Christmas with Handel, Messiah, Margaret Maye singing.Written by George Frideric Handel,it is his one of the most famous creations and is among the most popular works in the Western choral literature. In September 1741, George Frederick Handel (1685-1759) sat down to begin work on a new composition. Just 24 days later, he had finished what some consider the greatest musical work of all time.
Handel was German by birth, but had spent many years in Italy, where he had learned to write operas. By 1738 he already had about 40 to his name. He settled in London, and soon became England's most popular and successful composer.
O thou that tellest good Tidings to Zion, get thee up into the high Mountain: O thou that tellest good Tidings to Jerusalem,
lift up thy Voice with Strength; lift it up, be not afraid: Say unto the Cities of Judah, Behold your God. O thou that tellest good Tidings to Zion, Arise, shine, for thy Light is come, and the Glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. (Isaiah 40:9; Isaiah 60:1)
Maybe one day someone will do it on American idol. Perhaps on American idol season 7 david Archuleta or Syesha Mercada or maybe even David cook or Jason Castro. It definately will not be on week top 4. I believe top four week has the theme inner rock star, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame night, so not likely. Most likey never, but you just never know.
I have also posted to DAILYMOTION some videos of Margaret singing as well as videos of her speaking about Epilepsy. www.margaretmaye.ca