Oboe(2), Bassoon(2), Strings(2), Viola, Cello, Contrabass, Bass(2), Harpsichord(2)
Messiah (which should NOT have "The" in front of it) was written in the fall of 1741, but was not performed until the spring of 1742, in the city of Dublin, Ireland. It was a hit. I have added hidden tracks with oboes and bassoons as was common practice for Handel for performances in his day. I have also striven to use tempos more like the composer intended rather than those used by modern "race track" conductors.