Exploring Music's Complexities

Tag: Christmas

Handel’s Messiah

Handel For many, Christmas music creates joy and inspiration. Among the favorite holiday compositions  is an English-language oratorio composed by Georg Friedrich Handel in 1741, entitled Messiah. Its scriptural text was compiled by Charles Jennens from the King James Bible, and from the version of the Psalms included with the Book of Common Prayer. The… Read More ›

Greensleeves, a Christmas favorite

As the Christmas season approaches it seems a perfect time to enjoy one of the season’s best-loved melodies, Greensleeves, also known as What Child is This? If you are not familiar with this treasured melody listen  while you read the text below. “Greensleeves” is a traditional English folk song and tune dating back to the… Read More ›

Translations

%d bloggers like this: