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ABOUT THE ORATORIO ARIA
From Messiah, HWV 56, Part II, Scene 1
Voice / Vocal Fach Soprano/ Tenor
Original key E minor
Language English
Composer George Frideric Handel 1685 – 1759
Poet Charles Jennens 1700 – 1773
Range Behold, and See If There Be Any Sorrow
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Behold, and see if there be any Sorrow , a setting by Charles Jennens, was composed by George Frideric Händel in 1741 and premiered in march 1942. This aria takes place in part II, scene 1 of the Messiah.

Handel had been living in England for almost three decades when he decided to compose the Messiah in 1741. Until then, he had mostly written Italian operas and had only started composing in English ten years earlier. Written in twenty-four days, the oratorio was premiered six months later in Dublin. Despite the king’s satisfaction (he even, stood up during the Alleluia to express his admiration), the oratorio had to face scandal, as many believed it to be inappropriate music for contemplation and prayer. It became a huge success in London only years ‘after, around 1750.
The Messiah is divided in three different parts: the first part focuses on the annunciation of Jesus Christ and his birth, the second one on Christ’s passion, resurrection and ascension, the third and last one on the promise of redemption for human kind. Often, the Messiah is performed around Christmas, but it can frequently be played around Easter time too.
In Handel’s first versions, the orchestration was built around strings, trumpets and timpani. He later rewrote it for violin, viola, basso continuo, oboe, bassoon, timpani.
Behold, and see if there be any sorrow is part of Part II, which focuses on the Christ’s Passion. It is the last number of scene 1, which recalls the sufferings of Jesus on the cross. The text is originally from the book of Lamentations where traditionally Jesus and Mary lament the destruction of Jerusalem. In the oratorio’s context, it is a desperate lament for Jesus Christ and his sufferings on the cross. At the orchestra’s part, the regular pauses on the first and third beat of each bar seem to suggest grief and despair.

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