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George Frideric Handel

MESSIAH

1741

Keyboard reduction

Based upon the Deutsche Händelgesellschaft Edition Edited by Frideric Chrysander

Copyright © 2009 Nicolas Sceaux Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License

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TABLE DES MATIÈRES
Part I
1-1 1-2 1-3 1-4 1-5 1-6 1-7 1-8 1-9 1-10 1-11 1-12 1-13 1-14 1-15 1-16 1-17 1-18 1-19 1-20 1-21 1-22 1-23 Sinfonia Recitative: Comfort ye, my people (tenor) Air: Every valley shall be exhalted (tenor) Chorus: And the glory of the Lord Recitative: Thus saith the Lord of Hosts (bass) Air: But who may abide the day of His coming (contr alto) Chorus: And He shall purify the sons of Levi Recitative: Behold, a virgin shall conceive (contr alto) Air: O thou that tellest good tidings (contr alto) Chorus: O thou that tellest good tidings Recitative: For, behold! darkness shall cover (bass) Air: The people that walked in darkness (bass) Chorus: For unto us a child is born Pifa Recitative: There were sheperds abiding (soprano) Recitative: And lo! the angel of the Lord (soprano) Recitative: And the angel said unto them (soprano) Recitative: And suddenly there was with the angel (soprano) Chorus: Glory to God in the highest Air: Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion (soprano) Recitative: Then shall the eyes of the blind (alto) Air: He shall feed His flock (alto, soprano) Chorus: His yoke is easy, His burthen 4 6 6 9 10 11 14 15 16 18 19 20 22 25 25 26 26 26 27 28 30 31 32

Part II
2-1 2-2 2-3 2-4 2-5 2-6 2-7 2-8 2-9 2-10 2-11 2-12 2-13 2-14 2-15 2-16 2-17 2-18 2-19 2-20 2-21 2-22 Chorus: Behold the Lamb of God! Air: He was despised and rejected (alto) Chorus: Surely He hath borne our griefs Chorus: All we like sheep have gone Recitative: All they that see Him (tenor) Chorus: He trusted in God that He would Recitative: Thy rebuke hath broken (tenor) Air: Behold, and see if there be (tenor) Recitative: He was cut off out of the land (tenor) Air: But thou didst not leave (tenor) Chorus: Lift up your heads, O ye gates Recitative: Unto which of the angels (tenor) Chorus: Let all the angels of God worship Air: Thou art gone up on high (alto) Chorus: The Lord gave the word Air: How beautiful are the feet (soprano) Chorus: Their sound is gone out into all lands Air: Why do the nations so furiously (bass) Chorus: Let us break their bonds Recitative: He that dwelleth in heaven (tenor) Air: Thou shalt break them with a rod (tenor) Chorus: Hallelujah 34 35 37 39 41 42 44 44 44 45 46 48 48 49 51 52 52 54 56 57 58 60

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Part III
3-1 3-2 3-3 3-4 3-5 3-6 3-7 3-8 3-9 3-10 Air: I know that my Redeemer liveth (soprano) Chorus and soli: Since by man came death Recitative: Behold, I tell you a mistery (bass) Air: The trumpet shall sound (bass) Recitative: Then shall be brought to pass (contr alto) Duet: O death! where is thy string? (contr alto and tenor) Chorus: But thanks be to God Air: If God be for us (soprano) Chorus: Worthy is the Lamb Chorus: Amen 62 64 64 65 68 68 68 70 72 74

14 Allegro moderato 21 27 33 39 44 .PART I 1-1 SINFONIA Grave 8 1. 2.

PART I 50 5 56 62 67 73 80 86 92 .

my people (tenor) Larghetto e piano 6 MESSIAH 6 12 18 24 30 f 1-3 Air: Every valley shall be exhalted (tenor) Andante p .1-2 Recitative: Comfort ye.

PART I 6 7 f f 12 p f f f p p 18 24 29 34 39 p f f .

8 45 MESSIAH f f 51 57 p 63 69 p f f 75 80 p f f p f f .

1-4 Chorus: And the glory of the Lord Allegro PART I 9 3 4 3 4 10 20 30 40 50 59 .

10 69 MESSIAH 79 88 98 108 118 128 Adagio 1-5 Recitative: Thus saith the Lord of Hosts (bass) .

PART I 9 11 16 f f 23 1-6 Air: But who may abide the day of His coming (contr alto) ¡ Larghetto 3 8 3 8 14 30 45 .

