History Music / GeorgeFredericHandel

19th May '16 3:26:20 AM Jeduthun
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* SenseLossSadness: "Total Eclipse" from ''Samson'', which thanks to RealitySubtext became a literal TearJerker for the composer (and the audience) when he lost his own sight.
17th May '16 9:45:08 AM Jeduthun
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* {{Oratorio}}: The genre he is probably best known for, thanks to ''Messiah''.
18th Apr '16 10:50:29 AM eroock
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-->''"I thought I saw the face of God."''
-->-After composing the Hallelujah chorus for ''Messiah''

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-->''"I ->''"I thought I saw the face of God."''
-->-After -->-- After composing the Hallelujah chorus for ''Messiah''
24th Nov '15 6:51:17 AM cathaltwomey93@gmail.com
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** The title heroine in ''Susanna'' sings a dignified lament by the title character whose middle section is interrupted by the impatient blusterings of another character. Then she ''goes back to the first section to finish the aria anyway''.

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** The title heroine in ''Susanna'' sings a dignified lament by the title character whose middle section is interrupted by the impatient blusterings of another character. Then she ''goes back to the first section to finish the aria anyway''.
19th Nov '15 7:06:47 PM MoonByte
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* StandardSnippet: The Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah is probably THE best-known piece from Handel, especially since modern comedies love using it.
17th May '15 11:04:40 PM nombretomado
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* AwesomeMomentOfCrowning: He wrote the coronation anthem "Zadok the Priest" for the coronation of [[TheHouseOfHanover George II]] in 1727. It proved so popular that it has been used at every coronation ever since.

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* AwesomeMomentOfCrowning: He wrote the coronation anthem "Zadok the Priest" for the coronation of [[TheHouseOfHanover [[UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfHanover George II]] in 1727. It proved so popular that it has been used at every coronation ever since.
3rd May '15 10:38:00 PM nombretomado
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* ClassicalMythology: The basis for several of his operas, oratorios and cantatas.

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* ClassicalMythology: Myth/ClassicalMythology: The basis for several of his operas, oratorios and cantatas.



* GreekChorus: In a lot of the oratorios, particularly (and unsurprisingly) the ones based on [[ClassicalMythology Classical Mythology]].

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* GreekChorus: In a lot of the oratorios, particularly (and unsurprisingly) the ones based on [[ClassicalMythology Classical Mythology]].Myth/ClassicalMythology.
6th Apr '15 7:25:57 PM Luprand
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** The chorus "All We, Like Sheep" from ''The Messiah'' starts off quite cheerfully, with layered melismas making the music sound as though the whole choir is on a whirlgig. And then the music draws to a dead halt and the second half of the chorus is slow and somber in a minor key.
11th Mar '15 11:26:15 AM Patachou
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He is mentioned as being dead in the song "Decomposing Composers" by Creator/MichaelPalin sang on Creator/MontyPython's ''Audioplay/MontyPythonsContractualObligationAlbum''.
8th Feb '15 9:19:48 PM Jeduthun
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* BlindMusician: Händel lost his vision later in life, but [[DeafComposer kept on composing and performing]]. On one occasion, Sir John Stanley—also blind—was scheduled to be the keyboardist for a concert that Handel was supposed to conduct. Händel, when told of it, [[DeadpanSnarker said]], "[[AsTheGoodBookSays Don't you know your Scripture]]? If the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the pit."
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