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 Water Music , Music for the Royal Fireworks and Messiah remaining steadfastly popular. [6] 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.


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