Happy (belated) Birthday, Handel

Okay, so it’s not really a birthday, it’s one of those anniversary of his birth, as of yesterday, 325 years ago. whoopee and all that.

Hey, Handel was a world-class composer, and he wrote some music every one of us has heard (The Messiah, anyone?) and some many have heard (Water Music, Royal Fireworks) and a lot of it that’s obscure (“Zadok, the Priest”).

So pull some Handel from your shelves, and get listening. I am.

About Rick Robinson

Enjoying life in Portland, OR
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5 Responses to Happy (belated) Birthday, Handel

  1. Todd Mason says:

    Not a great fan of the “Water Music,” but definitely of Handel, a very good argument for welcoming immigrants all by himself. Thanks for the reminder.

  2. Patti Abbott says:

    One of my husband’s favorites. I like the romantic composers better. Handel, Haydn, their musuc always sound like court music to my ears.

  3. Carl V. says:


    Just kidding! At least I resisted all the ‘handel’ puns that are coursing through my head.

    I love his Messiah, beautiful stuff.

  4. Jeff Meyerson says:

    Today is also Abe Vigoda’s birthday, in case you were wondering.


  5. Richard says:

    Weren’t he and Handel related?

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