An authentic performance was thought impossible: The Musical Times correspondent wrote, "Handel's orchestral instruments were all (excepting the trumpet) of a coarser quality than those at present in use; his harpsichords are gone for ever ... the places in which he performed the 'Messiah' were mere drawing-rooms when compared with the Albert Hall, the Queen's Hall and the Crystal Palace. Hallelujah, Hallelujah, for our Lord God Almighty Reign. Indeed, even the announcement of the performance as a "new Sacred Oratorio" drew an anonymous commentator to ask if "the Playhouse is a fit Temple to perform it". Worthy is the Lamb. A copyright-free transfer of the 1954 version (digitized from original vinyl discs by Nixa Records) is available on YouTube: The Davis set uses a chorus of 40 singers and an orchestra of 39 players; A 1997 recording under Harry Christophers employed a chorus of 19 and an orchestra of 20. The composer George Frideric Handel, born in Halle, Germany in 1685, took up permanent residence in London in 1712, and became a naturalised British subject in 1727. The Bärenreiter Edition, edited by John Tobin, published in 1965, which forms the basis of the. Yes His love is care and tender mercy They never end. , Scene 4: The annunciation to the shepherds, Scene 5: The beginnings of Gospel preaching, Scene 6: The world's rejection of the Gospel, Handel's music for Messiah is distinguished from most of his other oratorios by an orchestral restraint—a quality which the musicologist Percy M. Young observes was not adopted by Mozart and other later arrangers of the music. In the chorus of nineteen were six trebles from the Chapel Royal; the remainder, all men, were altos, tenors and basses. Hallelujah, the marriage of the Lamb is about to take place. You are Holy, Holy, Are you Lord God Almighty. The Peters Edition, edited by Donald Burrows, vocal score published 1972, which uses an adaptation of the numbering devised by Kurt Soldan. [n 13], Several reconstructions of early performances have been recorded: the 1742 Dublin version by Scherchen in 1954, and again in 1959, and by Jean-Claude Malgoire in 1980.  In 1966 and 1967 two new recordings were regarded as great advances in scholarship and performance practice, conducted respectively by Colin Davis for Philips and Charles Mackerras for HMV.  Although Handel continued to write operas, the trend towards English-language productions became irresistible as the decade ended.  Such passages, says the music historian Donald Jay Grout, "reveal Handel the dramatist, the unerring master of dramatic effect". In the following year these were joined by the male alto Gaetano Guadagni, for whom Handel composed new versions of "But who may abide" and "Thou art gone up on high". At the turn of the century, The Musical Times wrote of the "additional accompaniments" of Mozart and others, "Is it not time that some of these 'hangers on' of Handel's score were sent about their business?  The 1754 performance at the hospital is the first for which full details of the orchestral and vocal forces survive. Ad revenue helps keep us running. This applies not only to the choice of versions, but to every aspect of baroque practice, and of course there are often no final answers..  Burrows points out that many of Handel's operas, of comparable length and structure to Messiah, were composed within similar timescales between theatrical seasons. However, after the heyday of Victorian choral societies, he noted a "rapid and violent reaction against monumental performances ... an appeal from several quarters that Handel should be played and heard as in the days between 1700 and 1750". 1995 (now Lorenz pub.). You are Holy, Holy.  The first performance was overshadowed by views expressed in the press that the work's subject matter was too exalted to be performed in a theatre, particularly by secular singer-actresses such as Cibber and Clive. Messiah remains Handel's best-known work, with performances particularly popular during the Advent season; writing in December 1993, the music critic Alex Ross refers to that month's 21 performances in New York alone as "numbing repetition". To the Lamb! Its success encouraged Handel to write two more oratorios (Deborah and Athalia).  Nevertheless, Sargent retained the large scale tradition in his four HMV recordings, the first in 1946 and three more in the 1950s and 1960s, all with the Huddersfield Choral Society and the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.  The aria "He shall feed his flock" underwent several transformations by Handel, appearing at different times as a recitative, an alto aria and a duet for alto and soprano before the original soprano version was restored in 1754. Worthy is the Lamb.  Jennens wrote to Holdsworth on 30 August 1745: "[Handel] has made a fine Entertainment of it, though not near so good as he might & ought to have done. Swieten provided Mozart with a London publication of Handel's original orchestration (published by Randal & Abell), as well as a German translation of the English libretto, compiled and created by, Hiller was long thought to have revised Mozart's scoring substantially before the score was printed. This inscription, taken with the speed of composition, has encouraged belief in the apocryphal story that Handel wrote the music in a fervour of divine inspiration in which, as he wrote the "Hallelujah" chorus, "he saw all heaven before him".  Because Handel's main creative concern was still with opera, he did not write the music for Saul until 1738, in preparation for his 1738–39 theatrical season. , In Part I, the Messiah's coming and the virgin birth are predicted by the Old Testament prophets. , Although prospects for Italian opera were declining, Handel remained committed to the genre, but as alternatives to his staged works he began to introduce English-language oratorios. Indeed if they are not prepared to grapple with the problems presented by the score they ought not to conduct it. Amen. There is no convincing evidence that the king was present, or that he attended any subsequent performance of Messiah; the first reference to the practice of standing appears in a letter dated 1756, three years prior to Handel's death. , Although Messiah is not in any particular key, Handel's tonal scheme has been summarised by the musicologist Anthony Hicks as "an aspiration towards D major", the key musically associated with light and glory. Worthy is the Lamb. It was first performed in Dublin on 13 April 1742 and received its London premiere nearly a year later. Worthy, worthy is the Lamb; Worthy, worthy is the Lamb. We are so grateful to be able to provide timeless hymns to all and thankful to all who support us with gifts of time, talent and treasure.  In 1732 Handel brought a revised and expanded version of Esther to the King's Theatre, Haymarket, where members of the royal family attended a glittering premiere on 6 May. Worthy is The Lamb (Agnus Dei) Lyrics Hillsong Worship praise. , The first near-complete recording of the whole work (with the cuts then customary)[n 10] was conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham in 1928. A near-complete version was issued on 78 rpm discs in 1928; since then the work has been recorded many times. Handel's Messiah has been described by the early-music scholar Richard Luckett as "a commentary on [Jesus Christ's] Nativity, Passion, Resurrection and Ascension", beginning with God's promises as spoken by the prophets and ending with Christ's glorification in heaven. Worthy is the lamb Worthy is the lamb You are holy, holy, Are you Lord God almighty Worthy is the lamb Worthy is the lamb Amen Hallelujah, hallelujah, for our Lord God almighty reign Hallelujah, hallelujah, for our Lord God almighty reign Hallelujah Holy, holy, are you Lord God almighty As the oratorio moves forward with various shifts in key to reflect changes in mood, D major emerges at significant points, primarily the "trumpet" movements with their uplifting messages. If you'd like to make a gift by check, please send it to: Hymnary.org, Calvin University, 3201 Burton Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546. ", One reason for the popularity of huge-scale performances was the ubiquity of amateur choral societies.  To accommodate Cibber's vocal range, the recitative "Then shall the eyes of the blind" and the aria "He shall feed his flock" were transposed down to F major. Here, Handel's use of Nò, di voi non-vo'fidarmi has Sedley Taylor's unqualified approval: "[Handel] bids the voices enter in solemn canonical sequence, and his chorus ends with a combination of grandeur and depth of feeling such as is at the command of consummate genius only". Worthy is the Lamb. " By the time of Shaw's death in 1996, The Times described his edition as "now in universal use". , In Christian theology, the Messiah is the saviour of humankind. Messiah (HWV 56)[n 1] is an English-language oratorio composed in 1741 by George Frideric Handel, with a scriptural text compiled by Charles Jennens from the King James Bible, and from the Coverdale Psalter, the version of the Psalms included with the Book of Common Prayer.  The appropriateness of the Italian source material for the setting of the solemn concluding chorus "His yoke is easy" has been questioned by the music scholar Sedley Taylor, who calls it "a piece of word-painting ... grievously out of place", though he concedes that the four-part choral conclusion is a stroke of genius that combines beauty with dignity. lovely song by this lovely vocal legend.....own no rights to the song though  The Handel scholar Winton Dean has written: [T]here is still plenty for scholars to fight over, and more than ever for conductors to decide for themselves.  It is scored for 2 trumpets, timpani, 2 oboes, 2 violins, viola, and basso continuo. This page was last edited on 26 December 2020, at 01:24.  Handel originally wrote this in da capo form, but shortened it to dal segno, probably before the first performance.  Performances on an even smaller scale have followed.  In its report on a public rehearsal, the Dublin News-Letter described the oratorio as "... far surpass[ing] anything of that Nature which has been performed in this or any other Kingdom".  At the same time, performances in Britain and the United States moved away from Handel's performance practice with increasingly grandiose renditions.  Although the musicologist Watkins Shaw dismisses Jennens as "a conceited figure of no special ability", Donald Burrows has written: "of Jennens's musical literacy there can be no doubt". Bernard Shaw, in his role as a music critic, commented, "The stale wonderment which the great chorus never fails to elicit has already been exhausted"; he later wrote, "Why, instead of wasting huge sums on the multitudinous dullness of a Handel Festival does not somebody set up a thoroughly rehearsed and exhaustively studied performance of the Messiah in St James's Hall with a chorus of twenty capable artists? Key: G G Gsus4 G C G G Gsus4 G C D Em Ha--a--le--lu--jah Ha--a--le--lu--u--jah D C G For the Lord God Almighty reigns G Gsus4 G C G G Gsus4 G C D Em Ha--a--le--lu--jah Ha--a--le--lu--u--jah The work, after opening at the King's Theatre in January 1739 to a warm reception, was quickly followed by the less successful oratorio Israel in Egypt (which may also have come from Jennens). , During the 1750s Messiah was performed increasingly at festivals and cathedrals throughout the country. The remainder of Part I is largely carried by the soprano in B flat, in what Burrows terms a rare instance of tonal stability. The latter employs a chorus of 24 singers and an orchestra of 31 players; Handel is known to have used a chorus of 19 and an orchestra of 37. , The opening soprano solo in E major, "I know that my Redeemer liveth" is one of the few numbers in the oratorio that has remained unrevised from its original form. The Novello Edition, edited by Watkins Shaw, first published as a vocal score in 1959, revised and issued 1965. It is the key in which the work reaches its triumphant ending.  There was little dissent from Prout's approach, and when Chrysander's scholarly edition was published in the same year, it was received respectfully as "a volume for the study" rather than a performing edition, being an edited reproduction of various of Handel's manuscript versions. The Messiah who is called Christ, is identified with the person of Jesus, known by his followers as the Christ or "Jesus Christ". For the Lord God almighty reigns. Worthy, worthy is the Lamb, Worthy, worthy is the Lamb; Worthy, worthy is the Lamb That was slain. , Before the first performance Handel made numerous revisions to his manuscript score, in part to match the forces available for the 1742 Dublin premiere; it is probable that his work was not performed as originally conceived in his lifetime.  A change of key to E major leads to the first prophecy, delivered by the tenor whose vocal line in the opening recitative "Comfort ye" is entirely independent of the strings accompaniment.  The scene headings are given as Burrows summarized the scene headings by Jennens. " In 1787 further performances were given at the Abbey; advertisements promised, "The Band will consist of Eight Hundred Performers". In the late 20th and early 21st centuries the trend has been towards reproducing a greater fidelity to Handel's original intentions, although "big Messiah" productions continue to be mounted.  In 1788 Hiller presented a performance of his revision with a choir of 259 and an orchestra of 87 strings, 10 bassoons, 11 oboes, 8 flutes, 8 horns, 4 clarinets, 4 trombones, 7 trumpets, timpani, harpsichord and organ.  In a 1991 study of all 76 complete Messiahs recorded by that date, the writer Teri Noel Towe called this version of Beecham's "one of a handful of truly stellar performances". [n 8] However, Prout started from the assumption that a faithful reproduction of Handel's original score would not be practical: [T]he attempts made from time to time by our musical societies to give Handel's music as he meant it to be given must, however earnest the intention, and however careful the preparation, be foredoomed to failure from the very nature of the case. He turned to English oratorio in the 1730s in response to changes in public taste; Messiah was his sixth work in this genre. , Jennens's letter to Holdsworth of 10 July 1741, in which he first mentions Messiah, suggests that the text was a recent work, probably assembled earlier that summer. Part III begins with the promise of redemption, followed by a prediction of the day of judgment and the "general resurrection", ending with the final victory over sin and death and the acclamation of Christ. Hallelujah, hallelujah. Undergraduates reportedly sold their furniture to raise the money for the five-shilling tickets. Hallelujah, Hallelujah For the Lord God Almighty Reigns Hallelujah,Hallelujah Holy, Holy Are You Lord God Almighty Worthy is the Lamb Worthy is the Lamb You are Holy, Holy Are you Lord God Almighty Worthy is the Lamb Amen Share this: Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)  In 1789, Mozart was commissioned by Baron Gottfried van Swieten and the Gesellschaft der Associierten to re-orchestrate several works by Handel, including Messiah (Der Messias).  In contrast with most of Handel's oratorios, the singers in Messiah do not assume dramatic roles; there is no single, dominant narrative voice; and very little use is made of quoted speech.  After the celebratory tone of Christ's reception into heaven, marked by the choir's D major acclamation "Let all the angels of God worship him", the "Whitsun" section proceeds through a series of contrasting moods—serene and pastoral in "How beautiful are the feet", theatrically operatic in "Why do the nations so furiously rage"—towards the Part II culmination of "Hallelujah".  In the absence of a predominant key, other integrating elements have been proposed. In his libretto, Jennens's intention was not to dramatise the life and teachings of Jesus, but to acclaim the "Mystery of Godliness", using a compilation of extracts from the Authorized (King James) Version of the Bible, and from the Psalms included in the 1662 Book of Common Prayer. The women soloists were Christina Maria Avoglio, who had sung the main soprano roles in the two subscription series, and Susannah Cibber, an established stage actress and contralto who had sung in the second series. Chorus: Glory, hallelujah! " The employment of huge forces necessitated considerable augmentation of the orchestral parts. "[n 3] The takings amounted to around £400, providing about £127 to each of the three nominated charities and securing the release of 142 indebted prisoners.  At the end of the century, Sir Frederick Bridge and T. W. Bourne pioneered revivals of Messiah in Handel's orchestration, and Bourne's work was the basis for further scholarly versions in the early 20th century.. They inaugurated a new tradition of brisk, small scale performances, with vocal embellishments by the solo singers.  In Britain, innovative broadcasting and recording contributed to reconsideration of Handelian performance. : The Very Best of the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir album - including song video, artist biography, translations and more!  Seven hundred people attended the premiere on 13 April.  In accordance with his frequent practice when writing new works, Handel adapted existing compositions for use in Messiah, in this case drawing on two recently completed Italian duets and one written twenty years previously. Although its structure resembles that of opera, it is not in dramatic form; there are no impersonations of characters and no direct speech. That was slain.  There are several recordings of the 1754 Foundling Hospital version, including those under Hogwood (1979), Andrew Parrott (1989), and Paul McCreesh. , The sense of desolation returns, in what Hogwood calls the "remote and barbarous" key of B flat minor, for the tenor recitative "All they that see him". Worthy is the Lamb Worthy is the Lamb Amen Hallelujah, Hallelujah, for our Lord God Almighty Reign Hallelujah, Hallelujah, for our Lord God Almighty Reign Hallelujah Holy, Holy, are you Lord God Almighty Worthy is the Lamb Worthy is the Lamb You are Holy, Holy Are you Lord God Almighty Porter, Andrew, in Sackville West, pp.  Handel introduced the work at the Covent Garden theatre on 23 March 1743. After their introduction in the Part I chorus "Glory to God", apart from the solo in "The trumpet shall sound" they are heard only in "Hallelujah" and the final chorus "Worthy is the Lamb". , The three charities that were to benefit were prisoners' debt relief, the Mercer's Hospital, and the Charitable Infirmary.  It is followed by a quiet chorus that leads to the bass's declamation in D major: "Behold, I tell you a mystery", then the long aria "The trumpet shall sound", marked pomposo ma non-allegro ("dignified but not fast").  The duet runs straight into the chorus "But thanks be to God". Bring thy blest millennium,  According to the musicologist Donald Burrows, much of the text is so allusive as to be largely incomprehensible to those ignorant of the biblical accounts. The popular success of John Gay and Johann Christoph Pepusch's The Beggar's Opera (first performed in 1728) had heralded a spate of English-language ballad-operas that mocked the pretensions of Italian opera. To the Lamb! In the Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, David Scott writes, "the edition at first aroused suspicion on account of its attempts in several directions to break the crust of convention surrounding the work in the British Isles. Having received Jennens's text some time after 10 July 1741, Handel began work on it on 22 August. In 1786, Johann Adam Hiller presented Messiah with updated scoring in Berlin Cathedral. Hallelujah, Hallelujah, For our Lord God Almighty Reign Hallelujah, Holy, Holy.. (paroles de la chanson Holy Holy (Worthy Is The Lamb) – MICHAEL W. SMITH) Worthy is the Lamb.  He apparently resumed his duties in 1757 and may have continued thereafter. The Van Camp Edition, edited by Leonard Van Camp, published by Roger Dean Publishing, 1993 rev. In other efforts to update it, its orchestration was revised and amplified by (among others) Mozart (Der Messias).  In 1973 David Willcocks conducted a set for HMV in which all the soprano arias were sung in unison by the boys of the Choir of King's College, Cambridge, and in 1974, for DG, Mackerras conducted a set of Mozart's reorchestrated version, sung in German..  There is no evidence that Handel played any active role in the selection or preparation of the text, such as he did in the case of Saul; it seems, rather, that he saw no need to make any significant amendment to Jennens's work.. Hallelujah Holy, holy Are You Lord, God Almighty Worthy is the Lamb Worthy is the Lamb You are holy, holy Are You Lord, God Almighty Worthy is the Lamb Worthy is the Lamb … AGNUS DEI BY MICHAEL W. SMITH MP3 DOWNLOAD AGNUS DEI BY MICHAEL W. SMITH MP3 DOWNLOAD Lyrics Alleluia Alleluia For our Lord God Almighty reigns Alleluia Alleluia For our Load God Almighty reigns Alleluia Holy Holy Are You Lord God Almighty Worthy is the Lamb Worthy is the Lamb You are Holy Holy Are You […]  In Rome in 1707–08 he had written two Italian oratorios at a time when opera performances in the city were temporarily forbidden under papal decree.  It builds from a deceptively light orchestral opening, through a short, unison cantus firmus passage on the words "For the Lord God omnipotent reigneth", to the reappearance of the long-silent trumpets at "And He shall reign for ever and ever". , The warm reception accorded to Messiah in Dublin was not repeated in London. The first published score of 1767, together with Handel's documented adaptations and recompositions of various movements, has been the basis for many performing versions since the composer's lifetime. This recording was monophonic and issued on commercial CD by PRT in 1986; Scherchen re-recorded Messiah in stereo in 1959 using Vienna forces; this was issued on LP by Westminster and on commercial CD by Deutsche Grammophon in 2001. Handel had his own organ shipped to Ireland for the performances; a harpsichord was probably also used. Worthy is the Lamb. For example, the musicologist Rudolf Steglich has suggested that Handel used the device of the "ascending fourth" as a unifying motif; this device most noticeably occurs in the first two notes of "I know that my Redeemer liveth" and on numerous other occasions. A plaque on the Abbey wall records that "The Band consisting of DXXV  vocal & instrumental performers was conducted by Joah Bates Esqr. Worthy is the Lamb that was slain, and hath redeemed us to God by his blood, to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, … Messiah was presented in New York in 1853 with a chorus of 300 and in Boston in 1865 with more than 600. ", "But thanks be to God"; and "If God be for us".  Between 1742 and 1754 he continued to revise and recompose individual movements, sometimes to suit the requirements of particular singers.  As was his custom, Handel rearranged the music to suit his singers. Frasi, Galli and Beard led the five soloists, who were required to assist the chorus. As a devout Anglican and believer in scriptural authority, Jennens intended to challenge advocates of Deism, who rejected the doctrine of divine intervention in human affairs. Hallelujah, holy, holy. Praise him, hallelujah!  Its simple unison violin accompaniment and its consoling rhythms apparently brought tears to Burney's eyes. The description "Sinfony" is taken from Handel's autograph score. , In the 1860s and 1870s ever larger forces were assembled. 