Second Sunday of Advent: Comfort Ye My People & Every Valley from Messiah

>> Sunday, December 13, 2009

The voice of one crying in the wilderness,
Prepare ye the way of the Lord,
make his paths straight.

Christopher Hogwood: Conductor
Paul Elliott: Tenor
The Academy of Ancient Music
Messiah "Comfort ye, Comfort ye My people" & "Every valley shall be exalted"


Kathy Handyside December 20, 2009 at 12:15 PM  

One of my favorites has always been "Come for tea, come for tea, my people." LOL

Kathy Handyside December 20, 2009 at 12:22 PM  

Seriously, though, I love "Messiah". And I love how Handel made the music follow the words - "and every mountain and hill made low" actually goes low; "the crooked straight" uses up-and-down eighth notes and then on "straight", the notes are held. I'm not explaining this very well, but I think you get what I mean. It's something I noticed as a music student - how the movement of the music matches the words.


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