AnonymousDeleted UserNovember 20, 2020 at 5:03 am
Indeed, while I have not sung the Messiah in its entirety (my brother has), I do have it on vinyl, digital, and DVD 🙂 It was always my dad’s favorite as well, especially “I Know that My Redeemer Liveth”. I remember my soprano part of Hallelujah Chorus ever since singing it in my high school mixed chorus (probably) before you were born, and more recently have also sung “And the Glory of the Lord” in our church choir. One of my personal favorites from the Messiah is “O Thou That Tellest Good Tidings to Zion”. The way that whole score was composed in only three weeks is just amazing to me. I have a theory that it is intended that way, and that when the reality of Revelation 11:15 comes to its fullness, it will be as Handel wrote it….sung in every tongue from every tribe and every nation.