Handel'S Messiah

by Stapert, Calvin R.; Adams, Jam;

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Handel'S Messiah

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Handel' s oratorio Messiah is a phenomenon with no parallel in music history. No other work of music has been so popular for so long. Yet familiarity can sometimes breed contempt — and also misunderstanding. This book by music expert Calvin Stapert will greatly increase understanding and appreciation of Handel' s majestic Messiah, whether readers are old friends of this remarkable work or have only just discovered its magnificence. Stapert provides fascinating historical background, tracing not only Messiah' s unlikely inception but also its amazing reception throughout history. The bulk of the book offers scene-by-scene musical and theological commentary on the whole work, focusing on the way Handel' s music beautifully interprets and illuminates the biblical text. For anyone seeking to appreciate Handel' s Messiah more, this informed yet accessible guide is the book to have and read.

Handel'S Messiah by Stapert, Calvin R.; Adams, Jam was published by Christian Audio in October 2010. The ISBN for Handel'S Messiah is 9781610450447.

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Details for Handel'S Messiah

Page last updated 1st January 2017
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PublisherChristian Audio (October 2010)
Product Code4469829
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