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Messiah
(Dublin, April 13, 1742)
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Chorus: "Hallelujah"

From Messiah, George Frideric Handel (1742)

A

Hallelujah!

B

For the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.

C

The kingdom of this world is become
the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ.

D

And He shall reign for ever and ever,

E

[1] King of Kings [2] and Lord of Lords.
Hallelujah!

 

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Texture


A.

HHhhH HHhhH

homophonic

B.

B hhhh B hhhh

unison+homophonic

B+A.

[B appears in top; bottom; middle of chorus, combined with A]

polyphonic

C.

 

homophonic

D.

[D appears in Bass, Tenor, Alto, Soprano voices]

polyphonic

E.

E1hhhh E2hhhh E1hhhh E2hhhh E1hhhh E2(+E1E2)

unison+homophonic

D+E.

D(bass, soprano)E1hhE2hhDE1E2E1E2DE1E2(+hhhh)hhhhH

various



Abbreviations:

h =

short "Hallelujah"

H =

long "Hallelujah"

A, B, C, D, E

refer to the music which accompanies the lines of text as labeled

unison:

all voices and instruments do same thing at the same time

homophonic:

all voices and instruments in the same rhythm, but with different notes

polyphonic:

simultaneous independent melodies








 

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