Saturday, September 14, 2013

Hallelujah!

George Frideric Handel completed the oratorio, Messiah, September 14, 1741.  He might be surprised at the venue in this 21st century performance of the Hallelujah Chorus, but I doubt that he would be surprised to find that his work endures.

Flash Mob Sings Hallelujah Chorus in Food Court from jamesw72 on GodTube.






My youngest child was born September 14, 1967.  Happy birthday, Kenneth!

10 comments:

Shelly said...

One of my very favorites. I listen to it all year, not just at Christmas.

Vee said...

A beautiful work! I've heard the commonly performed movements many times but I've only heard it once in its entirety. I'm always moved to tears.

vanilla said...

Shelly, Oh, give praise to the King of Kings!

Vee, a beautiful and moving start to this day!

Secondary Roads said...

This sent me on a fruitless search to find my CD of the entire Messiah by Handel. I wanted to listen to some of the other great portions from this great work.

Grace said...

I had a running discussion about this with a friend on FB - I prefer the gospel version. I'm afraid my taste in classical music is limited to Russian composers and Italian opera...

Happy Birthday to Kenneth!

vanilla said...

Chuck, sorry the search was fruitless. Hope you find it soon. (I had a like problem today in looking for a book I own.)

Grace, which of you ran faster? ;-)
Thanks for the birthday wishes for the youngster.

Marsha @Spots and Wrinkles said...

Loved this one. There should be more flash mobs, if only they were all like this one. :)

vanilla said...

Marsha, we would be well-served to have more of this sort of thing!

Sharkbytes said...

I participated in a flash mob of Hallelujah Chorus a few years ago. One of my fav productions is a modern light rock version called Young Messiah.

vanilla said...

Sharkey, that is so cool that you were involved in that! I am not familiar with the light rock version. Stodgy old me.