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Handel, George Frideric

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A German-born composer, who became a naturalized British subject; born 1685, and died 1759. Best known for his operas, oratorios, and concertos; a list might include his Messiah (with its Hallelujah Chorus), Water Music, Music for the Royal Fireworks, organ concertos, and his works for keyboard, such as The Harmonious Blacksmith.
  • American Handel Society

    Promotes study of the life, works, and times of George Frideric Handel, and encourages performance of his music. Provides details of membership, conferences, details of grants and awards, and a newsletter.

  • The Czech Handel Society

    Formed to promote performance and study of the works of Handel and Baroque Europe. Includes details of publications, concerts and lectures, and the society's projects.

  • GFHandel.org

    A project dedicated to the great baroque composer; includes a substantial library of biographical and musicological resources, discography, publications, links, and details of The Handel Institute.

  • Handel House Museum

    The composer's home in London, UK, where he composed the Messiah, Zadok the Priest and Music for the Royal Fireworks. Includes a visitor guide, events list, and an archive of the celebration of the 250th anniversary of his death.

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