Handel: Messiah

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  • Release Date: 1/10/2006
  • Label: Harmonia Mundi Fr.
  • UPC: 794881786022
  • Catalog Number: 5901498


Disc 1
  1. 1–38 Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56 - George Frideric Handel & Nathan Berg (142:29)
    Composed byGeorge Frideric Handel
    Conducted byWilliam Christie
    Performed byNathan Berg, William Christie, Mark Padmore, Sandrine Piau, Barbara Schlick, Andreas Scholl, Tommy Williams, Les Arts Florissants
    1. 1Part 1. Sinfonia
    2. 2Part 1. Recitative. Comfort ye, my people
    3. 3Part 1. Air. Every valley shall be exalted
    4. 4Part 1. Chorus. And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed
    5. 5Part 1. Recitative. Thus saith the Lord of Hosts
    6. 6Part 1. Air. But who may abide the day of His coming?
    7. 7Part 1. Chorus. And He shall purify the sons of Levi
    8. 8Part 1. Recitative. Behold, a virgin shall conceive / Air. O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion
    9. 9Part 1. Recitative. For behold, darkness shall cover the earth / Air. The people that walked in dar
    10. 10Part 1. Chorus. For unto us a child is born
    11. 11Part 1. Pastoral Symphony (Pifa)
    12. 12Part 1. Recitative. There were shepherds abiding in the field / Recitative. And lo, the angel of th
    13. 13Part 1. Air. Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion
    14. 14Part 1. Recitative. Then shall the eyes of the blind be opened / Air. He shall feed His flock like
    15. 15Part 1. Chorus. His yoke is easy, and His burthen is light
    16. 16Part 2. Chorus. Behold the lamb of God
    17. 17Part 2. Air. He was despised and rejected of men
    18. 18Part 2. Chorus. Surely He hath borne our griefs / Chorus. All we like sheep have gone astray
    19. 19Part 2. Recitative. All they that see Him laugh Him to scorn / Chorus. He trusted in God that He wo
    20. 20Part 2. Recitative. Thy rebuke hath broken His heart / Air. Behold and see if there be any sorrow /
    21. 21Part 2. Air. But Thou didst not leave His soul in hell
    22. 22Part 2. Chorus. Lift up your heads, O ye gates
    23. 23Part 2. Recitative. Unto which of the angels said He at any time / Chorus. Let all the angels of Go
    24. 24Part 2. Air. Thou art gone up on high
    25. 25Part 2. Chorus. The Lord gave the world
    26. 26Part 2. Air. How beautiful are the feet of them
    27. 27Part 2. Chorus. Their sound is gone out into all lands
    28. 28Part 2. Air. Why do the nations so furiously rage together
    29. 29Part 2. Chorus. Let us break their bonds asunder
    30. 30Part 2. Recitative. He that dwelleth in heaven shall laugh them to scorn / Air. Thou shalt break th
    31. 31Part 2. Chorus. Hallelujah!
    32. 32Part 3. Air. I know that my redeemer liveth
    33. 33Part 3. Chorus. Since by man came death
    34. 34Part 3. Recitative. Behold, I tell you a mystery / Air. The trumpet shall sound
    35. 35Part 3. Recitative. Then shall be brought to pass / Duet. O Death, where is thy sting? / Chorus. Bu
    36. 36Part 3. Air. If God be for us, who can be against us?
    37. 37Part 3. Chorus. Wothy is the Lamb that was slain
    38. 38Part 3. Chorus. Amen
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William Christie Primary Artist
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