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Re: hymns of faith - not by definition but Buckeye Fan

Posted by Simus on March 28, 2005, at 0:26:50

In reply to Re: hymns of faith - not by definition but, posted by Buckeye Fan on March 26, 2005, at 7:33:21

> > my favourite seasonal music for Easter is Handel's "Messiah". Just wish they would perform it during the correct holiday...
> I agee.
> Handel's life is a fascinating study of one who overcane alot of adversity.
> At one point in wrting the song he didnt leavehis house for 3 weeks! A friend reports he visited him and often found Handek in tears, sobbing from the sheer emotions he poured into his song~
> The "Messiah" (or Hallelujah Chorus as its sometimes called) debut in 1742...yet remains today as one of the most moving and stirring music ever written.
> Here is an intersting article about George Fridrick Handel...

I also agree about Handel's "Messiah." What a magnificent, timeless work it is.

Thanks for sharing the website. I had always wondered about the story behind the writing of "Messiah".




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