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FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ Happy Easter: He Is Risen! ~ 31 March 2013
Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew

Posted on 03/30/2013 5:04:55 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska





John 20:1-10 (KJV)


1The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre.


2Then she runneth, and cometh to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and saith unto them, They have taken away the LORD out of the sepulchre, and we know not where they have laid him.


3Peter therefore went forth, and that other disciple, and came to the sepulchre.



4So they ran both together: and the other disciple did out run Peter, and came first to the sepulchre.


5And he stooping down, and looking in, saw the linen clothes lying; yet went he not in.


6Then cometh Simon Peter following him, and went into the sepulchre, and seeth the linen clothes lie,


7And the napkin, that was about his head, not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by itself.


8Then went in also that other disciple, which came first to the sepulchre, and he saw, and believed.


9For as yet they knew not the scripture, that he must rise again from the dead.


10Then the disciples went away again unto their own home.








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1 posted on 03/30/2013 5:04:55 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska


Good Evening, Kathy!

***HUGS***



A Blessed Lord’s Day to you and yours! Thank you very much for tonight’s Sunday Chapel thread.








Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

2 posted on 03/30/2013 5:05:16 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Good morning Troops, Veterans and Canteeners.

* * * * * * * * * * * *

Our Flag Flying Proudly One Nation Under God

* * * * * * * * * * * *

Lord, Please Bless Our Troops, They're fighting for our Freedom.

* * * * * * * * * * * *

God Bless Our Republic

I pledge allegiance to the Flag
of the United States of America,
and to the Republic, for which it stands;
one nation UNDER GOD,
indivisible,
with liberty and justice for all.

Prayers going up


3 posted on 03/30/2013 5:05:31 PM PDT by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Good evening, Kathy.


4 posted on 03/30/2013 5:05:50 PM PDT by Publius
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Happy Easter, Ma. Thinking of you and your family.


5 posted on 03/30/2013 5:06:39 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Blather. Reince. Repeat.)
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To: ConorMacNessa

A Blessed Lord’s Day and Happy Easter to the MacNessa family.

My computer picked me pushing the post button time to lock up. GRRR! Reboot time.

Have you had a restful and nice day?


6 posted on 03/30/2013 5:08:36 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: xzins; bethelgrad; lightman; LiteKeeper; MoJo2001; 007; 1 FELLOW FREEPER; 11B3; 1FreeAmerican; ...
Canteen Sunday Chapel ping....

Happy Easter!


7 posted on 03/30/2013 5:18:18 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Happy (almost) Easter to you, Kathy! Hope all is well and your Mom is doing okay. Hugs and bigger hugs! Love ya, Mom


8 posted on 03/30/2013 5:18:58 PM PDT by momtothree
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To: HopeandGlory
A Blessed Lord's Day and Happy Easter to you and yours, Nana Hope.


9 posted on 03/30/2013 5:22:59 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Happy Easter to all Freepers.


10 posted on 03/30/2013 5:23:36 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama is the "Disco Duck" president. A no-substance novelty that reached number one.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
A good day, thanks!

Sorry about your computer going weg at the critical moment! Hate when that happens! Are you ready for Easter? After Mass, we will have some serious family time and then dinner - as always, I've opted for ham.



Where are the survivors of the massacre at Benghazi? The silence of the Obama Regime on this question is deafening!

Fiat Justitia, Ruat Coelum!

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

11 posted on 03/30/2013 5:25:59 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa; Publius; Colonel_Flagg; All

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!

Good Lord's Day and Shavua Tov to you!


12 posted on 03/30/2013 5:28:02 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Happy (almost) Easter to you, Kathy! Hope all is well and your Mom is doing okay. Hugs and bigger hugs! Love ya, Mom


13 posted on 03/30/2013 5:28:55 PM PDT by momtothree
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To: MoochPooch; left that other site; DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis; Yehuda; Alouette; ...

Shavua Tov.
Wishing all our Jewish troops, veterans, families, allies, friends, and Canteeners
a peaceful and prosperous week.


14 posted on 03/30/2013 5:30:01 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...


HE IS RISEN!
Alleluia, Alleluia!




