was first performed on the New Music Hall in Fishamble Road on thirteen April 1742, with 26 boys and 5 males from the combined choirs of St Patrick's and Christ Church cathedrals participating. sixty six Handel secured a steadiness between soloists and chorus which he never surpassed.


Between 1978 and 1986 the German educational Bernd Baselt catalogued Handel's works in his Haendel-Werke-Verzeichnis publication. The catalogue has achieved huge acceptance and is used as the trendy numbering system, with each of Handel's works designated an "HWV" quantity, for example Messiah is catalogued as "HWV fifty six".


In August 1750, on a journey again from Germany to London, Handel was severely injured in a carriage accident between The Hague and Haarlem within the Netherlands. 70 In 1751 one eye began to fail. The trigger was a cataract which was operated on by the good charlatan Chevalier Taylor This didn't improve his eyesight, however probably made it worse. 50 He died eight years later in 1759 at house in Brook Avenue, at age 74. The last performance he attended was of Messiah. Handel was buried in Westminster Abbey 71 More than three thousand mourners attended his funeral, which was given full state honours.
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