Monday, December 17, 2007

Christmas Music

I went to a wonderful preformance of Messiah this week. It is always one of the best parts of the season. However, it really is an Easter piece. There is a Christmas section, but then it goes on to the death and aftermath. Not very Christmas. What I'd like to see is to just have the 1st part and the Hallelujah Chorus (folks would complain if that was missing) and then the Amen Chorus. Then after intermission another work could be presented. Hodie by Vaughan Williams does not get played often enough for my taste. There a plenty of works that could fill a second half. If one was a bit short a nice sing-along could fill the end of the concert.

I hope some music director in the Houston area is reading this and takes the suggestion (Ha!). Has anyone heard Hodie live?

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