Sunday, April 16, 2017

Georg Frideric Handel - "Hallelujah" from The Messiah

He is risen indeed, hallelujah! Hallelujah!

Handel wrote The Messiah to put the Easter liturgy to music, and the first performance was at Easter. If the highest Christian Holy Day calls for the highest musical celebration, then the London Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Choral Society in the Royal Albert Hall fits the bill.

I hope that this Easter Holy day is as inspiring for you as this music is for me.  We are surrounded by marvels, marvels that you can even sing along to. So go ahead - the Lord doesn't care if you're on key or not. After all, this Holy Day is for all of us, even the tonally-challenged. Theologically speaking, I mean. It's glorious.  Join in the Glory.
And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.
- Revelation 11:15  
And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.
- Revelation 19:6


libertyman said...

Amazing music.

Happy Easter to you and yours.

Borepatch said...

Happy Easter, Libertyman