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Messiah (HWV 56)

Messiah (HWV 56)

Messiah (HWV 56)[1] is arguably the most popular and well known oratorio and often performed at Christmas and Easter. It was composed in 1741 with a scriptural libretto compiled by Charles Jennens from the King James Bible, and the Psalms from the Book of Common Prayer. It was first performed in Dublin on 13 April 1742 and had its London premiere about a year later.

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For the Choir

  • All the choral sections with the chosen voice highlighted on piano with orchestral accompaniment
  • All the choral sections with all voices played together on piano, with orchestral accompaniment *
  • All the choral sections with assistance for choir played on organ, with orchestral accompaniment *
  • All the choral sections without assistance. Just as the orchestra plays *

* This is included when you purchase any voice part, as the Bonus Download.

For the Soloists

  • All the solo sections with the vocal parts(s) highlighted on a wind instrument with orchestral accompaniment. The choral voices can be heard played on the organ
  • All the solo sections with no voices played. Just as the orchestra plays. NB the orchestra sometimes plays the same as the voices, so there can be some assistance.

Accompaniment

  • All the sections with assistance for choir and soloists with orchestral accompaniment.
  • All the sections without assistance. Just as the orchestra plays. NB the orchestra sometimes plays the same as the voices, so there can be some assistance.

Click the PLAY symbol to listen to samples selected from Handel Messiah Rehearsal Aids.
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Glory to God - Choir Soprano
Glory to God - Choir Alto
Glory to God - Choir Tenor
Glory to God - Choir Bass
Glory to God - Choir SATB Together
Glory to God - Choir Accompaniment - With Assistance
Glory to God - Choir Accompaniment - Without Assistance
Hallelujah - Choir Soprano
Hallelujah - Choir Alto
Hallelujah - Choir Tenor
Hallelujah - Choir Bass
Hallelujah - Choir SATB - Together
Hallelujah - Choir Accompaniment - With Assistance
Hallelujah - Choir Accompaniment - Without Assistance
How beautiful are the feet - Solo Soprano - With Assistance
How beautiful are the feet - Solo Soprano - Without Assistance
O death where is thy sting - Duet Alto and Tenor - With Assistance
O death where is thy sting - Duet Alto and Tenor - Without Assistance
Thus saith the Lord - Solo Bass - With Assistance
Thus saith the Lord - Solo Bass - Without Assistance

Movements
 
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1   Overture
2 Recitative Tenor Comfort ye my people
3 Air Tenor Every Valley shall be exalted
4 Chorus  And the glory of the Lord
5 Recitative Bass Thus saith the Lord
6 Air Alto (Bass) But who may abide the day of his coming
7 Chorus  And he shall purify
8 Recitative Alto Behold a virgin shall conceive
9 Air / Chorus Alto O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion
10 Recitative Bass For behold, darkness shall cover the earth
11 Air Bass The people that walked in darkness
12 Chorus  For unto us a child is born
13   Pastoral Symphony (Pifa)
14 Recitative Soprano There were shepherds abiding in the field
15 Recitative Soprano And the angel said unto them
16 Recitative Soprano And suddenly there was with the angel.
17 Chorus  Glory to God
18 Air Soprano Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion
19 Recitative Alto Then shall the eyes of the blind be opened
20 Air Alto He shall feed his flock
21 Chorus  His yoke is easy
22 Chorus  Behold the Lamb of God
23 Air Alto / Soprano He was despised
24 Chorus  Surely he hath borne our grief's
25 Chorus  And with his stripes we are healed
26 Chorus  All we like sheep
27 Recitative Tenor All they that see him
28 Chorus  He trusted in God
29 Recitative Tenor Thy rebuke hath broken his heart
30 Air Tenor Behold, and see if there be any sorrow
31 Recitative Tenor He was cut off
32 Air Tenor But thou didst not leave his soul in hell
33 Chorus  Lift up your heads, O ye gates
34 Recitative Tenor Unto which of the angels
35 Chorus  Let all the angels of God
36 Air Bass (Alto) Thou art gone up on high
37 Chorus  The Lord gave the word
38 Air Soprano How beautiful are the feet
39 Chorus  There sound is gone out
40 Air Bass Why do the heathen so furiously rage together
41 Chorus  Let us break their bonds asunder
42 Recitative Tenor He that dwelleth in heaven
43 Air Tenor Thou shalt break them
44 Chorus  Hallelujah
45 Air Soprano I know that my redeemer liveth
46 Chorus  Since by man came death
47 Recitative Bass Behold, I tell you a mystery
48 Air Bass The trumpet shall sound
49 Recitative Alto Then shall be brought to pass
50 Duet Alto / Tenor O death where is thy sting?
51 Chorus  But thanks be to God
52 Air Soprano If God be for us
53 Chorus  Worthy is the Lamb
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