Worthy Is The Lamb
Georg Friedrich Händel
(Click)


"And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands;

Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.

And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.

And the four beasts said, Amen."

(Revelations 5:11-14 KJV)








Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

15 posted on 03/30/2013 5:30:55 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Fort plans Easter sunrise service.
http://www.svherald.com/content/news/2013/03/29/350275

Bill Hess | Herald/Review

FORT HUACHUCA — The installation chaplain’s office invites the community to take part in an Easter celebration. The Easter sunrise worship service begins at 6:30 a.m., Sunday on Reservoir Hill.

The morning message will be given by the Network Enterprise Technology Command Chaplain (Col). Dan Minjares. Refreshments will follow the service.

Attendees should dress warmly for this outdoor event.

16 posted on 03/30/2013 5:33:20 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: AZamericonnie; ConorMacNessa; Drumbo; Kathy in Alaska; MS.BEHAVIN; LUV W; left that other site
SYMPHONY #2 IN C MINOR (“RESURRECTION”)

by GUSTAV MAHLER

It’s amazing that Gustav Mahler had any time to write his songs and symphonies considering that he spent almost all of his time conducting. Born in 1860, he had conducted operas and orchestras in a variety of back-country European venues before arriving in Budapest in 1888. It was there that lightning struck.

Our old friend Johannes Brahms took the train from Vienna to Budapest to visit some of his cronies, and they decided to take him to the opera. Young Gus was conducting Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” that night, and they wanted Old Jo to hear the new kid on the block. Brahms said he would go only if they got a box with a couch so that he could sleep through the opera. Jo knew how he wanted that opera to sound, and he doubted anyone else had his vision. Brahms had just plopped himself down on the couch for a snooze when Gus gave the downbeat, and the orchestra opened with those thunderous chords from hell in the overture. Jo sat bolt upright, and for the next four hours his attention was focused on this new kid in the orchestra pit. After the opera, Brahms raced backstage to talk to Mahler, and a professional relationship was formed.

Brahms had a lot of clout, and he managed to get Mahler a gig in Hamburg, his own hometown. Everywhere Gus went, he concentrated on improving the quality of performances and the general music climate, and Hamburg was no exception. Brahms saw Hamburg as a test venue to see if Gus was ready for Vienna, and Brahms lived long enough to see Mahler get the conducting job at the Vienna State Opera in 1897.

In those days the Vienna State Opera was a decrepit institution, and Mahler stepped on a lot of toes to make it one of the top opera companies in Europe. Vienna was a city of musical intrigues, and Mahler’s Jewishness made him a target. He converted to Catholicism to move one step ahead of his enemies, although privately he was an agnostic. Among his worst enemies was Vienna Mayor Karl Lüger, master anti-Semite and political idol of the future Adolph Hitler. Mahler was forced out of town in 1908, and he went to New York, where he got the conducting job at the Metropolitan Opera and New York Philharmonic.

His three years in New York were tumultuous, and in 1911 he came down with an infected throat that turned out to be rheumatic fever. There were no antibiotics in those days, and Mahler went home to Vienna to die. He almost made it to his 51st birthday.

His music was banned in Germany by Hitler and was almost forgotten everywhere else. After the war, it was young Leonard Bernstein who singlehandedly brought Mahler’s music back from oblivion and turned him into a mainstream composer.

The Second Symphony

The first movement was finished a decade before the rest of the piece, and Mahler had conducted that movement separately to some acclaim under the name “Funeral Celebration”. By 1894 he was looking through poetry, folk songs and even the Bible to find some way of continuing the piece. Three more short movements were put on paper, but the finale eluded him.

You may remember Hans von Bülow from my retrospective on Brahms and heard the story of how Wagner had stolen Hans’ wife from him. Hans died in ‘94, and at the funeral a small choir sang a hymn with words from Klopstock’s poem “Resurrection”. Gus suddenly found his inspiration. Finishing the symphony came easy from that point onward.

Unable to find funding for the monumental production, Mahler dug into his own pocket, paid for it and handed out free tickets to teachers and students at the various music conservatories in Berlin for the premiere in 1895. This was a risky strategy because music professionals are harder on their colleagues than anyone else. At the final tumultuous E-flat chord that ends the piece, the place went wild. Grown men hugged each other and cried like babies. You’ll hear why in about 90 minutes.

