Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Messiah, HWV 56: Part I, I. Sinfonia
Georg Friedrich Händel 2:55
2 Messiah, HWV 56: Part I, II. Accompagnato (Tenor) "Comfort ye, my people, saith your God"
Georg Friedrich Händel 2:20
3 Messiah, HWV 56: Part I, III. Air (Tenor): "Every valley shall be exalted"
Georg Friedrich Händel 3:11
4 Messiah, HWV 56: Part I, IV. Chorus: "And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed"
Georg Friedrich Händel 2:40
5 Messiah, HWV 56: Part I, V. Recitative (Bass) "Thus saith the Lord of Hosts"
Georg Friedrich Händel 1:19
6 Messiah, HWV 56: Part I, VI. Air (Alto) "But who may abide the day of His coming?"
Georg Friedrich Händel 4:19
7 Messiah, HWV 56: Part I, VIIa. Chorus "And He shall purify the sons of Levi"
Georg Friedrich Händel 2:18
8 Messiah, HWV 56: Part I, VIIb. Recitative (Alto) "Behold, a virgin shall conceive"
Georg Friedrich Händel 0:28
9 Messiah, HWV 56: Part I, VIII. Air (Alto) "O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion", Chorus "O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion"
Georg Friedrich Händel 5:36
10 Messiah, HWV 56: Part I, IX. Recitative (Bass) "For behold, darkness shall cover the earth"
Georg Friedrich Händel 1:46
11 Messiah, HWV 56: Part I, X. Air (Bass) "The people that walked in darkness"
Georg Friedrich Händel 3:50
12 Messiah, HWV 56: Part I, XI. Chorus "For unto us a child is born"
Georg Friedrich Händel 4:02
13 Messiah, HWV 56: Part I, XIIa. Pifa "Pastoral Symphony"
Georg Friedrich Händel 2:26
14 Messiah, HWV 56: Part I, XIIb. Recitative (Treble) "There were shepherds" / XIII. Accompagnato (Treble): "And lo, the angel of the Lord" / XIV. Accompagnato (Treble) "And suddenly there was with the angel"
Georg Friedrich Händel 1:20
15 Messiah, HWV 56: Part I, XV. Chorus "Glory to God in the highest"
Georg Friedrich Händel 1:43
16 Messiah, HWV 56: Part I, XVIa. Air (Soprano II) "Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion"
Georg Friedrich Händel 4:11
17 Messiah, HWV 56: Part I, XVIb. Recitative (Soprano I) "Then shall the eyes of the blind be opened"
Georg Friedrich Händel 0:21
18 Messiah, HWV 56: Part I, XVII. Duet (Alto & Soprano I) "He shall feed His flock like a shepherd"
Georg Friedrich Händel 4:27
19 Messiah, HWV 56: Part I, XVIII. Chorus "His yoke is easy, His burden is light"
Georg Friedrich Händel 2:02
20 Messiah, HWV 56: Part II, XIX. Chorus "Behold the lamb of God"
Georg Friedrich Händel 2:39
21 Messiah, HWV 56: Part II, XX. Air (Alto) "He was despised and rejected of men"
Georg Friedrich Händel 10:13
22 Messiah, HWV 56: Part II, XXI. Chorus "Surely, He hath borne our griefs"
Georg Friedrich Händel 2:08
23 Messiah, HWV 56: Part II, XXII. Chorus "And with His stripes"
Georg Friedrich Händel 1:52
24 Messiah, HWV 56: Part II, XXIII. Chorus "All we like sheep have gone astray"
Georg Friedrich Händel 4:11
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Messiah, HWV 56: Part II, XXIV. Accompagnato (Tenor) "All they that see Him laugh Him to scorn"
Georg Friedrich Händel 0:47
