HALLELUJAH CHORUS

Composer: George Frideric Handel

George Frideric Handel (b. Halle, Germany, 1685; d. London, England, 1759) became a musician and composer despite objections from his father, who wanted him to become a lawyer. Handel studied music with Zachau, organist at the Halle Cathedral, and became an accomplished violinist and keyboard performer. He traveled and studied in Italy for some time and then settled permanently in England in 1713. Although he wrote a large number of instrumental works, he is known mainly for his Italian operas, oratorios (including Messiah, 1741), various anthems for church and royal festivities, and organ concertos, which he interpolated into his oratorio performances. He composed only three hymn tunes, one of which (GOPSAL) still appears in some modern hy… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: HALLELUJAH CHORUS
Composer: George Frideric Handel
Meter: Irregular
Key: D Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Texts

Hallelujah Chorus

Christ the Lord is risen today

Christ the Lord is risen today, Alleluia!
Earth and heaven in chorus say, Alleluia!
Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia!
Sing, ye heavens, and earth reply, Alleluia!

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Timeline

Arrangements

Harmonizations, Introductions, Descants, Intonations

  • The Creative Use of the Piano in Worship: The Creative Church Musucian Series - Volume 8
    Composer/Editor Hal H. Hopson
    Published By: Hope Publishing Company (2008) pp. 68

Organ Solo

  • Easy Organ Library Volume 42
    Composer/Editors George Frideric Handel; Lani Smith
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2007) pp. 58
  • The Organist Volume 110 Number 5 November December 2006: The Service Music Companion for Church Organists
    Composer/Editors Gilbert M. Martin; George Frideric Handel; Lani Smith
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2006) pp. 58
  • Big Brown Book of Organ Solos
    Composer/Editors Carol McMillen Tornquist; Ken Barker; Dick Torrans
    Published By: Word Music Group, LLC (2002) pp. 75
  • A Classical Christmas for Organ
    Composer/Editors Mark Barnard; George Frideric Handel
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2001) pp. 24
  • How Great Our Savior!: Hymns of Atonement for Organ
    Composer/Editor Dick Torrans
    Published By: Word Music Group, LLC (1997) pp. 51
  • The Oxford Book of Christmas Organ Music: Compiled by Robert Gower
    Composer/Editors Robert Gower; George Frideric Handel
    Published By: Oxford University Press (1995) pp. 69
  • Processionals & Recessionals: Organ Arrangements for Weddings and Festive Occasions
    Composer/Editor Dick Torrans
    Published By: Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, Inc. (1993) pp. 65
  • Organ Music for Funerals and Memorial Services Book II
    Composer/Editors Wilbur C. Held; George Frideric Handel
    Published By: Augsburg Publishing House (1988) pp. 27
  • The Church Festival Organist: A Collection of Thirty-Two Standard Organ Selections for Church Festivals Throughout the Year
    Composer/Editors H. L. Heartz; George Frideric Handel
    Published By: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation (1986) pp. 123
  • The Diane Bish Christmas Collection: Service Music for Organ
    Composer/Editors Diane Joyce Bish; George Frideric Handel
    Published By: Gentry Publications (1984) pp. 52
  • He Lives!: Easy Organ Music for the Easter Season
    Composer/Editor Dorothy Wells
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1983) pp. 12
  • The Organist Volume 86 Number 1 March 1982: A Bi-monthly Magazine for Church Organists
    Composer/Editors Edward Broughton; George Frideric Handel
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1982) pp. 40
  • The Christmas Album
    Composer/Editors Virgil Fox; Robert Hebble
    Published By: Bradley Publications (1980) pp. 28
  • Sacred Music Organ Voluntaries: All Organs
    Composer/Editors Richard Bradley; George Frideric Handel
    Published By: Screen Gems - Columbia Publications (1974) pp. 28
  • The Organist Volume 69 Number 1 March 1965: A Bi-Monthly Magazine for Church Organists
    Composer/Editors Rob Roy Peery; George Frideric Handel
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1965) pp. 3
  • It's Easter Time At the Lowrey Organ: With Registrations for All Models
    Composer/Editor Raymond Shelley
    Published By: Plymouth Music Company, Inc. (1960) pp. 22
  • Favorite Sacred Melodies: For the Hammond Organ
    Composer/Editors William Stickles; George Frideric Handel
    Published By: G. Schirmer, Inc. (1956) pp. 24
  • Organ Voluntaries for the Easter Season (Number One)
    Composer/Editors Dorothy Wells; Bruce Carleton
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1956) pp. 30
  • The Organ Portfolio Volume 19 Number 3 February 1956 Number 111: A Bi-Monthly Anthology for Church Organists
    Composer/Editors Ellen Jane Lorenz; George Frideric Handel
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1956) pp. 76
  • Ethel Smith's Sacred Hour Album: For Hammond Organ with Pipe Organ Registrations
    Composer/Editors Ethel Smith; George Frideric Handel
    Published By: Ethel Smith Music Corporation (1951) pp. 28
  • Easter Music: Selected Pieces for Organ
    Published By: Belwin-Mills Publishing Corporation pp. 18

