Handel's Messiah (In 5 Minutes) composed by Judy Nishimura. For flute choir (piccolo, 4 C flutes, alto flute, bass flute, optional contrabass flute). Grade III. Duration 5 minutes. Published by Alry Publications (AY.FC-323).
A great addition to Judy Nishimura's "5 Minute Masterpieces" collection! At the beginning, the free-form treatment of a theme from the "Hallelujah" chorus sets up the triumphant "Glory to God in the Highest." The piece then combines two of the livelier choruses: "For Unto Us a Child Is Born" and "He Shall Purify." The solemn "Amen" comes next, followed by a short fragment from "I Know My Redeemer Liveth." "He Shall Feed His Flock" is the last stop before the rousing finale of the "Hallelujah" chorus. Wonderful for holiday concerts where performing an entire flute choir arrangement of "The Messiah" would be unfeasible.