In a Merry Mood
Celebrations by Handel and Bach
Handel Vespers Psalm Dixit Dominus
Bach Birthday Cantata # 214 for the Electress of Saxony Tönet, ihr Pauken! Erschallet, Trompeten!
Handel Coronation Anthem III The King Shall Rejoice
William Metcalfe, conductor
With the Oriana Players, Scott Metcalfe, Leader
Oriana, soloists, and our period instrument Oriana Players will sing and play the celebratory music of Bach and Handel:
Handel wrote Dixit Dominus for Cardinal Ottoboni in Rome, who requested it in 1707 for a household concert during Lent when Italian stage works were forbidden in churches.
Bach wrote Cantata 214 for the birthday of Maria Joseph, Archduchess of Austria, Electress of Saxony, and Queen of Poland, in 1733, when he was working in Leipzig.
And The King Shall Rejoice was for the Coronation of King George II, on October 11, 1727
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