Antiphonal Alleluia

From Wind Repertory Project
George Frideric Handel

George Frideric Handel (arr. Liebergen)

General Info

Year: 1746 / 1999
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Alfred Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $20.00


Full Score

Two Brass Quartets, each containing:

  • B-flat Trumpet I-II
  • Trombone I-II


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Handel's Antiphonal Alleluia is a very heraldic and joyful chorus from his Occasional oratorio. First performed in 1746, the oratorio was quickly completed in England at a time of war as an appeal for national unity before a decisive victory over the Scots. In three acts, the first act contains the greatest amount of original material, and the remaining portion is made up of mostly excerpted material from some of his other oratorios. Originally entitled He Gave them Hailstones for Rain, Antiphonal Alleluia was borrowed by Handel from his oratorio Israel in Egypt for use in the third act.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Oakhurst (Calif.) Community Concert Band (Mike Corrigan, conductor) – 13 April 2018

Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

All Wind Works


  • Handel, G.; Liebergen, P. (1999). Antiphonal alleluia : from Occasional Oratorio : for S.A.T.B. Choir or Double S.A.T.B. Choir with Keyboard and/or Brass and Optional Soundtrax CD [score]. Alfred Pub. Co.: Van Nuys, Calf.
  • Perusal score