20 Jul 2017

[Vocal Thursday]

Handel wrote 'Il trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno' (The Triumph of Time and Enlightenment) when he was 22. It was his very first Italian oratorio. Why am I posting this? Because it is my sister's favourite Handel oratorio :) Congrats again Alison Lau...

5 Jul 2017

[Instrumental Wednesday]

Handel's Water Music is made up of three orchestral suites, written for an outdoor performance for King George I on the Thames. Here is one of its most famous movements.


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22 Jun 2017

/Music of the 17th and 18th centuries/

[Vocal Thursday]

Handel's Ode for St. Cecilia's Day written in 1739, based on a poem by John Dryden. Saint Cecilia is the patroness of musicians. Her feast day is celebrated on 22 Nov every year. Many other composers across the cent...

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This blog is a platform for me to share music of the 17th and 18th centuries on a daily basis. I do this out of my love for music from the period, and my passion for historically informed performances (HIP). 

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