A Christmas night tradition: ‘Messiah’

Share my Christmas Tradition: Handel’s Messiah on Christmas Night

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One of my personal Christmas traditions (and I have a few) involves a little quiet, a pair of headphones, and a superlative recording of Messiah by Georg Frederich Handel. I do not believe a greater work of exultation and worship has ever been written and Christmas would simply not be the same without it…



The article continues, with more of Jimmie’s favorite selections from Messiah, at The Sundries Shack.

H/T The Reagan’s Army Daily

CAJ note: One of our personal favorites, posted last Christmas, ‘The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light…’

YouTube note by  “Tenor Michael Spyres singing recitative and aria ‘Comfort ye – Every valley’ from George Frederic Handel’s oratorio “Messiah”, recorded on 24 November 2007 in Vienna.”

And why not experience the joy of some Messiah flash mobs, too?

Update:  J.S. Bach’s Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring for those who enjoy something a little less traditional…

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