Piano Solo

  • High King of Heaven!: Hymns Exalting the Christ
    Composer/Editor Patti Drennan
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (2015) pp. 40
  • The Art of the Piano Volume 2: Masterful Solos for Christmas
    Composer/Editor Mark Hayes
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2011) pp. 59
  • O Holy Child of Bethlehem: Christmas Carols arranged for Solo Piano
    Composer/Editor Marilyn White
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (2008) pp. 20
  • And He Shall Reign Forever: Hymns and Classics for the Church Pianist
    Composer/Editor Carl Seal
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (2006) pp. 38
  • The Wedding Collection: Solo Piano
    Composer/Editor George Frideric Handel
    Published By: Wise Publications (2005) pp. 54
  • A Month of Sundays - Easter and Lent: Preludes, Offertories and Postludes for Four Services
    Composer/Editor Jan Sanborn
    Published By: Alfred Music Publishing Company, Inc. (2003) pp. 41
  • Classic Carols: 10 Christmas Master Pieces for Solo Piano
    Composer/Editor Larry Dalton
    Published By: Word Music Group, LLC (2003) pp. 48
  • Keys for Blended Worship Volume 2: Creative Ideas for Today's Church Pianist Combining Traditional Hymns & Contemporary Praise Songs
    Composer/Editors Carol McMillen Tornquist; Bruce Greer; Kurt Kaiser; Don Wyrtzen
    Published By: Word Music Group, LLC (2003) pp. 7
  • A Classical Christmas for Piano
    Composer/Editor Mark Barnard
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2001) pp. 8
  • Big Blue Book of Intermediate Piano Solos
    Composer/Editors Carol McMillen Tornquist; Bernadine W. Johnson
    Published By: Word Music Group, LLC (1999) pp. 132
  • My Everything: 15 Solo Piano Favorites
    Composer/Editor Don Wyrtzen
    Published By: Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, Inc. (1996) pp. 67
  • Instrument of Worship Volume Two: 20 Praise Medleys for Solo Piano
    Composer/Editor Carol McMillen Tornquist
    Published By: Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, Inc. (1995) pp. 36
  • Still Thankful: Arrangements for Piano Ministry
    Composer/Editor Marilynn Joy Ham
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1993) pp. 49
  • World's Favorite Hymns, Spirituals & Sacred Songs
    Composer/Editor Hallelujah Chorus
    Published By: Pearl Music (1993) pp. 31
  • Classic Transcriptions for Piano
    Composer/Editors Lani Smith; George Frideric Handel
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1992) pp. 12
  • The Psalm Sessions: Arranged especially for piano by Don Wyrtzen
    Composer/Editor Don Wyrtzen
    Published By: Singspiration Music, Inc. (1989) pp. 30
  • The Church Pianist Volume 2 Number 2 November 1985: The Pianist's Companion for the Church Year
    Composer/Editors Hugh S. Livingston, Jr.; George Frideric Handel
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1985) pp. 16
  • Dino - Piano Praise: Piano Solo Arrangements
    Composer/Editor Dino Kartsonakis
    Published By: Lexicon Music, Inc. (1982) pp. 30
  • PedalPoint Volume 2 Number 1 October November December 1982: Church Music and Study Helps for Pianists and Organists
    Composer/Editors Sharron Lyon; Betty Jean Chatham
    Published By: The Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention (1982) pp. 16
  • Easter Treasures: Piano Arrangements of Easter Classics
    Composer/Editor Him Lucas
    Published By: Thomas House Publications (1977) pp. 63
  • Great Hymns Piano Solos
    Composer/Editor Sid Engel
    Published By: Screen Gems - Columbia Publications (1974) pp. 33
  • Easter Variations for Piano
    Composer/Editor William Stickles
    Published By: Charles H. Hansen Music Corporation (1953) pp. 19
  • Sacred Melodies with Variations: Transcribed for the Piano
    Composer/Editor William Stickles
    Published By: Charles H. Hansen Music Corporation (1951) pp. 13

Piano Solo: With Optional Trombone

  • Wade in the Water: Hymns We Play and Sing Book VI Arrangements for the Early Advanced Pianist
    Composer/Editor Myra Schubert
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1986) pp. 49

Piano and Organ Duet

  • Organ & Piano Classics: Duets for the Church Year
    Composer/Editors Mark Barnard; George Frideric Handel
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1997) pp. 14
  • The Classical Wedding
    Composer/Editors Dick Torrans; George Frideric Handel
    Published By: Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, Inc. (1995) pp. 31
  • Great Classics for Organ & Piano
    Composer/Editors James Mansfield; George Frideric Handel
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1992) pp. 34
  • Hymn Classics for Piano and Organ
    Composer/Editors Don Wyrtzen; Donald P. Hustad
    Published By: Singspiration Music, Inc. (1991) pp. 3
  • A Festival of Christmas: Duets For Piano and Organ
    Composer/Editor Bill Galliford
    Published By: Belwin-Mills Publishing Corporation (1988) pp. 44
  • Easy Lenten and Easter Duets: For Organ and Piano
    Composer/Editor Lani Smith
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1983) pp. 6
  • Album of Duets for Organ and Piano
    Composer/Editor Clarence Kohlmann
    Published By: Theodore Presser Company (1943) pp. 58
  • Lorenz's Folio of Organ and Piano Duets
    Composer/Editor Ellen Jane Lorenz
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1939) pp. 54
  • Lorenz's Organ and Piano Duets No. 1
    Composer/Editors G. F. Handel; Ellen Jane Lorenz
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1939) pp. 54

Piano Duet+: Piano Duet One Piano

  • Keyboard Selections from the Messiah: Solos and Duets for Piano or Harpsichord
    Composer/Editor Myra Schubert
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (2001) pp. 52
  • Lorenz's Sacred Piano Duets
    Composer/Editor Rob Roy Peery
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1951) pp. 40

Piano Duet+: Piano Duet Two Pianos

  • Piano Praise on a Grand Scale: For 2 Pianos and 4 Hands
    Composer/Editor Dick Torrans
    Published By: Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, Inc. (1992) pp. 54

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