Apr 30

Behold, a virgin shall conceive, from Messiah (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23) – George F. Handel

George Frideric Handel's autograph manuscript ...

George Frideric Handel's autograph manuscript of the title page of Messiah, 1741 (Photo via Wikipedia)

Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23

14 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.

23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.

Behold, a virgin shall conceive (recitative), from Messiah (1741) by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)


[Behold, a virgin shall conceive starts at approximately 20:07]
Performed by the Academy of Ancient Music and the Choir of Westminster Abbey, with conductor Christopher Hogwood
Soloist Carolyn Watkinson

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Apr 29

And He shall purify, from Messiah (Malachi 3:3) – George F. Handel

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Malachi 3:3

And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the LORD an offering in righteousness.

And He shall purify (chorus), from Messiah (1741) by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)


[And He shall purify starts at approximately 17:34]
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Apr 28

But who may abide the day of His coming? from Messiah (Malachi 3:2) – George F. Handel

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George Frideric Handel's autograph manuscript of the title page of Messiah, 1741 (Photo via Wikipedia)

Malachi 3:2

But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appeareth? for he is like a refiner’s fire, and like fullers’ soap:

But who may abide the day of His coming? (air), from Messiah (1741) by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)


[But who may abide the day of His coming? starts at approximately 11:48]
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Apr 27

Thus saith the Lord, from Messiah (Haggai 2:6-7; Malachi 3:1) – George F. Handel

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George Frideric Handel's autograph manuscript of the title page of Messiah, 1741 (Photo via Wikipedia)

Haggai 2:6-7; Malachi 3:1

For thus saith the LORD of hosts; Yet once, it is a little while, and I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land;

And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, saith the LORD of hosts.

Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the LORD, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts.

Thus saith the Lord (recitative), from Messiah (1741) by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)


[Thus saith the Lord starts at approximately 10:39]
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