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The Heavens Are Telling


Psalm 19 is the Episcopal Lectionary Psalm for this Sunday.  It is better known as The Heavens are Telling.  Many of us are familiar with the great oratorio choral music pieces of Handel and Bach.  But the Creation by Franz Josef Haydn is a gem. Written in 1797/98...it celebrates the Creation of the world incorporating three content sources: The Book of Genesis / The Book of Psalms / and Milton's Paradise Lost.  The Heavens are Telling is the finale of the piece.  It is a lot of fun to sing...not particularly difficult.  It is almost hokey in its construction.  Every time I have chorally performed it I am smiling, almost laughing, at the end because the movement of the music is so predictable.  Hope you enjoy it.



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