I would like to bring your attention to a new book we have published about Handel’s Messiah. Handel’s Messiah: Comfort For God’s People by Calvin R. Stapert (978-0-8028-6587-8/ $14.99 pb).
If you want to enjoy and appreciate Handel’s beloved Messiah more deeply, this informed yet accessible guide is the book to read.
This book offers a deeper, richer understanding of a beloved musical masterpiece. Stapert provides fascinating historical background, tracing not only Messiah’s unlikely inception but also its amazing reception throughout history. The bulk of the book offers scene-by-scene musical and theological commentary on the whole work, focusing on the way Handel’s music beautifully interprets and illuminates the biblical text.
Click on the cover image for more information. Handel’s Messiah is available for purchase at www.erdmans.com.
Feel free to contact me for more information.
Franklin L. Goldberg
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
2140 Oak Industrial Dr NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Tel: 800-253-7521 x511