Exhibit: Handel Anniversary
Exhibit: 2017 Anniversary Year of George Frideric Handelâ€™s â€śWater Musicâ€ť (1717) and â€śMessiahâ€ť (1742)
Hunt Library, Fourth Floor
This exhibit tells the story of the early performances of â€śWater Music,â€ť as well as Handelâ€™s â€śMessiah,â€ť which, this year, are celebrating their 300 and 275th anniversaries, respectively.
George Frideric Handelâ€™s â€śWater Musicâ€ť is a collection of orchestral movements, often published as three suites. It premiered on July 17, 1717 for King George Iâ€™s request for a concert on the River Thames. â€śMessiahâ€ť is an English-language oratorio composed in 1741 by Handel. It was first performed in Dublin in April 13, 1742 and first played in London nearly a year later. The oratorio gained in popularity, becoming one of the best-known and most frequently performed choral works in Western music.News category: Using the Libraries