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Messiah, HWV56

composer
composed between 22 August and 14 September 1741; first performed in the Fishamble Street Music Hall in Dublin on 13 April 1742
arranger
K572
author of text
various biblical verses

 

Recordings

Handel: Messiah
Studio Master: SIGCD074Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

Details

Part 1 No 01: Overture
Part 1 No 02: Allegro moderato
Part 1 No 03. Recitative: Comfort ye, my people (tenor)
Track 3 on SIGCD074 CD1 [3'13] Download only
Part 1 No 04. Aria: Every valley shall be exalted (tenor)
Track 4 on SIGCD074 CD1 [3'25] Download only
Part 1 No 05. Chorus: And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed
Track 5 on SIGCD074 CD1 [2'54] Download only
Part 1 No 06. Recitative: Thus saith the Lord of hosts (bass)
Track 6 on SIGCD074 CD1 [1'28] Download only
Part 1 No 07. Aria: But who may abide the day of his coming? (bass)
Track 7 on SIGCD074 CD1 [4'30] Download only
Part 1 No 08. Chorus: And he shall purify the sons of Levi
Track 8 on SIGCD074 CD1 [2'33] Download only
Part 1 No 09. Recitative: Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son (alto)
Track 9 on SIGCD074 CD1 [0'23] Download only
Part 1 No 10. Aria: O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion (alto)
Track 10 on SIGCD074 CD1 [5'38] Download only
Part 1 No 11. Recitative: For behold, darkness shall cover the earth (bass)
Track 11 on SIGCD074 CD1 [2'10] Download only
Part 1 No 12. Aria: The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light (bass)
Track 12 on SIGCD074 CD1 [3'24] Download only
Part 1 No 13. Chorus: For unto us a child is born
Track 13 on SIGCD074 CD1 [4'00] Download only
Part 1 No 14. Recitative: Pastoral Symphony – There were shepherds, abiding in the field (soprano)
Track 14 on SIGCD074 CD1 [3'17] Download only
Part 1 No 15. Accompagnato: And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them (soprano)
Track 15 on SIGCD074 CD1 [0'23] Download only
Part 1 No 16. Recitative: And the angel said unto them, fear not (soprano)
Track 16 on SIGCD074 CD1 [0'34] Download only
Part 1 No 17. Accompagnato: And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude (soprano)
Track 17 on SIGCD074 CD1 [0'16] Download only
Part 1 No 18. Chorus: Glory to God in the highest
Track 18 on SIGCD074 CD1 [1'49] Download only
Part 1 No 19. Aria: Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion (soprano)
Track 19 on SIGCD074 CD1 [4'35] Download only
Part 1 No 20. Recitative: Then shall the eyes of the blind be opened (alto)
Track 20 on SIGCD074 CD1 [0'22] Download only
Part 1 No 21. Aria: He shall feed his flock like a shepherd – Come unto him (alto/soprano)
Track 21 on SIGCD074 CD1 [5'41] Download only
Part 1 No 22. Chorus: His yoke is easy and his burthen is light
Track 22 on SIGCD074 CD1 [2'29] Download only
Part 2 No 01. Chorus: Behold the Lamb of God
Track 1 on SIGCD074 CD2 [2'38] Download only
Part 2 No 02. Aria: He was despised and rejected of men (alto)
Track 2 on SIGCD074 CD2 [12'42] Download only
Part 2 No 03. Chorus: Surely he hath borne our griefs
Track 3 on SIGCD074 CD2 [1'59] Download only
Part 2 No 04. Chorus: And with his stripes we are healed
Track 4 on SIGCD074 CD2 [1'46] Download only
Part 2 No 05. Chorus: All we like sheep have gone astray
Track 5 on SIGCD074 CD2 [3'56] Download only
Part 2 No 06. Recitative: All they that see him laugh him to scorn (tenor)
Track 6 on SIGCD074 CD2 [0'43] Download only
Part 2 No 07. Chorus: He trusted in God that he would deliver him
Track 7 on SIGCD074 CD2 [2'07] Download only
Part 2 No 08. Recitative: Thy rebuke hath broken his heart (tenor)
Track 8 on SIGCD074 CD2 [1'55] Download only
Part 2 No 09. Aria: Behold and see if there be any sorrow like unto his sorrow (tenor)
Track 9 on SIGCD074 CD2 [1'27] Download only
Part 2 No 10. Recitative: He was cut off out of the land of the living (tenor)
Track 10 on SIGCD074 CD2 [0'15] Download only
Part 2 No 11. Aria: But thou didst not leave his soul in hell (tenor)
Track 11 on SIGCD074 CD2 [2'30] Download only
Part 2 No 12. Chorus: Lift up your heads, O ye gates
Track 12 on SIGCD074 CD2 [2'56] Download only
Part 2 No 13. Chorus: The Lord gave the word
Track 13 on SIGCD074 CD2 [1'12] Download only
Part 2 No 14. Aria: How beautiful are the feet of them that preach (soprano)
Track 14 on SIGCD074 CD2 [2'17] Download only
Part 2 No 15. Aria: Why do the nations so furiously rage together? (bass)
Track 15 on SIGCD074 CD2 [2'47] Download only
Part 2 No 16. Chorus: Let us break their bonds asunder
Track 16 on SIGCD074 CD2 [1'44] Download only
Part 2 No 17. Recitative: He that dwelleth in heaven shall laugh them to scorn (tenor)
Track 17 on SIGCD074 CD2 [0'13] Download only
Part 2 No 18. Aria: Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron (tenor)
Track 18 on SIGCD074 CD2 [2'09] Download only
Part 2 No 19. Chorus: Hallelujah, for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth
Track 19 on SIGCD074 CD2 [3'42] Download only
Part 3 No 1. Aria: I know that my Redeemer liveth (soprano)
Track 20 on SIGCD074 CD2 [7'01] Download only
Part 3 No 2. Chorus: Since by man came death
Part 3 No 3. Recitative: Behold, I tell you a mystery (bass)
Track 22 on SIGCD074 CD2 [0'31] Download only
Part 3 No 4. