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Handel – “Messiah”

From the Youtube post:

PART I
Scene 1: Isaiah’s prophecy of salvation
1:46 : 1. Ouverture
5:34 : 2. Comfort ye my people (Tenor)
8:30 : 3. Ev’ry valley shall be exalted (tenor)
11:50 : 4. And the glory of the Lord (chorus)

Scene 2: The coming judgment

14:48 : 5. Thus saith the Lord of hosts (bass)
??:?? : 6. But who may abide the day of His coming (bass)
20:45 : 7. And he shall purify the sons of Levi (chorus)

Scene 3: The prophecy of Christ’s birth

23:25 : 8. Behold, a virgin shall conceive (alto)
23:49 : 9. O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion (alto and chorus)
29:24 : 10. For behold, darkness shall cover the earth (bass)
31:22 : 11. The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light (bass)
34:55 : 12. For unto us a child is born (chorus)

Scene 4: The annunciation to the shepherds

39:03 : 13. Pifa (“pastoral symphony”: instrumental)
41:46 : 14a. There were shepherds abiding in the fields (soprano)
42:03 : 14b. And lo, the angel of the Lord (soprano)
42:25 : 15. And the angel said unto them (soprano)
43:06 : 16. And suddenly there was with the angel (soprano)
43:23 : 17. Glory to God in the highest (chorus)

Scene 5: Christ’s healing and redemption

45:22 : 18. Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion (soprano)
49:55 : 19. Then shall the eyes of the blind be opened (alto)
50:28 : 20. He shall feed his flock like a shepherd (alto and soprano)
55:42 : 21. His yoke is easy (chorus)
PART II
Scene 1: Christ’s Passion

58:17 : 22. Behold the Lamb of God (chorus)
1:01:08 : 23. He was despised and rejected of men (alto)
1:12:50 : 24. Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows (chorus)
1:14:32 : 25. And with his stripes we are healed (chorus)
1:16:24 : 26. All we like sheep have gone astray (chorus)
1:20:11 : 27. All they that see him laugh him to scorn (tenor)
1:20:52 : 28. He trusted in God that he would deliver him (chorus)
1:23:19 : 29. Thy rebuke hath broken his heart (tenor)
1:25:10 : 30. Behold and see if there be any sorrow (tenor)

Scene 2: Christ’s Death and Resurrection

1:26:18 : 31. He was cut off (tenor)
1:26:48 : 32. But thou didst not leave his soul in hell (tenor)

Scene 3: Christ’s Ascension

1:29:04 : 33. Lift up your heads, O ye gates (chorus)

Scene 4: Christ’s reception in Heaven

1:34:20 : 34. Unto which of the angels (tenor)
1:34:35 : 35. Let all the angels of God worship Him (chorus)

Scene 5: The beginnings of Gospel preaching

1:36:07 : 36. Thou art gone up on high (alto)
1:39:18 : 37. The Lord gave the word (chorus)
1:40:24 : 38. How beautiful are the feet (soprano)
1:42:48 : 39. Their sound is gone out (chorus)

Scene 6: The world’s rejection of the Gospel

1:44:21 : 40. Why do the nations so furiously rage together (bass)
1:47:16 : 41. Let us break their bonds asunder (chorus)
1:49:00 : 42. He that dwelleth in heaven (tenor)

Scene 7: God’s ultimate victory

1:49:12 : 43. Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron (tenor)
1:51:17 : 44. Hallelujah (chorus)
PART III

Scene 1: The promise of eternal life

1:55:20 : 45. I know that my Redeemer liveth (soprano)
2:01:30 : 46. Since by man came death (chorus)

Scene 2: The Day of Judgment

2:03:40 : 47. Behold, I tell you a mystery (bass)
2:04:14 : 48. The trumpet shall sound (bass)

Scene 3: The final conquest of sin

2:13:06 : 49. Then shall be brought to pass (alto)
2:13:23 : 50. O death, where is thy sting (alto and tenor)
2:15:21 : 51. But thanks be to God (chorus)
2:17:45 : 52. If God be for us, who can be against us (soprano)

Scene 4: The acclamation of the Messiah

2:23:05 : 53. Worthy is the Lamb (chorus)

Amen (chorus)