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ABOUT THE ARIA
From Messiah, HWV 56, Part II, Scene 7
Voice / Vocal Fach Tenor
Original key A minor
Language English
Composer George Frideric Handel 1685 – 1759
Poet Charles Jennens 1664 – 1725
Range Thou shalt break them
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Thou shalt break them, 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 7 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.

Thou shalt break them is in Part II of the Messiah, which focuses on the Passion of Christ. It is the forty-third aria of Scene 7 which is centered on God’s victory. The text originally comes from the book of Palms (2:9). The introduction at the orchestra seems martial with its dotted crotchets and its downwards march. To add on to the war-like accompaniment, the tenor tessitura is demanding, illustrating the forcefulness of God’s power.

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