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    Quote Originally Posted by steph01 View Post
    Chorus-wise I like the usual suspects, For unto us a child is born, And he shall purify, All we like sheep

    For the arias my favourites are Thou shalt break them, How beautiful are the feet of them and Every valley

    This leads me to the question - should I always listen to all of it, or should I leave out the bits that don't do anything for me?
    It's all up to you, I like to listen to in in whole.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steph01 View Post
    This leads me to the question - should I always listen to all of it, or should I leave out the bits that don't do anything for me?
    They sell highlights disks, so you can make your own highlights or favorite tracks set.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steph01 View Post
    This leads me to the question - should I always listen to all of it, or should I leave out the bits that don't do anything for me?
    If I were you, I'd persevere with the whole thing, using your favourite bits as milestones along the way. Messiah is such a magnificent work overall, I'm sure the rest will grow on you.

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    Surely he hath borne our griefs, with it's bitingly dissonant minor 9th suspensions.

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    In addition to my previous musings, I also like very much "I know that my redeemer liveth".

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    Quote Originally Posted by hpowders View Post
    In addition to my previous musings, I also like very much "I know that my redeemer liveth".
    I like that one too. However, I'm not very fond of the line "worms destroy this body." I would rather not be reminded of such unpleasant truths when listening to music. But, to Handel's enormous credit, he somehow manages to make it sound beautiful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettina View Post
    I like that one too. However, I'm not very fond of the line "worms destroy this body." I would rather not be reminded of such unpleasant truths when listening to music. But, to Handel's enormous credit, he somehow manages to make it sound beautiful!
    Sounds like an advertisement for cremation. Some like it hot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettina View Post
    I like that one too. However, I'm not very fond of the line "worms destroy this body." I would rather not be reminded of such unpleasant truths when listening to music. But, to Handel's enormous credit, he somehow manages to make it sound beautiful!
    Turn the sound down with your remote, approaching the worms doing their thing to the body.

    "Everybody loves somebody....sometime."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retrograde Inversion View Post
    Surely he hath borne our griefs, with it's bitingly dissonant minor 9th suspensions.

    Good one!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hpowders View Post
    Turn the sound down with your remote, approaching the worms doing their thing to the body.

    "Everybody loves somebody....sometime."
    Certainly won't want to hear this nursery rhyme: http://bussongs.com/songs/the-worms-...-crawl-out.php
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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    Certainly won't want to hear this nursery rhyme: http://bussongs.com/songs/the-worms-...-crawl-out.php
    Jeez! Who the hell recorded that? Ed Gein?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reichstag aus LICHT View Post
    Jeez! Who the hell recorded that? Ed Gein?
    I have no idea. Came up on a google search. I just remember some of the words from when I was a kid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Florestan View Post
    I have no idea. Came up on a google search. I just remember some of the words from when I was a kid.
    Good memories huh! But if I was a kid, I gonna cry out loud seeing the video. lol

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    "Amen"- Handel's Messiah
    First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.
    "Mahatma Gandhi"

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