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TitleAmen From the Messiah
TagsSaxophone Clef Tenor Saxophone Trombone Messiah (Handel)
File Size2.4 MB
Total Pages75
Table of Contents
                            Title Page
About This Arrangement
Conductor's score (14 pp)
Picc/Flute (2 pp)
Flute 1 (2 pp)
Flute 2 (2 pp)
Oboe
Bassoon 1
Bassoon 2
Clarinet1
Clarinet 2
Clarinet 3
Alto Clarinet
Bass Clarinet
Conrabass Clarinet
Alto Sax 1
Alto Sax 2
Tenor Sax
Bari Sax
Cornet 1
Cornet 2
Cornet 3
French Horns 1 & 3
French Horns 2 & 4
Trombone 1
Trombone 2
Trombone 3
Baritone T.C.
Baritone B.C.
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Bells
Crash Cymbals
                        
Document Text Contents
Page 1

Amen


Final Chorus from



The Messiah


by



George Frederic Handel







Transcribed for Concert Band by



Kenneth Grace

Page 2

Amen Chorus from The Messiah


Handel’s accompaniment for the Amen chorus contains mostly the same material as the

four voice parts. And given the interwoven, fugue-like character of the piece, there is

little need for anything more. For this transcription, I used only the four voice parts,

breaking up the concert band into four “voices” as follows:



Soprano: Flute, oboe, clarinet 1, alto sax 1, cornet 1.

Alto: Clarinet 2, alto sax 2, cornet 2, French horn 1&3, trombone 1.

Tenor: Clarinet 3, alto clarinet, tenor sax, cornet 3, French horn 2&4, trombone 2,

baritone-treble clef.

Bass: Bassoon, bass clarinet, baritone sax, trombone 3, baritone-bass clef, tuba,

string bass.



Depending on the makeup of a particular band, it may be necessary to have players

perform different parts than usual, in order to achieve a balance among the four “voices”.

Balance is especially important as the voices enter one at a time at the beginning of the

piece.



The indicated phrasing is the same as in the four voice parts, which often have extended –

A-’s, followed by short -men’s. It may not be practical for all instruments to perform the

phrasing as written, but at least the players will know the desired effect.



The original Amen is in the key of D, like the Hallelujah Chorus. Here it is moved down

a step to the slightly friendlier key of C Major.



The piece adapts to a wide range of tempos. Some modern choral performances are quite

fast, e.g., G=132. I prefer a somewhat slower tempo that will allow the beauty of the
music to emerge, while still retaining a sense of motion. Note that Handel’s indicated

tempo is Allegro Moderato, while the Hallelujah Chorus is Allegro.
- Ken Grace



Notes:

This arrangement is dedicated to the Ocean County College Concert Band, Toms River, New

Jersey, and its director, Gerald A. Risden. I am proud to be a member of this fine organization.

The band gave the premiere performance on December 14, 2003.



I have released this work to the Public Domain. You are free to copy, distribute and perform the work.


The parts and score were produced using NoteWorthy Composer software from NoteWorthy

Software, Inc. I will be happy to email NWC files, one with the score, a second with the

individual parts.



I welcome email contact at [email protected]

- KG

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Amen from The Messiah

G. F. Handel, transcribed for band by K. Grace

Bass Cl. a
Allegro Moderato

mf

dd 44 k z ks k k k k k k j k k j k k z kt
k k k k k k k k

a
dd {^}k k k d k k k

n k d k k n k k k n j k j k n
{!!} l

a
dd n k k k

l n j k j k k k
{!^}
k k k k [ 2 ]

a
dd n j k j j {@!}[ 5 ]

{@^}
[ 5 ]

{#!}

f
k z ks k k k k

a
dd k k j k k j k k z kt

k k k k k j [ 2 ]
{#*}

f

k z kt
k k k k

a
dd k k j k k j k k z ks d k k k k d k k n n

mf
k k k k k

a
dd k k k k k k k k k k k n

{$^}n
k k k k k k k k k k k k k

a
dd k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k

k k k k k k k
{%!}
k k k m [ 2 ]

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2

Bass Cl. a
dd n

mf

k k k d k k k
z k
t k k k k z ks k d k k z e k

s j k n

a
dd k z kt j k n k z kt

{^!}d k d k k k z ks d k k k k z e ks k k k m

a
dd m k z ks k k k k k k k k k k k k j

k z e k
t
{^*}
k k k n k

a
dd k k k k k k k k k k k k k k

k k k j k n k z ks k k k k k k

a
dd k k k k k k k k k k k j

����

k k k k
f

j i i

a
dd k k j

Allargando

j
j j e j j z k j z k j j

a
dd yl

Adagio

ff

j j j j
y
i

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Amen from The Messiah

G. F. Handel, transcribed for band by K. Grace

Bells a
(Optional part)

Allegro Moderato

44 [ 5 ]
{^}

[ 5 ]
{!!}

[ 5 ]
{!^}

[ 5 ]

a
{@!}

[ 5 ]
{@^}

[ 5 ]
{#!}

f

k z k
t
k k k k k k

k n k k
k

a k
j k j j

[ 2 ]
{#*}

f

k z k
t k k k n n

d k k k n k

a k j k j k n [ 3 ]
{$^}

[ 5 ]
{%!}

[ 10 ]

a
{^!}

[ 7 ]
{^*}

[ 7 ]

(Tympani)Gz H lG G {&^} G G lF F lF

a F
lF G G lGz H

Play n
Allargando

f

kA k k k k k k k k k k k z kt
k k k k

a
k k k k k k j j yl

Adagio

ff

jj jj ij j yii

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Amen from The Messiah

G. F. Handel, transcribed for band by K. Grace

Crash Cymbals

Allegro Moderato

44 [ 5 ]
{^}

[ 5 ]
{!!}

[ 5 ]
{!^}

[ 5 ]

{@!}
[ 5 ]

{@^}
[ 5 ]

{#!}
[ 7 ]

{#*}
[ 8 ]

{$^}
[ 5 ]

{%!}
[ 10 ]

{^!}
[ 7 ]

{^*}
[ 7 ]

(Tympani)

Gz H lG G

{&^} G G lF F lF F lF G G lGz H
Play

n
Allargando

f

jA z l

l l
f

jA jA
yl

Adagio

ff

jA jA i
A yiA

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