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Hallelujah - The Story of the Coming Forth of Handel's Messiah | [J. Scott Featherstone]

Hallelujah - The Story of the Coming Forth of Handel's Messiah

Hallelujah, the new edition audiobook is the remarkable story of one of the greatest events in musical history, the creation of George Frederic Handel's masterpiece, "Messiah". Composed in just twenty-four days, Handel's Grand Oratorio, which rendered him immortal, was birthed in the darkest and most desperate hours of his life. His health was failing. Critics ridiculed him. Creditors hounded him. Enemies persecuted him. Pride had nearly destroyed him.
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Hallelujah, the new edition audiobook is the remarkable story of one of the greatest events in musical history, the creation of George Frederic Handel's masterpiece, "Messiah". Composed in just twenty-four days, Handel's Grand Oratorio, which rendered him immortal, was birthed in the darkest and most desperate hours of his life.

His health was failing. Critics ridiculed him. Creditors hounded him. Enemies persecuted him. Pride had nearly destroyed him. Yet, out of Handel's night emerged the dawn of "Messiah". Anyone who has thrilled at hearing the Hallelujah Chorus will feel "profound attachment" to Handel's story of hope and redemption as timeless and poignant as the music itself.

©2001 J. Scott Featherstone (P)2012 J. Scott Featherstone

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    I did not like how the author merged events in Handel's life that took part over 30 years and merged them all around when he wrote the Messiah in August 1741 as if
    they all happened then.


    If you’ve listened to books by J. Scott Featherstone before, how does this one compare?

    was already interested before hand.


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    no


    Was Hallelujah - The Story of the Coming Forth of Handel's Messiah worth the listening time?

    not wrong, not good either just okay, his portrayal of Handel was offensive the narrator and author made Handel sound like some fat pompous idiot and he was not that. Yes he had his fault but we all do but Handel was very creative genius, very smart and had a lot more elegance than these two give him credit.


    Any additional comments?

    This book does not give Handel his due, it does not do him justice. This is not the Handel I know and love.

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