12 59 MESSIAH Prestissimo 64 69 74 p f p 79 f p f p f p f p f p 85 f f 91 p p f f p f Larghetto 3 8 3 8 102 .

PART I 115 13 Prestissimo 120 125 130 135 140 p 146 Adagio f 153 .

1-7 Chorus: And He shall purify the sons of Levi Allegro 14 MESSIAH p 6 11 16 20 24 p 29 .

and shall call his name E ma nu el. a virgin shall conceive (contr alto) ¡ Be hold.PART I 35 15 40 44 48 51 54 1-8 Recitative: Behold. GOD WITH US. and bear a son. 5 3 7 4 2 7 4 2 5 3 6 . a vir gin shal con ceive.

1-9 Air: O thou that tellest good tidings (contr alto) ¡ 16 MESSIAH Andante 6 8 6 8 6 11 p p 18 25 32 f 38 44 p .

PART I 50 17 58 66 f 72 79 86 p 93 100 (attacca il Coro.) .

1-10 Chorus: O thou that tellest good tidings 18 MESSIAH 6 8 6 8 6 f 11 15 19 23 27 31 .

PART I 36 19 40 1-11 Recitative: For. behold! darkness shall cover (bass) Andante larghetto 3 6 p 9 12 16 20 .

1-12 Air: The people that walked in darkness (bass) Larghetto 20 MESSIAH p p 6 11 16 f p f 21 p 26 .

PART I 31 21 f p f p 36 41 46 f p f 52 p 58 f f .

1-13 Chorus: For unto us a child is born Andante allegro 22 MESSIAH 4 7 p 11 15 20 25 29 f .

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PART I
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1-14 PIFA
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Da Capo. 1-15 Recitative: There were sheperds abiding (soprano)

There were shep herds a bid ing in the field, keep ing watch

o ver their flock by night.

7 4 2

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which shall be to all peo ple: For un to you is born this 7 day. 1-18 Recitative: And suddenly there was with the angel (soprano) Allegro 3 6 . a Sa viour. for be hold! I bring you good 4 ti dings of great joy. which is Christ. the Lord.1-16 Recitative: And lo! the angel of the Lord (soprano) Andante 26 MESSIAH p 4 1-17 Recitative: And the angel said unto them (soprano) And the An gel said un to them. Fear not. in the ci ty of Da vid.

1-19 Chorus: Glory to God in the highest Allegro PART I 27 5 p f 12 p 18 23 28 p f 34 42 p pp pp .

1-20 Air: Rejoice greatly. O daughter of Zion (soprano) Allegro 28 MESSIAH 12 8 5 p f p 10 15 20 25 30 35 f 40 p p f .

PART I 44 29 p 48 53 58 63 68 72 76 80 .

1-21 Recitative: Then shall the eyes of the blind (alto) Then shall the eyes of the blind be o pen d. and the tongue of the dumb shall sing.30 84 MESSIAH f 88 p f Fine. then 5 shall the lame man leap as a hart. 4 2 6 . ¢ and the ears of the deaf un stop ped. p 97 102 107 Da Capo.

1-22 Air: He shall feed His flock (alto. e piano PART I 31 12 8 12 8 5 9 13 17 21 25 29 . soprano) Larghetto.

His burthen Allegro 7 p f f p p pp .32 33 MESSIAH 37 41 45 49 f 53 1-23 Chorus: His yoke is easy.

PART I 13 33 f 19 pp f 24 pp 29 f f 35 p f 40 45 END OF THE FIRST PART .

PART II 2-1 Chorus: Behold the Lamb of God! Largo 5 9 13 17 21 25 29 .

2-2 Air: He was despised and rejected (alto) Largo PART II 35 p f p f 6 p f p 11 p p p p pp 17 p f 23 29 p 36 .

36 43 MESSIAH f f 48 mp Fine. . 52 55 58 61 64 Da Capo.

2-3 Chorus: Surely He hath borne our griefs Largo e staccato PART II 37 3 6 9 12 19 22 24 .

moderato MESSIAH 12 22 32 41 51 61 71 .38 Alla breve.

PART II 81 39 Adagio 2-4 Chorus: All we like sheep have gone Allegro moderato A tempo ordinario 6 11 15 20 25 29 .

40 34 MESSIAH 39 44 49 55 60 64 .

PART II 68 41 73 Adagio 82 2-5 Recitative: All they that see Him (tenor) Larghetto 3 p 5 f 7 9 .

2-6 Chorus: He trusted in God that He would Allegro 42 MESSIAH 5 9 13 17 21 25 29 .

