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Handel - Messiah

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CHSA 5176
 
Multiple Set of 2 CDs
Handel - Messiah
Running Time: 113:58
Release Date: November 2016
Originally recorded in 2015
Genre:
Vocal & Song
Orchestral & Concertos

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COMPACT DISC ONE

GEORGE FRIDERIC 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
Choral: Toronto Mendelssohn Choir
Noel Edison, artistic director
Orchestra: Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Jonathan Crow, concert master
Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis




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