E^b Bass part from Hallelujah from "The Messiah"

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Full details

Background: I have been a long-admirer of the majestic Hallelujah Chorus, and when looking for a unique piece for the timbrels in Christmas 2011, was inspired to write this arrangement.

The original piece is one of the most well-known parts of Handel’s Messiah, and popular (of course) particularly around Christmas.

(Written especially for the Cannock S.A. Band timbrels 2011.)

Suggested playing: The piece should keep a good striving beat, with special emphasis on each time the melody repeats the phrase “Hallelujah”.

It is a modern (and different) arrangement of the traditional version, but should try and re-enact the same excitement and majesty.

Clearly the band parts are merely an accompaniment, but should give the audience the desire to tap their feet along to the beat.

Handel arr Dave B Elliott
4 minutes

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