The musician and composer is a lecturer in music at St. Peter’s College, Oxford. He was Organist, Choirmaster and Composer at the Chapel Royal for 13 years (until 2013), and directed music at many state occassions. He has published Christmas Carols, from Village Green to Church Choir, and O Sing Unto the Lord: a History of English Church Music. His book, The Making of Handel’s Messiah, was published by Bodleian Library Publishing in 2020.
Books by Andrew Gant
Interviews with Andrew Gant
Handel: The Man and His Music
by Jonathan Keates
Handel and the English Chapel Royal
by Donald Burrows
Charles Jennens: The Man Behind Handel's Messiah
by Ruth Smith
A General History of Music: From the Earliest Ages to the Present Period
by Charles Burney
The Autobiography and Correspondence of Mary Granville, Mrs Delany
by Mary Delany
George Frideric Handel was born near Leipzig, became established in Italy, and ended life as England’s national treasure. Andrew Gant—author of a new book on Handel’s most famous composition—selects the five best texts for gaining an understanding of Handel’s life and work, and explains why opera divas were the premiership footballers of the Baroque period.
Think you’re not interested in church music? Think again. Read this interview and you’ll soon find yourself ordering some books about it too. And a Happy Christmas from your editors at Five Books.