Reflections from a roving retirement
It was this anthem which turned my mind to trust and faith in God...so long ago.
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.
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=42uaXQndr0gHave 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.
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!
Just sat and listened to the clip. Great start to Easter Sunday thank you. Handel has always been one of my favourites. Antoinette
A very happy Easter to you and Niall, Antoinette. Handel is an essential part of Christmas and Easter for me as you can see. :-)
A happy Easter to you.
Thank you, Sue and the same to you.
..and to you Perpetua, I hope you have a peacefully beautiful Easter. Fondest wishes, Janice
Thank you, Janice. I've had a really lovely day, despite the rain. :-) Good luck with your preparations and safe journey.
Happy Easter to you as well.
Thanks, Linda. I love Easter. :-)
Happy Easter Perpetua
Thanks, Molly. Just back from a long round trip to a very special Easter service, of which more anon. Now off to bed....
Best wishes for a very happy Easter, Perpetua! Would love to hear more about that special service!
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...
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. :-)
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.
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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