Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 1. Sinfonia
Georg Friedrich Händel 2:53
2 2. Comfort ye my people - Accompagnato; 3. Ev'ry valley shall be exalted - Aria
Georg Friedrich Händel 5:30
3 4. And the glory of the Lord - Coro
Georg Friedrich Händel 2:40
4 5. Thus saith the Lord - Accompagnato; 6. But who may abide - Aria; 7. And He shall purify - Coro
Georg Friedrich Händel 7:56
5 7a. Behold, a virgin shall conceive - Recitativo; 8. Oh thou that tellest good tidings to Zion - Aria; 8a. Oh thou that tellest good tidings to Zion - Coro
Georg Friedrich Händel 6:03
6 9. For behold, darkness shall cover the earth - Accompagnato; 10. The people that walked in the darkness - Aria
Georg Friedrich Händel 5:34
7 11. For unto us a Child is born - Coro
Georg Friedrich Händel 4:03
8 12. Pifa - Sinfonia pastorale; 12a. There were shepherds - Recitativo; 13. And lo, the angel of the Lord - Accompagnato; 13a. And the angel said unto them - Recitativo; 14. And suddenly there was with the angel - Accompagnato; 15. Glory to God - Coro
Georg Friedrich Händel 5:28
9 16. Rejoice greatly - Aria
Georg Friedrich Händel 4:11
10 16a. Then shall the eyes of the blind - Recitativo
Georg Friedrich Händel 0:22
11 17. He shall feed His flock - Duetto
Georg Friedrich Händel 4:28
12 18. His yoke is easy - Coro
Georg Friedrich Händel 2:00
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 19. Behold the Lamb of God - Coro
Georg Friedrich Händel 2:40
2 20. He was despised - Aria
Georg Friedrich Händel 10:12
3 21. Surely, He hath borne our griefs - Coro; 22. And with His stripes - Coro; 23. All we like sheep have gone astray - Coro
Georg Friedrich Händel 8:04
4 24. All they that see Him - Accompagnato; 25. He trusted in God - Coro
Georg Friedrich Händel 3:01
5 26. Thy rebuke hath broken His heart - Accompagnato; 27. Behold, and see - Arioso
Georg Friedrich Händel 3:03
6 28. He was cut off - Accompagnato; 29. But Thou didst not leave - Aria
Georg Friedrich Händel 2:20
7 30. Lift up your heads - Coro
Georg Friedrich Händel 2:57
8 31a. Unto which of the angels - Recitativo; 31b. Let all the angels of God - Coro
Georg Friedrich Händel 1:39
9 32. Thou art gone up on high - Aria
Georg Friedrich Händel 3:16
10 33. The Lord gave the word - Coro
Georg Friedrich Händel 1:09
11 34. How beautiful are the feet - Aria (alternative version)
Georg Friedrich Händel 2:16
12 35. Their sound is gone out - Coro (alternative version)
Georg Friedrich Händel 1:15
13 36. Why do the nations? - Aria
Georg Friedrich Händel 2:34
14 37. Let us break their bonds asunder - Coro
Georg Friedrich Händel 1:35
15 37a. He that dwelleth in heaven - Recitativo; 38. Thou shalt break them - Aria
Georg Friedrich Händel 2:11
16 39. Hallelujah - Coro
Georg Friedrich Händel 3:47
CD 3
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 40. I know that my Redeemer liveth - Aria
Georg Friedrich Händel 6:26
2 41. Since by man came death - Coro
Georg Friedrich Händel 1:59
3 42. Behold, I tell you a mystery - Accompagnato
Georg Friedrich Händel 0:29
4 43. The trumpet shall sound - Aria
Georg Friedrich Händel 8:17
5 44a. Then shall be brought to pass - Recitativo; 44b. O death, where is thy sting? - Duetto; 45. But thanks be to God - Coro
Georg Friedrich Händel 4:21
6 46. If God be for us - Aria
Georg Friedrich Händel 5:05
7 47. Worthy is the Lamb...Amen - Coro
Georg Friedrich Händel 7:27

