These are


that I shall treasure 

for the rest of my life

Nicolas Haigh, Organ Scholar (2009-2012)
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Handel - Peace & Celebration

Original release date: 2013

Recorded live in concert at St John’s Smith Square, London in September 2013, this recording of famous works by Handel celebrates the 300th anniversary of the accession of George I, the first of the Hanoverian monarchs, in 1714. The German-born composer had arrived in London in 1712 and soon became a favourite of Queen Anne and later Hanoverians, composing the Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne in 1713 to celebrateing the Peace of Utrecht.  Handel was made a British citizen by George I in 1727 and was commissioned to compose music for the coronation of George II, the resulting Coronation Anthems becoming a traditional part of all subsequent British coronations.

★★★★★ - Financial Times

Alex Potter | countertenor

Zefira Valova | concertmaster

The Choir of Clare College, Cambridge

Graham Ross | chorus master

Lars Ulrik Mortensen | director


Zadok the Priest HWV 258

  • Zadok the Priest HWV 258

Let Thy Hand Be Strengthened HWV 259

  • I
  • II
  • III

Concerto Grosso Op 3 No 2

  • I
  • II
  • III
  • IV
  • V

My heart is inditing HWV 261

  • I
  • II
  • III
  • IV

Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne HWV 74

  • 1 Eternal source of light divine
  • 2 The day that gave great Anna birth
  • 3 Let all the winged race with joy
  • 4 Let flocks and herds their fear forget
  • 5 Let rolling streams their gladness show
  • 6 Kind Health descends on downy wings
  • 7 The day that gave great Anna birth
  • 8 Let Envy then conceal her head
  • 9 United nations shall combine


“... the singing, playing, and production quality are all top-notch.” - CD Hotlist