Monday, October 6, 2008

The Handel and Hayden Society is ready. . .

Linda and I went up to Boston over the weekend to see Alex and Christina. While there we went to a concert put on by the Handel and Hayden Society. It was an excellent concert and very useful because I've been thinking of buying one of Handel's other oratorios and the Society put on selections from Solomon, Jeptha and Semele. None of them, of course, compare with Messiah, which is one of the most brilliant pinnacles of art.

The most interesting thing about the concert was the Society's inclusion of the music Handel composed for the coronation of King George I. It was good to see that they're all ready for the coronation, I mean the inauguration, of Barack Obama if he wins the election. The last anthem they played, with its rousing choral performance of "Long live the king, God save the king," will make a perfect musical accompaniment to the beginning of Obama's reign. Of course they may plan to play "Unto us a child is born, unto us a king is given" from Messiah, which may, after all be more appropriate given what a lot of people expect of Obama.


Anonymous said...

First of all, I want to say that I read/watch the news from a variety of sources...liberal, conservative, and libertarian.

The other night I watched a special put together by FOX (Hannity) regarding some of Obama's very radical friends.

Now, I'll be the first to admit that FOX is not all that "fair and balanced" (the same can be said for some members of CNN and a variety of other news sources) when they have an axe to grind; but the FOX special report really did raise some very big questions about Obama's background. Questions that beg for some serious answers.

We've come a very long way from a time when our biggest concern was whether or not a Presidential candidate "inhaled".

I also found the following clip very upsetting. It is from "The View" and the only conservative woman on the show is getting shouted down by a bunch of raging liberal females. Although my views are libertarian, I have had the same experience. It is not enough that they disagree with you, they try to drown you out.


Anonymous said...

I forgot to mention:

If the screen that pops up tells you the video is no longer available, try clicking on the image of a blond woman who is speaking and pointing her finger. The image is to the left and marked as #2.


Sully said...

An interesting video; but I thought she got in her points. The fact that the view considers itself balanced because it surrounds one mild conservative with two far left liberals and one middle of the far left liberal is another thing. It shoud be named The View Mostly From The Left.