Handel’s Messiah An Unexpected Easter Masterpiece

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Georg Friedrich Ha ̈ndel

Handel did not write the Messiah as a piece of Christmas music. In fact, the first performance of the Messiah occurred, not during Advent or Christmas, but in Eastertide. Handel’s masterpiece was first performed in Dublin on April 13, 1742, 19 days after Easter. It is music for Easter. Read more at Mark D. Roberts' site.