Handel's Messiah – an oratorio that has surpassed time
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A highly influential composer
Among the most notable composers of the baroque era is George Frideric Handel. Born in Germany in 1685, he established his career in London, where he eventually became a naturalised British citizen. Handel is recognised for his works in directing and composing oratorios, anthems, operas and organ concertos. Throughout his lifetime, he composed 120 cantatas, 42 operas, 16 organ concerti and 29 oratorios, and he also composed many odes, chamber music and ecumenical pieces. He founded three commercial opera companies that provided Italian operas to the British nobility. Handel’s compositions have influenced many composers that followed after him even several decades later. Such influences are very apparent in the works of Beethoven, Louis Spohr, Johannes Brahms, Felix-Alexandre Guilmant and many more. With much respect and established wealth brought about by his works, Handel died in 1759 and was buried at Westminster Abbey with full-state honours.
A timeless masterpiece
Among Handel's greatest compositions was Messiah, which he wrote in 1741. Messiah is an oratorio based on Jesus Christ from the Christian Bible. It is a three-act opera with part I covering the announcements of Christ’s arrival by the prophets in the old testament, the events of the virgin birth, and Christ’s healing and redemption. Part II covers the last days of Christ’s life, death on the cross, ascension to heaven and the beginning of the great commission to spread the gospel. Part III covers the promise of eternal life, the resurrection of the dead at the day of judgement and finally ends with the acclamation of Christ and the final conquest against sin and death. The scriptural text for Messiah was compiled from the King James Bible by Charles Jannens, the man who also helped Handel author many of his oratorios. To this day, Handel's Messiah is still being performed and remains one of the greatest classic oratorios in history. And if you’d like to catch this masterpiece performed live, do keep posted here on StubHub for tour dates of Handel's Messiah. Grab Handel's Messiah tickets here, or if you have Handel's Messiah tickets already and would like to sell any extras, post them here on StubHub to get connected to buyers. If you enjoy the works of George Frideric Handel, we would also recommend that you check out Antonio Vivaldi.