2 Messiah, HWV 56: Part II, XXV. Chorus "He trusted in God that He would deliver Him"
Georg Friedrich Händel 2:16
3 Messiah, HWV 56: Part II, XXVI. Accompagnato (Tenor) "Thy rebuke hath broken His heart"
Georg Friedrich Händel 1:31
4 Messiah, HWV 56: Part II, XXVII. Arioso (Tenor) "Behold and see, if there be any sorrow"
Georg Friedrich Händel 1:33
5 Messiah, HWV 56: Part II, XXVIII. Accompagnato (Soprano I): "He was cut off out of the land of the living"
Georg Friedrich Händel 0:14
6 Messiah, HWV 56: Part II, XXIX. Air (Soprano I) "But Thou didst not leave His soul in hell"
Georg Friedrich Händel 2:07
7 Messiah, HWV 56: Part II, XXXa. Chorus "Lift up your heads, O ye gates"
Georg Friedrich Händel 2:57
8 Messiah, HWV 56: Part II, XXXb. Recitative (Tenor) "Unto which of the angels said He at any time"
Georg Friedrich Händel 0:13
9 Messiah, HWV 56: Part II, XXXI. Chorus "Let all the angels of God worship Him"
Georg Friedrich Händel 1:26
10 Messiah, HWV 56: Part II, XXXII. Air (Soprano II) "Thou art gone up on high"
Georg Friedrich Händel 3:16
11 Messiah, HWV 56: Part II, XXXIII. Chorus "The Lord gave the world"
Georg Friedrich Händel 1:09
12 Messiah, HWV 56: Part II, XXXIVa. Air (Soprano I) "How beautiful are the feet of them"
Georg Friedrich Händel 2:16
13 Messiah, HWV 56: Part II, XXXVa. Chorus "Their sound is gone out into all lands"
Georg Friedrich Händel 1:15
14 Messiah, HWV 56: Part II, XXXVI. Air (Bass) "Why do the nations so furiously rage together"
Georg Friedrich Händel 2:34
15 Messiah, HWV 56: Part II, XXXVIIa. Chorus "Let us break their bonds asunder"
Georg Friedrich Händel 1:35
16 Messiah, HWV 56: Part II, XXXVIIb. Recitative (Tenor) "He that dwelleth in heaven shall laugh them to scorn"
Georg Friedrich Händel 0:12
17 Messiah, HWV 56: Part II, XXXVIII. Air (Tenor) "Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron"
Georg Friedrich Händel 1:59
18 Messiah, HWV 56: Part II, XXXIX. Chorus "Hallelujah!"
Georg Friedrich Händel 3:51
19 Messiah, HWV 56: Part III, XL. Air (Soprano I) "I know that my Redeemer liveth"
Georg Friedrich Händel 6:26
20 Messiah, HWV 56: Part III, XLI. Chorus "Since by man came death"
Georg Friedrich Händel 1:59
21 Messiah, HWV 56: Part III, XLII. Accompagnato (Bass) "Behold, I tell you a mystery"
Georg Friedrich Händel 0:29
22 Messiah, HWV 56: Part III, XLIIIa. Air (Bass) "The trumpet shall sound"
Georg Friedrich Händel 8:17
23 Messiah, HWV 56: Part III, XLIIIb. Recitative (Alto) "Then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written"
Georg Friedrich Händel 0:15
24 Messiah, HWV 56: Part III, XLIV. Duet (Alto & Tenor) "O Death, where is thy sting?"
Georg Friedrich Händel 1:20
25 Messiah, HWV 56: Part III, XLV. Chorus "But thanks be to God who giveth us the victory"
Georg Friedrich Händel 2:47
26 Messiah, HWV 56: Part III, XLVI. Air (Soprano II) "If God be for us, who can be against us?"
Georg Friedrich Händel 5:05
27 Messiah, HWV 56: Part III, XLVII. Chorus "Worthy is the Lamb that was slain", Chorus "Amen"
Georg Friedrich Händel 7:32

