39. Hallelujah

From Messiah, HWV 56, Part II, Scene 7: God’s Ultimate Victory

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
D major
Meter
4/4
Tempo
Allegro
Length
94 measures

English text

Hallelujah! for the Lord God Omnipotent reigneth.
The Kingdom of this world is become the Kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ; and He shall reign for ever and ever.
King of Kings, and Lord of Lords!
Hallelujah!

About the text

  • Author: Charles Jennens
  • Text references: Revelation 19:6 (nearly verbatim); Revelation 11:15 (paraphrased); Revelation 19:16 (verbatim)

Instrumentation

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

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