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    Messiah

    Programme

    Part One

    1 Sinfonia

    Overture

    2 Recitative - Tenor

    Comfort ye my people

    3 Air - Tenor

    Ev'ry valley shall be exalted

    4 Chorus

    And the glory of the Lord

    5 Recitative - Bass

    Thus saith the Lord

    6 Air - Countertenor

    But who may abide the day of his coming?

    7 Chorus

    And He shall purify

    8 Recitative - Countertenor

    Behold, a Virgin shall conceive

    9 Air and Chorus - Countertenor

    O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion

    10 Recitative - Bass

    For behold, darkness shall cover the earth

    11 Air - Bass

    The people that walked in darkness

    12 Chorus

    For unto us a Child is born

    13 Pifa

    Pastoral Symphony

    14a Recitative - Soprano

    There were shepherds abiding in the field

    14b Recitative - Soprano

    And lo, the Angel of the Lord came upon them

    15 Recitative - Soprano

    And the Angel said unto them

    16 Recitative - Soprano

    And suddenly there was with the Angel

    17 Chorus

    Glory to God

    18 Air - Soprano

    Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion

    19 Recitative - Countertenor

    Then shall the eyes of the blind

    20 Air for Countertenor and Soprano

    He shall feed his flock

    21 Chorus

    His yoke is easy, and his burthen is light

    INTERMISSION

    Part Two

    22 Chorus

    Behold the Lamb of God

    23 Air - Countertenor

    He was despised

    24 Chorus

    Surely he hath borne our griefs

    25 Chorus

    And with His stripes we are healed

    26 Chorus

    All we like sheep have gone astray

    27 Recitative - Tenor

    All they that see him laugh him to scorn

    28 Chorus

    He trusted in God

    29 Recitative - Tenor

    Thy rebuke has broken his heart

    30 Air - Tenor

    Behold, and see if there be any sorrow

    31 Recitative - Tenor

    He was cut off out of the land of the living

    32 Air - Tenor

    But Thou didst not leave His soul in hell

    33 Chorus

    Lift up your heads, O ye gates

    37 Chorus

    The Lord gave the Word

    38 Air - Soprano

    How beautiful are the feet

    39 Chorus

    Their sound is gone out

    40 Air - Bass

    Why do the nations so furiously rage together?

    41 Chorus

    Let us break their bonds asunder

    42 Recitative - Tenor

    He that dwelleth in heaven

    43 Air - Tenor

    Thou shalt break them

    44 Chorus

    Hallelujah

    Part Three

    45 Air - Soprano

    I know that my Redeemer liveth

    46 Chorus

    Since by man came death

    47 Recitative - Bass

    Behold, I tell you a mystery

    48 Air - Bass

    The trumpet shall sound

    53 Chorus

    Worthy is the Lamb that was slain | Amen