Did you know that Handel wrote the entire oratorio of the Messiah in just 24 days?
Amazing, considering the musical masterpiece that it is.
Have you seen the musical score? Wow!
Handel had a brilliant mind!
Do you want to know a secret? Well, it’s not a huge secret in my household, but this type of classical music is my favorite. When I sit and listen to classical music, I feel like I’m listening to a piece of heaven.
Don’t get me wrong, I love all kinds of music. Everything from opera to (Christian) rap. I love music, period.
But there is something about the intricacies of classical the feed my mind and lift my spirit.
So, I will leave you with a piece of Handel’s Messiah so you can listen, close your eyes, and rest in the beauty of the music. 🙂
By the way, the first time I sang in the Messiah, I sang first soprano. This time I am singing tenor, and could probably sing bass – and will if they are short-handed on basses. Shannon got a laugh out of last Sunday’s music. She asked if I was singing lower than our lead singer – who is male. I told her I was, and typically when he harmonizes I sing the lower part. 😛 I wish I could still sing soprano, but the older I get the lower my vocal range becomes.