Archive for the ‘Music’ Category
Billie Holiday wrote her song “God bless the child” with Arthur Herzog, Jr. in the same year that Helen Levitt took this Harlem photo.
Christmas Tree Lighting at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Featuring Neapolitan Baroque Creche and music by The Young People’s Chorus of New York City
This exclusive broadcast of the Abyssinian Baptist Church Choir & Chamber Orchestra honors the men & women killed or injured in the Metro North derailment in 2013. Donna Smith, a volunteer fire chaplain, was on her way to hear The Messiah. Jim Lovell was on his way to help with setting up the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center. Also killed was Kisook Ahn, a nurse, and James M. Ferrari. More than 60 were injured.
Handel’s Messiah Part 3, 53. Worthy is the Lamb by The Abyssinian Baptist Church Choir & Chamber Orchestra
“Blessing and honour, glory and power be unto Him that sits upon the throne, and to the Lamb forever and ever. Amen!”
“Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting?” I Corinithians 15:54-57.
Handel found the perfect pitch for a financial crisis in The Book of Revelation with its message that “the Kingdom of this world” will at a moment in time become “the Kingdom of our Lord, forever and ever.”
Handel’s Messiah Part 2, 38. “Glad tidings of good things” by The Abyssinian Baptist Church Choir & Chamber Orchestra
“How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace…” Romans 10:15
Handel’s Messiah, Part 2, 30. Behold, the sorrow! by The Abyssinian Baptist Church Choir and Chamber Orchestra
“Behold and see if there be any sorrow like unto his sorrow.” Lamentations 1:12
Handel’s Messiah. Part 1, 11. A Light out of Darkness by The Abyssinian Baptist Church Choir & Chamber Orchestra
“They that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them has the light shined.” Isaiah 9:2
Handel’s Messiah, Part 1, 4. Chorus “And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed” by The Abyssinian Baptist Church Choir & Chamber Orchestra
“And all flesh shall see it together…” Isaiah 40:5