Definition of Handel
1. Noun. A prolific British baroque composer (born in Germany) remembered best for his oratorio Messiah (1685-1759).
Generic synonyms: Composer
Derivative terms: Handelian
2. Noun. The music of Handel.
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Literary usage of Handel
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1890)
"In 1688 his father was appointed surgeon and 'Kammerdiener' to Duke Johann Adolf I of Weissenfels, and before handel was seven years old he went with his ..."
2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"For a considerable time handel was not allowed to appear at court, and it was only ... Commissioned by the latter, handel wrote his celebrated Water- ..."
3. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"In Italy handel produced two operas, Rodrigo and Agrippina, ... handel at the time contemplated a visit to England, and he accepted this offer on condition ..."
4. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1894)
"handel: MAN AND MUSICIAN. [Born '23d February 1685; died Hth April 1759.] handel ! It would be impossible to find a more popular name than this in the whole ..."
5. Music: A Monthly Magazine Devoted to the Art, Science, Technic and by William Smythe Babcock Mathews (1900)
"Ten years ago some of our most serious-minded musicians were debating among themselves whether the Englishman's excessive worship of handel was a good thing ..."