What musical work was the result of a 1741 commission by the Viceroy of Ireland for a Dublin Charity event? – 2017

What musical work was the result of a 1741 commission by the Viceroy of Ireland for a Dublin Charity event?








Messiah

mes·si·ah [məˈsīə]

Noun: the promised deliverer of the Jewish nation prophesied in the Hebrew Bible.

Messiah (HWV 56) is an English-language oratorio composed in 1741 by George Frideric Handel, with a scriptural text compiled by Charles Jennens from the King James Bible, and from the version of the Psalms included with the Book of Common Prayer.








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