This live video is Bernstein’s 1974 performance with the London Symphony Orchestra, and it’s entire. Open the video in a separate window, or print off this posting for a roadmap.

First Movement

It begins with an idea taken from Schubert by way of Berlioz. It’s the death of the hero from Mahler’s First Symphony.

5:55: The brass takes up a theme that will play a critical role in the finale when the dead march out of their graves.

8:06: The second subject begins. Mahler relaxes that introduction into a theme on tenor oboe that is a tip of the hat to Wagner and his “Magic Fire Music”.

10:10: The march picks up and accelerates into a sea voyage where you can hear the waves wash over the ship.

12:12: Shipwreck! But our hero survives!

13:36: We return to the present with a bang. The funeral march picks up quietly and slowly.

15:45: Our hero goes to war!

16:09: Cavalry charge! It’s a scene of blood and chaos. (This theme will show up in the finale also.)

17:24: He goes down bravely in battle. (Audiences unfamiliar with the piece stupidly applaud here.) Mahler returns to the opening theme for his recapitulation.

19:24: Resignation and peace.

19:56: Gus recaps the “Magic Fire” subject. Those swooning portamenti on the strings are just delicious.

21:50: We return to the present, and the funeral march starts again.

22:37: We hear the nightingale, the Eastern European folk symbol of death, on the flute, which will play a critical role in the finale.

23:26: The coda begins, and the movement resolves almost calmly.

24:56: The trumpet’s two notes are a tip of the hat to his good friend Richard Strauss, and the coffin is lowered into the ground with unseemly haste.

Second Movement

This is one of Mahler’s least complicated symphonic movements, a ländler in 3/4 and A-flat, in format A-B-A-B-A. It’s a slow movement and a remembrance of happier times in the past.

25:47: The “A” theme.

27:34: The “”B” theme presented quietly.

29:23: Return of the “A” theme.

31:25: The “B” theme returns violently.

34:03: The “A” theme returns in pizzicato and ends serenely.

Third Movement

In the finale, Mahler will ask one of the core questions of humanity and the absolute core question at the heart of Christianity. You don’t just jump into something like that; you set the table carefully, and that’s the role of the Third and Fourth Movements.

Back in the early 19th Century, Achim von Arnim and Clemens Brentano collected old German folk songs into a poetry collection titled “The Boy’s Magic Horn”. The magic horn in question is what we refer to as a cornucopia, and the authors saw these little gems of the German-speaking past falling out of it.

In 1893 Mahler had set one of these poems, “St. Anthony Preaches to the Fish”, as a song with orchestral accompaniment. The idea behind the song was that even though St. Anthony was eloquent, nothing changed. “The pikes remain thieves, the eels great amorists, the sermon was a success, they all stayed the same.” Mahler takes the orchestral material for this song and uses it as his scherzo movement in C minor and 3/4.

Up until now, the symphony has been about the death of one person. In this movement, we get the first hint that Mahler is about to work on a gigantic canvas and ask questions that pertain not to just one man, but to all mankind. There is a beautiful sense of flow to this movement. It’s almost water music, but with a sardonic edge.

41:21: The trumpets get a chance to clown around a bit.

42:23: Things ratchet up in a big way, relax and then ratchet up again.

43:19: The trumpets, who first clowned around, now sing a song of contentment, then are joined by the strings.

44:40: The scherzo picks up again.

46:43: Something huge is about to happen, as the pace accelerates to –

47:01: The End of the World! This is the first time we will hear the End of the World motif, in a flash-forward, and it will appear twice in the finale. Each time something different follows. It’s tumultuous, swirling string figurations which the brass lead to C minor. What follows here is a passage for trumpets, to be heard again at a critical point in the finale, The underlying pulse is the 3/4 of the scherzo.

48:15: The scherzo picks up and finishes up quietly with a stroke of the gong.

Fourth Movement

With an attacca (no pause), Mahler introduces voice into the piece for the first time. The contralto sings a poem, “Primal Light”, from “The Boy’s Magic Horn”, set to music by Mahler in D-flat Major. This moves the action from one man to mankind. The brass choir may represent angels.

