Monday, March 24, 2008

Special Easter Edition of Musical Monday

If you have never seen Messiah performed live, by a good choir and orchestra, the raw celebratory, indeed triumphant power of the final chorus Worthy is the Lamb, the orchestration and the words both, well, lets just say this video does not begin to do this song justice. And indeed since the core message of Easter is one of incredible triumph - triumph over death, triumph over despair, triumph over sin itself, I cannot think of a better piece for this weeks edition of Musical Monday.

Worthy is the Lamb that was slain, and hath redeemed us to God by His blood.
To receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honor, and glory, and blessing.
Blessing and honor and glory and power be unto Him that sitteth upon the throne and unto the Lamb.
Forever and ever, Amen.

Unfortunately Pandora does not recognize this particular Chorus, I did get these 5 matches for the Messiah oratorio:
1 Gloria in D Major by Antonio Vivaldi
2 Christmas Oratorio, Angels Chorus by Heinrich Schutze
3 Christmas Oratorio, Break Forth, by Johann Sebastian Bach
4 In Dulci Jubilo by The Cambridge Singers
5 L'enfance Du Christ, the Shepherds Farewell to the Holy Family by Hector Berlioz

He is Risen. Alleluia!!


MooPig_Wisdom said...

He is Risen Indeed! Alleluia! Mr. Grumpamoose...

Thanks for the chorus; somewhere several thousand angels got their wings today because of you.

Princess Jami said...

He is Risen, indeed! :-)
If I remember correctly, Handel wrote his "Messiah" to be performed for Easter, so it's funny that the matches from Pandora are Christmas-related. I love Vivaldi's Gloria. :-)

Princess Jami said...

P.S. We listened to the Messiah on Sunday, too. :-) My favorite is "Worthy is the Lamb", but I also like "For We Like Sheep".