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Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter Sunday and a Tuesday Tune: Handel's Hallelujah Chorus

Today, Easter Sunday, our little family went for a walk around the neighborhood to try and burn some calories after a magnificent lunch at my Mum and Dad's house.


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We talked, told jokes and I naturally took lots of photos!


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Even though we are approaching winter here in Australia the gardens are still looking colourful, beautiful and very Summery.


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As the sun began to set we saw an amazing sight...the sun's rays were shining through the clouds.


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The whole family was awestruck by the beautiful sky and we even thought that the cloud on the right looked like the hand of God....


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Imagine seeing all of this beauty and splendour in one day....


Easter Sunday! 


Instead of having an "Aha moment" we had an "Alleluia moment!"


Which brings me to my Tuesday Tune.

Mya from the lovely blog "Elbows on my Window Sill" reminded me of the beautiful Hallelujah chorus from Handel's Messiah in her Easter post this week.


Messiah is divided into three parts covering the prophecies concerning the birth, miracles, crucifixion, resurrection and ascension of Jesus. It was first performed during Lent in 1742 and today it is performed at Christmas and at Eastertide with selections containing resurrection themes being included in Easter services.


I hope that you enjoy Andre Rieu's rendition of  Handel's Hallelujah Chorus which was performed at the Radio City Music Hall in New York with the Harlem Gospel Choir and Tenors and Sopranos from his own group of performers. 





So, on this Easter Sunday 2010, may I wish you and your loved ones a very Happy and Blessed Easter and may all of your days be filled with many Alleluia moments!
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Best wishes,
Natasha In Oz 
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32 comments:

  1. Happy Easter Natasha. Sounds like you had a lovely Easter Sunday. Hope you don't mind me joining the Sunday Song bandwagon!

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  2. A very Happy Easter Sunday to you too Natasha - am sure that you had a wonderful day - great flower and sky photographs too.... x

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  3. hello sweet friend,
    Your Easter Sunday sounds wonderful. And to have the blessing of seeing the beautiful sky was a gift.

    Here in West Texas, it is 5 in the morning and Easter Sunday. I have a ham cooking slowly in the oven and the house smells so good. My family will be here in a few more hours and we will have a lovely time together.

    hugs, bj

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  4. Thanks for such a lovely Easter posting Natasha.

    We are just getting ready to go next door and eat Easter Sunday lunch with our neighbours..

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  5. What a lovely Easter post!
    Happy Easter Natasha, I enjoyed your pictures, lovely gardens and flowers!
    Thanks for the sunday song,too.
    Happy Easter again to you and yours!
    Annalisa

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  6. Lovely Easter posting, Natasha.

    We will have Easter dinner with friends in a few hours.

    Thank you for sharing.

    Carol

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  7. what a wonderful gift you have given us, beautiful pictures! beautiful music, and on such a special day! Thank you and Happy Easter to you and your family.

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  8. Natasha - It sounds like you had a wonderful Easter filled with family, good food and fabulous beauty.
    Hope your men are doing better with their arms and that they aren't working you too hard.
    Blessings,
    Sylvia

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  9. Sweet Easter wishes to you Natasha and you lovely family. Thank you for sharing the music and pictures with us. What a wonderful gift to bestow to friends.

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  10. What beautful photos and lovely post for Easter; the day is still ahead of me;only 7 AM here. We are looking forward to Spring and summer in Canada.
    Hope everyone was able to enjoy their chocolates even with their broken bones
    Have a nice week.
    Rita

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  11. Hi Natasha,

    this world is made by God and is full of miracles. Isnt that great, how colourful and different flowers blooming? When I see such sunrays, I also think, they come directly from God. Have a blessed Easter.

    Johanna

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  12. I echo C.J. Thank you so much. Your pictures are splendid and I love the song.

    Wishing you a blessed and happy Easter Our day has just begun and I hope it is as wonderful as yours!!

    xoxo
    Jane

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  13. A perfect way to end the day Natasha...joy and hope and a rendition of Hallelujah! Your photos are stunning...pink, lavender, coral and that gorgeous orange tipped with yellow. Just beautiful. I would say you have the makings of a great week too!
    Jeanne :)

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  14. You've taken beautiful pictures! The flowers look fabulous. It will be fun see your winter pics when it's 100+ degrees here in Texas!

    Looks like you had a nice Easter Sunday at Mum's. I also enjoyed your song. Thanks for sharing.

    Talk to you soon ;)
    Bunny Jean

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  15. Thank you for sharing the beauiful photos. Happy Easter to you and your family!

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  16. I wish you the same things!!!

    Happy easter hugs and blessings from me.........

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  17. What a great post Natasha, enjoying your family and thanks for posting this marvelous video. This song is so uplifting! Sorry I did not get a chance to xcome by before but I do hope you had a wonderful Easter weekend!
    Mimi

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  18. They are the most beautiful pictures! I love the one with the sun rays shining through! Easter blessing to you and your family!
    Wendy

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  19. God's creation blows me away! The rays coming through the clouds look spectacular. Great photos.
    Have a wonderful week Natasha:o)
    Angex

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  20. Natasha, thanks so much for sharing your Alleluia moments. Beautiful pictures. It was a great day here. It sure is "funny" to think you're headed into winter and we're in spring. Isn't God's creations something? Happy Easter.

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  21. Oh my...you did for sure have an alleluia moment! Just beautiful images! That sky does make you wonder doesn't it? I will be anxious to see what your winters will be like as we approach our warm season. Have a blessed Easter Natasha!

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  22. What a wonderful post. Your photos are gorgeous and it certainly doesn't look as if winter is approaching. I'm glad you had such a beautiful day and that you shared it.

    Sue

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  23. wow what a lovely neighborhood, hope to visit Australia one day

    Happy Easter sweet Natasha always enjoy your blog, let me know if you would ever like to do a guest post

    rebeccasubbiah at yahoo dot com

    Rebecca

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  24. Hello!
    Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog!
    I be so happy about it!
    You show so many beautiful pictures, and all this flowers!
    I hope your Easter have bean lovely!
    And I hope your Day be happy!

    Many hugs to you!
    Kathrine

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  25. Happy Easter Natasha,

    It look so beautiful!

    Easterblessings to you and your family

    ALmy from Holland

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  26. How fun is this, sweet Natasha, to see Andre Rieu over here on your lovely blog! Rieu lives in the south of the Netherlands, I was born en raised there. His music is great, isn't it? You made some great pictures of those pretty flowers. Autumn time and this flowers... wish we had those kind of Autumns too ;)
    Have a wonderful new week!
    xo

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  27. Such a wonderful post, Natasha! Your flower photos are awesome...unusual ones that I'm unfamiliar with here in the states.
    The sky shots look like something out of my old catechism books & how interesting that the telephone poll formed a cross at the bottom.
    Awe inspiring!!

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  28. Wow Rett, I didn't even notice that cross! Amazing!

    :)

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  29. Natasha,
    Sunsets have always been the place that I see the handiwork of God at its best. I can rarely view a beautiful sunset without sending up a prayer. Glad you and you family had such a nice holiday weekend.

    Debi

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  30. A beautiful Easter post full of lovely moments - all reminding us of creation and rebirth.

    I love to see you photographing flowers that grow in my yard (whenever it turns green here) such as dandelions and cosmos...

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  31. Beautiful flower pictures! Sounds like a wonderful day.

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  32. That was absolutely spectacular! I so wish I could have been there to hear it in person! Beautiful!

    Looks like you had a great Easter!
    Kate

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