Sandy Pearlman: The Twelve Hallelujahs of George Handel and Leonard Cohen

How the Voice of God is both delivered and embodied in the ‘Hallelujah Chorus’ of George Frideric Handel and Leonard Cohen’s song ‘Hallelujah’. How one was on purpose and one was not. How one exemplifies an old paradigm of singular authorship and how one exemplifies a much older paradigm of distributed authorship. How one became folk music and one will never be that but is still trying.

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    October 14, 2011 at 2:15 pm