2 Saviour, let thy kingdom come! : The Very Best of the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir album - including song video, artist biography, translations and more! With our large choral societies, additional accompaniments of some kind are a necessity for an effective performance; and the question is not so much whether, as how they are to be written. He subsequently wrote and presented more than 40 such operas in London's theatres. This, as Young points out, is not the climactic chorus of the work, although one cannot escape its "contagious enthusiasm". Typical examples are choruses conducted by Sir Henry Wood, recorded in 1926 for Columbia with the 3,500-strong choir and orchestra of the Crystal Palace Handel Festival, and a contemporary rival disc from HMV featuring the Royal Choral Society under Malcolm Sargent, recorded at the Royal Albert Hall. In an attempt to deflect such sensibilities, in London Handel had avoided the name Messiah and presented the work as the "New Sacred Oratorio". , Handel's decision to give a season of concerts in Dublin in the winter of 1741–42 arose from an invitation from the Duke of Devonshire, then serving as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. A Theater's Big Experiment", "Classics revisited – Christopher Hogwood's recording of Handel's Messiah", "Handel: Messiah. Worthy is the Lamb Seated on the throne Crown You now with many crowns You reign victorious (High) He is high and lifted up Jesus, Son of God The Darling of Heaven crucified (worthy) Worthy is the Lamb Worthy is the Lamb (He's worthy) Worthy is the Lamb Worthy is the Lamb Thou art worthy (My God, I shall sing to thee) Thou art worthy Holy, holy  The performance earned unanimous praise from the assembled press: "Words are wanting to express the exquisite delight it afforded to the admiring and crouded Audience". [Chorus]Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. Worthy is the Lamb - Hillsong United (All throughout the song you can play Cadd9 for C) [Intro] C G C G [Verse] G G/B C G Thank you for the cross, Lord. This rapid pace was seen by Jennens not as a sign of ecstatic energy but rather as "careless neglicence", and the relations between the two men would remain strained, since Jennens "urged Handel to make improvements" while the composer stubbornly refused. Full chord accompaniment for original song with some changes in chords, full realized at a lower tempo.  The division into parts and scenes is based upon the 1743 word-book prepared for the first London performance.  In July 1741 Jennens sent him a new libretto for an oratorio; in a letter dated 10 July to his friend Edward Holdsworth, Jennens wrote: "I hope [Handel] will lay out his whole Genius & Skill upon it, that the Composition may excell all his former Compositions, as the Subject excells every other subject.  His contralto soloist, Muriel Brunskill, later commented, "His tempi, which are now taken for granted, were revolutionary; he entirely revitalised it". After three performances of his last Italian opera Deidamia in January and February 1741, he abandoned the genre. He sought and was given permission from St Patrick's and Christ Church cathedrals to use their choirs for this occasion. , In the 19th century, approaches to Handel in German and English-speaking countries diverged further. Worthy, worthy is the Lamb It represented an effort by Beecham to "provide an interpretation which, in his opinion, was nearer the composer's intentions", with smaller forces and faster tempi than had become traditional.  The orchestra in Dublin comprised strings, two trumpets, and timpani; the number of players is unknown.  So that the largest possible audience could be admitted to the concert, gentlemen were requested to remove their swords, and ladies were asked not to wear hoops in their dresses. In addition to Mozart's well-known reorchestration, arrangements for larger orchestral forces exist by Goossens and Andrew Davis; both have been recorded at least once, on the RCA and Chandos labels respectively.  The declamatory opening chorus "Behold the Lamb of God", in fugal form, is followed by the alto solo "He was despised" in E flat major, the longest single item in the oratorio, in which some phrases are sung unaccompanied to emphasise Christ's abandonment. Now the pow'r of sin consume; Hallelujah, Hallelujah, For our Lord God Almighty Reign.  In 1950 John Tobin conducted a performance of Messiah in St Paul's Cathedral with the orchestral forces specified by the composer, a choir of 60, a counter-tenor alto soloist, and modest attempts at vocal elaboration of the printed notes, in the manner of Handel's day. D/E Em Bearing all my sin and shame, D C In love you came, Am7 G/B Dsus4 D And gave amazing grace. Gramophone magazine and The Penguin Guide to Recorded Classical Music highlighted two versions, conducted respectively by Trevor Pinnock (1988) and Richard Hickox (1992). Worthy is the Lamb.  Handel's instrumentation in the score is often imprecise, again in line with contemporary convention, where the use of certain instruments and combinations was assumed and did not need to be written down by the composer; later copyists would fill in the details. 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