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 26

And the glory of the Lord, from Messiah (Isaiah 40:5) – George F. Handel

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Isaiah 40:5

And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.

And the glory of the Lord (Chorus), from Messiah (1741) by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)


[And the glory of the Lord starts at approximately 8:15]
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Apr 25

Every valley, from Messiah (Isaiah 40:4) – George F. Handel

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Isaiah 40:4

Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain:

Ev’ry valley (air), from Messiah (1741) by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)


[Ev’ry valley starts at approximately 5:00]
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Apr 24

Comfort ye, from Messiah (Isaiah 40:1-3) – George F. Handel

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Isaiah 40:1-3

Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God.

Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned: for she hath received of the LORD’s hand double for all her sins.

The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.

Comfort ye (recitative), from Messiah (1741) by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)


[Comfort ye starts at approximately 2:32]
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