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Download Handel's 'Messiah': Comfort for God's People Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample Handels Messiah: Comfort for Gods People (Unabridged), by Calvin R. Stapert
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (35 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Calvin R. Stapert Narrator: James Adams Publisher: christianaudio.com Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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 listeners 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 audiobook to have.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Kara Larson | 7/21/2013

    " Maybe I just need to expose myself to more in the history genre, but the only thing I really enjoyed about listening to this book was the recorded selections from the Messiah. I guess you can't go wrong with the Messiah, but you can bore everyone about Handel's history. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Laurele | 12/27/2012

    " Most of this I could have gotten from Wikipedia. I finished it, though, and then turned to Messiah and was refreshed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Paul | 8/29/2011

    " Good historical background of Handel's influence leading up to Messiah. Quite informative but to a difficult degree for someone like me who is not musically trained. A wonderful reminder of why Messiah is such a rich combination of theology and art, and why it has such a lasting impact. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Paul | 1/14/2011

    " Good historical background of Handel's influence leading up to Messiah. Quite informative but to a difficult degree for someone like me who is not musically trained. A wonderful reminder of why Messiah is such a rich combination of theology and art, and why it has such a lasting impact. "

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