what’s with ‘hallelujah’?


Further to my previous post (my new fav. version of the song Hallelujah: (https://ponderthepreposterous.wordpress.com/2009/01/13/omg-and-hallelujah/)…..
In case you didn’t read the article in MacLeans magazine, here’s a link to it:
by Brian D. Johnson, Thursday, January 8, 2009
Says he, “The song has become pop music’s closest thing to a sacred text. ‘Hallelujah is a masterful meditation on love, sex, God and music,’ says Daniel J. Levitin, professor of psychology at McGill University, and the author of the bestselling book The World in Six Songs: How the Musical Brain Created Human Nature. ‘Lyrically it does what only Leonard Cohen can do, and do so effectively??combine big, universal ancient and spiritual themes with the right-here and right-now.’…”

“Partisans of rival versions have sent debate ringing from the Internet to academia. In an exhaustive treatise on Hallelujah, professor Allan Moore, a British musicologist at Surrey University, mixes erudite theory of ‘appogiatural rises’ and ‘glottal stops’ with snatches of Web chat…”

So again, here’s the link to my new-fav. version:

Oh my.

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