We use the Watkins Shaw Edition of Messiah - published by Novello.
If you wish to purchase a copy - here is a link to Amazon's listing (at last viewing it was $9.99)
Here is the listing from Sheet Music Plus. On October 18, it was listed at $7.99!
If you wish, you may use this pdf file of chorus music. Note - this file has been updated for 2021. (Some returning members already have the 2019 version. The only difference is that the updated file has current year rehearsal and performance date info included.) This year's performance will be on Sunday Dec 12th at 4pm. Call time is 3:30pm - to be at the venue, ready to sing!.
Rehearsals are on Tuesday evenings from 7 - 9p, (we often finish about 8:30), beginning November 9.
Dress rehearsal Sat Dec 11, 9:30am - 12pm.
Additional rehearsal with orchestra Sat Dec 4, 9:30am - 12 noon.
PDF Music Messiah (Choruses for this 2021 performance) CLICK HERE
PDF copy of the full-length piano/vocal score CLICK HERE (includes arias, appendix, etc.)
We will be performing the following choruses:
#4. And the Glory
#7. And He Shall Purify
#9. And Thou That Tellest
#12. For Unto Us
#17. Glory to God
#21. His Yoke is Easy;
#53 Worthy is the Lamb (with the Amen)
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Provided below are choraline video rehearsal demos with real singers (from YouTube) of the first 5 choruses for each part, as offered by Choraline. Included are
#4, And the Glory
#7. And He Shall Purify
#9, And Thou That Tellest
#12, For Unto Us
#17 Glory to God
In addition, we will be singing # 21, His Yoke is Easy; #44, Hallelujah; and #53 Worthy is the Lamb (with Amen).
Complete performance - Sir Colin Davis
Here are some time links for the above video
3:44 - Overture
7:36 - Comfort Ye My People
10:40 - Ev'ry Valley Shall Be Exalted
14:14 - And The Glory Of The Lord Shall Be Revealed
17:02 - Thus Saith The Lord Of Hosts
18:33 - But Who May Abide The Day of His Coming
22:51 - And He Shall Purify
25:13 - Behold, A Virgin Shall Conceive
25:38 - O Thou That Tellest Good Tidings To Zion
31:20 - For Behold, Darkness Shall Cover The Earth
36:56 - For Unto Us A Child Is Born
41:04 - Pastoral Symphony
44:15 - There Were Shepherds Abiding In The Field
45:51 - Glory To God In The Highest
47:52 - Rejoice Greatly, O Daughter Of Zion
52:30 - Then Shall The Eyes Of The Blind Be Open'd
53:00 - He Shall Feed His Flock/Come unto Me
58:00 - His Yoke Is Easy, His Burden Is Light
1:01:36 - Behold The Lamb Of God
1:05:05 - He Was Despised
1:15:05 - Surely He Hath Born Our Griefs
1:17:30 - And With His Stripes We Are Healed
1:20:03 - All We Like Sheep Have Gone Astray
1:24:10 - All They That See Him
1:25:00 - He Trusted In God
1:27:27 - Thy Rebuke Hath Broken His Heart
1:29:55 - Behold, And See If There Be Any Sorrow
1:31:23 - He Was Cut Off Out Of By The Land Of The Living
1:31:44 - But Thou Didst Not Leave His Soul
1:34:15 - Lift Up Your Heads, O Ye Gates
1:37:34 - Unto Which Of The Angels
1:37:49 - Let All The Angels Of God Worship Him
1:39:15 - Thou Art Gone Up On High
1:42:38 - The Lord Gave The Word
1:43:48 - How Beautiful Are The Feet
1:46:14 - Their Sound Is Gone Out
1:47:50 - Why Do The Nations So Furiously Rage
1:50:33 - Let Us Break Their Bonds Asunder
1:52:17 - He That Dwelleth In Heaven
1:52:33 - Thou Shalt Break Them
1:54:39 - Hallelujah Part III:
2:02:20 - I Know That My Redeemer Liveth
2:08:12 - Since By Man Came Death
2:10:33 - Behold, I Tell You A Mystery
2:11:12 - The Trumpet Shall Sound
2:20:07 - Then Shall Be Brought To Pass
2:20:25 - O Death, Where Is Thy Sting?
2:21:34 - But Thanks Be To God
2:23:42 - If God Be For Us
2:28:33 - Worthy Is The Lamb That Was Slain
2:32:09 - Amen