PART II 33 43 37 41 45 49 53 56 59 Adagio .

2-7 Recitative: Thy rebuke hath broken (tenor) Largo 44 MESSIAH 10 2-8 Air: Behold. and see if there be (tenor) Largo e piano 6 p 11 2-9 Recitative: He was cut off out of the land (tenor) .

2-10 Air: But thou didst not leave (tenor) Andante larghetto PART II 45 6 11 16 21 26 32 f 38 .

2-11 Chorus: Lift up your heads. O ye gates A tempo ordinario 46 MESSIAH 6 10 14 18 23 27 31 36 .

PART II 40 47 44 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 .

Thou art my Son.2-12 Recitative: Unto which of the angels (tenor) 48 MESSIAH 8 Un to which of the an gels said He at a ny time.this day have I be got ten thee? 6 2-13 Chorus: Let all the angels of God worship Allegro 5 8 11 14 17 .

PART II 20 49 23 26 29 33 f 2-14 Air: Thou art gone up on high (alto) Allegro larghetto 3 4 3 4 7 15 .

50 24 MESSIAH 34 43 55 p 65 75 87 99 f 110 .

2-15 Chorus: The Lord gave the word Andante allegro PART II 51 5 8 13 16 19 22 .

2-16 Air: How beautiful are the feet (soprano) Larghetto 52 MESSIAH 12 8 12 8 5 p 9 f p 13 17 f 21 2-17 Chorus: Their sound is gone out into all lands A tempo ordinario .

PART II 7 53 13 18 23 29 34 .

2-18 Air: Why do the nations so furiously (bass) Allegro 54 MESSIAH 7 12 p 18 23 29 35 p f .

PART II 41 55 47 54 60 68 f 74 p p 82 90 .

2-19 Chorus: Let us break their bonds Allegro e staccato 56 MESSIAH 3 4 3 4 7 13 19 25 31 .

the Lord shall have them in de ri sion.PART II 37 57 42 49 55 62 2-20 Recitative: He that dwelleth in heaven (tenor) 8 He that dwel leth in hea ven shall laugh them to scorn. +4 2 +4 2 .

2-21 Air: Thou shalt break them with a rod (tenor) Andante 58 MESSIAH 3 4 3 4 5 9 p 14 f p 19 23 28 f f .

PART II 33 59 38 43 p 49 55 61 f 66 70 .

2-22 Chorus: Hallelujah Allegro 60 MESSIAH 5 10 16 22 26 30 35 43 .

PART II 49 61 55 60 65 71 77 81 85 89 END OF THE SECOND PART .

PART III 3-1 Air: I know that my Redeemer liveth (soprano) Larghetto 3 4 3 4 11 3 p 20 p 32 f 45 p 55 65 3 f 74 3 p .

PART III 84 63 p f f p 94 103 f p 113 f f p 125 133 p 3 144 Adagio f f 156 3 .

I tell you a mistery (bass) 6 .3-2 Chorus and soli: Since by man came death Grave 64 MESSIAH 5 5 Allegro 11 17 Grave 5 5 Allegro 27 32 3-3 Recitative: Behold.

ma non allegro PART III 65 3 4 3 4 9 16 23 32 40 f 49 56 .3-4 Air: The trumpet shall sound (bass) Pomposo.

66 65 MESSIAH f 73 81 90 98 106 114 122 .

173 183 193 203 Dal Segno. .PART III 129 67 136 Adagio f 145 f 153 163 Fine.

) 3-7 Chorus: But thanks be to God 6 11 . Death is swal low d up ¢ in vic to ry.3-5 Recitative: Then shall be brought to pass (contr alto) ¡ 68 MESSIAH Then shall be brought to pass the say ing that is writ ten. 6 4 2 3-6 Duet: O death! where is thy string? (contr alto and tenor) ¡ Andante 6 5 6 6 5 11 18 (attacca il Coro.

PART III 16 69 21 26 31 36 41 46 Adagio .

3-8 Air: If God be for us (soprano) Larghetto 70 MESSIAH 3 4 3 4 11 19 p 29 41 f 51 61 p 70 80 .

PART III 90 71 f 99 f 108 118 130 140 150 Adagio 162 f f 170 .

3-9 Chorus: Worthy is the Lamb Largo 72 MESSIAH 7 Andante 11 Largo 18 Andante 22 Larghetto 26 30 34 37 .

PART III 40 73 44 48 51 54 57 60 63 66 Adagio .

3-10 Chorus: Amen Allegro moderato 74 MESSIAH 7 13 19 26 32 38 44 .

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