Handel was the unsurpassed master of the rousing chorus. And of all his works this seems to have become the most recognisable – and not without good reason. One of which we have mad King George III to thank for the tradition of rising from your seat for this song. Quite a good idea, really, because it is a long work to sit through in a freezing cathedral – trust me on this one!
So here is our version where you can mix the instruments to suit numerous combinations:
Part 1 for Violin or Viola
Part 2 for Violin or Viola
Part 3 for Viola
Part 4 for Viola or Cello
All in all, a lot of fun, and not as difficult as you might think. 4 mins. M