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Handel: Chandos Te Deum & Chandos Anthem No. 8 / Butterfield, London Handel Orchestra

Release Date: 11/23/2018 
Label:  Onyx   Catalog #: 4203  
Number of Discs: 1 
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In 1717, Handel was in dire straits. Living in London, his pension of 200 pounds a year for teaching the Royal princesses had stopped, and the public's enthusiasm for opera had faded. Fortunately, he was to gain a new patron: James Brydges, Earl of Carnarvon and Duke of Chandos. Brydges offered Handel residence at Cannons, his newly built palace in Edgware, then a rural area outside London. Set up as a rival court to King George I, he employed Handel to replace Johann Pepusch as Kapellmeister. Among his commissions were the Chandos Anthems and Chandos Te Deum. However, the Duke's reign was short-lived. Brydges lost his fortune in the financial crisis of 1720 and Cannons House was demolished - its treasures sold off to pay debts. Handel's Read more glorious music, performed here by the London Handel Orchestra led by Adrian Butterfield, remains as a reminder of the brief stardom of an ill-fated Duke. Read less

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