Without making any pretence to an exhaustive treatment of the
subject, Mr. C. F. Abdy Williams's Handel (" Master Musicians Series," J. M. Dent, 3s. 6d.) gives a pleasant and unaffected account of the life and works of the great Saxon composer. The narrative is enlivened with plenty of character- istic anecdotes, and enriched with a number of excellent illustra- tions,—always a strong feature in this series. We may note with approval the care taken by the author to render this Life useful as a book of reference. Besides the usual index, we have a catalogue with dates of Handel's works, a bibliography, and a glossary of musical terms.