3. Ev’ry valley shall be exalted

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

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
E major
Meter
4/4
Tempo
Andante
Length
84 measures

English text

Ev’ry valley shall be exalted, and ev’ry moutain and hill made low, the crooked straight, and the rough places plain.

About the text

  • Author: Charles Jennens
  • Text references: Isaiah 40:4 (nearly verbatim)

Instrumentation

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

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