5. And the glory of the Lord (chorus) Scene 2: The coming judgment. Ev’ry valley shall be exalted (tenor) 4. Ev’ry Valley Shall Be Exalted (From Handel: Messiah) Words: Scriptural text compiled by Charles Jennens Music: Ev’ry Valley Shall Be Exalted (From Handel: Messiah) | George Frideric Handel. Air for Bass: But Who May Abide the Day of His Coming? Every valley Every valley shall be exalted Shall be exalted And every mountain and hill made low The crooked gets straight And the rough pla He shall feed His flock like a shepherd; and He shall gather the lambs with His arm, and carry them in His bosom, and gently lead those that are with young. He titled the massive work --Messiah. The text is: “Every valley shall be exalted and every mountain and hill made low; the crooked straight and the rough places plain.” When the tenor sings the word, “crooked,” Handel toggles between two notes; and with “straight,” he writes one long note. While I was there I spoke with Dr. Ruth Smith, a Cambridge scholar on Handel. Messiah, HWV 56 (Handel, George Frideric) Movements/Sections Mov'ts/Sec's: 3 parts Composition Year 1741-09-14 (end date) Genre Categories: Messiah (principal) - composer Haendel, Georg Friedrich SHEET MUSIC Comfort Ye My People - free-scores SHEET MUSIC; Every Valley Shall Be Exalted - free-scores SHEET MUSIC; And the glory of the Lord - free-scores SHEET MUSIC; 5. - free-scores SHEET MUSIC Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill made low, the crooked straight and the rough places plain. 3. Recitative for Bass: Thus Saith The Lord - free-scores SHEET MUSIC; 6. CHORUS And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together;for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it. 3: Air-Tenor: Ev`ry valley shall be exalted Lyrics. But who may abide the day of His coming (soprano, alto or bass) 7. Its premier performance in Dublin April 13, 1742, received rave reviews and exceeded expectations raising 400 pounds and freeing 142 men from debtor’s prison. Without question, this brilliant masterpiece has been enshrined in the hearts of listeners from Handel’s time to our own. Ev’ry valley shall be exalted, and ev’ry mountain and hill made low; the crooked straight, and the … Comfort Ye My People; Every Valley Shall Be Exalted This song is by Neville Marriner and appears on the album Handel: Messiah (1976). Handel’s Messiah: Lyrics and Verse References Back in 2015, I visited Handel’s home in London to see the rooms where he composed. George Frideric Handel - Messiah, Part One, no. And he shall purify the sons of Levi (chorus) Scene 3: The prophecy of Christ’s birth. Thus saith the Lord of hosts (bass) 6. 8. (Isaiah 40: 4) 4. Ev'ry valley shall be exalted, and ev'ry moutain and hill made low; the crooked straight and the rough places plain.