May Jesus always be
your joy, your hope, your song.
And may each day of the new year
be directed by His guiding hand of love!
A Musical, Historical & Theological Study
If you have ever been uplifted and inspired by Handel’s “Messiah” when listening to it, singing it, directing it, or playing it, this beautiful book is just for you. It is designed as a manual to “Messiah”, following the masterwork chapter-by-chapter in an easy-to-understand manner. Gretchen Simmons Brown’s book will:
v Explain the scriptural text in its historic setting
v Reveal how Handel was inspired to put Scripture to music
v Offer some friendly tips on interpretation and performance
v Explore a musical analysis of each movement
v Provide background on particular solo arias or choruses
v Surprise you with facts about the man behind the music
This 288 page book features excerpts from “Messiah” and a glossary of musical terms.
Joy Unlimited is a Christian bookstore that is now in it's 40th year of business; and while times, people and products have changed, our mission has not. We are still here to share the Good News of Jesus Christ, through the offering of Christian products both for personal growth, as well as for out-reach. Something else that hasn't changed for us is our commitment to our customers - customer service is still our top priority. What you will see on this website is only a very small sampling of what we carry in the store; so if you live, work or are visiting in the DC area, it would definitely be worth your time to stop by and see the store. We are on the corner of University Drive and Main Street, right in the heart of historic downtown Fairfax. If you are driving, we have a large parking lot, or if you prefer public transportation, both the Cue and Metro buses stop right next to the building.