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Description: A James A Fitzpatrick film about the early years of the musician Handel
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Clip #: TFA-137C
Length: 10:32
Color: B/W
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1920s
Filmmaker: James A. Fitzpatrick
Subject: Musical Instruments
Original: 16mm
1920s, George Frideric Handel, composer, music, baroque, 18th Century, reenactments, blind senior Handel talking to boy and grandmother about his childhood, young Handel playing violin by fireplace, Handel's mother watching him play, Handel's father telling Handel to stop playing and breaking violin, young Handel sneaking out of room at night and crying about broken violin, young Handel opening window and uncovering and playing hidden spinet piano in attic, Handel's father yelling at him when he hears piano playing, young Handel fighting with father, Duke of Saxe giving money to young Handel and ordering father to support his musical talent, senior Handel telling boy's grandmother that he will support his musical education, senior Handel conducting Messiah and playing organ to himself, superimposed images of boys choir walking down stairs and singing Messiah, Handel conducting boys choir singing Messiah

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