More magnificent music is hardly imaginable. George Frideric Handel delighted London audiences in 1736 with an ode to Saint Cecilia, the patroness of music. The glorious oratorio is of exuberant wealth of compositional feats - no wonder in a work that sings of the power of music. However, Handel's "Alexander's Feast; or, the Power of Music" (HWV 75) unfolds its full effect only with the powerful singing of a large choir.
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