Augusta, Princess of Wales et al. in Foundling Hospital, London - May, 1749

from The History and Objects of the Foundling Hospital , page 107:

The Prince and Princess of Wales, with a great number of persons of quality and distinction, were at the Chapel of the Foundling Hospital, to hear several pieces of vocal and instrumental music composed by George Frederick Handel, Esq., for the benefit of the foundation. 1st. The music of the late Fire Works, and the anthem on the Peace; 2nd. Select pieces from the Oratorio of Solomon, relating to the dedication of the temple; and 3rd. Several pieces composed for the occasion, the words taken from Scripture, applicable to the charity and its benefactors. There was no collection, but the …   more >>

cite as

John Brownlow and W. S. Wintle, The History and Objects of the Foundling Hospital (London, 1881), p. 107. accessed: 24 June, 2024

location of experience: Foundling Hospital, London


Augusta, Princess of Wales
Frederick, Prince of Wales

Listening to

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written by George Frideric Handel
Music for the Royal Fireworks
written by George Frideric Handel

Experience Information

Date/Time May, 1749
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Quoted by Brownlow from The Gentleman's Magazine, May 1749.

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Fri, 02 Dec 2022 12:18:39 +0000
Approved on Fri, 02 Dec 2022 12:20:14 +0000