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Handel's Messiah (Unabridged, 6.25 Hrs, 5 Cds)

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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...


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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.



-Publisher


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.


-Publisher

PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 318912
  • Product Code 9781610450447
  • ISBN 1610450442
  • EAN 9781610450447
  • Department Audio Books
  • Category Audio Book
  • Sub-Category Non-fiction
  • Publisher Christian Audio
  • Release Date Oct 2010
  • Sales Rank 26874
  • Dimensions 137 x 165 x 15mm

Calvin R Stapert

Calvin R. Stapert is Head of the Department and professor of music at Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan, and a founding member of the Forum for Music and Christian Scholarship. He is the author of A New Song for an Old World: Musical Thought in the Early Church; My Only Comfort: Death, Deliverance, and Discipleship in the Music of Bach and J.S. Bach (The History Maker Series)
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