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Handel: Messiah [Highlights] ()

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composed by George Frederick Handel

Of all the hundreds, maybe thousands of versions of Handel's Messiah on the market, ranging from full symphonic treatments with big professional choirs to sober, earnest oratorio-society readings, to the various kinds of authentic-performance recordings, this 1959 performance by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Huddersfield Choral Society under Malcolm Sargent is notable for representing one extreme of the spectrum. This is Handelian gigantism at its most determined. You live in Liverpool and want to sing in a ...

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  1. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Part 1. 1. Overture
  2. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Part 1. 2. Comfort ye, my people
  3. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Part 1. 3. Every valley shall be exalted
  4. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Part 1. 4. And the glory of the Lord
  5. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Part 1. 12. For unto us a child is born
  6. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Part 1. 13. Pastoral Symphony
  7. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Part 1. 19. Then shall the eyes of the blind be opened
  8. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Part 1. 20. He shall feed his flock ... Come unto him
  9. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Part 1. 21. His yoke is easy
  10. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Part 2. 22. Behold the lamb of God
  11. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Part 2. 23. He was despised
  12. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Part 2. 42. He that dwelleth in heaven
  13. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Part 2. 43. Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron
  14. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Part 2. 44. Hallelujah
  15. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Part 3. 45. I know that my Redeemer liveth
  16. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Part 3. 46. Since by man came death
  17. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Part 3. 47. Behold, I tell you a mystery
  18. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Part 3. 48. The trumpet shall sound
  19. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Part 3. 53. Worthy is the lamb
  20. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Part 3. Amen
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Handel: Messiah [Highlights]
2007, EMI

UPC: 094637592021

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