Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Forgotten Music composed by Handel to be heard for first time in 250 years

"The University of Portsmouth choir will play the funeral anthem which was originally commissioned by King George II to be played at the burial of his wife, Queen Caroline in 1737. After the performance Handel wanted to translate the 40-minute piece into Italian but the King refused and ordered the music be thrown away and never heard again."

For the full story, please see the Telegraph.

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