BOOKS

NOTE:  Books solely about Messiah are not legion, although mentions of Messiah within larger works about Handel's life and works are plentiful.  I am not going to examine every book about Handel - his life and larger looks at his expansive oeuvre fall beyond the scope of this website.  I'm content to focus this section to books that have their primary focus on Messiah.  In the future, I may include other pertinent works, but for now, these books should tell you all that is known about Handel's Messiah.  Included in the individual pages are publisher information, a general book description, a sample page for you to view (in Adobe .pdf format), and my own review.


AUTHOR TITLE DATE
JULIAN HERBAGE MESSIAH 1948
ROBERT MANSON MYERS A TOUCHSTONE OF TASTE 1948
PERCY M. YOUNG MESSIAH: A STUDY IN INTERPRETATION 1951
WATKINS SHAW THE STORY OF HANDEL'S MESSIAH 1963
WATKINS SHAW A COMPANION TO HANDEL'S MESSIAH 1965
HERTHA PAULI HANDEL AND THE MESSIAH STORY 1968
JOHN TOBIN A CRITICAL ACCOUNT... 1969
JENS PETER LARSEN HANDEL'S MESSIAH 1972
PETER JACOBI THE MESSIAH BOOK 1982
DONALD BURROWS HANDEL: MESSIAH 1991
TIMOTHY R. BOTTS CALLIGRAPHIC WORD PICTURES 1991
RICHARD LUCKETT HANDEL'S MESSIAH: A CELEBRATION 1992
ROGER A. BULLARD MESSIAH: THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO HANDEL'S ORATORIO 1993
DAVID W. BARBER GETTING A HANDEL ON MESSIAH 1994
J. SCOTT FEATHERSTONE
HALLELUJAH: THE STORY OF THE COMING FORTH OF HANDEL'S MESSIAH
2001
TIM SLOVER MESSIAH: THE LITTLE-KNOWN STORY 2007
CALVIN R. STAPERT COMFORT FOR GOD'S PEOPLE 2010
GRETCHEN SIMMONS BROWN A MUSICAL, HISTORICAL & THEOLOGICAL STUDY 2010
SHAWN E. CHARTON JENNENS VS. HANDEL: DECODING THE MYSTERIES OF MESSIAH 2011
HELMUTH RILLING
UNDERSTANDING AND PERFORMING HANDEL'S MASTERPIECE
2015
JONATHAN BARDON
HALLELUJAH: THE STORY OF A MUSICAL GENIUS AND THE CITY THAT BROUGHT HIS MASTERPIECE TO LIFE
2015


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