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Handel’s Messiah at Christmas: Overture

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THIS year, instead of Christmas carols, we are featuring excerpts from Part 1 of Handel’s Messiah, which is concerned with the birth of Jesus as foretold by the prophets of the Old Testament and reported in the gospels of Luke and Matthew. The first movement is the Sinfony, Sinfonia or Overture. Here is a performance by a Slovakian ensemble on instruments which would have been played in Handel’s time.

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