Definition of Handel

1. Noun. A prolific British baroque composer (born in Germany) remembered best for his oratorio Messiah (1685-1759).

Exact synonyms: Georg Friedrich Handel, George Frederick Handel, George Frideric Handel
Generic synonyms: Composer
Derivative terms: Handelian



2. Noun. The music of Handel.
Generic synonyms: Music

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Han
Han Chinese
Han dynasty
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Hancock
Hancock's amputation
Hancocks
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Hand-Schuller-Christian disease
Hand of Fatima
Hand of God
Hand of Miriam
Handan
Handcock
Handel
Handelian
Handlanger Corps
Handy
Hanes plot
Hanford
Hang
Hangaza
Hangchou
Hangchow
Hangeul
Hanghang
Hanging Gardens of Babylon
Hangul
Hangzhou

Literary usage of Handel

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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 ..."

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