George Frederick Handel and the Hallelujah Chorus

George Frederick Handel (23 February 1685 – 14 April 1759) was a German-English Baroque author who was brought into the world in Halle, Germany (Halle is the biggest city in the German State of Saxony-Anhalt.) Handel moved to Hamburg in 1703 subsequent to being unsatisfied as the organist at the nearby Protestant basilica. He got a situation as violin player and harpsichordist in the symphony of the drama house. In 1706 Handel went to Italy at the greeting of Gian Gastone de’ Medici, whom Handel had met in 1703/1704 in Hamburg. In 1710, Handel moved to Hanover Germany to become Kapellmeister to George, Elector of Hanover, who might become King George I of Great Britain in 1714. In that year Handel moved back to London and remained there for a very long time with yearly compensation for the remainder of his life.

Handels was affected by his dad and the duke: Handels father needed him to turn into a legal advisor and have nothing to do with music or playing an instruments anyway a clavichord was snuck in with suppressed strings so his dad would not have the option to hear him play. His dad took him to Weissenfels where his playing on the house of prayer organ pulled in the consideration of the duke. The duke was astounded by Handels capacities in the sanctuary that he demanded that Handel be permitted to examine music. The duke figured it would be a wrongdoing to loot the universe Father George Rutler of such virtuoso.

Handel composed numerous works including:

Shows eg. Araphina which acquired him notoriety Italy in 1709 and Rinaldo which got him popularity London in 1711

Sensational Oratorios eg The Messiah in 1741 which is popular all around the planet and Athalia in 1742 which is celebrated in Dublin

100 Cantatas and 20 Chamber Duets

Church Music eg. Gloria Patri (1707), Funeral Anthem (1707)

Symphony eg. Water Music (1717),

Instrumental And Chamber Music ~ Including 9 Trio Sonatas, 5 Concerti for Orchestra.

Vocal Music eg. Tribute for the Birthday of Queen Anne (1713)


An oratorio is a melodic play dependent on a book of scriptures story or sacred writing. It utilizes chorales, groups and performances to recount a story and generally an organ or ensemble goes with the artists. Oratorios are not carried on with ensembles or props. The Messiah is an oratorio. You come and hear it out or chime in to it close to Christmas time. This is on the grounds that The Messiah is about Christs’ life and Christmas Day is his birthday.

The Messiah:

In 1741 Handel started putting Charles Jennens’ Biblical lyrics to music, and after 24 days Messiah was finished (August 22 – September 14). The Messiah was composed on the grounds that Handel was debilitate with his drama composing and subsequent to being sent lyrics from Charles Jennings Handel felt motivated and quickly started combining the work with a good soundtrack. Legend says that when Handel had completed his work, a worker of his heard him shout “Glory be Chorus,” “I figured I saw all of paradise before me and the incomparable God Himself!”