And the Glory of the Lord (from “Messiah”) – SSA

And the Glory of the LordSSA Voices and Piano

from Messiah by G. F. Handel (1685-1759)
Arranged by Earlene Rentz
Free with Purchase: Piano Accompaniment MP3, Individual Voice Parts MP3s
Duration 2:42

This chorus from Handel’s Messiah has been arranged for singers in middle school and beyond. Voice-leading and accompaniment have been simplified, and harmonies are retained. Middle school ranges are used and the result is an abridged version of the original. Popular motives are present and assigned to various voices. Simplified melismas in homophonic textures make this piece accessible for the stated age range, written so that young singers and beyond may perform this great masterwork!

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