A new rehearsal and performance edition featuring 21 choruses from Handel's Messiah, complete with two audio CDs. Compatible with other major editions, including Prout, Watkins Shaw and Peters. The first CD contains superb professional recordings of orchestra and choir for every chorus, with the tenor part increased in volume for easy learning - plus note-finding cues. The second CD contains unique warm-ups and practice exercises for all 21 choruses, specially written by editor and choral director, David Meacock. The second CD also features slowed down versions of difficult sections. This edition is an officially recommended study work for Concerts from Scratch, organisers of the world's most famous mass participation choral event.