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Han·del(hăn′dl), George Frideric 1685-1759.
German-born British composer whose works include the orchestral Water Music (1717) and the oratorio Messiah (1742).
Han·del′i·an (hăn-dē′lē-ən, -dēl′yən, -dĕl′ē-ən, -dĕl′yən) adj.
(Biography) George Frederick. German name Georg Friedrich Händel. 1685–1759, German composer, resident in England, noted particularly for his oratorios, including the Messiah (1741) and Samson (1743). Other works include over 40 operas, 12 concerti grossi, organ concertos, chamber and orchestral music, esp Water Music (1717)
George Frideric (Georg Friedrich Händel), 1685–1759, German composer, in England after 1712.
Han•del′i•an (-ˈdi li ən) adj.
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|Noun||1.||Handel - a prolific British baroque composer (born in Germany) remembered best for his oratorio Messiah (1685-1759)|
|2.||Handel - the music of Handel|
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner