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    The tenor recitative "Thy rebuke hath broken his heart." One of the saddest moments in music.

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    My favorite part of Messiah is the final "Amen" because it means in 3 minutes I can listen to a much greater work, Handel's Giulio Cesare.
    When you don't know what you're saying, you take a long time to say it. When you know what you're saying, you get pithy.

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    I know that my redeemer liveth

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    I think maybe "All we like sheep."

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    Tried to find a youtube clip of Raimund Herincx from the Mackerras set singing my very fave bit of the oratorio...
    I have just auditioned about 15 clips but I can't find a suitable replacement but this will remind you what it sounds like....hopefully!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScO4GKpVoRA

    And this one...which looks like a 'Premier Inn' from Hell?!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IeULo9hjYcY

    And a last fag at the Last Trump?!...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zNmAJ8N4j8
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    First gut reaction is "For Unto Us A Child is Born". Maybe not the deepest moment in the work but brilliant melodies and high energy!

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    If god is for us who can be against us

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    This sounds like something Classic FM could pick up on

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    All we like sheep! Most of all, I loved singing the soprano arias ( especially Rejoice greatly, o daughter of Zion) and the mighty Hallelujah chorus.

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    I agree. Rejoice Greatly, O Daughter of Zion is the show stopper for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HaydnBearstheClock View Post
    For Unto Us a Child is Born and And He Shall Purify always stuck out a bit, but the whole work is great.
    +1 Here, being a tenor, and having sung it many times, I agree the whole thing is great but the "Christmas Part" was always my favorite part to sing; especially these pieces. Maybe maybe by the "Lenten and Easter Part" I was tired.

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    The beginning, the middle, and the end.

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    For unto us a child is born, in the Mozart arrangement.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodduck View Post
    The tenor recitative "Thy rebuke hath broken his heart." One of the saddest moments in music.
    Knowing you, you probably are more transfixed by some of the arias than the choruses that everyone goes on about, much like myself. I personally have always been very moved by "He was despised", especially when sung by Alfred Deller. Unfortunately, in so many performances they skip right past the B section, instead of presenting a full ABA performance of it.

    Handel has this way of making major modes sound so sombre, even bitingly anguished at times.
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    Right now I am about to go out the door to go see Messiah live and am happy that this year they have a mezzo instead of a countertenor as in the past two years. That, tonight, is my favorite part.
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