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George Frideric Handel

MESSIAH

1741

Viola

Based upon the Deutsche Hndelgesellschaft Edition


Edited by Frideric Chrysander

Copyright 2009 Nicolas Sceaux


Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License
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TABLE DES MATIRES

Part I
1-1 Sinfonia 4
1-2 Recitative: Comfort ye, my people (tenor) 4
1-3 Air: Every valley shall be exhalted (tenor) 5
1-4 Chorus: And the glory of the Lord 6
1-5 Recitative: Thus saith the Lord of Hosts (bass) 6
1-6 Air: But who may abide the day of His coming (contr alto) 7
1-7 Chorus: And He shall purify the sons of Levi 8
1-8 Recitative: Behold, a virgin shall conceive (contr alto) 9
1-9 Air: O thou that tellest good tidings (contr alto) 9
1-10 Chorus: O thou that tellest good tidings 9
1-11 Recitative: For, behold! darkness shall cover (bass) 9
1-12 Air: The people that walked in darkness (bass) 10
1-13 Chorus: For unto us a child is born 10
1-14 Pifa 11
1-15 Recitative: There were sheperds abiding (soprano) 12
1-16 Recitative: And lo! the angel of the Lord (soprano) 12
1-17 Recitative: And the angel said unto them (soprano) 12
1-18 Recitative: And suddenly there was with the angel (soprano) 12
1-19 Chorus: Glory to God in the highest 12
1-20 Air: Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion (soprano) 12
1-21 Recitative: Then shall the eyes of the blind (alto) 13
1-22 Air: He shall feed His flock (alto, soprano) 13
1-23 Chorus: His yoke is easy, His burthen 14

Part II
2-1 Chorus: Behold the Lamb of God! 15
2-2 Air: He was despised and rejected (alto) 15
2-3 Chorus: Surely He hath borne our griefs 16
2-4 Chorus: All we like sheep have gone 18
2-5 Recitative: All they that see Him (tenor) 18
2-6 Chorus: He trusted in God that He would 18
2-7 Recitative: Thy rebuke hath broken (tenor) 19
2-8 Air: Behold, and see if there be (tenor) 19
2-9 Recitative: He was cut off out of the land (tenor) 19
2-10 Air: But thou didst not leave (tenor) 19
2-11 Chorus: Lift up your heads, O ye gates 20
2-12 Recitative: Unto which of the angels (tenor) 20
2-13 Chorus: Let all the angels of God worship 20
2-14 Air: Thou art gone up on high (alto) 21
2-15 Chorus: The Lord gave the word 21
2-16 Air: How beautiful are the feet (soprano) 21
2-17 Chorus: Their sound is gone out into all lands 21
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2-18 Air: Why do the nations so furiously (bass) 22
2-19 Chorus: Let us break their bonds 24
2-20 Recitative: He that dwelleth in heaven (tenor) 24
2-21 Air: Thou shalt break them with a rod (tenor) 24
2-22 Chorus: Hallelujah 24

Part III
3-1 Air: I know that my Redeemer liveth (soprano) 26
3-2 Chorus and soli: Since by man came death 26
3-3 Recitative: Behold, I tell you a mistery (bass) 26
3-4 Air: The trumpet shall sound (bass) 26
3-5 Recitative: Then shall be brought to pass (contr alto) 27
3-6 Duet: O death! where is thy string? (contr alto and tenor) 27
3-7 Chorus: But thanks be to God 27
3-8 Air: If God be for us (soprano) 28
3-9 Chorus: Worthy is the Lamb 28
3-10 Chorus: Amen 29
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PART II
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20 MESSIAH
2-11 Chorus: Lift up your heads, O ye gates

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2-17 Chorus: Their sound is gone out into all lands

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22 MESSIAH
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Andante
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END OF THE SECOND PART


PART III
3-1 Air: I know that my Redeemer liveth (soprano)
Adagio
Larghetto
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3-2 Chorus and soli: Since by man came death



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3-6 Duet: O death! where is thy string? (contr alto and tenor)


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(attacca il Coro.)

3-7 Chorus: But thanks be to God


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28 MESSIAH
3-8 Air: If God be for us (soprano)
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END OF THE ORATORIO


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