Category:   JAZZ CHOIRS
Composer:   G.F. Handel
Arranger:   Warren, Kibble & Jackson
Publisher:   Alfred
Edition:   WBCH9309
Voicing:   SATB div
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Tina Thielen
University of Minnesota Duluth 2007
R&R Chair Jazz Choirs

This is a must do, very fun chart to do with any level of ensemble. It is vocally accessible, offers improvisational solo opportunities, and has horn parts to add that special kick you want for a concert’s big finale. Originally recorded on Handel’s Messiah: A Soulful Celebration (Reprise 9 26980-2), the arrangers juxtapose Handel’s original material with the gospel style. A must have in your vocal jazz library.