Monday, December 9, 2019

Rejoice greatly

When one looks at the world, there's only one thing to say, and it's hallelujah. That's the way it is.
~Leonard Cohen

Returning to an Art Thursday post from 2010 for today's Music Monday. George Frideric Handel's Messiah:

The Trumpet Shall Sound

A performance of Handel’s Messiah at Penrith (on Sydney sandstone)
By Jack Featherstone

From the Lilly Library

Albums (I'm interested in abstract representations of the oratorio):

A poster:

A score:

Not sure about these two...posters?

* The texts for Messiah along side-by-side with modern translations
* Listen to Susan Stamberg ask classical music commentator Miles Hoffman questions about Messiah
* Smithsonian Magazine's The Glorious History of Handel's Messiah
* Handel as word painter

Must include a Messiah Random Act of Culture:

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