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Messiah
(Dublin, April 13, 1742)
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Score Playthrough

This page contains the score for the complete recitative / aria, "Behold, a Virgin Shall Conceive" / "O Thou that Tellest Good Tidings" and the beginning of the following chorus.

After you've studied this number with the Interactive Score Analysis page, try to follow the score here (it's easier if you try following the vocalist). Press play on the Quicktime plug-in, then use the scroll bar at the right side of your browser window to move down and follow the score while the music is playing.

 

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