Happy Easter!

Messiah (HWV 56[1]) is an English-language oratorio composed by George Frideric Handel, and is one of the most popular works in the Western choral literature. The libretto by Charles Jennens is drawn entirely from the King James and Great Bibles, and interprets the Christian doctrine of the Messiah. Messiah (often but incorrectly called The Messiah) is one of Handel’s most famous works. The Messiah sing-alongs now common at the Christmas season usually consist of only the first of the oratorio’s three parts, with “Hallelujah” (originally concluding the second part) replacing His Yoke is Easy in the first part.[original research?]

Composed in London during the summer of 1741 and premiered in Dublin, Ireland on 13 April 1742, it was repeatedly revised by Handel, reaching its most familiar version in the performance to benefit the Foundling Hospital in 1754. In 1789 Mozart orchestrated a German version of the work; his added woodwind parts, and the edition by Ebenezer Prout, were commonly heard until the mid-20th century and the rise of historically informed performance.

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6 Responses to Happy Easter!

  1. Obama attends Easter church services in D.C.


    President Obama and his family are attending Easter services at Shiloh Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., a sanctuary founded in 1863 by freed slaves.

    The Rev. Dr. Wallace Charles Smith, the senior minister, told the First Family that parishioners are praying for them.

    “So if you’re feeling blue and all of a sudden you feel a little better, that’s our prayers,” Smith said.

    Another speaker, name unknown, suggested that some of the prayers include Obama’s re-election next year.

    “Lord, they are going to need you for next six years,” the speaker said.

    Motorcade leaving Shiloh en route to White House. Crowd of about 25 people is gathered outside the church to see POTUS depart. One women in a large white hat yells out to the motorcade, “Praise the Lord!”


  2. Ametia says:

    Happy Easter, Everyone. :-)

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