Monday, August 22, 2016
New Week, New Composer
This week is Frideric Handel and the oratorio. I adore Handel. Every time I hear the Hallelujah Chorus I cry. It is one of THE most beautiful pieces ever written! Handel declared, "I did think I did see all of heaven before me and the great God Himself!" I feel that way when I hear it. I always have, even as a child, without being told anything about it, I felt it. Now that I'm an adult, I can almost see the the Messiah Himself surrounded by seraphim and the rest of the heavenly hosts singing His praises. I share with you today the most famous chorus of the most famous oratorio ever written. Don't forget to stand. The little guy and I did.