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Messiah Chorus Selections for 2017:
And the Glory of the Lord For Unto Us a Child is Born Behold the Lamb of God Glory to God
Since By Man Came Death Surely, He Hath Borne our Griefs Worthy is the Lamb: Amen
Oh Thou That Tellest Good Tiding to Zion
2017 Recordings available on this site:
For your convenience your webmaster has downloaded all the Messiah 2017 selections from the Aaron Giles site (see below) and placed them on our site. You can download by part and individual chorus or download the nine choruses as a single large file. NOTE: The time to load (and download) the audio files will vary depending on your connection.
Recordings available on other sites:
There are many websites that offer practice recordings for purchase (download and/or CD) and others that are free. Below find links to a selection that freely distribute Messiah practice recordings. for choristers to download to their phone or computer where one can make their own audio CD if desired. Some of these below were made to help choristers participating in specific performances and only include the choruses they were singing; however, two listed below include all choruses. Except for the Basses, the following choruses are only found on the "all choruses available" sites: Behold the lamb of God; Since by man came death; Surely, he hath borne our griefs. Thus far, your webmaster has been unable to find free versions of these with words, except for the Bass part.. Other exceptions are noted below:
Words: part emphasized recordings with orchestra and choir singers. To download begin playing a selection and click down arrow that appears on right. Available choruses we will perform: And the Glory; For unto us a child is born; Glory to God; Worthy is the Lamb:Amen; Hilelujah. (not included: Those listed above and Oh thou that tellest.)
Messiah Rehearsal Tracks
Words: with individual human voices: part emphasized recording with synthesized music. One's part is very clear and prominent. To download highlight individual files by moving cursor over selection and a down arrow appears. Available choruses we will perform: And the glory of the Lord; For unto us a child is born; Glory to God; Hilelujah; O thou that tellest
(not included: Those listed above and Worthy is the Lamb: Amen)
No words: synthesized piano only and one can choose part emphasized or not. Easy to download click download button after selecting track. (on the site you can jump to particular pages; however, page numbers are not Schirmer full score page numbers) ALL CHORUSES AVAILABLE.
Boulder Messiah Sing-Along
No words: part emphasized with synthesized instrument and synthesized orchestra in background. To download begin playing a selection and click down arrow that appears on right. ALL CHORUSES AVAILABLE.
International Choral Festival
No words: piano only, part emphasized at "rehearsal" speed with soft percussion included in background to help maintain beat. To download begin playing a selection and click down arrow that appears on right. Available choruses we will perform: And the glory of the Lord; O thou that tellest; For unto us a child is born; Glory to God; Hilelujah; (not included: those listed above and Worthy is the Lamb:Amen)
Basshymn This site is a great one for basses it has over 300 pieces, including all Messiah choruses, other oratorio selections and hundreds of hymns. A single bass sings with piano accompaniment. It lists the pieces and clicking will navigate you to the YouTube site where there is a several second ad.