May 02

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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May 01

O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion, from Messiah (Isaiah 40:9; 60:1) – George F. Handel

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

Isaiah 40:9; 60:1

O Zion, that bringest good tidings, get thee up into the high mountain; O Jerusalem, that bringest good tidings, lift up thy voice with strength; lift it up, be not afraid; say unto the cities of Judah, Behold your God!

Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee.

O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion (air and chorus), from Messiah (1741) by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)


[O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion starts at approximately 20:32]
Performed by the Academy of Ancient Music and the Choir of Westminster Abbey, with conductor Christopher Hogwood
Soloist Carolyn Watkinson

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