Dear JF2:

Amen, brother, and again I say amen.

Since you seem to be a lover of Handel's Messiah, I wonder if you might be able to help me a bit. A few years ago I had a cd of Handel's Messiah that had a copy of all the words included with it. Small print, but readable. As you know it is all scripture and there is a wonderful story behind it's composition, by Woychuck, but I'm getting off subject as usual.

Any way, I lost the cd and I wonder if you know of a good edition, I think mine was the London Philharmonic, but it wouldn't matter if it was a good quality and had the words with it. Short of that, do you know where I might get a copy of the words separately? One that came with the music would be better because I understand that the performance can vary and I would like the written copy to match the performed one as close as possible so I could follow along, but I would be willing to improvise.

Thanks in advance for anything you can advise.