I shared my favorite Advent resources last week (and my favorite Christmas books here, here, and here), but now that we are a few days into Advent (because I couldn’t possibly plan ahead or anything—ha!), I am reminded that I wanted to gather lists of books, links, and videos that correspond to the daily topics in The Handel's Messiah Family Advent Reader.
[I am so very sorry that the title is out of print and only available used. I am also so very sorry that the used price is much higher during the Christmas season. If you are interested in purchasing the book, mark your calendar in the spring or summer to check on the availability and prices! But I know that many of you have already purchased the book, so this may be of interest to you. Or you can just enjoy the videos and book ideas regardless! I figured that I might as well post them if I will be gathering them for my own use anyway.]
The topics will be posted as soon as I compile the resources rather than on a particular schedule, but I’ll work through the days chronologically and post them with the tag “Advent.”
Classical Kids: Hallelujah Handel! (We love the Classical Kids recordings. They incorporate a radio-theater-style drama with music and details about the featured composer.)
Handel's Last Chance (A one-hour historical fiction movie introducing the life and music of Handel. I love this series for kids!)
Handel, Who Knew What He Liked by M.T. Anderson (A picture book biography about Handel.)
Handel at the Court of Kings by Opal Wheeler (The composer biography series by Opal Wheeler is a delight. We have the audio book version which incorporates some of Handel’s music.)
The compete performance of “Messiah” –The Choir of King’s College, Cambridge: