'Hallelujah Chorus' consists mostly of the one repeated word, 'Hallelujah', at the end of Part II of Händel's famous oratorio: MESSIAH.
Messiah was first performed in Dublin 1742.
Georg Friederich Händel (1685-1759) was born in Halle, Germany. He first visited England in 1710, and was naturalized there in 1727.
Händel was a Violinist in the Hamburg Opera Orchestra in 1703, and he visited Italy 1706-1710.
He was a noted harpsichordist and organist, and played his organ concertos as intermissions during the oratorio. Händel worked within the prevailing style of his time, based on the Italian vocal line.
Although Johann Sebastian Bach and Händel were born in the same year, these two giants of music never met.
He became partially blind in 1751, totally so in 1753, and died in London. There is a wonderful monument to Händel in Westminster Abbey, London.
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Catalogue No: 2057 - Grade C/D - Piano/Organ.