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My Redeemer Liveth

UK, 1952 (MIFF 1953, Religious Films)

Director: J. B. Sloan, Duncan Spence

Shows bow Handel came to compose "The Messiah". Opens with a filmed commentary on the neighbourhood of Grosvenor Square, London, and then focuses on 25 Brook Street as it is today, the home where Handel produced his best-known work. The film then reverts to scenes selected from The Great Mr. Handel and traces events from the time Charles Jennens commissions Handel to set his oratorio to music. Although recovering from a severe illness. Handel accept the work. As the film follows his labours, one feels with Handel's music that it tells of "man's redemption, the story of our Saviour."

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