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"Making Beautiful Music in the Mathematics Classroom" Part II     by Matt DeLong

Handel's Messiah , the stable of many holiday celebrations, is a music example of awe at the presence of the infinite. Handel supposedly composed it while locked in his room for three weeks, taking in only food through a service door. He emerged at the end with the Messiah as a completed work, and he was weeping as, according to him, he had seen the eternal.

Listen to a clip of Handel's Messiah (the Hallelujah Chorus) from "Choral Masterpieces (CD-80119) by Robert Shaw/ASO". This clip is used with permission provided courtesy of Telarc.
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