11. For unto us a child is born

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

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
G major
Meter
4/4
Tempo
Andante allegro
Length
99 measures

English text

For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given: and the government shall be upon His shoulder: and His Name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace!

About the text

  • Author: Charles Jennens
  • Text references: Isaiah 9:6 (verbatim)

Instrumentation

  • Oboe I
  • Oboe II
  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Soprano
  • Alto
  • Tenore
  • Basso
  • Bassi: Violoncello + Violone + Fagotto + Cembalo

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