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Handel: Messiah Highlights / Malcolm Sargent


Release Date: 01/23/2007 
Label:  Emi Classics For Pleasure Catalog #: 75920   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Richard LewisMarjorie ThomasElsie MorisonJames Milligan,   ... 
Conductor:  Sir Malcolm Sargent
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic OrchestraHuddersfield Choral Society
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 15 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Messiah, HWV 56: Overture by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Malcolm Sargent
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Venue:  Town Hall, Huddersfield, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Sir Malcolm Sargent.
Town Hall, Huddersfield, England (06/15/1959 - 06/19/1959) 
2.
Messiah, HWV 56: Comfort ye my people by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Richard Lewis (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sir Malcolm Sargent
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Venue:  Town Hall, Huddersfield, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Sir Malcolm Sargent.
Town Hall, Huddersfield, England (06/15/1959 - 06/19/1959) 
3.
Messiah, HWV 56: Ev'ry valley shall be exalted by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Richard Lewis (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sir Malcolm Sargent
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Venue:  Town Hall, Huddersfield, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Sir Malcolm Sargent.
Town Hall, Huddersfield, England (06/15/1959 - 06/19/1959) 
4.
Messiah, HWV 56: And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Malcolm Sargent
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra,  Huddersfield Choral Society
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Venue:  Town Hall, Huddersfield, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Sir Malcolm Sargent.
Town Hall, Huddersfield, England (06/15/1959 - 06/19/1959) 
5.
Messiah, HWV 56: For unto us a child is born by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Malcolm Sargent
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra,  Huddersfield Choral Society
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Venue:  Town Hall, Huddersfield, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Sir Malcolm Sargent.
Town Hall, Huddersfield, England (06/15/1959 - 06/19/1959) 
6.
Messiah, HWV 56: Pastoral Symphony "Pifa" by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Malcolm Sargent
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Venue:  Town Hall, Huddersfield, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Sir Malcolm Sargent.
Town Hall, Huddersfield, England (06/15/1959 - 06/19/1959) 
7.
Messiah, HWV 56: Then shall the eyes of the blind be opened by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Marjorie Thomas (Alto)
Conductor:  Sir Malcolm Sargent
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Venue:  Town Hall, Huddersfield, England 
Length: 0 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Sir Malcolm Sargent.
Town Hall, Huddersfield, England (06/15/1959 - 06/19/1959) 
8.
Messiah, HWV 56: He shall feed His flock...Come unto Him by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Elsie Morison (Soprano), Marjorie Thomas (Alto)
Conductor:  Sir Malcolm Sargent
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Length: 6 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Sir Malcolm Sargent.
Town Hall, Huddersfield, England (06/15/1959 - 06/19/1959); EMI Abbey Road Studio No.1, London, England (08/24/1959) 
9.
Messiah, HWV 56: His yoke is easy and His burthen is light by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Malcolm Sargent
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra,  Huddersfield Choral Society
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Venue:  Town Hall, Huddersfield, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Sir Malcolm Sargent.
Town Hall, Huddersfield, England (06/15/1959 - 06/19/1959) 
10.
Messiah, HWV 56: Behold the Lamb of God by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Malcolm Sargent
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra,  Huddersfield Choral Society
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Venue:  Town Hall, Huddersfield, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Sir Malcolm Sargent.
Town Hall, Huddersfield, England (06/15/1959 - 06/19/1959) 
11.
Messiah, HWV 56: He was despised and rejected by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Marjorie Thomas (Alto)
Conductor:  Sir Malcolm Sargent
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Venue:  Town Hall, Huddersfield, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Sir Malcolm Sargent.
Town Hall, Huddersfield, England (06/15/1959 - 06/19/1959) 
12.
Messiah, HWV 56: He that dwelleth in heaven by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Richard Lewis (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sir Malcolm Sargent
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Venue:  Town Hall, Huddersfield, England 
Length: 0 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Sir Malcolm Sargent.
Town Hall, Huddersfield, England (06/15/1959 - 06/19/1959) 
13.
Messiah, HWV 56: Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Richard Lewis (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sir Malcolm Sargent
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Venue:  Town Hall, Huddersfield, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Sir Malcolm Sargent.
Town Hall, Huddersfield, England (06/15/1959 - 06/19/1959) 
14.
Messiah, HWV 56: Hallelujah! by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Malcolm Sargent
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra,  Huddersfield Choral Society
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Venue:  Town Hall, Huddersfield, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Sir Malcolm Sargent.
Town Hall, Huddersfield, England (06/15/1959 - 06/19/1959) 
15.
Messiah, HWV 56: I know that my redeemer liveth by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Elsie Morison (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Malcolm Sargent
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Length: 7 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Sir Malcolm Sargent.
Town Hall, Huddersfield, England (06/15/1959); EMI Abbey Road Studio No.1, London, England (08/24/1959) 
16.
Messiah, HWV 56: Since by man came death by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Malcolm Sargent
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra,  Huddersfield Choral Society
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Venue:  Town Hall, Huddersfield, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Sir Malcolm Sargent.
Town Hall, Huddersfield, England (06/15/1959 - 06/19/1959) 
17.
Messiah, HWV 56: Behold, I tell you a mystery by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  James Milligan (Bass)
Conductor:  Sir Malcolm Sargent
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Venue:  Town Hall, Huddersfield, England 
Length: 0 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Sir Malcolm Sargent.
Town Hall, Huddersfield, England (06/15/1959 - 06/19/1959) 
18.
Messiah, HWV 56: The trumpet shall sound by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Alan Stringer (Trumpet), James Milligan ()
Conductor:  Sir Malcolm Sargent
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Venue:  Town Hall, Huddersfield, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Sir Malcolm Sargent.
Town Hall, Huddersfield, England (06/15/1959 - 06/19/1959) 
19.
Messiah, HWV 56: Worthy is the Lamb that was slain by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Malcolm Sargent
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra,  Huddersfield Choral Society
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Venue:  Town Hall, Huddersfield, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Sir Malcolm Sargent.
Town Hall, Huddersfield, England (06/15/1959 - 06/19/1959) 
20.
Messiah, HWV 56: Amen by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Malcolm Sargent
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra,  Huddersfield Choral Society
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Venue:  Town Hall, Huddersfield, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Sir Malcolm Sargent.
Town Hall, Huddersfield, England (06/15/1959 - 06/19/1959) 

