Messiah – the story behind the music

Comment on a YouTube video:

Thank you for posting this great oratorio written by George Frideric Handel in just 24 days. He furiously wrote the music with very little sleep, inspired by God. The lyrics are Scripture and the music is amazing!

Handel was born Georg Friederich Händel in Halle, Duchy of Magdeburg, Brandenburg-Prussia in 1685 and died in 1759 in London, age 74, and is buried in Westminster Abbey.

YouTube tip: if you pick the longer classical pieces, sometimes you only have one commercial at the beginning. Here’s one with relaxing piano music. Don’t know if that’s an omission, but just in case, don’t tell them!

Here are the links – for some reason they didn’t post:


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Korean piano music:

Author: Dale Murrish

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