Apr 26

And the glory of the Lord, from Messiah (Isaiah 40:5) – 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 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]
Performed by the Westchester Oratorio Society

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Apr 25

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

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

Isaiah 40:4

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

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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Apr 12

Zadok the priest (1 Kings 1:38-39) – George F. Handel

 

13. King Solomon

13. King Solomon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1 Kings 1:38-39 (partial verses used in the music)

38 So Zadok the priest, and Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and the Cherethites, and the Pelethites, went down, and caused Solomon to ride upon king David’s mule, and brought him to Gihon.

39 And Zadok the priest took an horn of oil out of the tabernacle, and anointed Solomon. And they blew the trumpet; and all the people said, God save king Solomon.

 Zadok the priest from Coronation Anthems (1727) by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)


Performed by BBC Symphony Orchestra and Symphony Chorus, conducted by Sir Andrew Davis

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