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Definition British baroque composer (born in Germany) remembered best for his oratorio Messiah (1685-1759)
  • Each year during the Christmas season, thousands of people join at the Music Center to sing Handel's Messiah.
  • The school was on Hunter Street, but we students lived in quarters on Handel Street, where we had our own rooms.
    Gloria Whelan  --  Listening for Lions
  • Bach was the most famous composer in the world and so was Handel.
    Richard Lederer  --  A Brief History of the World
  • Ecod, he saws away at Mozart and Handel and the rest of the big-wigs like a thorough workman.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • A performance of Handel's 'Messiah at Westminster Abbey was "sublime beyond description," she wrote to Jefferson.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • She played Lentement—a movement from the Suite in D/G of Handel's Water Music.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • At the opposite end of the building a five-thousand-voice choir sang Handel's "Hallelujah" chorus to the accompaniment of five hundred musicians.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • The girl with the face of a tapir played Handel's Largo on the violin, accompanied on the piano by the man from Mannheim.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • And Svensk Handel has also gotten into the game.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
  • Would you mind Handel for a familiar name?
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • " Their baby voices shrilled out in Handel's "Largo" and they knew it merely by the title of "Hymn.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • Darwin has no more destroyed the style of Job nor of Handel than Martin Luther destroyed the style of Giotto.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman
  • Just as he did so, the regal, celebrant strains of Handel's Water Music shimmered down the stairs from Sophie's room.
    William Styron  --  Sophie's Choice
  • First some Handel was played, noble and lovely music.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Steppenwolf
  • Her records, Grieg, Handel, the Beatles, Art Garfunkel, Bach, Liszt, thrown everywhere.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • We'd gone to hear Handel's Messiah together one Christmas at the Kennedy Center.
    James Patterson  --  Kiss the Girls
  • His favorite composer was Handel, but he adored also the music of Bach and in 1764 had taken tremendous delight in hearing the boy Mozart perform on the organ.
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
  • Beethoven was in a sense a 'free' artist—unlike the Baroque masters such as Bach and Handel, who composed their works to the glory of God, mostly in strict musical forms.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie's World
  • So charming may she now appear! and you the feathered choristers of nature, whose sweetest notes not even Handel can excell, tune your melodious throats to celebrate her appearance.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • "I know not what you call my bass," said Heyward, piqued at her remark, "but I know that your safety, and that of Cora, is far dearer to me than could be any orchestra of Handel's music."
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans

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