8. O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion

From Messiah, HWV 56, Part I, Scene 3: The Prophecy of Christ’s Birth

Composer
George Frideric Handel
Key
D major
Meter
6/8
Tempo
Andante
Length
45 measures

English text

O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion, get thee up into the high mountain; o thou that tellest good tidings to Jerusalem, lift up thy voice with strength; lift it up, be not afraid; say unto the cities of Judah, Behold your God!
O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion, arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.

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Instrumentation

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

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