The wriggling reliquary of Waking Ambrose.
Mendelssohn's ELIJAH is my favorite oratorios: "Take all the prophets of BaalAnd let not one of them escape you!"
I've never heard that, Weirsdo. Did he write it while a Lutheran or a Jew?
He was always a Lutheran, RBUD, so far as I know. His grandfather was forced to convert. But I think Felix had Jewish sympathies.
Weirsdo, I didn't know that. In my Lutheran church they were proud that he'd converted and eager to call him one of their own, while acknowledging that he was a convert.
P. S. You should listen to some bits of ELIJAH, at least. I like when they're looking out for the water, too: "I see a little cloud, like a man's hand" (I could be remembering wrong.)
I think I meant ONE of my favorite oratorios.But it's right up there.
Not to fear, my eyes supplied the missing "one" and I just added it to my next Amazon order.
I read that his grandfather was a banker and would not have been able to do business under some new anti-Jewish laws if he had not converted. That doesn't mean Felix wasn't a sincere Lutheran, but that's what the biography said.
Weirsdo, most ELCA churches (like mine in Atlanta) love Mendellsohn better for being a Jew than for being a Lutheran.
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