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CHAN 5176
 
Multiple Set of 2 CDs
Handel - Messiah
Release Date: November 2016
Originally recorded in 2015
Composer
George Frederic Handel
Solo soprano
Erin Wall
Solo mezzo-soprano
Elizabeth DeShong
Solo tenor
Andrew Staples
Solo bass
John Relyea
Choral
Toronto Mendelssohn Choir
Conductor
Sir Andrew Davis
Producer (Soundmirror Inc.)
Blanton Alspaugh
Engineer (Soundmirror Inc.)
John Newton
Venue (live); December 20105
Roy Thomson Hall, Toronto, Canada
Genre:
Vocal & Song
Orchestral & Concertos

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GEORGE FREDERIC HANDEL

Messiah, HWV 56 (1741)

Oratorio in Three Parts
New Concert Edition by Sir Andrew Davis
'In Memory of My Mother and Father'
Part 1
1.
1
Overture (Sinfony). Grave - Allegro moderato -
3:37
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Accompagnato. Tenor: 'Comfort ye, comfort ye my people'. Larghetto
2:33
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Air. Tenor: 'Ev'ry valley shall be exalted'. Andante
3:21
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Chorus: 'And the Flory of the Lord shall be revealed'. Allegro giocoso - Adagio
2:35
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Accompagnato. Bass: 'Thus saith the Lord'. Solenne
1:31
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Air. Mezzo-soprano: 'But who may abide the day of his coming!'. Larghetto - Prestissimo - Larghetto - Prestissimo - Adagio
4:01
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Chorus: 'And He shall purify the sons of Levi'
2:31
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Recitative. Mezzo-soprano: 'Behold! A virgin shall conceive'
0:29
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Air. Mezzo-soprano and Chorus: 'O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion'. Andante
5:07
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Accompagnato. Bass: 'For behold, darkness shall cover the earth'. Andante larghetto
2:20
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Air. Bass: 'The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light'. Larghetto
3:09
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Chorus: 'For unto us a Child is born'. Andante allegro
4:04
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Pastoral Symphony (Pifa). Larghetto -
0:53
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Recitative. Soprano: ;There were shepherds abiding in the field'. [ ]
0:14
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Accompagnato. Soprano: 'And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them'. Andante
0:21
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Recitative. Soprano: 'And the angel said unto them'
0:38
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Accompagnato. Soprano: 'And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude...'. Allegro
0:18
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Chorus: 'Glory to God in the highest'. L'istesso tempo
2:04
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Air. Soprano: 'Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion'. Allegro - Meno mosso - Tempo I - [ ] - Tempo I
4:45
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Recitative. Mezzo-soprano: 'Then shall the eyes of the blind be open'd'
0:28
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Duet. Mezzo-soprano and Soprano: 'He shall feed His flock like a shepherd'. Larghetto -
5:21
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Chorus: 'His yoke is easy'. Not too fast and with lots of bounce!
2:24
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Part 2
23.
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Chorus: 'Behold the Lamb of God'. Largo
2:56
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Air. Mezzo-soprano: 'He was despised and rejected of men'. Largo
5:11
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Chorus: 'Surely, He hath borne our griefs and carried our sorrows'. Largo e staccato -
1:54
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Chorus: 'And with His stripes we are healed'. Alle breve moderato -
1:49
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Chorus: 'All we like sheep have gone astray'. Allegro moderato - Adagio
3:56
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Accompagnato. Tenor: 'All they that see Him laugh Him to scorn'. Larghetto -
0:43
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Chorus: 'He trusted in God that He would deliver Him'. Allegro
2:20
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Accompagnato. 'Tenor: 'Thy rebuke hath broken His Heart'. Largo
1:42
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Arioso. Tenor: 'Behold, and see if there by any sorrow like unto His sorrow'. Largo e piano
1:16
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Accompagnato. Tenor: 'He was cut off out of the land of the living'
0:16
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Air. Tenor: 'But thou didst not leave His soul in Hell'. Andante larghetto
2:07
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Chorus: 'Lift up your heads, O ye gates'. A tempo ordinario
3:13
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Chorus: 'The Lord gave the word'. Andante allegro -
1:00
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Air. Soprano: 'How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace'. Larghetto
2:07
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Air. Bass: 'Who do the nations so furiously rage together'. Allegro -
2:52
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Chorus: 'Let us break their bonds asunder'. Allegro e staccato
1:48
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Recitative. Tenor: 'He that dwelleth in heaven shall laugh them to scorn' -
0:15
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Air. Tenor: 'Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron'. Andante
1:55
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Chorus: 'Hallelujah!'. Allegro
3:48
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Part 3
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Air. Soprano: 'I know that my Redeemer liveth'. Larghetto
6:16
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Chorus: 'Since by man came death'. Grave - Allegro - Grave - Allegro
2:07
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Accompagnato. Bass: 'Behold, I tell you a mystery'
0:35
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Air. Bass: 'The trumpet shall sound'. Pomposo, ma non allegro
4:10
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Chorus: 'Worthy is the Lamb that was slain'. Largo - Larghetto - Allegro moderato
6:58
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Total time: 113:58
Solo: Erin Wall soprano
Solo: Elizabeth DeShong mezzo-soprano
Solo: Andrew Staples tenor
Solo: John Relyea bass
Noel Edison, artistic director
Jonathan Crow, concert master
Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis

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COMPACT DISC ONE

GEORGE FREDERIC HANDEL

Messiah, HWV 56 (1741)

Oratorio in Three Parts
New Concert Edition by Sir Andrew Davis
'In Memory of My Mother and Father'
Part 1
1.
1
Overture (Sinfony). Grave - Allegro moderato -
3:37
2.
2
Accompagnato. Tenor: 'Comfort ye, comfort ye my people'. Larghetto
2:33
3.
3
Air. Tenor: 'Ev'ry valley shall be exalted'. Andante
3:21
4.
4
Chorus: 'And the Flory of the Lord shall be revealed'. Allegro giocoso - Adagio
2:35
5.
5
Accompagnato. Bass: 'Thus saith the Lord'. Solenne
1:31
6.
6
Air. Mezzo-soprano: 'But who may abide the day of his coming!'. Larghetto - Prestissimo - Larghetto - Prestissimo - Adagio
4:01
7.
7
Chorus: 'And He shall purify the sons of Levi'
2:31
8.
8
Recitative. Mezzo-soprano: 'Behold! A virgin shall conceive'
0:29
9.
9
Air. Mezzo-soprano and Chorus: 'O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion'. Andante
5:07
10.
10
Accompagnato. Bass: 'For behold, darkness shall cover the earth'. Andante larghetto
2:20
11.
11
Air. Bass: 'The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light'. Larghetto
3:09
12.
12
Chorus: 'For unto us a Child is born'. Andante allegro
4:04
13.
13
Pastoral Symphony (Pifa). Larghetto -
0:53
14.
14A
Recitative. Soprano: ;There were shepherds abiding in the field'. [ ]
0:14
15.
14B
Accompagnato. Soprano: 'And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them'. Andante
0:21
16.
15
Recitative. Soprano: 'And the angel said unto them'
0:38
17.
16
Accompagnato. Soprano: 'And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude...'. Allegro
0:18
18.
17
Chorus: 'Glory to God in the highest'. L'istesso tempo
2:04
19.
18
Air. Soprano: 'Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion'. Allegro - Meno mosso - Tempo I - [ ] - Tempo I
4:45
20.
19
Recitative. Mezzo-soprano: 'Then shall the eyes of the blind be open'd'
0:28
21.
20
Duet. Mezzo-soprano and Soprano: 'He shall feed His flock like a shepherd'. Larghetto -
5:21
22.
21
Chorus: 'His yoke is easy'. Not too fast and with lots of bounce!
2:24
Total time: 52:44
 
 
 
COMPACT DISC TWO
Total time: 41:19
1.
22
Chorus: 'Behold the Lamb of God'. Largo
2:56
2.
23
Air. Mezzo-soprano: 'He was despised and rejected of men'. Largo
5:11
3.
24
Chorus: 'Surely, He hath borne our griefs and carried our sorrows'. Largo e staccato -
1:54
4.
25
Chorus: 'And with His stripes we are healed'. Alle breve moderato -
1:49
5.
26
Chorus: 'All we like sheep have gone astray'. Allegro moderato - Adagio
3:56
6.
27
Accompagnato. Tenor: 'All they that see Him laugh Him to scorn'. Larghetto -
0:43
7.
28
Chorus: 'He trusted in God that He would deliver Him'. Allegro
2:20
8.
29
Accompagnato. 'Tenor: 'Thy rebuke hath broken His Heart'. Largo
1:42
9.
30
Arioso. Tenor: 'Behold, and see if there by any sorrow like unto His sorrow'. Largo e piano
1:16
10.
31
Accompagnato. Tenor: 'He was cut off out of the land of the living'
0:16
11.
32
Air. Tenor: 'But thou didst not leave His soul in Hell'. Andante larghetto
2:07
12.
33
Chorus: 'Lift up your heads, O ye gates'. A tempo ordinario
3:13
13.
37
Chorus: 'The Lord gave the word'. Andante allegro -
1:00
14.
38
Air. Soprano: 'How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace'. Larghetto
2:07
15.
40
Air. Bass: 'Who do the nations so furiously rage together'. Allegro -
2:52
16.
41
Chorus: 'Let us break their bonds asunder'. Allegro e staccato
1:48
17.
42
Recitative. Tenor: 'He that dwelleth in heaven shall laugh them to scorn' -
0:15
18.
43
Air. Tenor: 'Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron'. Andante
1:55
19.
44
Chorus: 'Hallelujah!'. Allegro
3:48
Total time: 20:09
20.
45
Air. Soprano: 'I know that my Redeemer liveth'. Larghetto
6:16
21.
46
Chorus: 'Since by man came death'. Grave - Allegro - Grave - Allegro
2:07
22.
47
Accompagnato. Bass: 'Behold, I tell you a mystery'
0:35
23.
48
Air. Bass: 'The trumpet shall sound'. Pomposo, ma non allegro
4:10
24.
53
Chorus: 'Worthy is the Lamb that was slain'. Largo - Larghetto - Allegro moderato
6:58
Total time: 61:14
Solo: Erin Wall soprano
Solo: Elizabeth DeShong mezzo-soprano
Solo: Andrew Staples tenor
Solo: John Relyea bass
Noel Edison, artistic director
Jonathan Crow, concert master
Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis




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