HANDEL AND THE MESSIAH STORY by Hertha Pauli

HANDEL AND THE MESSIAH STORY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Ned and Bob share the Master's story here; they were in the Foundling Home that performed the sacred oratorio to earn money for chapel construction. The Prince of Wales was in the audience (he rose during the Hallelujah Chorus and established the tradition) as was Hogarth who had introduced Handel to Captain Coram, director of the Home. Ned and Bob are superfluous end papers; Handel's life is briefly recounted, from prodigy performances at court and promises to a dying father (to study law) through years of rebuffs in England until his triumph. Interpolated dialogue dominates a fawning tribute.

Pub Date: May 1st, 1968
Publisher: Meredith