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Great Composers: George Frideric Handel


Baroque composer George Frideric Handel was born on the 23rd of February 1685, the same year as Bach, in Halle, Germany. George was the son of a barber-surgeon. His father had definite plans for his son. He wanted George to become a lawyer, but George loved music. His father would not even permit him to own a musical instrument.

When he was 7 years old, George's aunt gave him a spinet (an early harpsichord that had a single keyboard and only one string for each note.) George and his aunt hid the spinet in the attic and whenever George had a chance he would go to the attic to play.

One day, George's father brought him to the court. There, George had an opportunity to play the organ. When the Duke heard George play, he commanded Handel's father to see to it that George had the best possible training in music. Eventually, Handel became the official composer for the King.

Great Composers: George Frideric Handel is the fifth of our series of incredible composers. What a great way to introduce your children to classical music. Each eBook in this series is meant to not be overwhelming. They provide a springboard into the world of music. Each includes a biography, timeline, fascinating facts, puzzle, lapbook, and coloring pages.

We hope your child enjoys their journey into classical music!

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This title was added to our catalog on February 16, 2016.