The Messiah

Handel, George Frideric(1685 - 1759)German, English

The Scriptorium is happy to be able to host two different complete versions of Handel's Messiah.
These are : The Messiah Project and John Hooper's Choral Rehearsal Version

The Messiah Project

The first version is "The Messiah Project". This project was three years in the making, and is an example of the kind of collaborative work for which NoteWorthy Composer Users have become renowned. Special thanks to coordinators Matt Johnson and Mark Anderson, who saw this massive project through to a successful conclusion.

The following people took part in the project :
Mark Anderson, Carl Bangs, Christopher Hall, Grant Hicks, Matthew Johnson and Richard Woodroffe.

The Messiah Project, Section 1
Section I Zip filevarious119k00:58:09
No.1: OvertureM. Johnson5k00:03:12
No.2: Comfort ye my peopleM. Johnson3k00:01:49
No.3: Every valley shall be exaltedM. Johnson7k00:03:28
No.4: And the glory of the LordM. Johnson7k00:03:01
No.5: Thus saith the LordM. Johnson3k00:01:20
No.6a: But who may abide the day of His coming?M. Johnson7k00:02:58
No.6b: But who may abide the day of His coming? (bass version)M. Anderson7k00:02:58
No.7: And He shall purifyM. Johnson7k00:02:07
No.8: Behold! a virgin shall conceiveM. Johnson1k00:00:19
No.9: O thou that tellest good tidings to ZionM. Johnson8k00:04:17
No.10: For behold, darkness shall cover the earthM. Johnson3k00:01:09
No.11: The people that walked in darknessM. Johnson4k00:03:09
No.12a: For unto us a Child is born (Christopher's version)A C. Hall10k00:03:47
No.12b: For unto us a Child is born (Matt's version)M. Johnson8k00:03:37
No.13: Pifa (The Pastoral Symphony)C. Bangs4k00:01:47
No.14a: There were shepherds abiding in the fieldM. Johnson1k00:00:12
No.14b: And lo! the angel of the Lord came upon themM. Johnson1k00:00:20
No.15: And the angel said unto themM. Johnson2k00:00:27
No.16a: And suddenly there was with the angel (Matt's version)M. Johnson2k00:00:19
No.16b: And suddenly there was with the angel (Mark's version)M. Anderson2k00:00:19
No.17a: Glory to God (Matt's version)M. Johnson5k00:01:56
No.17b: Glory to God (Mark's version)M. Anderson5k00:01:56
No.18a: Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! (compound time)M. Johnson6k00:03:39
No.18b: Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! (common time)M. Anderson10k00:04:17
No.19/20: Then shall the eyes / He shall feed His flockA C. Hall6k00:04:09
No.21: His yoke is easy, and His burthen is lightM. Johnson6k00:01:51

Choral Rehearsal Version

The second version is the Choral Rehearsal Version. Many of you, especially choristers, will know and value John Hooper's splendid work in providing nwc and midi files to help choristers to rehearse their part.

John has provided a choral rehearsal version of Messiah. As usual with Choral Rehearsal Versions, the music does not have lyrics.

The Messiah, Choral Rehearsal Version Section 3
Section III Zip FileJ. Hooper42k00:34:58
No.43: I know that my Redeemer liveth J. Hooper5k00:06:18
No.44: Since by man came death J. Hooper4k00:01:48
No.45: Behold, I tell you a mystery J. Hooper2k00:00:45
No.46: The trumpet shall sound J. Hooper8k00:09:30
Nos.47-49: Then shall be/O death/But thanks be to God J. Hooper8k00:03:42
No.50: If God is for us J. Hooper5k00:05:28
No.51: Worthy is the Lamb that was slain J. Hooper8k00:03:23
No.52: Amen J. Hooper6k00:04:04