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Re: hymns of faith - not by definition but

Posted by rayww on March 28, 2005, at 20:43:33

In reply to Re: hymns of faith - not by definition but Buckeye Fan, posted by Simus on March 28, 2005, at 0:26:50

I loved that article about Handel. "Messiah" is a universal work that has done more to unite Christians than any other thing. Music is of the spirit. We all sing many of the same hymns in our services, and I'll bet all have enjoyed a performance of "Messiah".
Thanks again for sharing the link.
rayww

> > > 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...
> >
> > http://www.messiahcd.com/Information/about_The_Messiah/about_the_messiah.html
>
>
> 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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