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Messiah (A sacred oratorio). Composed by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759). Edited by Watkins Shaw. For Choral (Vocal Score). This edition: Hardback Cloth Edition. Music Sales America. Baroque, Sacred, Choral, Religious, Christmas. Vocal Score. 282 pages. Novello & Co Ltd. #NOV07013701. Published by Novello & Co Ltd. (HL.14021325).

ISBN 0825627842. Baroque, Sacred, Choral, Religious, Christmas. 7.75x11 inches.

The world-famous Novello choral edition of Handel's beautiful masterpiece. Arranged for SATB with piano part. Edited with piano reduction by Watkins Shaw.

  • Part One 
  • Sinfonia (Overture) 
  • Comfort ye my people - Recitative 
  • Ev'ry valley shall be exalted - Air 
  • And the glory of the Lord - Chorus 
  • Thus saith the Lord - Recitative 
  • But who may abide the day of his coming? (Version I) - Air for Alto 
  • But who may abide the day of his coming (Version II) - Transposed for Soprano 
  • And he shall purify - Chorus 
  • Behold, a virgin shall conceive - Recitative 
  • O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion - Air and Chorus 
  • For behold, darkness shall cover the earth - Recitative 
  • The people that walked in darkness - Air 
  • For unto us a child is born - Chorus 
  • Pifa ('Pastoral Symphony') 
  • There were shepherds abiding in the field - Recitative 
  • And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them - Recitative 
  • And the angel said until them - Recitative 
  • And suddenly there was with the angel - Recitative 
  • Glory to God - Chorus 
  • Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion (Version I) - Air (4/4) 
  • Then shall the eyes of the blind - Recitative 
  • He shall feed his flock (Version I) - Air for Soprano 
  • He shall feed his flock (Version II) - Transposed for Alto and Soprano 
  • His yoke is easy, and his burthen is light - Chorus 

  • Part Two 
  • Behold the Lamb of God - Chorus 
  • He was despised - Air 
  • Surely he hath borne our griefs - Chorus 
  • And with his stripes we are healed - Chorus 
  • All we like sheep have gone astray - Chorus 
  • All they that see him laugh him to scorn - Recitative 
  • He trusted in God - Chorus 
  • Thy rebuke hath broken his heart - Recitative 
  • Behold, and see if there be any sorrow - Air 
  • He was cut off out of the land of the living - Recitative 
  • But thou didst not leave his soul in hell - Air 
  • Lift up your heads, O ye gates - Chorus 
  • Unto which of the angelsl said he at any time - Recitative 
  • Let all the angels of God worship him - Chorus 
  • Thou art gone up on high (Version I) - Air for Alto 
  • Thou art gone up on high (Version II) - Transposed for Soprano 
  • The Lord gave the word - Chorus 
  • How beautiful are the feet (Version I) - Air 
  • Their sound is gone out (Version I) - Chorus 
  • Why do the nations so furiously rage together (Version I) - Air 
  • Why do the nations so furiously rage together (Version II) - Air and Recitative 
  • Let us break their bonds asunder - Chorus 
  • He that dwelleth in heaven - Recitative 
  • Thou shalt break them - Air 
  • Hallelujah - Chorus 

  • Part Three 
  • I know that my redeemer liveth - Air 
  • Since by man came death - Chorus 
  • Behold, I tell you a mystery - Recitative 
  • The trumpet shall sound - Air 
  • Then shall be brought to pass - Recitative 
  • O death, where is thy sting? - Duet, Alto and Tenor 
  • But thanks be to God - Chorus 
  • If God be for us (Version I) - Air for Soprano 
  • If God be for us (Version II) - Transposed for Alto 
  • Worthy is the lamb that was slain - Chorus 

  • Appendix 
  • Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion (Version II) - Air (12/8) 
  • Thou art gone up on high (Version III) - Air for Bass 
  • How beautiful are the feet (Version II) - Air for Alto 
  • How beautiful are the feet...Break forth into joy - Duet and Chorus 
  • Their sound is gone out (Version II) - Air 

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