Musical Borrowing
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[+] Rendall, Edward D. "The Influence of Henry Purcell on Handel, Traced in Acis and Galatea." The Musical Times 36 (May 1895): 293-296.

Handel undoubtedly turned to Purcell's works for guidance during his early years in England. Acis and Galatea, one of Handel's earliest works written for England, appears to be a manifestation of this influence. Although Handel never directly borrows from Purcell, an unmistakable likeness in feeling is present between passages of Acis and Galatea and passages from Purcell's secular works.

Index Classifications: 1700s

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