The music Handel wrote that is most performed during Christmas is...

The Messiah. The creation of Handel's Messiah was actually brought about by Handel's librettist, Charles Jennens. In a letter to his friend, Handel, Jennens wrote that he wanted to create a scriptural anthology set to Handel's music. Jennens' desire quickly turned into reality when Handel composed the entire work in only twenty-four days. Jennens wished for a London debut in the days leading to Easter, however, a doubtful Handel anticipated such a wish would not be granted. A year after the work was completed, Handel received an invitation to perform his music in Dublin to which he joyously agreed. Learn more about the creation and history of Handel's Messiah.

by , Guide

No comments:

Post a Comment