O Röschen rot! (Oh red rose!)
Der Mensch liegt in größter Not! (Mankind lies in greatest need!)
Der Mensch liegt in größter Pein! (Mankind lies in greatest pain!)
Je lieber möcht’ ich im Himmel sein! (Would that I were in heaven!)

Listen to what he does on the word ”Himmel”! A short orchestral interlude leads to:

Da kam ich auf einen breiten Weg: (I found myself upon a broad path:)
Da kam ein Engelein under wollt’ mich abweisen. (I came upon an angel who would bar my way.)
Ach nein! Ich liess mich nicht abweisen! (Ah no, I would not turn back.)

She gathers up her strength and sings with the moral certitude of the Saved:

Ich bin von Gott and will wieder zu Gott! (I am from God and want to return to God!)
Der liebe Gott wird mir ein Lichtchen geben, (The loving God will give me a little light,)
Wird leuchten mir bis in das ewig selig leben! (And illuminate me to the everlasting, blessed life!)

Listen to what he does on the word ”leuchten”! He delays the resolution into D-flat to illustrate utter certainty and serenity.

Fifth Movement

The questions Mahler wished to answer were: “Is there life after death? Is any of what the great religions teach real? Or is this all a bad joke on mankind?” The result is nothing less than a theology set to music. Every note has led to this moment, and Mahler’s finale is one of the most amazing 35 minutes in music.

It starts with an attacca into the End of the World motif, and this time it’s for real!

55:13: What follows is chaos, resolving into calm.

56:40: Gabriel and his cohorts sound the brass offstage.

57:15: This begins statements of all the themes Mahler will be working with in this movement, but stated instrumentally and without chorus.

58:06: This is the introduction and Sunburst, focusing on trombone, but understated so as not dominate the proceedings; it will later accompany the words, “What once has lived must perish.” Gabriel joins with his offstage brass section.

1:00:21: The “Believe” theme, to be sung later by contralto.

1:01:30: The “What once has lived” theme, stated by brass choir.

1:02:30: This player needs no introduction. He is illustrated by the Sunburst in C Major. Things calm down, and the drums roll.

1:05:00: God gives the word. In a moment of horror, the graves of the world open, disgorging their inhabitants. This is first movement material, and now he develops it as the March of the Dead in F Major. Here they come: beggars, serfs, soldiers, merchants, popes, kings, all of them returning from the grave.

1:06:38: The cathedral bells sound, joining the march. Mahler writes for violins and flutes far above their normal range.

1:07:22: Violins screech and flutes scream!

1:08:32: Chaos! The march collapses.

1:08:56: The “Believe” theme returns on trombone, but nobody appears to be believing. Skeletons dance in derision via offstage brass and percussion.

1:10:25: The chaos gets organized and leads into –

1:10:54: The End of the World motif for the final time! But this time it leads to calm. The worst is over.

1:12:46: Gabriel and his offstage brass ask if there is anything else left in the grave. Yes, there is!

1:13:49: The nightingale, played by the flute, sings as he flies out of the grave. Death itself has died. The nightingale duets with the angels.

1:15:32: What has gone before is now worked out with chorus. Mahler brings the chorus in quietly a capella, against all custom of the era, and the audience in Berlin gasped. The words are from Friedrich Klopstock’s poem, “Resurrection”.

Auferste’n, ja aufersteh’n wirst du, (You will rise, yes, rise,)
Mein Staub, nach kurzer Ruh! (My dust, after short rest!)
Unsterblich Leben! Unsterblich Leben (Undying life! Undying life)
Wird der dich rief dir geben. (Will He who called give you.)

The soprano joins before the Sunburst is stated quietly. The chorus picks up again a capella until joined by the brass and soloist.

Wieder aufzublühn wirst du gesät! (You will bloom again!)
Der Herr der Ernte geht (The Lord of the Harvest goes)
Und sammelt Garben (And gathers sheaves)
Uns ein, die starben! (For us who died.)

1:21:07: The orchestra plays a passage of sweet surrender.

