|提及的人：||George Frideric Handel; William Boyce; Thomas Augustine Arne|
Simon Preston; Caroline Speed; Nicholas Keen; Allan Tyrer; Ivor Richardson; Stanley Sadie; Bamber Gascoigne; Anthony Cash; Bob Bee; Films for the Humanities (Firm); Granada Television International.; Channel Four (Great Briatin); Combattimento Instrumental Ensemble.; London Classical Players.
|餘額：||Written and presented by Bamber Gascoigne ; musical adviser, Stanley Sadie ; rostrum camera, Ivor Richardson ; film editors, Allan Tyrer, Nicholas Keen ; research, Caroline Speed.|
|表演者：||Performers: London Classical Players, Combattimento Instructional Ensemble ; Simon Preston (organ), et al.|
|描述：||1 videocassette (53 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 1/2 in.|
|叢書名：||Man and music.|
|其他題名：||Voice of Britannia.|
|責任：||Granada Television International in association with Channel Four ; producer, Tony Cash ; director, Bob Bee.|
Handel's Messiah (spectacularly performed in Westminster Abbey, near Handel'a tomb in the Poet's Corner) characterized British taste and style toward the mid-eighteen century : dramatic and ornate yet religious, in English (nationalistic self-congratulation was the mood) and large in every way. The program sets the historical stage, explains who employed Handel and how his talents as composer and virtuoso organist were utilized, and discusses the work and importance of Arne and Boyce. Performances include sections from Handel's Samson and Jepthe, as well as selections from the works of Arne and Boyce.