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Eloquence - Handel: Messiah - Arias & Choruses /Boult, Et Al


Release Date: 03/27/2001 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 467401   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Alan StringerRalph DownesGeorge MalcolmKenneth McKellar,   ... 
Conductor:  Sir Adrian Boult
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony OrchestraLondon Symphony Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 5 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Performers include: David Ward, Grace Bumbry, Ralph Downes, George Malcolm, Alan Stringer, Kenneth McKellar and Dame Joan Sutherland. Sir Adrian Boult conducts the London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. Performers include: David Ward, Grace Bumbry, Ralph Downes, George Malcolm, Alan Stringer, Kenneth McKellar and Dame Joan Sutherland. Sir Adrian Boult conducts the London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Messiah, HWV 56: Comfort ye my people by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Alan Stringer (Trumpet), Ralph Downes (Organ), George Malcolm (Harpsichord),
Kenneth McKellar (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sir Adrian Boult
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: English 
2.
Messiah, HWV 56: Ev'ry valley shall be exalted by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Ralph Downes (Organ), George Malcolm (Harpsichord), Kenneth McKellar (Tenor),
Alan Stringer (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Sir Adrian Boult
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: English 
3.
Messiah, HWV 56: And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Ralph Downes (Organ), George Malcolm (Harpsichord), Alan Stringer (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Sir Adrian Boult
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  London Symphony Chorus
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Language: English 
4.
Messiah, HWV 56: Behold a Virgin shall conceive by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Ralph Downes (Organ), George Malcolm (Harpsichord), Grace Bumbry (Alto),
Alan Stringer (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Sir Adrian Boult
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  London Symphony Chorus
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Length: 7 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection also includes "O Thou that Tellest Good Tidings to Zion." 
5.
Messiah, HWV 56: For unto us a child is born by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Ralph Downes (Organ), George Malcolm (Harpsichord), Alan Stringer (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Sir Adrian Boult
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  London Symphony Chorus
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Language: English 
6.
Messiah, HWV 56: And suddenly there was with the angel by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Ralph Downes (Organ), George Malcolm (Harpsichord), Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano),
Alan Stringer (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Sir Adrian Boult
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection continues with "Glory to God in the Highest." 
7.
Messiah, HWV 56: Rejoice greatly, o daughter of Zion by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Alan Stringer (Trumpet), George Malcolm (Harpsichord), Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano),
Ralph Downes (Organ)
Conductor:  Sir Adrian Boult
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Language: English 
8.
Messiah, HWV 56: Why do the nations so furiously rage by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  George Malcolm (Harpsichord), David Ward (Bass), Alan Stringer (Trumpet),
Ralph Downes (Organ)
Conductor:  Sir Adrian Boult
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Language: English 
9.
Messiah, HWV 56: Let us break their bonds asunder by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  George Malcolm (Harpsichord), Ralph Downes (Organ), Alan Stringer (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Sir Adrian Boult
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  London Symphony Chorus
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Language: English 
10.
Messiah, HWV 56: Hallelujah! by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Alan Stringer (Trumpet), George Malcolm (Harpsichord), Ralph Downes (Organ)
Conductor:  Sir Adrian Boult
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  London Symphony Chorus
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Language: English 
11.
Messiah, HWV 56: I know that my redeemer liveth by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Ralph Downes (Organ), George Malcolm (Harpsichord), Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano),
Alan Stringer (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Sir Adrian Boult
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Length: 7 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Language: English 
12.
Messiah, HWV 56: The trumpet shall sound by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Ralph Downes (Organ), George Malcolm (Harpsichord), David Ward (Bass),
Alan Stringer (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Sir Adrian Boult
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Length: 9 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection begins with "Behold I tell you a Mystery." 
13.
Messiah, HWV 56: Worthy is the Lamb that was slain by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  George Malcolm (Harpsichord), Alan Stringer (Trumpet), Ralph Downes (Organ)
Conductor:  Sir Adrian Boult
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  London Symphony Chorus
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Length: 9 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Language: English 
14.
Messiah, HWV 56: O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Grace Bumbry (Alto)
Conductor:  Sir Adrian Boult
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Chorus,  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
15.
Messiah, HWV 56: Glory to God in the highest by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Adrian Boult
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Chorus,  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
16.
Messiah, HWV 56: Behold, I tell you a mystery by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  David Ward (Bass)
Conductor:  Sir Adrian Boult
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 

Sound Samples

Messiah, HWV 56 / Part 1: 1. Accompagnato: Comfort ye, My people
Messiah / Part 1: 2. Air: Ev'ry Valley shall be exalted
Messiah / Part 1: 3. Chorus: And the glory of the Lord
Messiah / Part 1: 7. Recit: Behold, a Virgin shall conceive 8. Aria:O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion 9. Coro
Messiah / Part 1: 12. Chorus: "For unto us a Child is born"
Messiah - Complete version with original instrumentation.Ed.Julian Herbage - Part 1: And suddenly there was...Glory to God in the highest
Messiah / Part 1: 16. Air: Rejoice greatly, o daughter of Zion
Messiah / Part 2: 38. Air: Why do the nations
Messiah / Part 2: 39. Chorus: Let us break their bonds asunder
Messiah, HWV 56 / Part 2: 42. Chorus: "Hallelujah"
Messiah / Part 3: 43. Air: I know that my Redeemer liveth
Messiah / Part 3: Behold, I tell you......The Trumpet shall sound
Messiah / Part 3: 51. Chorus: Worthy is the Lamb... Amen

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