Messiah Christmas Trilogy
Format: Choral Score
By George Frideric Handel / arr. Hal H. Hopson
Truly a unique offering, these three choruses from Handel's masterwork: "And the Glory of the Lord," "For Unto Us a Child Is Born," and "Glory to God," maintain the integrity of the composer's manuscript, yet provide accessibility for SAB voices. The sections originally written as recitatives have been creatively converted to narration. This trilogy can be presented as a whole (lasting approximately 11 minutes), or individual selections may be used separately throughout the Advent and Christmas season.
Orchestration instrumentation: Flute/Oboe/Violin 1/Violin 2/Viola/Cello/Piano (or Harpsichord)