Halleluja Chorusfrom ‘Messiah’
George Friderick Handel
SATB Saxophone Quartet
Halleluja Chorus Saxophone Quartet. From the oratorio ‘Messiah’, Handel arranged for SATB Saxophone Quartet.
In the summer of 1741 Handel began writing the music for Messiah. In just 24 days, it was complete (August 22–September 14). It was premiered during the following season, in the spring of 1742. It has never gone out of fashion. Handel conducted Messiah many times and often altered the music to suit the needs of the singers and players he had available to him for each performance. Consequently, no single version can be regarded as the “authentic” one. In that spirit we offer this transcription for sax quartet.
This arrangement is for for SATB saxophone quartet. It has been transposed to the key of E flat (the original is in the key of D).
- The range for each saxophone part is shown below.
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