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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