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Messiah
(Dublin, April 13, 1742)
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Streaming Audio of Selected Examples from Lectures:
Halleluja Chorus, Acis and Galatea, and Duet Choruses

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Versions of the Halleluja Chorus from the recording, A Collector's Messiah: Historical Handel Oratorio Recordings, 1899-1930 (Koch Historic 3-7703-2y6x2):

Sargent, Royal Choral Society (1926)

Gius, Creatore's band (1911)

Sousa (1909)

Sir Adrian Boult conducting the London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus (Decca 467-401):

Halleluja Chorus


Selections from Handel's opera Acis and Galatea

"I rage, I melt, I burn!"

"O ruddier than the cherry"


Selections from Christopher Hogwood conducting the Academy of Ancient Music (L'Oiseau Lyre 2894302822):

"No, Di Voi non vo' fidarmi" became two choruses: the beginning became "For unto us a child is born," while a middle section, with the text "So per prova," became "All we like sheep." (There is a score for this piece that is in the public domain here.) The text for the latter is as follows:

So per prova i vostri inganni,
due tiranni siete ogn'or.

Your wiles I have experienced,
know what tyrants you both are.

"Quel fior che a l'alba ride" became the duet chorus "His yoke is easy."