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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Handel: For Unto Us a Child Is Born



They go a little overboard with the pictures here, but it's a good recording of one of my favorites.  I always wanted to see a full performance of Messiah in person.  Never have, though.  Not sure I could sit through it all at this late age, either.  But some pieces, like this one, are simply - exquisite.

2 comments:

Jeepguy said...

Nice music, Russ. Thanks for posting this. I always like hearing Messiah this time of year.

A number of years ago, I played the keyboard part of the Christmas portion of the Messiah for a local performance. It was a difficult piece, especially since I received the score only a couple of weeks before the performance. We needed more rehearsal time, so it was pretty rough. Had a good time doing it despite its shortcomings.

I got "the bug" and posted some other choral work on my blog, if you are interested.

Take care,
Gary

Russ Manley said...

Cool, I'll check it out, Gary. My late husband was an organist and choral director, so I miss hearing all the fine music this time of year.

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