This scarce book was first published in 1908 and aims to explore points of biography or history where Handel’s work touched that of other musicians. Its 233 pages contain a wealth of information and anecdote on the subject and are liberally interspersed with sections of Handel’s works. Thoroughly recommended for inclusion on the bookshelf of musicians and music historians alike. Contents Include: Handel’s Influence; Conventionalism and Opera; Minor Criticisms; Foreign Material; A Medley of Parallels; Acknowledgment; Contemporary Usage; Hawkins and Burney; Enemies; The Counter-Argument; Possible Reasons; The Italian MSS; First Sketch; Trifling Objections; Chance or Design; The Chain; The ‘Urio’ Te Deum; The ‘Stradilla’ Serenata; The ‘Erba’ Magnificat; Appendix – Bach’s Indebtedness to Handl’s Almira; Notes; Chronological Table. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.