Pastoral Symphony (Pifa), from The Messiah (violin viola duo)
Title: Pastoral Symphony (Pifa), from the oratorio The Messiah
Composer: G. F. Handel, arr. David Gable
Instrumentation: Violin and Viola
Printout: 2 pages
Note: In Handel’s Messiah, the Pifa sets the mood for the angels’ appearance to the shepherds. It is an ideal piece for Christmas Eve. The violin part in this arrangement can be performed on flute or oboe.