Handel Largo from Xerxes HWV 40 (Ombra mai fu)
George Frideric Händel - Serse (Xerxes), HWV 40: Act I. Largo. 'Ombra mai fu'. Arranged and recorded with real live orchestra, exclusively for Shockwave-Sound.com.
|Track ID number:||19700|
|Moods/Emotions:||Melancholic / Nostalgic / Wistful -- Passionate / Emotional / Melodramatic -- Reflective / Thoughtful / Introspective|
|Suggested Production Types:||Historical: Older History / Ancient -- Period Drama / Melodrama|
|Prominent Instruments:||Full orchestra|
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|Artist:||Händel, George Frideric -- Shockwave-Sound Royalty Free|
|Composer:||Händel, Georg Friedrich|
|PRO / Non-PRO Track?||Non PRO (What's this?)|
|WAV file bit depth:||HD / 24-Bit and CD-quality / 16-bit (What's this?)|
|CD-collection containing this track:|| Music collection: Classical Favorites, Vol. 5 |
George Frideric Handel
February 23, 1685 – April 14, 1759
German organist, violinist, and composer George Frideric Handel contributed an immense amount of work to classical music. He composed operas, oratorios, organ concerti, instrumental pieces, and church music.
His first studies in music began in Halle. He continued pursuing composition in Hamburg, Italy, and later London, where he settled. Nobility of various stature supported him, including Queen Anne of England.
Handel founded a number of companies to showcase his operatic works. His success was uneven, and Handel eventually abandoned Italian opera completely. Thereafter he shifted to choral works, and found fame with Music for the Royal Fireworks, and The Messiah the following year.
After Handel died in 1759, his operas faded from popularity. His work remained vital, however, and was studied by luminaries such as Mozart and Beethoven. In particular, he is admired for conveying power and emotion though simple methods.
Royal Fireworks Music / Water Music
Concertos for Organ and Orchestra
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