Minuet by Boccherini (Op. 11, No. 5, G. 275) on harpsichord

In this video, you'll hear one of the most famous works by the Italian composer Luigi Boccherini, the String Quintet Minuet in E Major, Op. 11, No. 5, G. 275. This piece was written in 1775 and is an example of the gallant and elegant style of musical classicism. The minuet is a dance of French origin, with a ternary rhythm and a graceful, refined character. Boccherini uses brief, well-defined motifs that repeat and contrast on different structural levels. The melody is simple and pleasant, with a discreet harmonic accompaniment. The minuet is divided into two main sections: the minuet itself and the trio, which introduces a new theme and a new tonality. After the trio, the minuet is repeated, forming an A-B-A structure. Enjoy this beautiful music by Boccherini, performed on the harpsichord by the Heralds of the Gospel.

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Trio Sonata n. 6 | Antonio Vivaldi

Trio Sonata n. 6 | Antonio Vivaldi

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741) surprises us with one of his sonatas, this pleasant and joyful one: Trio Sonata n. 6. The voices intertwine to form a whole where melody and harmony do not differ, they take turns.

The great Italian composer Antonio Vivaldi was born in a city of dreams, a place where the sky and the sea meet: Venice. This influenced his style of composition making him a reference in the musical world that was the seventeenth and eighteenth century.

In this Trio Sonata n. 6 performed by the Heralds of the Gospel, the sounds of the instruments known as "Woodwind" (which differ from the Brass, not by their physical composition, but by their soft and sweet sound) are not repeated: a flute, an oboe and a bassoon blend their performances to deliver a serene and charming sonata. Finally, an organ accompanies the group, marking the ordinary rhythm with its ability to maintain the chords of a piece of music.

Music for the Royal Fireworks, Finale. Minuet by G.F. Händel

Music for the Royal Fireworks, Finale. Minuet by G.F. Händel

The " Minuet Finale from Fireworks" is a majestic and grandiose piece of music composed by the renowned German composer George Frideric Händel. The composition is usually played by an organ and trumpet ensemble, which gives it a solemn and imposing sound.

George Frideric Händel (1685-1759) was one of the most influential composers of the Baroque period, born in Germany and naturalised British. He is known for his grandiose and moving works, which include operas, oratorios, concertos and musical pieces for official ceremonies. Handel was a master of musical technique, and complex harmonies, engaging melodies and elaborate arrangements characterise his compositions.

The work “Music for the Royal Fireworks" was composed by Händel in 1749 to celebrate the end of the War of the Austrian Succession. The music was initially written to be played at a fireworks display that was organised to commemorate the end of the war. The piece consists of five movements, including the "Fireworks Final Minuet", which is considered one of the most famous passages in the work.

The music is a mixture of baroque and rococo styles, with a vibrant and ornate harmony that evokes images of celebration and triumph. The "Minuet Finale from Fireworks" is a classic example of Handel's ability to create captivating and exciting melodies, which combine perfectly with the solemn and majestic sound of the organ and the vibrant brilliance of the trumpet.

Sonata a Quattro in D - Arcangelo Corelli

Sonata a Quattro in D - Arcangelo Corelli

In today's video, we present an amazing interpretation of Arcangelo Corelli's Sonata in D Major, played by baroque trumpet and organ. The Sonata in D Major by Arcangelo Corelli is an elegant example of Baroque music. This particular sonata is characterised by its lively tempos, which display Corelli's skill.

In this interpretation, the Baroque trumpet leads the melody, while the organ creates the perfect musical ambience. The trumpet is known for being a difficult instrument to play, but the musician, a priest from the Heralds of the Gospel, delivers a majestic and vibrant sound. The organ adds depth to the music, creating a grand and rich sound.

Arcangelo Corelli was an Italian teacher, conductor, violinist and composer.

Little is known about his life. He was educated in Bologna and Rome and spent most of his career there, being sponsored by great aristocrats and ecclesiastics.

He was the dominant personality in Roman musical life until his last years and highly esteemed internationally, he was disputed by the courts and admitted to the most prestigious artistic and intellectual society of his time, the Academy of Arcadia, being called "the new Orpheus", "the prince of musicians".

