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Handel: Messiah

Handel: Messiah

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  • Date Published: June 1991
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521376204

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  • This new guide to Handel's most celebrated work traces the course of Messiah from Handel's initial musical response to the libretto, through the oratorio's turbulent first years to its eventual popularity with the Foundling Hospital performances. Different chapters consider the varying reception the work received in Dublin and London, the uneasy relationship between the composer and his librettist Charles Jennens and the many changes Messiah underwent through the varying needs and capacities of Handel's performers. As well as tracing the history of the work's development, the book addresses musical and technical issues such as Messiah's place in the oratorio genre, Handel's treatment of structural design, tonal relationships and English word-setting. An edited libretto elucidates the variants between the text that Handel set and the texts of the early printed word-books. Donald Burrows brings many new insights to this fascinating account of one of the favourite works of the concert hall.

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    • Date Published: June 1991
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521376204
    • length: 140 pages
    • dimensions: 220 x 158 x 10 mm
    • weight: 0.2kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    References to Messiah editions
    1. The historical background
    2. From composition to first performance
    3. The first London performances
    4. Revival and revision
    5. Messiah in other hands
    6. The Work: design
    7. The Work: individual movements
    8. Handel's word setting
    Appendix 1. The libretto of Messiah
    Appendix 2. Messiah sources
    Notes
    Bibliography
    Index.

  • Author

    Donald Burrows, The Open University, Milton Keynes

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