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7:30pm, Tuesday 11 July 2017
A double helping of Handel with his ever-popular Zadok the Priest and the virtuosic Dixit Dominus, a setting of Psalm 110 in eight movements, scored for five-part chorus, soloists, strings and continuo. Handel was only 22 when he wrote it, yet it’s an exceptionally accomplished setting, displaying the young composer’s total mastery of the form.
Complementing this feast of the Baroque will be two pieces originally for orchestra in arrangements for choir, Barber’s Agnus Dei (his famous Adagio for Strings) and Elgar’s Lux Aeterna (“Nimrod” from the Enigma Variations Op.36).
Accompanied by Zeitgeist Chamber Orchestra.
St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 4JJ
Nearest tube: Charing Cross, Leicester Square
Before the night
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Zadok the Priest — Handel
Dixit Dominus — Handel
Lux Aeterna (choral setting of “Nimrod” from Enigma Variations) — Elgar
Agnus Dei (choral setting of Adagio for Strings) — Barber
I Was Glad — Purcell
O Dive Custos – Purcell
The Many Rend the Skies — Handel