Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Handel$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Donald Burrows

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199737369

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199737369.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 18 November 2018

London

London

The First Decade, 1711–19

Chapter:
(p.79) Chapter Four London
Source:
Handel
Author(s):

Donald Burrows

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199737369.003.0004

This chapter explores the first decade spent by George Frideric Handel in London where he became house composer for the Haymarket opera group and the Cannons house. However, before starting his work at Haymarket, Handel would first perform for the birthday celebration of Queen Anne. This immediately provided him with royal patronage. With the monarchy's support, Handel composed his first London opera, the Rinaldo. Two years later at 1713, Handel released two compositions that centred on British foreign peace policy, Eternal Source of Light Divine and ‘Utrecht’ Te Deum. These paved the way for his acceptance into the Queen's court, and by doing so, abandoning his post at Hanover. Issues emerged in 1715 as a result of the Jacobite rebellion, which affected royal patronage and would ultimately lead to the group's closing in 1717. The chapter concludes by describing Handel's work as house composer at the Cannons under the patronage of James Brydges.

Keywords:   George Frideric Handel, London, Haymarket opera group, Cannons, Queen Anne, James Brydges, Rinaldo, London opera, Eternal Source of Light Divine, Utrecht Te Deum

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .