Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The Complete Handel's Messiah: Air: He Was Despised

Part II
The accomplishment of redemption by the sacrifice of Jesus, mankind's rejection of God's offer, and mankind's utter defeat when trying to oppose the power of the Almighty


23. Air (Alto)

He was despised
and rejected of men,
a man of sorrows
and acquainted with grief.
Isaiah 53:3

He gave His back to the smiters,
and His cheeks to them
that plucked off His hair:
He hid not His face
from shame and spitting.
Isaiah 53:6

Brisbane Concert Choir
Sinfonia of St Andrew's
Conductor: Debra Shearer-Dirié
Orchestra Leader: Chen Yang

Milica Ilic, soprano
Dorothy Williams, alto
Thomas Moran, tenor
Sam Hartley, bass
Emma Hadfield, harpsichord
Eduarda van Klinken, organ

St Andrew's Uniting Church
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Sunday 13th July 2008


During this Holy Week, All for Hymn is featuring Handel's Messiah in it's complete form. New posts will hit roughly every 5-6 hours beginning at 6:00 am CDT on Palm Sunday (April 17, 2011) and running through 6:00 PM CDT on Easter Sunday (April 24, 2011).

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