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The Untold Story: Handel's Messiah ⋆ Diana Leagh Matthews
I love to attend a performance of Handel’s Messiah each Christmas. So where did it begin? Actually, although the oratorio is most often performed at Christmas time, the premiere took place at Easter time. The oratorio was composed in 1741 by George Frideric Handel. An oratorio is a large musical composition for orchestra, choir and soloists. Charles Jennens compiled the scriptural …