Credits

CD 1

recorded in:
London, England, United Kingdom (1982-11) (tracks 1–24)
bass vocals:
Robert Hale (US bass-baritone) (1982-11) (tracks 5, 10–11)
choir vocals:
Monteverdi Choir (1982-11) (tracks 4, 7, 9, 12, 15, 19–20, 22–24)
composer:
George Frideric Handel (German‐British baroque composer) (tracks 2, 6, 9, 11, 14, 14, 18)
George Frideric Handel (German‐British baroque composer) (1741) (tracks 1, 3–5, 7–8, 10, 12–17, 19–24)
conductor:
Sir John Eliot Gardiner (1982-11) (tracks 1–24)
countertenor vocals:
Charles Brett (English counter-tenor active in late 20th century) (1982-11) (tracks 6, 18, 21)
mezzo-soprano vocals:
Catherine Robbin (Canadian mezzo-soprano) (1982-11) (tracks 8–9, 17–18, 21)
orchestra:
English Baroque Soloists (1982-11) (tracks 1–24)
soprano vocals:
Margaret Marshall (Scots soprano active in late 20th century) (1982-11) (tracks 16, 18)
Saul Quirke (English boy soprano, late 20th cent.) (1982-11) (track 14)
tenor vocals:
Anthony Rolfe Johnson (1982-11) (tracks 2–3)
arrangements:
He Shall Feed His Flock (arr. Rizzo) (track 18)
later translated versions:
later versions:
Messiah: Sinfonia Pastoral (Stokowski orchestration) (track 13)
part of:
Messiah, HWV 56: Part II (tracks 20–24)
Messiah, HWV 56: Part I (tracks 1–14, 14, 14–19)
recording of:

CD 2

recorded in:
London, England, United Kingdom (1982-11) (tracks 1–27)
bass vocals:
Robert Hale (US bass-baritone) (1982-11) (tracks 14, 21–22)
choir vocals:
Monteverdi Choir (1982-11) (tracks 2, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 18, 20, 25, 27)
composer:
George Frideric Handel (German‐British baroque composer) (tracks 4, 6, 12, 17, 21, 23)
George Frideric Handel (German‐British baroque composer) (1741) (tracks 1–3, 5, 7–11, 13–16, 18–20, 22, 24–27)
conductor:
Sir John Eliot Gardiner (1982-11) (tracks 1–27)
countertenor vocals:
Charles Brett (English counter-tenor active in late 20th century) (1982-11) (tracks 10, 24)
mezzo-soprano vocals:
Catherine Robbin (Canadian mezzo-soprano) (1982-11) (tracks 12, 23–24)
orchestra:
English Baroque Soloists (1982-11) (tracks 1–27)
soprano vocals:
Margaret Marshall (Scots soprano active in late 20th century) (1982-11) (tracks 5–6, 19, 26)
tenor vocals:
Anthony Rolfe Johnson (1982-11) (tracks 1, 3–4, 8, 16–17, 24)
arrangements:
has revision:
Messiah, HWV 56: Part II, no. 38. Aria "How Beautiful Are the Feet..." (Alto) (aria version without chorus, transposed for Alto) (track 12)
is the basis for:
Messiah, HWV 56: Part II, no. 39. Chorus "Their sound is gone out" (version for chorus, not tenor solo) (track 13)
later parody versions:
later translated versions:
later versions:
Messiah, HWV 56: Part III, no. 52. Air "If God be for us" (Alto) (version transposed for Alto) (track 26)
part of:
Messiah, HWV 56: Part III (tracks 19–27)
Messiah, HWV 56: Part II (tracks 1–11, 13–18)
recording of:
Messiah, HWV 56: Part II, no. 38. Aria "How Beautiful Are the Feet..." (Soprano) (soprano aria version without chorus) (1982-11) (track 12)
Messiah, HWV 56: Part III, no. 52. Air "If God be for us" (Soprano) (original version for soprano) (1982-11) (track 26)
referred to in medleys:

Release

countertenor vocals: Charles Brett (English counter-tenor active in late 20th century) (1982-11)
mezzo-soprano vocals: Catherine Robbin (Canadian mezzo-soprano) (1982-11)
soprano vocals: Margaret Marshall (Scots soprano active in late 20th century) (1982-11)
Saul Quirke (English boy soprano, late 20th cent.) (1982-11)
part of: Digital Classics (Philips)
ASIN: DE: B0000266WD [info]
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/release/1057575 [info]