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Handel: Messiah (Highlights) / Davis, Battle, Quivar, Et Al


Release Date: 08/13/2002 
Label:  Emi Classics Encore Catalog #: 74733   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  George Frideric Handel
Performer:  John AlerFlorence QuivarKathleen BattleSamuel Ramey
Conductor:  Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toronto Symphony OrchestraToronto Mendelssohn Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 16 Mins. 

CD not available: This title is currently only available as an MP3 download.  

Works on This Recording

1.
Messiah, HWV 56: Ev'ry valley shall be exalted by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  John Aler (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Language: English 
2.
Messiah, HWV 56: And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toronto Symphony Orchestra,  Toronto Mendelssohn Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Language: English 
3.
Messiah, HWV 56: O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Florence Quivar (Alto)
Conductor:  Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toronto Symphony Orchestra,  Toronto Mendelssohn Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Language: English 
4.
Messiah, HWV 56: For unto us a child is born by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toronto Symphony Orchestra,  Toronto Mendelssohn Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Language: English 
5.
Messiah, HWV 56: Rejoice greatly, o daughter of Zion by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Kathleen Battle (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Language: English 
6.
Messiah, HWV 56: He shall feed His flock...Come unto Him by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Florence Quivar (Alto), Kathleen Battle (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Language: English 
7.
Messiah, HWV 56: Behold the Lamb of God by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toronto Symphony Orchestra,  Toronto Mendelssohn Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Language: English 
8.
Messiah, HWV 56: He was despised and rejected by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Florence Quivar (Alto)
Conductor:  Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Language: English 
9.
Messiah, HWV 56: All we like sheep have gone astray by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toronto Symphony Orchestra,  Toronto Mendelssohn Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Language: English 
10.
Messiah, HWV 56: Why do the nations so furiously rage by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Samuel Ramey (Bass)
Conductor:  Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Language: English 
11.
Messiah, HWV 56: Let us break their bonds asunder by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toronto Symphony Orchestra,  Toronto Mendelssohn Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Language: English 
12.
Messiah, HWV 56: Hallelujah! by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toronto Symphony Orchestra,  Toronto Mendelssohn Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Language: English 
13.
Messiah, HWV 56: I know that my redeemer liveth by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Kathleen Battle (Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Language: English 
14.
Messiah, HWV 56: The trumpet shall sound by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Samuel Ramey (Bass)
Conductor:  Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Language: English 
15.
Messiah, HWV 56: Worthy is the Lamb that was slain by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toronto Symphony Orchestra,  Toronto Mendelssohn Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection shares the same track and timing with "Amen." 
16.
Messiah, HWV 56: Amen by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Andrew Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toronto Symphony Orchestra,  Toronto Mendelssohn Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection shares the same track and timing with "Worthy is the Lamb..." 

Sound Samples

Messiah, Part One: Ev'ry valley shall be exalted (tenor)
Messiah, Part One: And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed
Messiah, Part One: O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion (alto/chorus)
Messiah, Part One: For unto us a child is born
Messiah, Part One: Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion (soprano I)
Messiah, Part One: He shall feed His flock like a shepherd (counter-tenor/soprano I)
Messiah, Part Two: Behold, The Lamb of God
Messiah, Part Two: He was despised (alto)
Messiah, Part Two: All we like sheep have gone astray
Messiah, Part Two: Why do the nations so furiously rage together (bass)
Messiah, Part Two: Let us break their bonds asunder
Messiah, Part Two: Hallelujah
Messiah, Part Three: I know that my redeemer liveth (soprano I)
Messiah, Part Three: The trumpet shall sound (bass)
Messiah, Part Three: Worthy is Lamb that was slain ... Amen

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