Andrew Gant

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.

Interviews with Andrew Gant

The best books on Handel, recommended by Andrew Gant

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.

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