Getting a Handel on Easter

Above the place where George Frederic Handel’s body lies interred in London’s Westminster Abbey, a beautiful wall sculpture depicts the composer leaning over a musical manuscript. Though papers clutter his writing surface, two prominently displayed pages reveal the masterpiece that he is crafting. Towards the top of the desk, a title page curls upward with the word MESSIAH etched across it. Directly beneath Handel’s hands, an unfinished page of music reads, “I know that my redeemer liveth.” “...
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