"Hallelujah" comes from Händel's Messiah (#44 Hallelujah Chorus). It's often sung as a song on its own as a Christmas Carol and at Easter-time.

Händel (1685 - 1759) was born in Germany but spent a large part of his career in London, England.

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MP3: Performed by: MIT Concert Choir; Directed by William C. Cutter. (License: cc)

Here's a Rockin' version of "Hallelujah"...

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2nd MP3: Ryan DeRamos

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Paris Choral Society Flash Mob Sings the Messiah Hallelujah
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Image: The final bars of the "Hallelujah" chorus, from Handel's manuscript (1741).

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