Sunday, April 08, 2012

He is not here


  

He is risen


Alleluia! Alleluia!

A very happy Easter to you all




24 comments:

  1. It was this anthem which turned my mind to trust and faith in God...so long ago.

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    1. Back in my questioning teens I envied the assurance in these words when I first heard them, Fly, It took years before I came to the point of sharing it. I'm glad it means so much to you. A very happy Easter to you and Mr Fly.

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    2. Still living at Bach Central here. Handel and Mozart can lift my spirit to a place of unalloyed joy, but JS Bach has wormed his way into the very core of me;

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42uaXQndr0g

      Have a boxed set of Gardiner conducting the Christmas Oratorio, John and Matthew passions and B Minor Mass. I will lend it to you when you get back from Scotland.

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    3. I shall look forward to that, Baby Sis. Will watch your clip tomorrow as DH is watching a film and I'm ready for bed. Happy Easter!

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  2. Just sat and listened to the clip. Great start to Easter Sunday thank you. Handel has always been one of my favourites. Antoinette

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    1. A very happy Easter to you and Niall, Antoinette. Handel is an essential part of Christmas and Easter for me as you can see. :-)

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    1. Thank you, Sue and the same to you.

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  4. ..and to you Perpetua, I hope you have a peacefully beautiful Easter. Fondest wishes, Janice

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    1. Thank you, Janice. I've had a really lovely day, despite the rain. :-) Good luck with your preparations and safe journey.

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    1. Thanks, Linda. I love Easter. :-)

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    1. Thanks, Molly. Just back from a long round trip to a very special Easter service, of which more anon. Now off to bed....

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  7. Best wishes for a very happy Easter, Perpetua! Would love to hear more about that special service!

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    1. Thank you, Kathy, and the same to you. I plan to do a post about the last few days very soon, but first I need to spend the day with DH, researching a new computer purchase. Decisions, decisions...

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  8. I have so enjoyed listening to this. I hope you have had a happy Easter. Our church service today was exceptionally lovely and uplifting -- made up for the weather!

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    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed it, Broad.I've always loved Aled Jones' treble voice, especially as he was a choirboy at 'my' cathedral of Bangor. :-) I've had a really special Holy Week and Easter too, despite the weather.

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  9. What a SWEET voice that boy had. TY.
    I remember many years ago I took lessons playing organ (I also played piano). The organ is much harder that piano.
    Happy Easter Perpetua.

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    1. And to you, Nerima. I'm glad you like Aled's voice. He was very famous here in the UK at the time and has a good, but not outstanding, adult voice now. I don't play any keyboard instruments, but organ always looks fiendishly difficult.

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  10. Indeed, He has risen.

    I am attempting to catch up on blogs this afternoon and you have warmed my heart with this Easter wish, Perpetua. I hope yours was filled with peace.

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    1. Welcome back, Penny. I had a wonderful Easter, thank you, and hope you had the same. I'm so glad you enjoyed the clip. I love it. :-)

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  11. Thank you for sharing this beautiful version of one of my favourite arias. What a voice! I have always found the sweet, simple certainty of the words of this aria to be a balm to the soul. My mother-in-law requested this to be sung at her funeral: I would be happy to be eased into the hereafter with the same.

    I wish you a very happy Easter-tide.

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    1. And the same to you, DB. I hope you had a lovely and, above all, warm holiday. :-) I too have always loved this aria and searched through a lot of versions on YouTube until I found this one, which I find incomparably the best. There is something so poignant about the transient beauty of a boy treble's voice.

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