10. The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light

From Messiah, HWV 56, Part I, Scene 3: The Prophecy of Christ’s Birth

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
b minor
Meter
4/4
Tempo
Larghetto
Length
63 measures

English text

The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light. And they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.

About the text

  • Author: Charles Jennens
  • Text references: Isaiah 9:2 (nearly verbatim)

Instrumentation

  • Violino I + Violino II
  • Viola
  • Basso
  • Bassi: Violoncello + Violone + Fagotto + Cembalo

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