Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne by George Frideric Handel


'''''Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne''''' (HWV 74) is a secular cantata composed by George Frideric Handel to a libretto by Ambrose Philips, of which the first line, "'''Eternal source of light divine'''", provides an alternative title for the work. It was probably composed during January 1713 for a performance on 6 February 1713, although there is no record of the performance having actually taken place. Other catalogues of Handel's music have referred to the work as HG xlviA; and HHA i/6.