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Messiah: There Were Shepherds Abiding in the Field (Handel)

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Messiah: There Were Shepherds Abiding in the Field (Handel)


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This soprano recitative comprises movements 14 and 15 of Handel's Messiah. It tells of the angel of God appearing to the shepherds. Very slow and rubato, with timings carefully matched to the London Philharmonic Orchestra recording.

ID: #1196


There were shepherds abiding in the field,
keeping watch over their flock by night.

And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them,
and the glory of the Lord shone round about them,
and they were sore afraid.

And the angel said unto them
:Fear not; for behold, I bring you tidings of great joy,
which shall be to all people.
For unto you is born this day, in the city of David,
a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

This recording copyright One Light Music Productions 2009