Sony Classical - Hal Leonard Corporation
Ten-year old Jamie O'Flaherty, who comes from a very poor family, has been caught stealing and is in jail. Handel, whose career is failing, needs his newest composition to be a big hit. By a stroke of destiny, the young boy and the composer become unlikely allies. Handel gets Jamie out of jail and the boy lends his golden voice to the first performance of "The Messiah." This production is filled with many of Handel's most glorious musical works, and the captivating story reminds us that when you believe in yourself you can give yourself one "last chance" and make a comeback! Selections included on the CD are Solomon (Arrival Of The Queen Of Sheba); Messiah (Ev'ry Valley Shall Be Exalted); Music For The Royal Fireworks (Overture; La Renaissance); Water Music; Concerto Grosso, Op. 3, No. 3 in G Major (I. Allegro); Messiah (Rejoice Greatly, O Daughter Of Zion; Amen Chorus and Hallelujah Chorus).