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The conqu'ring hero chorus

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The Edinburgh International Festival is beginning with a controversial performance of a work celebrating the defeat of the Jacobites at Culloden.

Judas Maccabaeus by Handel was first performed in 1747, just a year after the battle and includes a famous tribute to the Duke of Cumberland in the "conqu'ring hero" chorus.

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