280 Years of Handel’s Messiah: Why?

It is well known that George Frideric Handel (1685 – 1759) wrote Messiah in 1741 in just 24 days. He famously said, “Whether I was in the body or out of my body when I wrote it I know not.” For his text, he followed the libretto (or lyrics) collated by Charles Jennings, said to […]