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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    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.
    That's awesome! It just so happens that I'll be singing as a bass in the chorus tomorrow afternoon. Have a blessed start to your Christmas season!
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    My favorite part happens to be the glorious alleluja at the work's conclusion. Towering!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hpowders View Post
    My favorite part happens to be the glorious alleluja at the work's conclusion. Towering!
    I think you mean the Amen?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Itullian View Post
    I think you mean the Amen?
    Yes, I believe you're referring to the fugue at the end, hpowders?
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    My favourite piece
    First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.
    "Mahatma Gandhi"

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    I know that my Redeemer Liveth.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GP27aHrP8as
    (Eileen Farrell)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ingélou View Post
    I know that my Redeemer Liveth.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GP27aHrP8as
    (Eileen Farrell)

    Eileen Farrell is one of Opera's most underrated sopranos, in my humble opinion
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeepR View Post
    For unto us a child is born, in the Mozart arrangement.

    "Und sein nam' wird GENENNET". Silly German language... Yet this performance is wonderful and I like Mozart's changes.
    Last edited by DeepR; Dec-06-2015 at 14:31.

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    Every part of Messiah is my favourite. An astounding work! I know this clip is anachronistic but what a sound from Ferrier

    http://youtu.be/lUJQbmHp4wY

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    Tough to say, there are so many wonderful arias and choruses. But I'll say "He was despised." Many years ago, when there still was a "Tower Records," they were playing the Janet Baker performance of it. It almost brought me to tears.

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    Sang in the Messiah today, and I'm pretty exhausted now
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    My favorite part of Handel's Messiah - Hmmmmmm.............That would be the last chord of the last movement - Why? Because then it is over and done with...

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    Something to rock your cradle with:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Su-d6_pBFY

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    I went to it on Saturday, for about the 50th time. There are usually two different performances in December where I am.
    Not much point in citing my favourites after so many others have done so, though I have to mention He was despised, The trumpet shall sound. Actually I have to stop or I'll name 25 arias or choruses.
    I claimed on another thread that this is the greatest religious music I have ever heard, excepting perhaps Bach's Mass in B minor, than which the Messiah is infinitely more accessible. It is probably more worshipful - the Mass, by contrast, is among the highest summits of human achievement (and also makes me awestruck and inclined to worship). Jennens' role is often underplayed: the texts are just perfect.

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    Comfort ye my people.

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    "He was despised and rejected". The best performance of this I have ever heard is by the countertenor Russell Oberlin, in a performance by the NYPO and Bernstein, but unfortunately the crucial repeat is left out. The recording was made in 1956. Orchestra and chorus are not too good but Oberlin is outstanding.

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