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Messiah: Fifty Expository Discourses on the Oratorio of Handel

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In "Messiah: Fifty Expository Discourses on the Oratorio of Handel" by John Newton, readers are treated to a deep dive into the rich theological and musical themes found in Handel's renowned oratorio. Newton's in-depth analysis draws connections between the biblical text that inspired Handel's work and the powerful message of redemption and hope found within the music.

Newton's writing is both scholarly and accessible, making complex theological concepts easily understandable for readers of all backgrounds. His passion for both the Bible and classical music shines through in each chapter, creating a compelling and thought-provoking exploration of the Messiah.

Throughout the book, Newton delves into the historical context of Handel's work, as well as the significance of each musical theme and motif. He also offers insights into the spiritual significance of the oratorio, inviting readers to reflect on its timeless message of grace and salvation.

Overall, "Messiah" is a must-read for anyone interested in classical music, theology, or the intersection of faith and art. Newton's deep reverence for Handel's masterpiece is evident on every page, making this book a valuable resource for both scholars and casual enthusiasts alike.

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The celebrated German-British composer G.F. Handel premiered his now famous oratorio "Messiah" in 1742. In 1785 there was a celebration at Westminster Abbey of Handel's birth 100 years before. It was on this occasion that John Newton decided to preach 50 sermons from the Bible passages that form the libretto of Messiah. The sermons were preached over two years in the Parish Church of St. Mary Woolnoth, Lombard-Street - 3 miles from Westminster Abbey. - Summary by InTheDesert

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