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Handel's Messiah - episode 3

Mr Jennens, a very serious man

No Messiah without Charles Jennens! Because creating this holy oratorio was his idea. It was he who wrote the libretto based on the Bible. However, Charles Jennens had no interest in getting his name mentioned. He never asked to be paid for his work either. Because Charles Jennens had much more important things on his mind!

Music: Dunedin Consort ‘Handel’s Original Dublin Version 1742’