1:22:16: For the first time we hear the “Resurrection” theme, which bears a striking resemblance to Richard Strauss’ “Transfiguration” theme. A tip of the hat to a friend.

1:22:58: The contralto sings new material written by Mahler as an addition to Klopstock’s poem. It’s the “Believe” theme.

O glaube, mein Herz, O glaube; (O believe, my heart, O believe:)
Es geht dir nichts verloren! (Nothing is lost to you!)
Dein ist, was du gesehnt! (What you have desired is yours!)
Dein, was du geliebt, (Yours, what you has loved,)
Was du gestritten! (What you have struggled for!)

1:23:59: The soprano takes up the next verse of Mahler.

O glaube, (O believe,)
Du wardst nicht umsonst geboren! (You were not born in vain!)
Hast nicht umsonst gelebt, (You have not lived in vain,)
Gelitten! (Or anguished!)

The chorus enters.

Was enstanden ist, (What once has lived,)
Das muss vergehen! (Must perish!)

The chorus almost shouts, accompanied by brass choir.

Was vergangen, auferstehen! (What has gone rises again!)

The chorus comes back a capella and very softly with an admonition. They are joined full voice by the contralto.

Hör’ auf zu beben! (Stop trembling!)
Bereite dich zu leben! (Prepare yourself for life!)

1:26:09: The strings start a passage for contralto.

O Schmerz! Du Alldurchdringer! (O pain, you who pierce all!)
Dir bin ich entrungen! (From you I’m plucked!)

The soprano enters.

O Tod! Du Allbezwinger! (O death, you who conquer all!)
Nun bist du bezwungen! (Now you are conquered!)

This is worked up as a canon by the soloists.

1:28:55: The chorus enters, building a canon.

Mit Flügeln, die ich mir errungen, (With wings that I have earned,)
In heissem Liebesstreben, (In the hot struggle of love,)
Werd’ ich entschweben (I will fly up)
Zum licht, zu dem kein Aug’ gedrungen! (To the light no eye has reached!)

The chorus unites.

Sterben werd’ ich, um zu leben! (I will die to live!)

Mahler piles it on, bringing in the organ for the “Resurrection” theme, now stated by the chorus. Have your tissues ready.

Aufersteh’n, ja aufersteh’n (You will rise, yes rise)
Wirst du, mein Herz, in einem Nu! (My heart, in an instant!)
Was du geschlagen (What you’ve struggled for)

And here Mahler goes into 12-part harmony.

Zu Gott wird es dich tragen! (Will carry you to God!)

Mahler brings in the full orchestra for the “Resurrection” theme, which he finishes quietly. This leads to a tumultuous ending and a resounding E-flat chord that echoes through the Universe.

Now you know why grown men cried.

Mahler: Symphony #2 in C minor, (“Resurrection”), Bernstein conducting the London Symphony Orchestra, 1974

17 posted on 03/30/2013 5:39:04 PM PDT by Publius
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To: Kathy in Alaska

He is risen indeed.


18 posted on 03/30/2013 5:43:11 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: MoJo2001; HopeandGlory; StarCMC; ConorMacNessa; The Mayor; SandRat; HiJinx; laurenmarlowe; ...

Prayers for our troops, veterans, families, allies, friends, and Canteeners
for a safe and peaceful week ahead.


19 posted on 03/30/2013 5:46:34 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: ConorMacNessa; LUV W; AZamericonnie; Brad's Gramma; JustAmy; jackv; jaycee; yorkie; tiapam; ...

A Blessed Easter To All!



Hallelujah and Amen



ML/LTOS


20 posted on 03/30/2013 5:48:26 PM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Something I made for the occasion:


21 posted on 03/30/2013 5:48:52 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: ConorMacNessa

My favorite! There is so much more to Handel’s Messiah than just the Hallelujah Chorus.

And even if there weren’t, it would be a Masterpiece for that one Song alone!


22 posted on 03/30/2013 5:50:37 PM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: Publius
Good evening, Maestro! Thanks very much for the Mahler - a formidable work, indeed! I've bookmarked it and will listen on the morrow.



Where are the survivors of the massacre at Benghazi? The silence of the Obama Regime on this question is deafening!