Credits

CD 1

recorded in:
London, England, United Kingdom (1982-11) (tracks 1, 3, 7, 9–12)
choir vocals:
Monteverdi Choir (1982-11) (tracks 3, 7, 12)
composer:
George Frideric Handel (German‐British baroque composer) (tracks 2, 11)
George Frideric Handel (German‐British baroque composer) (1741) (tracks 1–3, 7, 9–10, 12)
conductor:
Sir John Eliot Gardiner (1982-11) (tracks 1, 3, 7, 9–12)
countertenor vocals:
Charles Brett (English counter-tenor active in late 20th century) (1982-11) (track 11)
mezzo-soprano vocals:
Catherine Robbin (Canadian mezzo-soprano) (1982-11) (tracks 10–11)
orchestra:
English Baroque Soloists (1982-11) (tracks 1, 3, 7, 9–12)
soprano vocals:
Margaret Marshall (Scots soprano active in late 20th century) (1982-11) (tracks 9, 11)
arrangements:
He Shall Feed His Flock (arr. Rizzo) (track 11)
later translated versions:
later versions:
part of:
Messiah, HWV 56: Part I (tracks 1–2, 2–3, 7, 9–12)
recording of:

CD 2

recorded in:
London, England, United Kingdom (1982-11) (tracks 1–2, 7, 9–14, 16)
bass vocals:
Robert Hale (US bass-baritone) (1982-11) (track 13)
choir vocals:
Monteverdi Choir (1982-11) (tracks 1, 7, 10, 12, 14, 16)
composer:
George Frideric Handel (German‐British baroque composer) (track 11)
George Frideric Handel (German‐British baroque composer) (1741) (tracks 1–2, 7, 9–10, 12–14, 16)
conductor:
Sir John Eliot Gardiner (1982-11) (tracks 1–2, 7, 9–14, 16)
countertenor vocals:
Charles Brett (English counter-tenor active in late 20th century) (1982-11) (tracks 2, 9)
mezzo-soprano vocals:
Catherine Robbin (Canadian mezzo-soprano) (1982-11) (tracks 2, 11)
orchestra:
English Baroque Soloists (1982-11) (tracks 1–2, 7, 9–14, 16)
has revision:
Messiah, HWV 56: Part II, no. 38. Aria "How Beautiful Are the Feet..." (Alto) (aria version without chorus, transposed for Alto) (track 11)
is the basis for:
Messiah, HWV 56: Part II, no. 39. Chorus "Their sound is gone out" (version for chorus, not tenor solo) (track 12)
later parody versions:
later translated versions:
part of:
Messiah, HWV 56: Part II (tracks 1–2, 7, 9–10, 12–14, 16)
recording of:
Messiah, HWV 56: Part II, no. 38. Aria "How Beautiful Are the Feet..." (Soprano) (soprano aria version without chorus) (1982-11) (track 11)
referred to in medleys:

CD 3

recorded in:
London, England, United Kingdom (1982-11) (tracks 1–4, 6–7)
bass vocals:
Robert Hale (US bass-baritone) (1982-11) (tracks 3–4)
choir vocals:
Monteverdi Choir (1982-11) (tracks 2, 7)
composer:
George Frideric Handel (German‐British baroque composer) (track 3)
George Frideric Handel (German‐British baroque composer) (1741) (tracks 1–2, 4, 6–7)
conductor:
Sir John Eliot Gardiner (1982-11) (tracks 1–4, 6–7)
orchestra:
English Baroque Soloists (1982-11) (tracks 1–4, 6–7)
soprano vocals:
Margaret Marshall (Scots soprano active in late 20th century) (1982-11) (tracks 1, 6)
later translated versions:
later versions:
part of:
Messiah, HWV 56: Part III (tracks 1–4, 6–7)
recording of:
Messiah, HWV 56: Part III, no. 52. Air "If God be for us" (Soprano) (original version for soprano) (1982-11) (track 6)

Release

bass vocals: Robert Hale (US bass-baritone)
choir vocals: Monteverdi Choir
conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner
countertenor vocals: Charles Brett (English counter-tenor active in late 20th century)
mezzo-soprano vocals: Catherine Robbin (Canadian mezzo-soprano)
orchestra: English Baroque Soloists
soprano vocals: Margaret Marshall (Scots soprano active in late 20th century)
Saul Quirke (English boy soprano, late 20th cent.)
tenor vocals: Anthony Rolfe Johnson
part of: Digital Classics (Philips)
ASIN: US: B0000040VU [info]