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HANDEL, G.F.: Messiah (ed. W. Shaw) (O'Loughlin, D. Moore, Phan, Concert Artists of Baltimore Symphonic Chorale, Baltimore Symphony, Polochick)

    

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HANDEL, G.F.: Messiah (ed. W. Shaw) (O'Loughlin, D. Moore, Phan, Concert Artists of Baltimore Symphonic Chorale, Baltimore Symphony, Polochick)

Of all English oratorios Handel’s Messiah has always been the most overwhelmingly popular. It is the least theatrical of his oratorios and the most purely sacred in its choice of subject matter. The vivid choral writing—there are more choruses in Messiah than in any other Handel oratorio—coupled with the expressive density of the solo arias, have ensured its status as one of the greatest choral masterpieces in the Western canon.



Disc 1

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

  Messiah, HWV 56 (ed. W. Shaw)
1.   Part I: Overture 00:03:01
2.   Part I: Recitative: Comfort ye my people (Tenor) 00:02:39
3.   Part I: Air: Every valley shall be exalted (Tenor) 00:03:20
4.   Part I: And the glory of the Lord (Chorus) 00:02:26
5.   Part I: Recitative: Thus saith the Lord (Bass) 00:01:27
6.   Part I: Air: But who may abide the day of his coming (Alto) 00:04:03
7.   Part I: And he shall purify (Chorus) 00:02:05
8.   Part I: Recitative: Behold, a virgin shall conceive (Alto) 00:00:28
9.   Part I: Air and Chorus: O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion (Alto, Chorus) 00:04:57
10.   Part I: Recitative: For behold, darkness shall cover the earth (Bass) 00:01:50
11.   Part I: Air: The people that walked in darkness (Bass) 00:03:29
12.   Part I: For unto us a child is born (Chorus) 00:03:44
13.   Part I: Pifa, "Pastoral Symphony" 00:01:01
14.   Part I: Recitative: There were shepherds abiding in the field (Soprano) 00:00:41
15.   Part I: Recitative: And the angel said unto them (Soprano) 00:00:52
16.   Part I: Recitative: And suddenly there was with the angel (Soprano) 00:00:15
17.   Part I: Glory to God in the highest (Chorus) 00:01:40
18.   Part I: Air: Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion (Soprano) 00:04:34
19.   Part I: Recitative: Then shall the eyes of the blind be open'd (Alto) 00:00:32
20.   Part I: Air: He shall feed his flock like a shepherd (Alto, Soprano) 00:05:16
21.   Part I: His yoke is easy, his burthen is light (Chorus) 00:02:05
22.   Part II: Behold the Lamb of God (Chorus) 00:02:38
23.   Part II: Air: He was despised and rejected of men (Alto) 00:10:07
24.   Part II: Surely he hath borne our griefs (Chorus) 00:01:33
25.   Part II: And with his stripes we are healed (Chorus) 00:01:32
26.   Part II: All we like sheep have gone astray (Chorus) 00:03:34


Disc 2

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

  Messiah, HWV 56 (ed. W. Shaw)
1.   Part II: Recitative: All they that see him laugh him to scorn (Tenor) 00:00:42
2.   Part II: He trusted in God (Chorus) 00:01:50
3.   Part II: Recitative: Thy rebuke hath broken his heart (Tenor) 00:02:15
4.   Part II: Air: Behold, and see if there be any sorrow (Tenor) 00:01:32
5.   Part II: Recitative: He was cut off out of the land of the living (Soprano) 00:00:25
6.   Part II: Air: But thou didst not leave his soul in hell (Soprano) 00:02:07
7.   Part II: Lift up your heads, O ye gates (Chorus) 00:02:55
8.   Part II: Recitative: Unto which of the angels (Tenor) 00:00:17
9.   Part II: Let all the angels of God worship him (Chorus) 00:01:09
10.   Part II: Air: Thou art gone up on high (Alto) 00:02:52
11.   Part II: The Lord gave the word (Chorus) 00:02:04
12.   Part II: Air: How beautiful are the feet (Soprano) 00:02:12
13.   Part II: Their sound is gone out (Chorus) 00:01:18
14.   Part II: Air: Why do the nations so furiously rage together (Bass) 00:02:51
15.   Part II: Let us break their bonds asunder (Chorus) 00:01:31
16.   Part II: Recitative: He that dwelleth in heaven (Tenor) 00:00:12
17.   Part II: Air: Thou shalt break them (Tenor) 00:01:52
18.   Part II: Hallelujah (Chorus) 00:03:29
19.   Part III: Air: I know that my redeemer liveth (Soprano) 00:05:49
20.   Part III: Since by man came death (Chorus) 00:02:14
21.   Part III: Recitative: Behold, I tell you a mystery (Bass) 00:00:37
22.   Part III: Air: The trumpet shall sound (Bass) 00:09:01
23.   Part III: Recitative: Then shall be brought to pass (Alto) 00:00:18
24.   Part III: Duet: O death, where is thy sting (Alto, Tenor) 00:01:03
25.   Part III: But thanks be to God (Chorus) 00:02:16
26.   Part III: Air: If God be for us (Soprano) 00:04:24
27.   Part III: Worthy is the lamb that was slain (Chorus) 00:07:49

Total Playing Time: 02:14:53






Composer(s):
Handel, George Frideric

Lyricist(s):
Bible - New Testament

Conductor(s):
Polochick, Edward

Orchestra(s):
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Choir(s):
Concert Artists of Baltimore Symphonic Chorale

Artist(s):
Moore, Diana; O'Loughlin, Jennifer; Outlaw, Sidney; Phan, Nicholas; Polochick, Edward

Label: Naxos

Genre: Choral - Sacred

Period: Baroque

Catalogue No: 8.573798-99

Barcode: 747313379873

Physical Release: 09/2018

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