18 Dec 2009

Authenticity online: British Library allows virtual browsing of original Messiah score


By John Terauds [Toronto Star, 18 December 2009]

A facsimile of the original score of Messiah, by George Frideric Handel, has been in print for a while. Now you can flip through Handel’s own finished score — all yellowed pages and ink blotches— on the British Library’s website. It worked beautifully on my computer, using Silverlight.