Handel’s Messiah

Handel’s Messiah Parts One and Two –  (under construction)

The complete score and some MP3 audio files may be obtained from the IMSLP (International Music Score Library- Petrucci) at http://imslp.org/wiki/Messiah,_HWV_56_(Handel,_George_Frideric).

There is more information about this popular work in Wikipedia – see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messiah_(Handel)

Part one – Musical numbers and You Tube practise files

(source: StMSSyd and Norman Vickers Inc)

Scene 1: Isaiah’s prophecy of salvation

1. Sinfony (instrumental)
2. Comfort ye my people (tenor)
3. Ev’ry valley shall be exalted (tenor)
4. And the glory of the Lord (chorus)  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xaTbxUDS-0

Scene 2: The coming judgment

5. Thus saith the Lord of hosts (bass)
6. But who may abide the day of His coming (alto)
7. And he shall purify the sons of Levi (chorus)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50PGF9jh_mk

Scene 3: The prophecy of Christ’s birth

8. Behold, a virgin shall conceive (alto)
9. O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion (alto and chorus) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpLgGANap3s
10. For behold, darkness shall cover the earth (bass)
11. The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light (bass)
12. For unto us a child is born (chorus) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhc8LXlQJfg

Scene 4: The annunciation to the shepherds

13. Pifa (“pastoral symphony”: instrumental)
14a. There were shepherds abiding in the fields (soprano)
14b. And lo, the angel of the Lord (soprano)
15. And the angel said unto them (soprano)
16. And suddenly there was with the angel (soprano)
17. Glory to God in the highest (chorus) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95mPuBKIxnM

Scene 5: Christ’s healing and redemption

18. Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion (soprano)
19. Then shall the eyes of the blind be opened (soprano)
20. He shall feed his flock like a shepherd (alto and soprano)
21. His yoke is easy (chorus) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkg4Yjtuz0E

(2) Choral midi files

from Learn Choral Music.co.uk

Simply click on the link below and then select the item and part which you would like to use.  The files may be played from your internet browser or saved for use with your MIDI device, mobile phone, MIDI piano etc


Disclaimer. The links above are provided in good faith & for non commercial private study purposes. The parish of Holy Trinity with St Wilfrid’s Bingley did not upload these files to the internet and are not responsible for their copyright or validity – they were uploaded by those credited with this above.  You are at liberty to use the files or not according to your own discretion.