Handel's Messiah

Without Words

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Right-click on the button to download an .mp3 file instead of playing it.

You can get the Performance (Accompaniment) CD from Amazon ($20) here.
You can get the Parts and Solo Practice MP3 CD from Amazon ($20) here.

Performance
(no voices)
All Voices Solos
Soprano Alto Tenor Bass
01 Overture download download
02 Comfort Ye My People download download download
03 Every Valley download download download
04 And the Glory of the Lord download download download download download download
05 Thus Saith the Lord download download download
06 Who May Abide download download download
07 And He Shall Purify download download download download download download
08 Behold a Virgin Shall Conceive download download download
09 O Thou that Tellest Good Tidings to Zion download download download download download download download
10 Behold Darkness Shall Cover the Earth download download download
11 People that Walked in Darkness download download download
12 For Unto Us a Child is Born download download download download download download
13 Pastoral Symphony download download
14 There were Shepherds Abiding in the Field download download download
15 The Angel Said Unto Them download download download
16 Suddenly There Was with the Angel download download download
17 Glory to God download download download download download download
18 Rejoice Greatly O Daughter of Zion download download download
19 Then Shall the Eyes of the Blind be Opened download download download
20 He Shall Feed His Flock download download download
21 His Yoke is Easy download download download download download download
22 Behold the Lamb of God download download download download download download
23 He Was Despised download download download
24 Surely He hath Borne Our Griefs download download download download download download
25 With His Stripes We are Healed download download download download download download
26 All We Like Sheep have Gone Astray download download download download download download
27 All They that See Him download download download
28 He Trusted in God download download download download download download
29 Thy Rebuke hath Broken His Heart download download download
30 See If There Be Any Sorrow download download download
31 He Was Cut Off download download download
32 Thou Didst Not Leave His Soul in Hell download download download
33 Lift Up Your Heads, O Ye Gates download download download download download download
34 Unto Which of the Angels download download download
35 Let All the Angels of God Worship Him download download download download download download
36 Thou Art Gone Up on High
(116 measure version)
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36 Thou Art Gone Up on High
(124 measure version)
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37 The Lord Gave the Word download download download download download download
38 How Beautiful are the Feet download download download
39 Their Sound is Gone Out download download download download download download
40 Why do the Nations so Furiously Rage Together download download download
41 Let Us Break Their Bonds Asunder download download download download download download
42 He that Dwelleth in Heaven download download download
43 Thou Shalt Break Them download download download
44 Hallelujah download download download download download download
45 I Know that My Redeemer Liveth download download download
46 Since by Man Came Death download download download download download download
47 Behold I Tell You a Mystery download download download
48 The Trumpet Shall Sound download download download
49 Then Shall be Brought to Pass download download download
50 O Death Where is Thy Sting, Thanks Be to God download download download download download download download
52 If God Be For Us download download download
53 Worthy is the Lamb, Amen download download download download download download
We've been singing Handel's Messiah once every (or most) Christmas seasons. Here's the accompaniment we use now (in the "Performance" column). In addition to the accompaniment, there is a version with computer generated voices (no words, just "ahh"), and a practice version of the choruses for soprano, alto, tenor, and bass with those parts on the piano.

Each "download" link goes to an .mp3 file. There are two versions of "Thou Art Gone Up on High," #36. The second (longer) version goes with the Schirmer music (and some others). The first, shorter one is the one performed by Robert Shaw.

I put it together several years ago and have updated it several times since. The latest update was March, 2012. Let me know if you find any mistakes or have any suggestions (such as "Stick to programming, you dummy!"):  mailto:bob@xpda.com

Handel's Messiah at the Crystal Palace, 1857
An 1857 Performance of Handel's Messiah