Fiat Justitia, Ruat Coelum!

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

23 posted on 03/30/2013 5:51:51 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa
For research purposes in the Third Movement, here is the original lied.

Mahler: "St. Anthony Preaches to the Fish"

24 posted on 03/30/2013 5:57:11 PM PDT by Publius
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To: Publius

I just started the video and it is playing through my speakers.

I have seen Leonard Bernstein conduct many times, but not Mahler.


25 posted on 03/30/2013 5:57:32 PM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: left that other site

Keep on eye on the roadmap I provided. It makes everything clearer. And have those tissues ready at the end.


26 posted on 03/30/2013 5:58:31 PM PDT by Publius
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To: mountainlion

“Alleluia!”


27 posted on 03/30/2013 6:01:17 PM PDT by AUsome Joy
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To: Publius

Thank You for the “roadmap”. This is new music for me. My Dad had an incredible Library but only got interested in Mahler in his later years, so it wasn’t part of my childhood soundtrack.


28 posted on 03/30/2013 6:04:49 PM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: left that other site

I discovered Mahler in college. My father ranked him as “some obscure German symphonist.” He was clueless.


29 posted on 03/30/2013 6:06:19 PM PDT by Publius
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To: Publius

I had a friend in college who would only listen to TWO composers...

Mahler

and

Frank Zappa!

But, as you said, he was relatively unknown until Bernstein “resurrected” him, so it is reasonable that I didn’t “grow up” with his music..


30 posted on 03/30/2013 6:08:44 PM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; AZamericonnie; ConorMacNessa; HiJinx; MS.BEHAVIN; BIGLOOK; mylife; ...

Happy Easter to y’all! God bless!


31 posted on 03/30/2013 6:31:25 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: Future Snake Eater
Good evening, Future Snake Eater. Very nice "work".

A Blessed Lord's Day and Happy Easter to you and yours.


32 posted on 03/30/2013 6:33:43 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: left that other site
It is my favorite as well. It bothers me that at my church we have sung the Hallelujah Chorus, which is in the Christmas portion of the Messiah, rather than Worthy. The reason given was that our sops couldn't hit the high "A's" - absolute nonsense IMHO.

Some 20 years ago we (Oratorio Society of Washington) performed Messiah at The Kennedy Center with the National Symphony. After closing with Worthy/Amen, I was so high I didn't come down for several hours. Got home at about midnight and could not get to sleep until about 4:00 a.m.



Where are the survivors of the massacre at Benghazi? The silence of the Obama Regime on this question is deafening!

Fiat Justitia, Ruat Coelum!

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

33 posted on 03/30/2013 6:41:11 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Publius

I love the kettle drums in the second movement.


34 posted on 03/30/2013 6:42:20 PM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: StarCMC; Kathy in Alaska; Bethbg79; EsmeraldaA; MoJo2001; Brad's Gramma; laurenmarlowe; ...

35 posted on 03/30/2013 6:42:49 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Publius
Good evening, Publius, and a Blessed Lord's Day and Happy Easter to you and yours.


36 posted on 03/30/2013 6:45:17 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: ConorMacNessa

If you mean the High “A” BELOW high “C”, that’s AWFUL!

Most of my students can hit the High “c”, even the guys. The “A” should be a piece of cake...unless the CONTEXT and the Vowel are what’s making it hard.

It is strange that the Hallelujah Chorus is associated with Christmas, since it is almost word-for-word from the Book of Revelation, (as is Worthy), and glorifies the Risen and Reigning Lord.

I know what you mean about a concert making you “high”. After something like that, the adrenaline has totally saturated your system. Who can possibly sleep!

And then, there is the Spiritual Aspect! WOW!

So, it’s all GOOD! :-)


37 posted on 03/30/2013 6:57:06 PM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: SandRat

I love that, Sandy! God bless!


38 posted on 03/30/2013 6:59:31 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: SandRat
I KNEW you would post BC. I've been waiting for it. d:o)

YES!!

A Blessed Lord's Day and Happy Easter to you and yours.


39 posted on 03/30/2013 7:02:52 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Colonel_Flagg
Happy Easter, Colonel, and a Blessed Lord's Day to you and yours.

