HALLELUJAH, FROM MESSIAH
Hallelujah, from Messiah
The Tabernacle Choir & Orchestra at Temple Square perform "Hallelujah," from Messiah.
ABOUT 'HALLELUJAH, FROM MESSIAH'
Music: George Frideric Handel
Handel wrote his beloved oratorio Messiah in a three-week burst of intense activity during the fall of 1741. The first part of the oratorio foretells the Savior’s coming while the last part focuses on the divine, eternal blessings made available to humankind through His sacrifice. The second part, which focuses on Christ’s earthly mission, culminates in the incomparable “Hallelujah,” one of the most recognizable and beloved pieces in the choral/orchestral canon.
Though in popular culture the “Hallelujah” chorus has come to signify any kind of jubilant celebration. In Handel’s Messiah it is specifically a celebration of Christ’s ultimate sovereignty over earthly kings and lords.
The Tabernacle Choir has recorded the “Hallelujah” from Messiah more than a dozen times over the last century. In this performance, Handel’s celebratory fanfares are augmented by the Gabriel Trumpet Ensemble and the full strength of the Conference Center organ.
LISTEN TO THE FULL SONG
For the Lord God Omnipotent reigneth,
The Kingdom of this world is become
The Kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ;
And He shall reign forever and ever.
King of Kings and Lord of Lords,