Classical Sunday: Händel’s Messiah

Undoubtedly one of the best-known and most frequently performed choral works in Western music.

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Georg Friedrich Händel: Messiah.  By the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

Messiah, composed in 1741 by George Friedrich Händel, 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.  First performed in Dublin on 13 April 1742.

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