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The Handel's Messiah Bracelet represents moments of the oratorio with symbolic beads and charms. Makes a meaningful gift for classical music lovers, fans of choral music and anyone who considers Messiah to be a holiday tradition.
Using text directly from the King James Bible and composed in under a month, Messiah is Handel's most familiar work and his Hallelujah Chorus is one of the most recognizable pieces of music ever created.
To see detailed photos or the beads I have chosen to reflect lines of the oratorio please click here: Telling the Story of Handel's Messiah
Each bead and charm of the Messiah Bracelet represents a moment from the oratorio. Some of the most important beads and charms are described below and you can see all of the symbolic descriptions on the spiral chart photo. Also, a story chart explaining the symbolism of the beads and charms accompanies every bracelet. Click here to see the chart.
- The comfort of the Lord is a red heart.
- A green bead with a zigzag facet indicates the hills and valleys that shall be exalted and laid low.
- A clear light catching crystal symbolizes the Glory of the Lord.
- Three pewter bead clink gently together representing God "shaking the nations".
- Jesus, desire of nations is symbolized by a clear heart indicating his pure love.
- Fiery colored beads are the purifying "refiner's fire".
- The Pastoral Symphony is represented by deep blue beads of night with a Christmas star charm. Angels are sparking gold crystals.
- The Hallelujah Chorus is signified by a large gold sunburst bead.
- The Mystery of our redemption is an oval goldstone bead which looks black initially but when exposed to the light shows a galaxy of sparking stars.
Special charms and beads on the bracelet include:
- A dove
- Music notes
- The Nativity
- The Angel
- An angel wing
- A crown
- A sheep
- The last trumpet