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Handel: Messiah / Gardiner, English Baroque Soloists


Release Date: 01/14/2003 
Label:  Philips   Catalog #: 434297   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Charles BrettRichard HaleAnthony Rolfe JohnsonCatherine Robbin,   ... 
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque SoloistsMonteverdi Choir
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 17 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1. Messiah, HWV 56 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Charles Brett (Countertenor), Richard Hale (Bass), Anthony Rolfe Johnson (Tenor),
Catherine Robbin (Soprano), Margaret Marshall (Soprano), Saul Quirke (Boy Soprano)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists,  Monteverdi Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1741; London, England 

Sound Samples

Messiah - Part 1: Symphony
Messiah - 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: 4. Accompagnato: Thus saith the Lord
Messiah - Part 1: 5. Air: "But who may abide the day of his coming"
Messiah - Part 1: 6. Chorus: And He shall purify the sons of Levi
Messiah - Part 1: 7. Recitative: Behold, a virgin shall conceive
Messiah - Part 1: 8. Air - 9. Chorus: O thou that tellest good tidings
Messiah - Part 1: 10. Accompagnato: For behold, darkness shall cover
Messiah - Part 1: 11. Air: The people that walked in darkness
Messiah - Part 1: 12. Chorus: "For unto us a Child is born"
Messiah - Part 1: 13. Pifa (Pastoral Symphony)
Messiah - Part 1: 14. Recitative: There were shepherds - Accompagnato: And lo, the angel of the Lord - Recitative: And the angel said unto them - Accompagnato: And suddenly
Messiah - Part 1: 15. Chorus: Glory to God in the highest
Messiah / Part 1: 16. Air: Rejoice greatly, o daughter of Zion
Messiah - Part 1: 17a. Recitative: Then shall the eyes of the blind
Messiah - Part 1: 18a. Duet: He shall feed his flock
Messiah - Part 1: 19. Chorus: His yoke is easy
Messiah - Part 2: 20. Chorus: Behold the Lamb of God
Messiah - Part 2: 21. Air: He was despised
Messiah - Part 2: 22. Chorus: Surely He hath borne our griefs
Messiah - Part 2: 23. Chorus: And with His stripes we are healed
Messiah - Part 2: 24. Chorus: All we like sheep have gone astray
Messiah - Part 2: 25. Accompagnato: All they that see Him
Messiah - Part 2: 26. Chorus: He trusted in God
Messiah - Part 2: 27. Accompagnato: Thy rebuke hath broken His heart
Messiah - Part 2: 28. Arioso: Behold and see
Messiah - Part 2: 29. Accompagnato: He was cut off
Messiah - Part 2: 30. Aria: But thou didst not leave
Messiah - Part 2: 31. Chorus: Lift up your heads
Messiah - Part 2: 32. Recitative: Unto which of the angels
Messiah - Part 2: 33. Chorus: Let all the angels of God
Messiah - Part 2: 34a. Air: "Thou art gone up on high"
Messiah - Part 2: 35. Chorus: The Lord gave the word
Messiah - Part 2: 36. Air: How beautiful are the feet
Messiah - Part 2: 37a. Chorus: Their sound is gone out
Messiah - Part 2: 38. Air: Why do the nations
Messiah - Part 2: 39. Chorus: Let us break their bonds asunder
Messiah - Part 2: 40. Recitative: He that dwelleth in heaven
Messiah - Part 2: 41. Air: Thou shalt break them
Messiah - Part 2: 42. Chorus: "Hallelujah"
Messiah - Part 3: 43. Air: I know that my Redeemer liveth
Messiah - Part 3: 44. Chorus: Since by man came death
Messiah - Part 3: 45. Accompagnato: Behold, I tell you a mystery
Messiah - Part 3: 46. Air: The trumpet shall sound
Messiah - Part 3: 47. Recitative: Then shall be brought to pass
Messiah - Part 3: 48. Duet: O death where is thy sting?
Messiah - Part 3: 49. Chorus: But thanks be to God
Messiah - Part 3: 50. Air: If God be for us
Messiah - Part 3: 51. Chorus: Worthy is the Lamb... Amen

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