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Definition of Messiah from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

Messiah

 
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a musical work by Handel for voices and orchestra, with verses from the Bible. It was first performed in Dublin in 1742 and has become one of the most popular pieces of classical music among British audiences. It is often sung around Christmas.

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