On this date, April 13, 1742, The first production of The Messiah, written by George Frideric Handel took place in Dublin Ireland.
The music was completed in 24 days! And at the end of the original music script, he is said to have written SDG. Soli Deo Gloria. Translated it says, “To God alone the glory.” What a fitting end to a masterful composition which magnifies God.
Here is a YouTube of The Messiah performed by the Choir of King’s College in Cambridge.