The Top 10 Alleluias in Classical Music

Never mind the Hallelujah chorus; there are plenty of sublime examples in classical music.

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Antonio Vivaldi (1678–1741)

Motet In Furore RV 626 "Alleluia"

JS Bach (1685–1750)

Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, Cantata BWV 140


Olivier Messiaen (1908–1992)


Henry Purcell (1659–1695)

Evening Hymn

WA Mozart (1756–1791)

Exsultate Jubilate

Eric Whitacre (1970–)


Perotin (fl c1200)

Alleluia Nativitas

Georg Frederic Handel (1685–1759)

Saeviat Tellus Inter Rigores (no, not the "Hallelujah"!)

Hildegard von Bingen (1098–1179)

Alleluia, o virga mediatrix

Thomas Morley (c1558–1602)

Hark! Alleluia



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