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Basic 100 Vol 21 - Handel: Messiah Highlights / Beecham


Release Date: 10/12/1993 
Label:  Rca   Catalog #: 61718   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Jon VickersMonica SinclairJennifer VyvyanGiorgio Tozzi
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic OrchestraRoyal Philharmonic Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 16 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1. Messiah, HWV 56: Overture by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Notes: Orchestrated: Sir Eugene Goossens 
2. Messiah, HWV 56: Comfort ye my people by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Jon Vickers (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
3. Messiah, HWV 56: Ev'ry valley shall be exalted by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Jon Vickers (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
4. Messiah, HWV 56: And He shall purify the sons of Levi by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Royal Philharmonic Chorus
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
5. Messiah, HWV 56: O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Monica Sinclair (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Royal Philharmonic Chorus
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
6. Messiah, HWV 56: For unto us a child is born by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Royal Philharmonic Chorus
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
7. Messiah, HWV 56: Pastoral Symphony "Pifa" by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
8. Messiah, HWV 56: There were shepherds abiding in the field by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Jennifer Vyvyan (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
9. Messiah, HWV 56: And the angel said unto them by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Jennifer Vyvyan (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
10. Messiah, HWV 56: And suddenly there was with the angel by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Jennifer Vyvyan (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
11. Messiah, HWV 56: Glory to God in the highest by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Royal Philharmonic Chorus
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
12. Messiah, HWV 56: He shall feed His flock...Come unto Him by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Jennifer Vyvyan (Soprano), Monica Sinclair (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
13. Messiah, HWV 56: Surely He hath borne our griefs by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Royal Philharmonic Chorus
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
14. Messiah, HWV 56: And with His stripes we are healed by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Royal Philharmonic Chorus
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
15. Messiah, HWV 56: All we like sheep have gone astray by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Royal Philharmonic Chorus
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
16. Messiah, HWV 56: Hallelujah! by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Royal Philharmonic Chorus
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
17. Messiah, HWV 56: I know that my redeemer liveth by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Jennifer Vyvyan (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
18. Messiah, HWV 56: The trumpet shall sound by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Giorgio Tozzi (Bass)
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
19. Messiah, HWV 56: Worthy is the Lamb that was slain by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Thomas Beecham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Royal Philharmonic Chorus
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 

Sound Samples

Overture
Comfort ye, my people
Every valley shall be exalted
And he shall purify
O thou that tellest good tidings
For unto us a child is born
Pastoral Symphony
There were shepherds abiding
And the angel said unto them
And suddenly there was
Glory to the God in the highest
He shall feed his flock; Come unto him
Surely he hath borne our griefs
And with His stripes we are healed
All we like sheep have gone astray
Hallelujah!
I know that my Redeemer liveth
The trumpet shall sound
Worthy is the lamb

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