Messyah - a re-written version of Handel's Messiah by Paul Ayres


catalogue links and online recordings

any number of movements may be performed, in any order - the order of the list here is the same as in Handel's original Messiah


Overture (Sinfonia) (2008)

Comfort ye (2008)

Every valley shall be exalted
(no online recording yet)

And the glory of the Lord (sheet music) (2015) (2015) (2008)

Thus saith the Lord (2008)

But who may abide the day of His coming
(no online recording yet)

And He shall purify (2008)

Behold a virgin shall conceive
(no online recording yet)

O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion (sheet music) (2015) (2015)

For behold darkness shall cover the earth
(no online recording yet)

The people that walked in darkness (2008)

For unto us a Child is born (sheet music) (2008 - starts at 0'58") (2008)

Pifa (Pastorale) - There were shepherds - Glory to God (2008)

Rejoice greatly (2008)

Then shall the eyes of the blind opened
(no online recording yet)

He shall feed His flock like a shepherd (sheet music) (2015) (2015)

Come unto Him
(no online recording yet)

His yoke is easy
(no online recording yet)

Behold the Lamb of God
(no online recording yet)

He was despised
(no online recording yet)

Surely He hath borne our griefs (sheet music) (2008)

And with His stripes we are healed  (2008)

All we like sheep (2008)

All they that see Him (2008)

He trusted in God (2008)

Thy rebuke hath broken His heart (sheet music) (2006) (2008)

Behold and see if there be any sorrow
(no online recording yet)

He was cut off out of the land of the living
(no online recording yet)

But Thou didst not leave his soul in hell (sheet music) (2015) (2015)

Lift up your heads (2008)

Unto which of the angels said he at any time
(no online recording yet)

Let all the angels of God worship Him
(no online recording yet)

Thou art gone up on high (sheet music) (2015) (2015)
The Lord gave the word (sheet music) (2008)

How beautiful are the feet of Him (sheet music) (2015) (2015)

Their sound is gone out into all lands
(no online recording yet)

Why do the nations so furiously rage together?
(no online recording yet)

Let us break their bonds asunder (2008)

Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron
(no online recording yet)

Hallelujah! (sheet music) (2015) (2015) (2006 - excerpt)

I know that my Redeemer liveth (sheet music) (2006 - excerpt) (2008)

Since by man came death (sheet music) (2008)

Behold I tell you a mystery
(no online recording yet)

The trumpet shall sound (2008)

But thanks be to God (2008)

If God be for us who can be against us?
(no online recording yet)

Worthy is the Lamb (2008)

Blessing and honour (2008)

Amen (sheet music) (2006 - excerpt) (2008)

Messyah homepage
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CD recording
catalogue (sheet music)
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[information updated August 2015]