Sound Samples

Messiah (1990 - Remaster), Part I: 1. Overture (Grave - Allegro moderato)
Messiah (1990 - Remaster), Part I: 2. Comfort ye, my people (tenor recit.)
Messiah (1990 - Remaster), Part I: 3. Every valley shall be exalted (tenor)
Messiah (1990 - Remaster), Part I: 4. And the glory of the Lord (chorus)
Messiah (1990 - Remaster), Part I: 12. For unto us a child is born (chorus)
Messiah (1990 - Remaster), Part I: 13. Pastoral Symphony (Larghetto e mezzo piano)
Messiah (1990 - Remaster), Part I: 19. Then shall the eyes of the blind be opened (alto recit.)
Messiah (1990 - Remaster), Part I: 20. He shall feed his flock (alto)...Come unto him (soprano)
Messiah (1990 - Remaster), Part I: 21. His yoke is easy (chorus)
Messiah (1990 - Remaster), Part II: 22. Behold the lamb of God (chorus)
Messiah (1990 - Remaster), Part II: 23. He was despised (alto)
Messiah (1990 - Remaster), Part II: 42. He that dwelleth in heaven (tenor recit.)
Messiah (1990 - Remaster), Part II: 43. Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron (tenor)
Messiah (1990 - Remaster), Part II: 44. Hallelujah (chorus)
Messiah (1990 - Remaster), Part III: 45. I know that my Redeemer liveth (soprano)
Messiah (1990 - Remaster), Part III: 46. Since by man came death (chorus)
Messiah (1990 - Remaster), Part III: 47. Behold, I tell you a mystery (bass recit.)
Messiah (1990 - Remaster), Part III: 48. The trumpet shall sound (bass)
Messiah (1990 - Remaster), Part III: 53. Worthy is the lamb (chorus) -
Messiah (1990 - Remaster), Part III: Amen (chorus)

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Wonderful! February 17, 2013 By C Michael Mellor (Brooklyn, NY) See All My Reviews "I was astonished to find this version of "Messiah" in your catalog because it is the standard by which I have long measured all other performances. I grew up in Huddersfield, England, where I was born just before the outbreak of World War II. I heard a live performance of "Messiah", with the Huddersfield Choral Society under Sir Malcolm Sargent, just a few days before this version was recorded (1959). [I think that is the correct date.] Since then I have heard Messiah in many venues, including Westminster Abbey, Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall and a Korean version in New York City. It is nevertheless the "Huddersfield" version that most inspires, uplifts and transports me. May I add that the Choral Society is made up entirely of amateurs, including blue collar workers from local factories. I found the accompanying notes by Malcolm Sargent very informative. Take advantage of the miraculous technology that makes it possible to hear excerpts from this decades old magnificent performance. [Not necessarily for inclusion in the review: I still own the three stereo LP records of the complete performance.] C. Michael Mellor, Brooklyn, New York" Report Abuse
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