George Frideric Handel

George ~Songwriter (1685–1759)

~(born February 23, 1685, Hale, Brandenburg [Germany]—died April 14, 1759, London, England)



  • He was the Kapellmeister (person in charge of music) for George, Elector of Hanover. This ‘George’ became George I, King of England. So Handel became the offical composer for the King.
  • ‘Zadok the Priest’ was written for the coronation of George II in 1727. It has been used at every British coronation ever since!
  • ‘Music for the Royal Fireworks’ was written to go with a fireworks display.
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