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About 'Pastoral Symphony from Messiah'
Handel, George Frideric (biography)
1685 , Halle
1759 , London
Important composer from the Baroque period who became a British citizen in 1726. He wrote many operas and oratorios, including the popular Messiah.
Known as Pastoral Symphony, this is actually a movement evoking "the shepherds abiding in the fields" from Georg Friedrich Handel's oratorio Messiah.