Sunday, April 1, 2018

Classical All Stars for Easter

This Holy Day calls for the best of the best.  First up, the finale from Handel's Messiah.  We typically hear it at Christmas, but it was written to tell the Easter story and was first performed at Easter.

The Book of Isaiah tells that on the last day a great trumpet will sound, and the dead shall be raised.  Handel included this in the Messiah but Henry Purcell - one of his contemporaries - perhaps did it even better in the Trumpet Voluntary.

And as a recessional for this post is my very favorite hymn, one that would never fail to thrill.

The Lord is risen, alleluia!


libertyman said...


As one former trumpet player to another, the Purcell piece brought back memories of my junior high school days.

Incomparable music.

Happy Easter to all.

Borepatch said...

Happy Easter, Libertyman!