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Hallelujah - The Story of the Coming Forth of Handel's Messiah Audiobook
Hallelujah - The Story of the Coming Forth of Handel's Messiah
Written by: 
J. Scott Featherstone
Narrated by: 
David McAlister
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Hallelujah - The Story of the Coming Forth of Handel's Messiah Audiobook

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

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Publisher's Summary

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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    Carol G. Morgan 03-30-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Outstanding work of art."

    I purchased the written version and also the audible. I read most of it but towards the end did the audible. I want to go back and listen again because the music was so incredible and added to the story line.
    The story of Handel should be read by anyone who loves his music. I was sorry when the book ended.

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    Debbie M Brown 06-05-15 Member Since 2013
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    "A little slow at the start"

    The starting is a little slow, but once it picks up it's hard to pause for anything.

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    Lily LaRose 02-13-14
    Lily LaRose 02-13-14

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    "Just ok"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    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.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    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.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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