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December 17, 2006

Handel’s Messiah

It was Beethoven (1824) who said of George Frideric Handel (1685–1759) "Handel is the greatest composer who ever lived. I would bare my head and kneel at his grave." Christians can do no less listening to one of the greatest (if not "the" greatest) musical masterpieces of all time. Handel's "Messiah" was first performed in April 1742 at the Music…

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