33. The Lord gave the word

From Messiah, HWV 56, Part II, Scene 5: The Beginnings of Gospel Preaching

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
B flat major
Meter
4/4
Tempo
Andante allegro
Length
25 measures

English text

The Lord gave the word: great was the company of the preachers.

About the text

  • Author: Charles Jennens
  • Text references: Psalm 68:11 (paraphrased)

Instrumentation

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

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