Hallelujah - The Story of the Coming Forth of Handel's Messiah

  • by J. Scott Featherstone
  • Narrated by David McAlister
  • 17 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's 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.

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Outstanding work of art.

I purchased the written version and also the audible. I read most of it but towards the end did the audible. I want to go back and listen again because the music was so incredible and added to the story line.
The story of Handel should be read by anyone who loves his music. I was sorry when the book ended.
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- Carol G. Morgan

A little slow at the start

The starting is a little slow, but once it picks up it's hard to pause for anything.
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- Debbie M Brown

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-27-2013
  • Publisher: J. Scott Featherstone