Discussion in 'Music [DB]' started by bejoyous, Dec 21, 2014.

  1. bejoyous


    Oct 23, 2005
    London, Ontario
    I played my last gig of the year yesterday. An almost complete performance of Handel's Messiah oratorio. As my teacher used to say, "It wouldn't be Christmas without the Messiah."

    We had 1 bass, 1 cello, 2 viola, 2 2nds and 2 1s violins, 2 oboe, 2 trumpet, timpani and harpsichord.

    I have a love/hate relationship with this work. I've played or sang parts of it for most of my life. It stirs up lots of positive and negative memories.
  2. Jake deVilliers

    Jake deVilliers Commercial User

    May 24, 2006
    Crescent Beach, BC
    Owner of The Bass Spa, String Repairman at Long & McQuade Vancouver
    Its like family! :thumbsup:
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  3. eerbrev


    Dec 6, 2009
    Ottawa, ON, CAN
    I played my first messiah this year. 1 of each string, a few assorted winds, piano and timp. The cellist was super sick and on medication, so I ended up playing almost all the way through just in case she had to stop for anything. it was... an experience.

    thankfully we only did the christmas half + Hallelujah and the amen.
  4. bejoyous


    Oct 23, 2005
    London, Ontario
    Yup. Did it again this year with the same group. Same feelings.