Sheet Music: Eternal Source of Light Divine

TitleEternal Source of Light Divine
from Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne
Opus numberHWV 74
ComposerGeorge Frideric Handel (1685–1759)
InstrumentationFlute and Organ
KeyD major
RangeA4–B5
Time signature4/4
Tempo46 BPM
Performance time3:20
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2018-05-22
Last updated2018-05-22
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Categories
Baroque, Wedding music

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Tuesday 22 May 2018

Tune of the Day: Eternal Source of Light Divine

by G.F. Handel, transcribed for flute and keyboard

“Eternal source of light divine” is the first line of the Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne, a secular cantata by George Frideric Handel. It was probably composed for a performance on 6 February 1713, Queen Anne's birthday, although there is no record of the performance having actually taken place.

On 19 May 2018, the piece was performed as the processional music for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Thanks to Dawn for suggesting this piece!