Alexander's Feast, HWV 75

Alexander's Feast, HWV 75 is an ode with music by George Frideric Handel set to a libretto by Newburgh Hamilton. Hamilton adapted his libretto from John Dryden's ode Alexander's Feast, or the Power of Music, which had been written to celebrate Saint Cecilia's Day. Jeremiah Clarke set the original ode to music, now lost.  The music was written and premiered in 1736. The work describes a banquet held by Alexander the Great in the captured Persepolis, during which the musician Timotheus sings and plays his lyre, arousing various ... more

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Handel - Allexander's feast - The Power of music - I. Part 1
Handel - Allexander's feast - The Power of music - II. Part 1 Concl, Part 2
Handel - Allexander's feast - The Power of music - III. Part 1 Concl
Handel - Allexander's feast - The Power of music - IV. Part 2a
Handel - Allexander's feast - The Power of music - IV. Part 2b

Georg Friedrich Händel

George Frideric Handel was a German-British composer, famous for his operas and oratorios. He was born in 1685, to a family indifferent ...
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