Item description for Handel's Messiah: A Celebration by Richard Luckett...
Overview Luckett explores the background and composition of Messiah--the often stormy relations between Handel and his librettist, the colorful lives and personalities of the original soloists, and the circumstances of the first performance in Dublin, 1742. Paintings, engravings, caricatures, and fascimiles.
Publishers Description An authority on eighteenth-century music explores the background and composition of Messiah and gives the complex subsequent history of the work. Paintings, engravings, caricatures, and facsimiles of Handel's autograph score illustrate the text. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book
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Studio: Mariner Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.56" Width: 5.56" Height: 0.66" Weight: 0.71 lbs.
Release Date Oct 13, 1995
Publisher Harvest Books
ISBN 0156001381 ISBN13 9780156001380
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More About Richard Luckett
Richard Luckett, MCSE, MCITP, MCTS, is the president of SYSTMS of NY, Inc., a leading Microsoft Gold Partner. He is a recipient of the Microsoft Exchange MVP award from Microsoft.William Lefkovics, MCSE, A+, BSc, works as the technical director for Mojave Media Group. He has been a Microsoft Exchange MVP since 2001.Bharat Suneja is a principal exchange architect at Zenprise, maker of real-time troubleshooting and monitoring software for Microsoft Exchange and BlackBerry environments. He is a Microsoft Exchange MVP.
Richard Luckett was born in 1945 and has an academic affiliation as follows - Magdalene College, Cambridge.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Handel's Messiah: A Celebration?
A Doctrinal dissertation Jan 15, 2009
The author writes as though for other PhD's and I think most would find this a very pretentious book. That said the author does give good information on the Messiah starting in chapter 3 (71 pages into the book)and on the librettist Jennens (the Arthur , organiser arranger of the lyrics) The lyrics came first . He goes into detail on the reasons for the sutile changes in the scripture quotes and why. This book is very informative if something of a struggle to stick with I would skip the first two chapters . Chapter 3 is the reason for the three stars and worth the price of the book if you are a fan of Messiah by Handel/Jennens