"Handel's Messiah was first performed in a theatre during Lent in 1742, but the work has since become a staple of Christmas concerts in churches the world over. The whole thing is two and a half hours long, so we chose our favorite bit for this week's free Discovery Download: the Hallelujah chorus, based on excerpts from the Book of Revelation. If you like it, check out the rest of the album, which features a bonus video with excerpts of the live performance at London's Barbican concert hall and an interview with conductor Sir Colin Davis." -- iTunes Store
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the fine print: Downloads are usually free for ~1 week after they've been posted. After that, you'll have to pay for them. Sorry! You snooze, you lose.