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Handel: Messiah ()

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composed by George Frederick Handel

A spectacular version on period instruments in historically informed style, Emmanuelle Haïm's rendition of George Frideric Handel's Messiah with Le Concert d'Astrée was among the finest to appear in 2014. Vigorous in rhythm and brisk in tempo, the performance is extremely lively and exciting, without a trace of traditional religiosity or stodginess, and the drama inherent in Handel's music is brilliantly realized in the energetic singing and playing. Featuring soprano Lucy Crowe, countertenor Andrew Staples, tenor Tim Mead, ...

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  1. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Part 1. No. 1. Sinfony. Grave - Allegro moderato
  2. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Part 1. No. 2. Accompanied recitative. Comfort ye my people
  3. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Part 1. No. 3. Air. Ev'ry valley shall be exalted
  4. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Part 1. No. 4. Chorus. And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed
  5. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Part 1. No. 5. Accompanied recitative. Thus saith the Lord of Hosts
  6. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Part 1. No. 6. Air. But who may abide the day of His coming?
  7. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Part 1. No. 7. Chorus. And he shall purify
  8. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Part 1. No. 7. Recitative. Behold, a virgin shall conceive
  9. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Part 1. No. 8. Air & Chorus. O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion
  10. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Part 1. No. 9. Accompanied recitative. For behold, darkness shall cover the earth
  11. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Part 1. No. 10. Air. The people that walked in darkness
  12. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Part 1. No. 11. Chorus. For unto us a child is born
  13. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Part 1. No. 12. Pifa. Larghetto e mezzo piano
  14. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Part 1. No. 12. Recitative. There were shepherds abiding in the field
  15. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Part 1. No. 13. Accompanied recitative. And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them
  16. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Part 1. No. 13. Recitative. And the angel said unto them
  17. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Part 1. No. 14. Accompanied recitative. And suddenly there was with the angel
  18. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Part 1. No. 15. Chorus. Glory to God in the highest
  19. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Part 1. No. 16. Air. Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion
  20. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Part 1. No. 16. Recitative. Then shall the eyes of the blind be open'd
  21. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Part 1. No. 17. Duet. He shall feed His flock like a shepherd
  22. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Part 1. No. 18. Chorus. His yoke is easy, His burthen is light
  23. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Part 1. No. 19. Chorus. Behold the Lamb of God
  24. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Part 1. No. 20. Air. He was despised
  25. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Part 2. No. 21. Chorus. Surely He hath borne our griefs
  26. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Part 2. No. 22. Chorus. And with His stripes we are healed
  27. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Part 2. No. 23. Chorus. All we, like sheep, have gone astray
  28. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Part 2. No. 24. Accompanied recitative. All they that see Him laugh Him to scorn
  29. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Part 2. No. 25. Chorus. He trusted in God
  30. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Part 2. No. 26. Accompanied recitative. Thy rebuke hath broken His heart
  31. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Part 2. No. 27. Arioso. Behold, and see, if there be any sorrow
  32. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Part 2. No. 28. Accompanied recitative. He was cut off out of the land of the living
  33. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Part 2. No. 29. Air. Thou didst not leave His soul in hell
  34. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Part 2. No. 30. Chorus. Lift up your heads, O ye gates
  35. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Part 2. No. 30. Recitative. Unto which of the angels said He at any time
  36. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Part 2. No. 31. Chorus. Let all the angels of God worship Him
  37. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Part 2. No. 32. Air. Thou art gone up on high
  38. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Part 2. No. 33. Recitative. The Lord gave the word
  39. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Part 2. No. 34a. Air. How beautiful are the feet
  40. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Part 2. No. 35a. Chorus. Their sound is gone out into all lands
  41. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Part 2. No. 36. Air. Why do the nations so furiously rage together
  42. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Part 2. No. 37. Chorus. Let us break their bonds asunder
  43. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Part 2. No. 37. Recitative. He dwelleth in heaven
  44. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Part 2. No. 38. Air. Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron
  45. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Part 2. No. 39. Chorus. Hallelujah!
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Handel: Messiah
2014, Erato

UPC: 825646240555

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