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Re: All Rise for "Hallelujah"!
Posted by Ford on March 31, 2009, 5:19 am, in reply to "Re: All Rise for "Hallelujah"!"
I think it was a mere typo on Lebrecht's part - typing "London" instead of "England". I've seen one performance here in Australia, but was so young I don't remember whether there was standing or not! I suspect the King originally just felt the need to stretch the royal legs (it can be a rather long piece).
BTW, I agree with the would-be librettist Lebrecht quotes as saying that the chorus seems to appear out of nowhere. Not exactly much "lead-in".
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