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... But Handel’s harmony affects the soul,
To sooth by sweetness, or by force controul;
And with like sounds as tune the rolling spheres,
So tunes the mind, that ev’ry sense has ears.
When jaundice jealousy, and carking care,
Or tyrant pride, or homicide despair,
The soul as on a rack in torture keep,
Those monsters Handel’s music lulls to sleep.

an anonymous poem in The Gentleman's Magazine (May 1740)


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'Handel', statue, Louis François Roubiliac

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Handel Institute – Grants for Staged Productions of Handel's Operas

The Handel Institute offers a grant of up to £5,000 towards a production of an opera by Handel. The next deadline is 30 November 2017.
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