Handel Remixed – Barbican London

Handel Remixed - Barbican London

In 2009 Craig Armstrong was one of four modern composers invited to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the death of one of Germany’s greatest composers George Frederic Handel, at the Handel Remixed performance at London’s Barbican.

Craig chose Adagio e Staccato, from Handel’s Water Music, adding contemporary tension with lyrics from Don’t Leave Me This Way, which was also a hit for The Communards in the 1980s.

The piece was performed by the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, with conductor Harry Christophers and renowned counter tenor David Daniels providing vocals.