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Melanie Jackson

on 5 June 2013

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Transcript of Handel

By: Stephanie & Melanie George Frideric Handel EARLY LIFE Born: February 23, 1685
Halle, Brandenburg, Germany
Father: Georg Handel, discouraged his music career
Musical Education: Friedrich Wilhelm Zachow
Accomplishments: Played for Frederick I of Prussia at the age of 13 MIDDLE YEARS Italy MIDDLE YEARS Why: Became Kapellmeister to prince Georg
Where: London
What he did: Operas, Oratorios
Accomplishments: Utrecht Te Deum and Jubilate, Water Music, Zadok the Priest, Funeral Anthem for Queen Caroline,
and The Messiah OVERVIEW Ethnicity: German
Lived: Mostly England
Musical Period: Baroque
Influences: Italian and English Music
Famous Pieces: The Messiah, Water Music, and Music for the Royal Fireworks Why: Invited by Gian Gastone de' Medici
Where: Mostly Rome
What he did: Composed sacred music, Cantanas in pastoral style, 2 oratorios, 1st all Italian opera England LATE LIFE Where: London, England
Family: No wife or children
What he did: Didn't compose much,
Did a lot of charity work
Died: 1759 at the age of 74
Accomplishments: Music for the Royal Fireworks TOP 5 PEICES 1. The Messiah (hallelujah chorus)
2. Water Music
3. Music for the Royal Fireworks
4. Zadok the Priest
5. Funeral Anthem for Queen Caroline
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