Definitions for handelˈhæn dl
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Handel, George Frideric Handel, George Frederick Handel, Georg Friedrich Handel(noun)
a prolific British baroque composer (born in Germany) remembered best for his oratorio Messiah (1685-1759)
the music of Handel
HANDEL was the code-name for the UK's National Attack Warning System in the Cold War. It consisted of a small console consisting of two microphones, lights and gauges. The reason behind this was to provide a back-up if anything failed. If an enemy air strike was detected, a key on the left hand side of the console would be turned and two lights would come on. Then the operator would press & hold down a red button and give the message: The message would be sent to the police by the telephone carrier wave frequencies used for the speaking clock, who would in turn activate the air attack sirens using the local telephone lines. The rationale was to kill two birds with one stone, as it reduced running costs and the telephone lines were under constant test by sharing with a public service. That means a fault could be detected in time to give a warning. A HANDEL Warning console can be seen at the Imperial War Museum in London among their cold war exhibits, alongside the warning apparatus used by Kent Police.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
musical composer, born at Halle; distinguished for his musical ability from his earliest years; was sent to Berlin to study when he was 14; began his musical career as a performer at Hamburg in 1703; produced his first opera in 1704; spent six years in Italy, devoting himself to his profession the while; came, on invitation, to England in 1710, where, being well received, he resolved to remain, and where, year after year—as many as nearly fifty of them—he added to his fame by his diligence as a composer; he produced a number of operas and oratorios; among the latter may be noted his "Saul," his "Samson," and "Judas Maccabæus," and pre-eminently the "Messiah," his masterpiece, and which fascinates with a charm that appeals to and is appreciated by initiated and uninitiated alike (1684-1759).
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