Day 19: Handel’s Messiah

The topic for Tuesday, December 3 – Day 19 of our 30 (40) Days of Blogging is

Handel's Messiah


The glorious English-language oratorio composed in 1741 by George Frideric Handel, with a scriptural text compiled by Charles Jennens from the King James Bible, and from the Psalms included with the Book of Common Prayer. Most of his quotations come from the Old Testament. It is one of the best known and most beloved choral works ever, spanning 4 1/2 hours to perform in its entirety. He wrote the entire oratorio in 22 days.

Now that’s inspiration. I hope it inspires you in your blogging today.




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