Christmas encounters, Part 4

Recitative for soprano: "There were shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flocks by night." Andante: "And lo! The angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone around about them, and they were sore afraid." "And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for ... Continue reading

Handel’s Messiah: Glory to God!

There were shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flocks by night. And lo! The angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not; for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, ... Continue reading

The speech of angels

Music is well said to be the speech of angels; in fact, nothing among the utterances allowed to man is felt to be so divine. It brings us near to the infinite. —Thomas Carlyle Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent. —Victor Hugo Music is a ... Continue reading