23. All we like sheep have gone astray

From Messiah, HWV 56, Part II, Scene 1: Christ’s Passion

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
F major
Meter
4/4
Tempo
Allegro moderato → Adagio
Length
92 measures

English text

All we like sheep have gone atray; we have turned ev’ry one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on Him the iniquity of us all.

About the text

  • Author: Charles Jennens
  • Text references: Isaiah 53:6 (verbatim)

Instrumentation

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

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