Donald Macleod introduces examples of each of the collaborations between Handel and librettist Charles Jennens.
During his oratorio career, the most important collaborator Handel worked with was the librettist Charles Jennens, best known for his contribution to Messiah. As a fervent Jacobite, it's likely that Jennens took advantage of the situation and incorporated hidden political messages in the texts addressed to like-minded listeners, drawing parallels between the oratorios' biblical protagonists and the exiled Jacobite King. Donald Macleod introduces examples of each of their collaborations and looks at the part Jennens played in bringing these masterpieces to fruition.
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