Handel, at the Court of Kings

Handel, at the Court of Kings

Publisher: Zeezok Pub/Book Peddler
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This biography details Handel’s strange boyhood, clouded by the fact that his father did not want him to become a musician, and his later years when, thanks to the patronage of the Duke of Saxe-Weissenfels, his music was played before the greatest music lovers of Europe. The selections of Handel’s music included here are those best understood and most apt to be mastered by young musicians.

Paperback, 168 pages, by Opal Wheeler

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759) was born Georg Friedrich Handel in Halle, Germany, but he spent most of his adult life in England, where at age 42 he became a subject of the British Crown and adopted the new spelling of his name by which he is known today   His father wanted him to study law, which he did for a time, but gave it up because of his love for music. By age 7 he was already a skillful organist and pianist.  He is famous for compositions of 42 operas, 29 Oratorios, and more than 120 cantatas, trios and duets.  He wrote an anthem (Zadok the Priest) for the coronation ceremony of King Geoge II (1727) which has been played for every British coronation ceremony since that time.  His most famous work is the "Messiah Oratorio" with its "Hallelujah" chorus.

Book Title Handel, at the Court of Kings
Publisher: Zeezok Pub/Book Peddler
This biography details Handel’s strange boyhood, clouded by the fact that his father did not want him to become a musician, and his later years when, thanks to the patronage of the Duke of Saxe-Weissenfels, his music was played before the greatest music lovers of Europe. The selections of Handel’s music included here are those best understood and most apt to be mastered by young musicians.

Paperback, 168 pages, by Opal Wheeler

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759) was born Georg Friedrich Handel in Halle, Germany, but he spent most of his adult life in England, where at age 42 he became a subject of the British Crown and adopted the new spelling of his name by which he is known today   His father wanted him to study law, which he did for a time, but gave it up because of his love for music. By age 7 he was already a skillful organist and pianist.  He is famous for compositions of 42 operas, 29 Oratorios, and more than 120 cantatas, trios and duets.  He wrote an anthem (Zadok the Priest) for the coronation ceremony of King Geoge II (1727) which has been played for every British coronation ceremony since that time.  His most famous work is the "Messiah Oratorio" with its "Hallelujah" chorus.