Thank you. My sister has come from California for a week, and she and my Mom and I are doing a lot of remembering.
We are blessed.


40 posted on 03/30/2013 7:06:23 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: left that other site
Our Church choir, which in my opinion is one of the better that I have heard in Catholic Churches, (I know I'm damning them with faint praise) is composed of many untrained voices. God Bless them all - they soldier on, and their quality has improved under our present Kapellmeisterin

As for myself, by virtue of having had a splendid voice teacher, I went from being a narrow ranged T2 to a T1 who can arpeggiate to a high "C" sharp even in my present state of physical decrepitude.

Upon review of the sequence of Parts II and II, I must admit that your point on "Hallelujah" is well taken.



Where are the survivors of the massacre at Benghazi? The silence of the Obama Regime on this question is deafening!

Fiat Justitia, Ruat Coelum!

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

41 posted on 03/30/2013 7:15:23 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Ah...thanks dear FRiend for that tribute to your voice teacher!

That is what I do for a living, so I do appreciate your affirmation.


42 posted on 03/30/2013 7:18:18 PM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: momtothree
Good evening, Mom...((HUGS))...my sister is here for a week from California...lots of sharing of good times.

Happy Easter and a Blessed Lord's Day to you and yours.


43 posted on 03/30/2013 7:22:51 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: left that other site
A very dear lady - after six productive years, I had to stop studying with her due to work constraints. She was in the audience at one of our Kennedy Center performances and sought me out afterwards in the Hall of Nations and praised us effusively. She was a real gem!



Where are the survivors of the massacre at Benghazi? The silence of the Obama Regime on this question is deafening!

Fiat Justitia, Ruat Coelum!

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

44 posted on 03/30/2013 7:25:52 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: left that other site

Early to Bed tonight.

Sweet Dreams, Everybody.


45 posted on 03/30/2013 7:28:12 PM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: ConorMacNessa

I have had a few of my students go on to bigger things. I try to catch their performances whenever I can.

I can’t tell you how wonderful it feels! :-)


46 posted on 03/30/2013 7:29:41 PM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

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Knee-Deep In Daffodils

March 31, 2013

When the first flowers of spring bloomed in our yard, my 5-year-old son waded into a patch of daffodils. He noticed some debris from plants that had expired months before and remarked, “Mom, when I see something dead, it reminds me of Easter because Jesus died on the cross.” I replied, “When I see something alive—like the daffodils—it reminds me that Jesus came back to life!”

One reason we know Jesus rose from the grave is that, according to the gospel of Luke, He approached two travelers headed to Emmaus 3 days after His crucifixion. Jesus walked with them; He ate dinner with them; He even gave them a lesson in Old Testament prophecy (24:15-27). This encounter showed the travelers that Jesus conquered the grave—He had risen from the dead. As a result, the pair returned to Jerusalem and told the disciples, “The Lord is risen indeed!” (v.34).

If Jesus had not come back to life, our faith as Christians would be pointless, and we would still be under the penalty of our sin (1 Cor. 15:17). However, the Bible tells us that Jesus “was raised to life for our justification” (Rom. 4:25 niv). Today, we can be right with God because Jesus is alive!

I serve a risen Savior, He’s in the world today;
I know that He is living, whatever men may say.
I see His hand of mercy, I hear His voice of cheer,
And just the time I need Him He’s always near.
—Alfred Ackley © Renewal 1961. The Rodeheaver Company
The empty cross and the empty tomb provide a full salvation

Read: Luke 24:13-34

The Lord is risen indeed! —Luke 24:34
Bible in a Year:
Judges 11-12; Luke 6:1-26


47 posted on 03/30/2013 7:32:34 PM PDT by The Mayor ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat" — Ronald Reagan)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; LUV W

A Blessed Lord’s Day and Happy Easter to you and yours.


48 posted on 03/30/2013 7:36:09 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SandRat

Thank you! ((((hugs))))


49 posted on 03/30/2013 7:41:15 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Happy Easter and a Blessed Lord's Day to you and yours, ConservativeStatement.


50 posted on 03/30/2013 7:42:06 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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