Saturday, December 17, 2011

Christmas Music Countdown - #9

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Number nine isn't a Christmas selection, per se, but the very essence of it is tied with the nature of what that Holy Day represents. It is the "Hallelujah Chorus", which is the final piece of the Second Part of Handel's Messiah (contrary to common thought that it is the final climactic song of the entire Messiah). This particular rendition is from The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chorus, along with its namesake chamber orchestra. The simplicity of something like this piece is powerful, and it goes within the Christmas spirit of celebration that the Lord has arrived. Enjoy!

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