A: some parts of Messiah kind of sound like "Rent"
A: some of the recitative parts
A: that are just a bit too tuneful for normal recitative
A: but just about right for "Rent" recitative
A: and the strings come in all "ba-ba-ba-ba ba-ba-ba-ba"
J: btw I am at Postworks QCing an output
A: what did the output do to you that you need to QC it?
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J: ok the wireless here is sort of crap
J: they have two networks and I have switched to the other one
J: which parts of Messiah sound like the Rent?
A: I'm just basing that on the recitatives that lead into the "Glory to God" chorus in Part I
J: oh hah
A: I kind of like the idea of Messiah as "the Rent" of 1742
A: people are clamoring for "Unto Us a Son is Born" at harpsichord bars across London
J: confirmed bachelor harpsichord bars