George Friedrick Handel and the Messiah

Butt, J. (2011) George Friedrick Handel and the Messiah. In: The Oxford Handbook of the Reception History of the Bible. Series: Oxford Handbooks. Oxford University Press: Oxford, UK, pp. 294-306. ISBN 9780199204540

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An examination of the use of biblical texts in Handel's Messiah and how these have been designed to create a specific image of Jesus as Messiah. Analysis of the music, including the key structure, and the way this counterpoints with meanings in the text.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Butt, Professor John
Authors: Butt, J.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts > Music
Publisher:Oxford University Press
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