George Frideric Handel was a German, later British baroque composer who spent the bulk of his career in London, becoming well known for his operas, oratorios, anthems, and organ concertos. Handel received critical training in Halle, Hamburg and Italy before settling in London in 1712; he became a naturalised British subject in 1727. He was strongly influenced both by the great composers of the Italian Baroque and the middle-German polyphonic choral tradition.
Born the same year as Johann Sebastian Bach and Domenico Scarlatti, Handel is regarded as one of the greatest composers of the Baroque era, with works such as Water Music, Music for the Royal Fireworks and Messiah remaining steadfastly popular.
Oratorium für Soli, gemischten Chor, Orchester und Basso continuo
Erste kritische Ausgabe (Fassungen von 1747 und 1758/59)
Urtext Stuttgarter Händel-Ausgaben
for: 4 soloists (SMezTB), mixed choir (SATB), orchestra, basso continuo
Ode for St. Cecilia's Day (Ode zu Ehren der Heiligen Cäcilie) (Urtextausgabe) (Urtext)
for: 3 soloists (STB), mixed choir (SSATTB), orchestra, basso continuo