204lastlec - likely the most famous excerpt We’ll listen...

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Last Lecture Summary We wrap up the course by taking a brief look at Handel’s most famous work, the oratorio Messiah . We’ll sketch the biographical context of this work, and try to explain what Peter Lynan means when he writes that it is paradoxically Handel’s best known and most unrepresentative (or, untypical) work. Of course, the ever-popular Hallelujah chorus, composed in the coronation style, is
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Unformatted text preview: likely the most famous excerpt. We’ll listen to a few excerpts from Part I, which deals with the prophecy of Christ’s birth and the fulfillment of that prophecy. The texts, selected and arranged by Handel’s friend Charles Jennens, are not poetic creations based on biblical stories. Rather, they are mostly direct quotations from the King James version of the Bible and the Anglican prayerbook....
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This note was uploaded on 09/27/2009 for the course MUS MUS204 taught by Professor Parker during the Winter '09 term at University of Toronto.

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