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The Resource Messiah : the composition and afterlife of Handel's masterpiece, Jonathan Keates

Messiah : the composition and afterlife of Handel's masterpiece, Jonathan Keates

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Messiah : the composition and afterlife of Handel's masterpiece
Title
Messiah
Title remainder
the composition and afterlife of Handel's masterpiece
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Keates
Title variation
Messiah
Title variation remainder
the composition and afterlife of Handels masterpiece
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the late summer of 1741, George Friderick Handel, composed an oratorio set to words from the King James Bible, rich in tuneful arias and magnificent choruses. Jonathan Keates recounts the history and afterlife of Messiah, one of the best-loved works in the classical repertoire. He relates the composition's first performances and its relationship with spirituality in the age of the Enlightenment, and examines how Messiah, after Handel's death, became an essential component of our musical canon. An authoritative and affectionate celebration of the high-point of the Georgian golden age of music, Messiah is essential reading for lovers of classical music
Summary
From Handel's renowned biographer, the story of one of the most celebrated compositions of Western classical music, Handel's famous oratorio, Messiah
Pace
Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10600311
Cataloging source
JAI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Keates, Jonathan
Dewey number
782.23
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • music
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
LC call number
ML410.H13
LC item number
K43 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Handel, George Frideric
  • Oratorio
  • HISTORY / Europe / Germany
  • HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain
  • MUSIC / Genres & Styles / Classical
  • MUSIC / Genres & Styles / Opera
  • MUSIC / History & Criticism
  • MUSIC / Individual Composer & Musician
  • MUSIC / Religious / Christian
  • Oratorio
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the composition and afterlife of Handel's masterpiece
Label
Messiah : the composition and afterlife of Handel's masterpiece, Jonathan Keates
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-160) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A composer at the crossroads -- The world of oratorio -- To the Hibernian shore -- Elevated, majestic and moving -- The mysterious Mr Jennens -- The Lord gave the word -- Composing Messiah -- A work in progress -- Finding an audience -- Blessing & honour & glory & power -- Appendix I. Libretto of Messiah -- Appendix II. Jennens's scenic structure for Messiah -- Appendix III. Timeline of the life and times of George Frideric Handel
Control code
1902688
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
x, 165 pages
Isbn
9781541697355
Lccn
2017952758
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, facsimiles, music
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781541697355
  • (OCoLC)1005846433
Label
Messiah : the composition and afterlife of Handel's masterpiece, Jonathan Keates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-160) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A composer at the crossroads -- The world of oratorio -- To the Hibernian shore -- Elevated, majestic and moving -- The mysterious Mr Jennens -- The Lord gave the word -- Composing Messiah -- A work in progress -- Finding an audience -- Blessing & honour & glory & power -- Appendix I. Libretto of Messiah -- Appendix II. Jennens's scenic structure for Messiah -- Appendix III. Timeline of the life and times of George Frideric Handel
Control code
1902688
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
x, 165 pages
Isbn
9781541697355
Lccn
2017952758
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, facsimiles, music
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781541697355
  • (OCoLC)1005846433

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