December 25th, 2018

The Messiah

Last night, C and I listened together to the complete Messiah, in a version by the Tenebrae Choir and London Symphony Orchestra. It's an amazing and moving piece of music. It struck me that nearly everyone knows about the Hallelujah chorus, but I found several other parts equally compelling: the opening "Comfort Ye My People," "Unto Us a Child Is Born," "The Trumpet Shall Sound"—and the final "Worthy Is the Lamb" even more so. Listening to it brought tears to my eyes.

I have to say, as a non-Christian, that one of the greatest things Christianity has given the human race is music.