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Thursday, April 7, 2011

The Hallelujah Chorus, My Gift, Landscape with Conopion Carrying the Ashes of Phocion

 Jean-Francois Millet 

"Landscape with Conopion Carrying the Ashes of Phocion" by Jean-Francois Millet
Notice how Millet manages to portray great depth in his painting making the mountains look far distant. If you are interested in the story of Phocion and Conopion you can read it at the link below.  It is from Plutarch's Lives a classic book by Plutarch who was a Greek historian, biographer and essayist.

This is my last post of Millet's works at least for now.  If you want to view more  of his works the following link has 125 of them shown (Does include some nudity).

George Frideric Handel

Is best known for his oratorio, "The Messiah".  You might want to buy or borrow a copy from your library of the whole oratorio.  It is full of scripture prophecies about the MessiahYou are probably most familiar with the Hallelujah Chorus which is our featured piece this week.

The following informal performance of the Hallelujah Chorus in a food court in a mall is inspiring to listen to as more and more of the crowd join in.

I'd also like to recommend a Sower Biography, George Frideric Handel: Composer of Messiah.

The following link is a biographical sketch of Handel:

Christina Rosetti


What can I give Him
Poor as I am;
If I were a shepherd,
I would give Him a lamb.
If I were a wise man,
I would do my part.
But what can I give Him?
I will give my heart.

The following are links to articles about Christina Rosetti:

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