George Frideric Handel (1685 – 1759) was a German baroque composer. He spent most of his career in London and became famous for his oratorios, operas, anthems, and organ compositions. Handel was born in the same year as Johann Sebastian Bach and Domenico Scarlatti, and he is commonly hailed as one of the most important composers of the Baroque era. His most notable works include: “Water Music”, “Music for the Royal Fireworks”, and “Messiah”. This book contains one of George Handel's most famous compositions, “Messiah, HWV56”, a solo piano oratorio written in 1741. Featuring large, clear note heads and wide margins, this edition is perfect for studying and following the music. Classic Music Collection constitutes an extensive library of the most well-known and universally-enjoyed works of classical music ever composed, reproduced from authoritative editions for the enjoyment of musicians and music students the world over.
By George Frideric Handel