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The year was 1741 and the German born Englishman had just suffered several failures of his most recent operas in London.  Depressed and in debt, he was approached by his friend Charles Jennens who handed him a compilation of biblical texts to be used in an oratorio presenting Jesus the Messiah to a skeptical England.  It was an age of rationalism, not unlike our own, and Charles Jennens wished to combat the prevalent Deism of the ... More

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