Georg Friedrich Haendel
Probably the most frequently performed oratorio in the entire history of music, as is only natural for an absolute masterpiece
Sung in English with French subtitles
The Messiah is undoubtedly the most frequently performed oratorio in the entire history of sacred music. The libretto is in stark contrast to the composer's other works in this genre. Instead of setting out a majestic dramatic narration, the text of The Messiah focuses first and foremost on the themes of prophecy and meditation. Over and beyond the ultra-famous "Hallelujah Chorus", all three parts of The Messiah reflect the full splendour of Handel's symphonic and choral writing.