Music Minute: Handel Composes ‘Messiah’

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Hallelujah!!!!!!

One of our FAVE composers (no offense, Bach) has done it again!!!

This time, his amazeballs “Messiah" is rocking churches all over the world. George Frederic Handel composed the masterpiece with the help of his BFF, Charles Jennens, who compiled scriptural text from the Book of Common Prayer and the King James Bible. The text follows the Messiah from his days as a prophet to his eventual resurrection and glorification in Heaven.

Omg, it’s like a musical version of the Bible. GENIUS!

LISTEN TO OUR FAVORITE PART HERE!!!!!!!
LISTEN TO OUR FAVORITE PART HERE!!!!!!!
LISTEN TO OUR FAVORITE PART HERE!!!!!!!
LISTEN TO OUR FAVORITE PART HERE!!!!!!!

Move Over, Bach!!! We Can’t Even Handle Handel!!!

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We’d like to wrap our hands around that Handel and drink him up!!!!!!!

George Frideric Handel blew our f*cking minds with his Water Music orchestral movements that he played for the new King George I and all his BFFs.

We heard a rumor that he composed Water Music specifically for the King to get on his good side because he screwed him over back in the day. The story goes that before he was king, George had employed Handel in Hanover, but Handel ditched the gig to move to London.

The King better forgive him! We need more Handel!!!

LISTEN TO THE BEST PART HERE!!!!!!!!
LISTEN TO THE BEST PART HERE!!!!!!!!
LISTEN TO THE BEST PART HERE!!!!!!!!
LISTEN TO THE BEST PART HERE!!!!!!!!