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Handel: Ode for St Cecilia's Day, HWV 76

June 22, 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 centuries have written music for this occasion. A personal favourite is Benjamin Britten's Hymn to St Cecilia.

 

The complete poem: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems-and-poets/poems/detail/44185

 

Playlist of all the music I have shared: https://goo.gl/i6DApN

 

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