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Messiah - The Composition and Afterlife of Handel's Masterpiece

Jonathan Keates

ISBN: 9 781784 974008

hardback

Number of pages: 192
Chapters: 17
© 2016 Jonathan Keates
Reviewer: Gerald Fenech
Review of Messiah - The Composition and Afterlife of Handel's Masterpiece published on 3 February 2018

Contents
Introduction
1 A Composer at the Crossroads
2 The World of Oratorio
3 To the Hibernian Shore
4 Elevated, Majestic and Moving
5 The Mysterious Mr Jennens
6 The Lord Gave the Word
7 Composing Messiah
8 A Work in Progress
9 Finding an Audience
10 Blessing & Honour & Glory & Power
Appendix 1: Libretto of Messiah
Appendix 2: Jennens's Scenic Structure for Messiah
Appendix 3: Timeline of the Life and Times of George Frideric Handel
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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