Eternal source of light divine

George Frideric Handel

Eternal source of light divine

HWV74 • “Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne”

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The composition of odes to celebrate the new year and the birthday of the monarch was a long standing tradition in England, as a number of works by Purcell and others readily testify. Normally the task of composing such occasional works fell to the Master of the King's (or Queen's) Musick, a position held in the early ...