"Let Us Break Their Bonds Assunder", (Alto, Score) is from Handel's "Messiah" Part II The chorus depicts the world's rulers rejecting the Messiah's sacrifice. The true believers overthrow these upstart kings, and God conquers. The marked staccato sounds very much like something is being broken. The words "and cast away their yokes from us," is represented by the singing of rapid and spiraling notes. Handel's Messiah was introduced on April 9th 1742 as part of the Easter Passion. Choirparts
Psalm 2: 3 Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. The promised peace does not come, because the world's rulers reject the Messiah's sacrifice. The believers overthrow these upstart kings, and God conquers.