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5: The Foundling Hospital
With Donald Macleod. From the mid-18th century, Handel arranged annual performances of The Messiah to raise money forthe Foundling Hospital.
Blessed Are They That Considereth the Poor (Anthem for the Foundling Hospital); Hallelujah Chorus (Messiah)
Martyn Hill (tenor), Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, Academy of Ancient Music, conductor Simon Preston Messiah (excerpts)
Judith Nelson , Emma Kirkby (soprano), David Thomas (bass), Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, Academy of Ancient Music, director Christopher Hogwood
Organ Concerto in B flat, HWV308
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, director Bob van Asperen (organ)
Total Eclipse; Let the Bright Seraphim (Samson) LynneDawson (soprano), Thomas Randle (tenor), the Sixteen, Symphony of Harmony and Invention, conductor Harry Christophers
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