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HANDEL: Messiah


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HANDEL: Messiah

Disc 1

Handel, George Frideric
Bible - New Testament, lyricist(s)

  Messiah, HWV 56
1.   Part I: Sinfonia 00:03:12
2.   Part I: Recitative: Comfort ye my people (Tenor) 00:03:08
3.   Part I: Aria: Every valley shall be exalted (Tenor) 00:03:35
4.   Part I: And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed (Chorus) 00:02:37
5.   Part I: Recitative: Thus saith the Lord (Bass) 00:01:24
6.   Part I: Aria: But who may abide the day of His coming (Counter - tenor) 00:03:06
7.   Part I: And He shall purify the sons of Levi (Chorus) 00:02:29
8.   Part I: Recitative: Behold, a virgin shall conceive (Alto) 00:00:25
9.   Part I: Aria: O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion (Alto) 00:05:33
10.   Part I: Recitative: For behold, darkness shall cover the earth (Bass) 00:02:42
11.   Part I: Aria: The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light (Bass) 00:04:25
12.   Part I: For unto a child is born (Chorus) 00:04:03
13.   Part I: Pifa 00:00:56
14.   Part I: Recitative: There were shepherds abiding in the field (Soprano) 00:01:22
15.   Part I: Glory to God in the highest (Chorus) 00:01:54
16.   Part I: Aria: Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion (Soprano) 00:04:04
17.   Part I: Recitative: Then shall the eyes of the blind be opened (Alto) 00:00:20
18.   Part I: Aria: He shall feed His flock like a shepherd (Alto) 00:05:13
19.   Part I: His yoke is easy, His burthen is light (Chorus) 00:02:22
20.   Part II: Behold the Lamb of God (Chorus) 00:02:52
21.   Part II: Aria: He was despised and rejected of men (Alto) 00:11:11
22.   Part II: Surely, He hath borne our griefs and carried our sorrows (Chorus) 00:02:05
23.   Part II: And with His stripes we are healed (Chorus) 00:01:54
24.   Part II: All we like sheep have gone astray (Chorus) 00:03:55

Disc 2

Handel, George Frideric
Bible - New Testament, lyricist(s)

  Messiah, HWV 56
1.   Part II: Recitative: All they that see Him Laugh Him to scorn (Tenor) 00:00:44
2.   Part II: He trusted in God that He would deliver Him (Chorus) 00:02:23
3.   Part II: Recitative: Thy rebuke hath broken His heart (Tenor) 00:01:48
4.   Part II: Arioso: Behold, and see if there be any sorrow like unto His sorrow! (Tenor) 00:01:34
5.   Part II: Recitative: He was cut off out of the land of the living (Tenor) 00:00:19
6.   Part II: Aria: But thou didst not leave His soul in Hell (Tenor) 00:02:42
7.   Part II: Lift up your heads (Chorus) 00:03:04
8.   Part II: Recitative: Unto which of the angels said He at any time (Tenor) 00:00:14
9.   Part II: Let all the angels of God worship Him (Chorus) 00:01:28
10.   Part II: Aria: Thou art gone up high (Counter - tenor) 00:03:17
11.   Part II: The Lord gave the word (Chorus) 00:01:10
12.   Part II: Duet: How beautiful are the feet of Him that bringeth glad tidings of salvation (Soprano, Counter - tenor) 00:03:22
13.   Part II: Aria: Why do the nations so furiosly rage together (Bass) 00:03:08
14.   Part II: Let us break their bonds asunder (Chorus) 00:01:50
15.   Part II: Recitative: He that dwelleth in heaven shall laugh them to scorn (Tenor) 00:00:12
16.   Part II: Aria: Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron (Tenor) 00:02:10
17.   Part II: Hallelujah! (Chorus) 00:03:44
18.   Part III: Aria: I know that my Redeemer liveth (Soprano) 00:06:07
19.   Part III: Since by man came death (Chorus) 00:01:52
20.   Part III: Recitative: Behold, I tell you a mystery (Bass) 00:00:32
21.   Part III: Aria: The trumpet shall sound (Bass) 00:09:06
22.   Part III: Recitative: Then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written (Counter - tenor) 00:00:17
23.   Part III: Duet: O Death, where is thy sting (Counter - tenor, Tenor) 00:03:24
24.   Part III: Aria: If God be for us, who can be against us (Soprano) 00:04:57
25.   Part III: Worthy is the Lamb that was slain (Chorus) 00:07:19

Total Playing Time: 02:21:30

Handel, George Frideric

Bible - New Testament

Scholars Baroque Ensemble

Label: Naxos

Genre: Choral - Sacred

Period: Baroque

Catalogue No: 8.550667-68

Barcode: 0730099566728

Physical Release: 10/1992

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