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Handel: Messiah / Minkowski, Les Musiciens Du Louvre

Release Date: 10/01/2001 
Label:  Archiv Produktion (Dg)   Catalog #: 471341   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Brian AsawaJohn Mark AinsleyCharlotte HellekantLynne Dawson,   ... 
Conductor:  Marc Minkowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Musiciens du LouvreChoeur des Musiciens du Louvre
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 3 Mins. 

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This recording was produced as the soundrack for William Klein's film "Messiah." This recording was produced as the soundrack for William Klein's film "Messiah." Read less

Works on This Recording

Messiah, HWV 56 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Brian Asawa (Countertenor), John Mark Ainsley (Tenor), Charlotte Hellekant (Alto),
Lynne Dawson (Soprano), Nicole Heaston (Soprano), Russel Smythe (Baritone),
Magdalena Kozená (Mezzo Soprano), Brian Bannatyne-Scott (Bass)
Conductor:  Marc Minkowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Musiciens du Louvre,  Choeur des Musiciens du Louvre
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1741; London, England 
Date of Recording: 10/1997 
Venue:  Debussy Hall, Bastille Opera, Paris 
Length: 123 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Language: English 

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. O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion
Messiah / Part 2: 31. Chorus: Lift up your heads
Messiah / Part 1: 9. Chorus: O thou that tellest good tidings
Messiah / Part 1: 10. Accompagnato: For behold, darkness shall cover
Messiah / Part 2: 36. Air: How beautiful are the feet
Messiah / Part 1: 11. Air: The people that walked in darkness
Messiah / Part 2: 38. Air: Why do the nations
Messiah / Part 2: 39. Chorus: Let us break their bonds asunder
Messiah / Part 1: 12. Chorus: "For unto us a Child is born"
Messiah / Part 2: 40. Recitativo: He that dwelleth - 41. Air: Thou shalt break them
Messiah / Part 1: 13. Pifa (Pastoral Symphony)
Messiah / Part 2: 42. Chorus: "Hallelujah"
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 3: 43. Air: I know that my Redeemer liveth
Messiah / Part 1: 15. Chorus: Glory to God in the highest
Messiah / Part 1: 16. Air: Rejoice greatly, o daughter of Zion
Messiah / Part 3: 44. Chorus: Since by man came death
Messiah / Part 3: 45. Accompagnato: Behold, I tell you a mystery
Messiah / Part 1: 17a. Recitative: Then shall the eyes of the blind
Messiah / Part 1: 18a. Duet: He shall feed his flock
Messiah / Part 3: 46. Air: The trumpet shall sound
Messiah / Part 1: 19. His yoke is easy
Messiah / Part 2: 20. Behold the Lamb of God
Messiah / Part 2: 21. Air: He was despised
Messiah / Part 2: 22-24. Chorus: Surely He hath borne - And with His stripes - All we like sheep
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 3: 47. Recitative: Then shall be brought to pass / 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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