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The Music of George Frideric Handel

Classical stock music composed by HandelGeorg Friedrich Händel (1685 -1759) was a German-born English composer of the late Baroque era.  During his lifetime he was famous for his operas, oratorios, and instrumental compositions. He wrote the most famous of all oratorios, Messiah (1741),

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 Messiah, Water Music, and Music for the Royal Fireworks remaining steadfastly popular.  One of his four coronation anthems, Zadok the Priest (1727), composed for the coronation of George II, has been performed at every subsequent British coronation, traditionally during the sovereign’s anointing. Another of his English oratorios, Solomon (1748), has also remained popular, with the Sinfonia that opens act 3 (known more commonly as “The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba”) featuring at the 2012 London Olympics opening ceremony. Handel composed more than forty operas in over thirty years, and since the late 1960s, with the revival of baroque music and historically informed musical performance, interest in Handel’s operas has grown.

Browse our recordings of Handel’s music

Messiah (Complete)

License Handel’s most famous oratorio, Messiah

Choral & Vocal Works

License tracks from Handel’s numerous operas and oratorios.

Instrumental Works

License Handel’s chamber music.

Handel Albums

Album sets contain a compilation of several tracks which can be licensed as a package with all Standard License rights.

Messiah (Complete) G. F. Handel

Handel's Messiah Stock Music Library

Handel Oratorio Selections, Volume 1

Handel Oratorio Selections, Volume 2