Fuller-Maitland, John Alexander. The Age of Bach and Handel. Oxford: Clarendon Press,
Geck, Martin. Johann Sebastian Bach: Life and Work. New York: Harcourt. 2006.
Hogwood, Christopher. Handel. Bath: Pittman Press. 1984.
Nichols, Jeremy. The Great Composers. London: Quercus. 2008.
The text published by Music Academy Online (2008) provides an excellent overview of the life and work of Franz Joseph Haydn. Particularly, it demonstrates the influence which contemporaries of the baroque period often bore on one another, even across national boundaries. The article reports that it was when the Austrian composer traveled to London and took in Handel's Oratorio Messiah that Haydn was inclined to compose what is often considered his finest work in Creation, also an Oratorio. The article draws an explicit connection between Handel and Haydn that will be subjected to further exploration in the research.
Wolff, H.C. (1959). Mendelssohn and Handel. Oxford University Press.
The text by Wolff (1959) focuses primarily on the commitment of German composer Felix Mendelssohn to the respective bodies of work by Bach and Handel. Its focus in particular on the explicit desire on the part of Mendelssohn to aspire to the works of Handel demonstrates the persistence of Handel's influence even after his death. This is denoted by Mendelssohn's staging of Handel's Israel in Egypt.
Bray, Anna Eliza. Handel: His Life, Personal and Professional. London: Ward & Co., 1857.
Buelow, George J. A History of Baroque Music. Bloomington, in: Indiana University Press, 2004.
Dean, Winton, and Anthony Hicks. The New Grove Handel. New York: W.W. Norton, 1983.
Hoffman, Miles. The NPR Classical Music Companion. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 2005.
Lang, Paul Henry. George Frideric Handel. New York: W.W. Norton, 1994.
Sadie, Julie Anne. Companion to Baroque Music. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998.
Sittler, Joseph. "Christmas, the Messiah, and the Small Town." The Joseph Sittler Archives. Web. 15 November 2010.
Barber, D. (1994). Getting a Handel on Messiah. Toronto: Sound and Vision.
Burrows, D. (1997). The Cambridge Companion to Handel. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Jacobi, P. (1982). The Messiah Book: The Life and Times of G.F. Handel's Greatest Hit. New York: St. Martin's Press.
Keates, J. (1985). Handel: The Man and His Music. London: Victor Gollancz.
Leissa, B. & Vickers, D. (2003). George Frideric Handel. Retrieved July 24, 2003. Web site: http://gfhandel.org