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The author of the book: Georg Friedrich Händel
Edition: W. Perlman Books
Date of issue: November 28th 1992
ISBN: 0060210389
ISBN 13: 9780060210380
Language: English
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I've been singing bits of this with choirs since high school (thank you forever Mr. Godfrey!) and always been amazed by its beauty and depth, caught up into a vision that draws on all scripture. But I will forever remember today's listening. My uni organized a trip for the foreign teachers and the international affairs office to go to a Miao village (this people has also been known as the Hmong) to a performance by their church choir which has been singing praises to God together for a hundred+ years. They performed several pieces in the Miao language, 3 of which are adapted from this oratorio - hearing 'For Unto Us a Child is Born' in Miao and going on to the 'Hallelujah' - a picture of heaven with all the peoples singing, and it was hard not to weep. Hallelujah!


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Ebook Messiah: The Wordbook for the Oratorio read Online! Born the same year as Bach, Händel desired to study music against the wishes of his father. He became a violinist in the opera house of Hamburg, and then at twenty one travelled to Italy. On his return, he accepted the position of director of music to the Elector of Hanover, but soon left for England. A few years after his arrival, the Elector became king of England, securing Händel's position within the music sphere of the country.

He first composed operas for the Royal Academy of Music, which operated as a public opera house, however, when Italian opera lost its popularity, he turned to composing oratorios, the most famous being the "Messiah". Before his death, Händel went blind, but continued to play the harpsicord at his oratorio performances. He is buried next to Charles Dickens in the Poet's Corner of Westminster Abbey.


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HARRISON

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