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Happy Palm Sunday! Today’s film recommendation is actually a professionally filmed music concert.
A Modern Adaptation
Some of you might think that Handel’s Messiah was written about the Christmas story but that would only be 1/2 true. In fact a great portion of the oratorio features the Easter story too.
Jason Howland and Dani Davis adapted the classic oratorio with a contemporary and understandable libretto and incorporated a rock band.
For their special 2009 recording featuring The Boston Pops, the cast includes:
While this modern adaptation does not include the entire oratorio, you’ll likely recognize many of the songs including favorites like:
He’ll Come to Glory
He is Fire
Behold the Lamb of God
He Was Despised
King of Glory
and of course