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Book: Charles Jennens: The Man Behind Handel's Messiah - Ruth Smith
Librettist of some of Handel’s greatest oratorios, Charles Jennens was also a pioneering Shakespeare editor, a generous benefactor and friend, a political outsider and a complex personality. With over 60 illustrations, many never previously published, this is the first ever biography of the man who originated Handel’s Messiah.
Book: George Frideric Handel. A Life with Friends - Ellen T. Harris
An intimate portrait of Handel’s life and inner circle, modeled after one of the composer’s favorite forms: the fugue.
During his lifetime, the sounds of Handel’s music reached from court to theater, echoed in cathedrals, and filled crowded taverns, but the man himself is a bit of a mystery. Though he took meticulous care of his musical manuscripts and even provided for their preservation on his death, very little of an intimate nature survives.
One document—Handel’s will—offers us a narrow window into his personal life. In it, he remembers not only family and close colleagues but also neighborhood friends. In search of the private man behind the public figure, Ellen T. Harris has spent years tracking down the letters, diaries, personal accounts, legal cases, and other documents connected to these bequests. The result is a tightly woven tapestry of London in the first half of the eighteenth century, one that interlaces vibrant descriptions of Handel’s music with stories of loyalty, cunning, and betrayal.
Book: George Frideric Handel. Ein Hallenser In London - Julia Semmer
Exclusively sold here!
This German language book traces Handel’s journey from Halle to London, exploring his relationship with the Royal Family, his place in Georgian society and his life at 25 Brook Street. With over 60 illustrations.
Book: Handel House Companion Guide
No. 25 Brook Street is one of the most significant addresses in the history of music. This guide explores Handel, his life, his work and his London home.
Book: Handel: The Man and his Music - Jonathan Keates
Jonathan Keates original biography of Handel was hailed as a masterpiece on its publication in 1985. This fully revised and updated new edition - published to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the composers death - charts in detail Handel's life, from his youth in Germany, through his brilliantly successful Italian sojourn, to the opulence and squalor of Georgian London where he made his permanent home.
Book: Hendrix at Home - Christian Lloyd
Our new Hendrix Flat Exhibition book. Exclusively sold here!
Jimi Hendrix called the flat at 23 Brook Street, in London's Mayfair, 'my first real home of my own'. He arrived here when his fame as the greatest rock guitarist of his era was at its height. But the period also marked a time of re-assessment for him, as he searched for new directions in which to take his life and his music.
By focusing on this key moment in Hendrix's extraordinary story, using extensive original research, Christian Lloyd's book brings a fresh perspective on our understanding of Jimi Hendrix, both as a man and as a musician.
Book: Jimi Hendrix in London - Steve Rodham
Book: Jimi Hendrix: The Stories Behind Every Song - David Stubbs
Book: London's Houses - Vicky Wilson
London has an amazing range of houses regularly open to the public, and this book covers them all. From workhouse to palace, London’s Houses spans six centuries and features architects from Inigo Jones to Ernö Goldfinger and a cast of characters including Queen Elizabeth I, Dr Johnson, Benjamin Franklin, G.F. Handel, William Morris and Jimi Hendrix. With architectural and social history, biographies and practical information, this book provides everything visitors need to plan a trip back through the ages.
Book: Museums & Galleries of London - Abigail Willis
Everyone knows London is the place to see the Crown Jewels, marvel at the Magna Carta and puzzle over the Rosetta Stone, but did you know it’s also where you can find the world’s oldest dress, Winston Churchill’s dentures, and the Laughing Cavalier? Not to mention the Marquess of Anglesey’s leg, and the mortal remains of Florence Nightingale’s pet tortoise.
Whether you’re a long-time resident or first time visitor, London’s inspirational museums and galleries are a brilliant way of exploring the capital and this newly updated pocket guide provides all the information you’ll need to unlock this city-sized cabinet of curiosities.
Book: Pocket Guide to Handel - Edward Blakeman
The Faber Pocket Guide to Handel offers a detailed but accessible exploration of George Frederick Handel, his composition, and his legacy.
Edward Blakeman assesses how Handel's works have stood the test of time and why they can still speak thrillingly to us today. With recommendations throughout for listening, further reading, and web surfing, this is the ideal guide for music lovers who want to discover the great composer for themselves.
Book: Room Full of Mirrors. A Biography of Jimi Hendrix - Charles R. Cross
Jimi Hendrix lived an outrageous life, from his troubled childhood in Seattle's projects to meteoric success in swinging London and a tragically early death. This book is full of infamous tales of his life but it also reveals a man who privately craved the kind of normal family life he never had. Charles R. Cross has created a moving and revealing portrait of the man behind the myth.
Book: Starting at Zero - Jimi Hendrix
Despite spending just four years in the spotlight, the sheer impact and originality of Jim Hendrix's music placed him for ever among the musical giants.
Modest and intensely private, Jimi was shrouded in intrigue from the moment he came into the public eye, and the mystery has only grown with time. Much has been written about him by fans and critics. He did, however, leave his own account of himself in his many interviews, lyrics, writings, poems, diaries and even stage raps. Starting At Zero brings all these elements together. The result is an intimate, funny and poetic memoir - one that tells, for the first time, Jimi's own story as only he could tell it.
Book: Through Gypsy Eyes - Kathy Etchingham
Faustina Bordoni Hanging Decoration
G.F. Handel Hanging Decoration
Handel & Hendrix in London Lanyard
Handel & Hendrix in London Tote Bag
Handel House Watercolour - Magnet
Handel Scented Candle
Specially made for Handel & Hendrix in London by Lucy Annabella Organics, these candles allow you to step back in time to mid-18th century London and experience the house where Handel composed some of his greatest works. The fragrance is inspired by Handel's love of Hot Chocolate and the Pine scent symbolic of the Georgian era.
Handel Signature Mug
Plastic keyring featuring detail the exquisite Handel House Kennedy harpsichord. This instrument is based on the “Ruckers” harpsichord that Handel had at 25 Brook Street.
Hendrix Badge Set
Specially made for us by Lucy Annabella Organics, these candles allow you to step back in time to 60s London and experience the room where Jimi Hendrix slept, partied, wrote music in.
This fragrance is inspired by the sandalwood scent Hendrix often wore and the whiskey he drank.
Hendrix Flat Poster 1
A3 sized poster of Jimi Hendrix in his flat in Brook Street, taken in 1969.
Hendrix Flat Poster 2
Hendrix Isle of Wight Poster
Hendrix T-Shirt (Men's) - Isle of Wight Festival 1970 Lineup
Hendrix T-Shirt (Men's) - Ronnie Wood Portrait
Hendrix T-Shirt (Women's) - Foxy Lady
Magnet - 23 & 25 Brook Street Illustration
Map of London
Postcard Bundle - Handel House
Postcard Bundle - Hendrix
HB wood pencil with eraser in red. This pencil is decorated with Handel’s signature in white and makes an ideal small souvenir of the composer’s home.
Signed Roger Mayer Octavia Guitar Pedal