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  • (noun): The music of Handel.
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HANDEL was the code-name for the UK's National Attack Warning System in the Cold War. It consisted of a small console consisting of two microphones, lights and gauges. The reason behind this was to provide a back-up if anything failed.

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List Of Operas By Handel - Overview
... Handel's earlier operas tended to be of a lighter nature, although there are intermittent moments, such as the prison scene from Almira (1705), which are highly dramatic ... Handel's music for his first operas in England was often derived from musical ideas and idioms found in his cantatas and other works written during his time spent in Italy (1706–09) ... In general, the orchestrations of Handel's earlier operas tended to be richer and smoother than in his later works, utilizing additional instruments like bassoons to achieve different tone colours ...
Lascia Ch'io Pianga
... Lascia ch'io pianga is a soprano aria by composer George Frideric Handel which has become a popular concert piece ... As an aria the piece was first used in Handel's 1707 oratorio Il trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno albeit with a different text and name, "Lascia la spina" ... Handel later recycled the work for his 1711 opera Rinaldo, giving the aria to the character Almirena (portrayed by soprano Isabella Girardeau in the opera's premiere) in Act II ...
Handel, Saskatchewan - Demographics
... Prior to January 31, 2007, Handel was a village, but it was restructured as a hamlet on that date ... In 2006, Handel had a population of 25 living in 7 dwellings, a 0.0% increase from 2001 ...
Handel's Coronation Anthems
... content of British coronations, the texts for all four anthems were picked by Handel—a personal selection from the most accessible account of an earlier coronation, that of James II of England in 1685 ... His first commission from Handel as a newly-naturalised British subject was to write the music for the coronation of George II of England and Queen Caroline which took place on 11 October the same year ... played in concerts and festivals even during Handel's own lifetime ...
Sarabande And Chaconne From Handel's Almira (Liszt)
... transcription of the Sarabande and Chaconne from Handel's opera Almira for piano solo (S.181) in 1879 for his English piano student Walter Bache to play at a Handel festival in England ... Liszt's decision to set Handel was probably due at least in part to please British audiences, for whom Handel was still the preeminent national composer ... the choice of subject matter was surprising, not only by being Handel instead of Bach but also from being taken from a Handel opera which was virtually ignored at the time ...

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    Herein is the explanation of the analogies, which exist in all the arts. They are the re-appearance of one mind, working in many materials to many temporary ends. Raphael paints wisdom, Handel sings it, Phidias carves it, Shakspeare writes it, Wren builds it, Columbus sails it, Luther preaches it, Washington arms it, Watt mechanizes it. Painting was called “silent poetry,” and poetry “speaking painting.” The laws of each art are convertible into the laws of every other.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)