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Music Appreciation

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Mon Dec 25, 2023, 08:30 AM Dec 2023

The Hallelujah Chorus and forgetting tradition [View all]

I have witnessed several times during services on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day that I am the only one who has jumped to my feet upon the first strains of Handel's "Hallelujah Chorus". I thought this was universally known and understood. And I am eyed with curiosity by the other parishioners as I stand. Maybe two or three join me, but the majority remain seated.

I know, I know, King George III stood and everyone followed suit. But this is tradition, not about bowing to nobility.

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Forgetting tradition PJMcK Dec 2023 #1
I'm listening to it right now. peacefreak2.0 Dec 2023 #2
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