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Friday, December 03, 2004

In which I Shill for Handel

As the season of advent is upon us, I encourage everyone to give Handel's Messiah a listen, especially in concert. Performances of this piece are plentiful this time of year, and it's a creative date/weekend activity. I promise, you'll get choruses in your head. Even Mike has come around, although his favorite movement is "All We Like Sheep Have Gone Astray" because he thinks it sound like they're singing "Oh, we like sheep."

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  •   Posted by Blogger BrooklynDodger at December 05, 2004 7:24 AM | Permanent Link to this Comment
  • Among the notable events of the Erasmus Hall High School calendar was the Christmas Concert. There were about 6000 of us in 3 grades. On one day there was a cycle of 4 concerts in the auditorium, called "Chapel." Not sure if it accomodated all the studentry, or if many just ducked out.

    I was in the the orchestra, and we played the Hallelujah Chorus sung by the Choir, as well as some other Christmas pieces. So, a whole day of pretending to be a full time musician [trumpet, actually 3rd trumpet.] And each of 3 years. Of course, the school was then about 2/3 Jewish if not more. Singing Christmas Carols.

    Musician 1: Can you play the Hallelujah Chorus?
    Musician 2: I think I can handle it.

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