Summary

Hallelujah, the new edition audiobook is the remarkable story of one of the greatest events in musical history, the creation of George Frederic Handel's masterpiece, Messiah. Composed in just twenty-four days, Handel's Grand Oratorio, which rendered him immortal, was birthed in the darkest and most desperate hours of his life. His health was failing. Critics ridiculed him. Creditors hounded him. Enemies persecuted him. Pride had nearly destroyed him. Yet, out of Handel's night emerged the dawn of Messiah. Anyone who has thrilled at hearing the Hallelujah Chorus will feel "profound attachment" to Handel's story of hope and redemption as timeless and poignant as the music itself.
©2001 J. Scott Featherstone (P)2012 J. Scott Featherstone
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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 13-12-17

I absolutely love this historica novel.

I have played the Messiah many times. I don't think people really understand the meaning of Isaiah's writings, I my self struggle but being one that loves music and the scripture this work could only have been written under divine inspiration.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Sherrie Hansen on 04-03-17

Hallelujah is a must!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This is an enjoyable book that draws you into the story quickly. Moving, cleaver, playful, stirring, deceit, tender and the musical background sound effects delightful. Perfect way to listen to this historical fiction of Handel and hear his music. Reading it would not be the same.

What other book might you compare Hallelujah - The Story of the Coming Forth of Handel's Messiah to and why?

Can't say.

Which character – as performed by David McAlister – was your favorite?

Rachel because of her sacrifice and love for her family.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

It should be made into a film for sure.

A gift to the world.

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