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GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL (1685 – 1759)

Messiah

CD 1:

Part I
01. Sinfonia 3’02
02. Recitative (Tenor): Comfort ye my people 2’50
03. Air (Tenor): Ev’ry valley shall be revealed 3’20
04. Chorus: And the glory of the Lord shall be … 2’51
05. Recitative (Bass): Thus saith the Lord of Hosts 1’19
06. Air (Bass): But who may abide the day of … 4’04
07. Chorus: And He shall purify 2’29
08. Recitative (Alto): Behold, a virgin shall … 0’23
09. Air (Alto) & Chorus: O thou that tellest good … 5’26
10. Recitative (Bass): For behold, darkness … 2’01
11. Air (Bass): The people that walked in darkness 3’17
12. Chorus: For unto us a Child is born 4’04
13. Pifa (Pastoral Symphony) 2’30
14. Recitative (Soprano): There were shepherds 0’30
15. Recitative (Soprano): And the angel said … 0’31
16. Recitative (Soprano): And suddenly there … 0’16
17. Chorus: Glory to God in the highest 1’52
18. Air (Soprano): Rejoice greatly, O daughter … 4’16
19. Recitative (Alto): Then shall the eyes of the … 0’24
20. Duet (Alto & Soprano): He shall feed his … 4’34
21. Chorus: His yoke is easy, His burthen is light 2’20

Part II
22. Chorus: Behold the Lamb of God 2’21
23. Air (Alto): He was despised 9’50

Total Time: 64’40

CD 2:

01. Chorus: Surely He hath borne our griefs 1’42


02. Chorus: And with His stripes we are healed 1’47
03. Chorus: All we like sheep have gone astray 3’43
04. Recitative (Tenor): All they that see Him, … 0’40
05. Chorus: He trusted in God 2’18
06. Recitative (Tenor): Thy rebuke hath broken … 1’48
07. Air (Tenor): Behold, and see if there be any … 1’21
08. Recitative (Tenor): He was cat off out of the … 0’17
09. Air (Tenor): But thou didst not leave His soul … 2’20
10. Chorus: Lift up your heads, O ye gates 2’58
11. Recitative (Tenor): Unto which of the angels 0’18
12. Chorus: Let all the angels of God worship Him 1’27
13. Air (Bass): Thou art gone up on high 3’11
14. Chorus: The Lord gave the word 1’04
15. Air (Soprano): How beautiful are the feet 2’02
16. Chorus: Their sound is gone out into all lands 1’29
17. Air (Bass): Why do the nations so furiously … 1’25
18. Chorus: Let us break their bonds asunder 1’43
19. Recitative (Tenor): He that dwelleth in heaven 0’11
20. Air (Tenor): Thou shalt break tham 1’58
21. Chorus: Hallelujah! 3’35

Part III
22. Air (Soprano): I know that my Redeemer liveth 5’47
23. Chorus: Since by man came death 2’02
24. Recitative (Bass): Behold, I tell you a mistery 0’34
25. Air (Bass): The trumpet shall sound 8’30
26. Recitative (Alto): Then shall be brought to … 0’16
27. Duet (Alto & Tenor): O death, where is thy … 1’02
28. Chorus: But thanks be to God 2’02
29. Air (Soprano): If God be for us 5’06
30. Chorus: Worthy is the Lamb that was slain … 6’49

Total Time: 69’37

Uitvoerenden:
Lynne Dawson (Soprano), Hillary Summers (Alto),
John Mark Ainsley (Tenor), Alastair Miles (Bass)
Choir of King’s College Cambridge
Brandenburg Consort
(o.l.v. Stephen Cleobury)