Handel, George Frideric

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Born: Halle, Saxony, February 23, 1685

Died: London, April 14, 1759

Major Works:

  • Choral Music:
    • Messiah, Israel in Egypt, oratorios
  • Orchestral Music:
    • 12 concerti grossi, Op. 6
    • Water Music
  • Piano Music:
    • The Harmonious Blacksmith
  • Other Works:
    • Saul, Semele, Samson, Ode for St. Cecelia's Day, and Judas Maccabaeus, oratorios
    • Acis and Galatea, masque
    • Fireworks Music, suite for orchestra
    • concertos for organ
    • concertos for various instruments and orchestra
    • sonatas for violin
    • sonatas for viola
    • sonatas for oboe
    • string trios
    • suites, chaconnes, fugues, for piano

Source: Cross, Milton, and David Ewen. 1962. Milton Cross' Encyclopedia of the Great Composers and Their Music. Garden City, New York: Doubleday.

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