128. Salute to the sun: Handel, Eternal source of light divine

Perhaps the shortest music that will ever feature on Cacophony, Eternal source of light divine is three beautiful and brilliant minutes of Handel, setting us up for the day as effectively as any yoga routine (though you can do that too of course)! It’s a quietly awe-filled salute to the sun.

Listening time: 10 mins (podcast 6′, music 4′)

Performances here, sung by Iestyn Davies, with Crispian Steele-Perkins on trumpet and The King’s Consort conducted by Robert King.

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2 Responses

  • Love, love this piece, Steve. It was also sung at the wedding of my best friend, as his bride was led to the altar. Last week it was sung at his memorial service, after surviving mesothelioma for an unprecedented 8 years.

  • So sorry for your loss, Nick. Isn’t it wonderful how the same piece of music can ‘work’ for a wedding and memorial service? I’m very touched by your sharing this, thank you.

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