Who's twerkier... Handel or Beyonce?
Who's twerkier... Handel or Beyonce?
When we ran our World’s Favourite Festival vote recently, we held a competition in which voters had to choose one composer’s music to listen to were they stranded on a desert island. We were overwhlemed with your responses, but one which really made us chuckle came from a reader in Cardiff. She voted for Handel, stating “He makes me jiggier than Beyonce's twerky parts and more heartrendingly soulstricken than the lovechild of Mahler and Damien Rice.”

A worthy competition winner, we hope you'll agree!

This set our minds racing and, with thanks for this suggestion, we offer Handel’s best twerky bits in tribute.



Il delirio amoroso - the opening sonata:

Concerto grosso Op.6 no. 11

Music for the Royal Fireworks: Bourrée

Giulio Cesare: “Non disperar” - featuring actual twerking in Handel at Glyndebourne! 

Water Music Suite no. 3: Minuet & Gigues at the Proms

Acis and Galatea: “Oh, ruddier than the cherry”

Solomon: “The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba”

Semele: Sinfonia Act II

What's your favourite 'twerky' Handel? Post your comments below.