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Dead March from G. F. Händel's Oratorio Saul

Dead March from G. F. Händel's Oratorio Saul

The “dead march" played in the third act of Händel's oratorio entitled "Saul", King of Israel in the Old Testament, introducing the funeral rites for the deaths of Saul and Jonathan, is in the key of C major. It includes an organ part and trombones alternating with flutes, oboes and tympani. The “dead march" in Saul has been played at state funerals in the UK, including that of Winston Churchill. It is the standard funeral march of the armed forces of Germany, played at all state funerals. It was also played at George Washington's funeral, as well as being played many times during the transportation of Abraham Lincoln's body after his assassination in Springfield, Illinois.

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🙏Abide with me - Christian Hymn🙏

🙏Abide with me - Christian Hymn🙏

Abide with me is a Christian hymn written by the Anglican Scotsman Henry Francis Lyte.

Lyte wrote the poem in 1847 and set it to music while dying of tuberculosis. He survived only three more weeks after its completion.

The hymn is part of the Christian and traditional musical legacy in English-speaking countries, and has often been used in film and TV productions, as well as public events. In July 2012 it was sung by Scotland's Emeli Sandé at the opening of the London Olympics.

In its original version, "Abide with me" is usually sung to the tune of the hymn "Eventide" by William Henry Monk. In Portuguese, it is present in the hymnals of the different Christian denominations in several versions, as well as "Eventide", used to set other hymns to music.

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Winter - Largo l Of the Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi

Winter - Largo l Of the Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi

In today's video, we will explore one of the most iconic and beautiful works of classical music: "Winter", the part of the concerto "The Four Seasons" by the Italian composer Antonio Vivaldi.

Prepare to be transported to a world of icy landscapes and intense atmospheres in this Baroque masterpiece. In the second movement of the piece played here, Largo, Vivaldi presents us with delicate and gentle melodies, evoking the feeling of cosiness by the fire on a cold winter's night. It is a moment of peace and reflection.

Vivaldi's "Winter of the Four Seasons" is an absolutely mesmerising composition that invites us to explore the many aspects of winter through music. Whether it's the intense and vigorous melodies, or the serenity and contemplation of the cold, this piece transports us to a unique world.

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Jesus bleibet Meine Freude (BWV 147) | Johann Sebastian Bach

Jesus bleibet Meine Freude (BWV 147) | Johann Sebastian Bach

To represent the joy of an Incarnate God, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) gives us the musical piece Jesus bleibet meine Freude. In this video, the Heralds of the Gospel perform it with organ and French horn, while still inspiring the calm and serenity evoked by Bach's complete composition.

Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (Jesus bleibet meine Freude, in German) is the final chorale of one of his cantatas written in Leipzig, Germany, in 1716. Although it is the 32nd cantata composed by Bach, it has been given the number BWV 147 in the complete catalogue of his works.

Contrary to popular belief, it was not Bach who composed the melodic line for the chorale in the tenth movement of Cantata 147, Jesus bleibet meine Freude, but its harmonisation and instrumental accompaniment.

In this composition, the chorale is given as instrumental harmonisation a grand succession of triplets, commonly seen as one of the Bachian symbols to indicate happiness. As he celebrated the Child Jesus, the source of all our happiness, Bach also evoked the joy characteristic of childhood innocence, a time represented in many artistic works with nostalgia and longing.

If you like the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, Jesus, the Joy of Men (Jesus bleibet meine Freude) is a great choice.

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Prepare the Hymn - From Occasional Oratorio - Georg Friedrich Händel

Prepare the Hymn - From Occasional Oratorio - Georg Friedrich Händel

"Prepare the Hymn" is a beautiful piece of music from Händel's "Occasional Oratorio" which was first performed in London in 1746. It offers a unique insight into Händel's talent for choral composition and is a thrilling experience to be enjoyed by anyone who loves classical music. I hope you enjoyed this video and may have learned something new about this incredible composer.

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The lyrics are taken from Psalm 80 and you can follow along below:

Prepare the hymn, prepare the song,

The timbrel hither bring,

The cheerful psaltry bring along,

And harp with pleasant string.

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Concerto Grosso No. VIII | Arcangelo Corelli (Music to bring peace, calm and tranquillity)

Concerto Grosso No. VIII | Arcangelo Corelli (Music to bring peace, calm and tranquillity)

The melodies of Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713) shine for their concision, lucidity of thought and form, aristocratic touch and dignity of style. This illustrious composer presents in the Concerto Grosso No. VIII his version of the Christmas peace, for he composed it for the celebration of this holy date.

Corelli, composer and violinist, wrote many pieces for violin and orchestra, including the famous 12 Concerti Grossi. In this video, the adagio from Concerto VIII, one of the most beautiful melodies composed for Christmas, is played on the harpsichord.

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