2. Comfort ye my people

From Messiah, HWV 56, Part I, Scene 1: Isaiah’s Prophecy of Salvation

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
E major → A major
Meter
4/4
Tempo
Larghetto e piano
Length
37 measures

English text

Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God.
Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplish’d, that her iniquity is pardon’d.
The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness: Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.

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Instrumentation

  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Tenore
  • Bassi: Violoncello + Violone + Cembalo

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