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Zen Tracks [30] Handel: Amen

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Zen Vision MAmenGeorge Frederick Handel, performed by The London Philharmonic Orchestra and The London Philharmonic Choir – The Messiah
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Putting up the foyer Christmas tree takes up a huge chunk of my day after Thanksgiving. And I like to spend the first hour plus of that time with Handel’s Messiah supplying background music, volume jacked up to the max on my Zen Vision:M.

And yes, technically this finale isn’t from the Christmas portion; but it was still always my favorite in Messiah sing-alongs that did the whole thing beginning to end, and for the one time that excerpts were sung by a church for which I once sang both bass and tenor parts. Get this one anywhere even remotely near where Handel meant it to go, and singing along sends your spirit soaring higher than the angel atop our foyer tree.

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28 November 2008 at 4:44 pm

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Holiday Decoration Time

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We might only put up one Christmas tree this year. That’s my excuse for starting about five hours after I usually start on my part of today’s holiday decorating, then kept falling further behind from here on out. (And yes, giving our garage a good spring cleaning does remain active on my task list. Everyone knows Houston’s springtime doesn’t end until after Christmas.)

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28 November 2008 at 10:30 am

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