Home > String quintet > Overture from "The Messiah" (HANDEL), Part I, No. 1, arr. for string quintet by Pamela Webb Tubbs

THE MESSIAH is an English-language oratorio composed by George Frideric Handel with scriptural text compiled by Charles Jennens from the King James Bible and the Book of Common Prayer. It was first performed in Dublin on 13 April 1742 and received its London premiere nearly a year later. After an initially modest public reception, the oratorio gained in popularity, eventually becoming one of the best-known and most frequently performed choral works in Western music. [SOURCE: WIKIPEDIA]

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