This music is so good I might have to give it up for Lent!
I've been listening to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir (accompanied by the Philadelphia Orchestra) do the Best of Bach and Handel. The CD is titled "Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring."
Great stuff! The last track is "Hallelujah Chorus." How can your heart not be lifted when you hear that glorious music?
The kids appreciate it less than I do, unfortunately. I guess I'll have to play it even more, and louder. I told them last night that these are some of the world's best musicians playing the world's best music.
And this morning, Middle Sister, who is not known for her tact especially in musical matters, wanted to know if I was alive when Bach was alive. Maybe I should try some of that wrinkle cream Danielle invested in. Or at least replay the "Hallelujah Chorus" and forget about it for a while. They say the mind's the first thing to go anyway--but I can still hear the music.