Sunday, March 31, 2024

Georg Frederick Handel - Worthy Is The Lamb and Amen from The Messiah

Yes, we usually hear this at Christmas.  Remember, though, that Handel wrote this for an Easter performance.  I can think of no greater - more emotionally stirring - music for the Lord's rising than this.  The kettle drum at the end of the Amen never fails to thrill.  As a matter of fact, the opening bars of Worthy Is The Lamb never fail to thrill, either.  If you can read music, you have my permission to do a bit of a singalong to the score shown here.

The Lord is risen, alleluia, alleluia.

1 comment:

libertyman said...

A cooment was made "Who sings prays twice" I had never thought of that as I mumbled through the hymns.

Wonderful music and happy Easter to all.