May 28

Lift up your heads, O ye gates, from Messiah (Psalm 24:7-10) – 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)

Psalm 24:7-10

Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.

Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle.

Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.

10 Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah.

Lift up your heads, O ye gates (chorus), from Messiah (1741) by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)


[Lift up your heads, O ye gates starts at approximately 1:22:14]
Performed by the Academy of Ancient Music and the Choir of Westminster Abbey, with conductor Christopher Hogwood

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May 27

But thou didst not leave His soul in Hell, from Messiah (Psalm 16:10) – George F. Handel

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

Psalm 16:10

10 For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.

But thou didst not leave His soul in Hell (air), from Messiah (1741) by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)


[But thou didst not leave His soul in Hell starts at approximately 1:19:51]
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Soloist Judith Nelson

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May 26

He was cut off out of the land of the living, from Messiah (Isaiah 53:8) – George F. Handel

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

Isaiah 53:8b

He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken.

He was cut off out of the land of the living (recitative), from Messiah (1741) by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)


[He was cut off out of the land of the living starts at approximately 1:19:29]
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Soloist Judith Nelson

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May 25

Behold, and see if there be any sorrow (Lamentations 1:12) – George F. Handel

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

Lamentations 1:12b

12 Is it nothing to you, all ye that pass by? behold, and see if there be any sorrow like unto my sorrow, which is done unto me, wherewith the Lord hath afflicted me in the day of his fierce anger.

Behold, and see if there be any sorrow (recitative), from Messiah (1741) by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)


[Behold, and see if there be any sorrow starts at approximately 1:17:58]
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Soloist Paul Elliott

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