For behold, darkness shall cover the earth, from Messiah (Isaiah 60:2-3) – 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 60:2-3

For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.

And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising.

For behold, darkness shall cover the earth (recitative), from Messiah (1741) by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)


[For behold, darkness shall cover the earth starts at approximately 26:18]
Performed by the Academy of Ancient Music and the Choir of Westminster Abbey, with conductor Christopher Hogwood
Soloist David Thomas

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