22 December 2011

Meditation for Christmas ~ Music from the Messiah sung by my Dad

Myron Plooster Canadian Rockies
As it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet,
The voice of one crying in the wilderness

“Prepare the way of the Lord, Make his paths straight. Every valley shall be filled, And every mountain and hill shall be made low,And the crooked shall become straight, And the rough places shall become level ways, And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.”
Luke 3: 4-6



It is my deepest pleasure to be able to share this music clip of my Dad, Myron N. Plooster, singing "Every Valley Shall be Exalted" from the Messiah in 1988 at the height of his singing career.  Take a few minutes, click on the "play" arrow on the media bar above (please pardon the brief ad that plays in front of the music) and listen to the sound of a his voice lifted in praise to God as you enjoy the images of the mountains and valleys of Colorado, which he loved.  The photo at the top of this post was taken in the Canadian Rockies on a backpacking trip he took, probably within a year or two of the recording.  

Moraine Park

View from Vail Pass 2

Horseshoe Park

View from Loveland Pass

Longs Peak Sunset Jun04

Horseshoe Park, Sheep Lakes

Flatirons Boulder Colorado

Longs Peak

Sunset over Boulder

(being new to posting clips of music, I inadvertently got off schedule for the meditations, so this posted a couple of days early instead of on the 22nd as it was intended)

9 comments:

Dawn said...

FABULOUS! Thank you for sharing this clip of your dad's wonderful voice singing praise to God!
Happy Christmas, dear Lisa!
xo

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful voice and what a treasure you have in the recording. Hearing his voice must bring you wonderful memories and peacefulness. Thank you so much for sharing it with us!
Merry Christmas
SusieW

Miranda said...

Thanks for showing these beautiful pictures stuffed with memories from youre piece off the world!
Happy Hollidays

Laurie said...

This is so beautiful Lisa, what a treasured keepsake. Thank you so much for sharing his amazing voice with us. Merry Christmas Lisa!

Christine said...

Beautiful....thank-you for sharing! I always enjoy hearing The Messiah at this time of year.
It must be very sweet to have this recording.... and thanks also for the beautiful photos! Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

The pictures take on new meaning when you view them along with the music and your dad singing. To think you lived with this live music growing up had to be a wonderful experience. So much talent in one family. Merry Christmas Lisa your BLOG has meant so much to me. Mary

suz said...

That was so lovely! thank you so much for sharing your Dad's wonderful gift with us. Have a blessed Christmas Lisa.

Sally said...

What a gift to have a recording of your dad singing. Alas, though my dad also sang these amazing airs & recitatives I have no recording beyond the loving memory that remains in my heart and mind. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I cried.

Mom

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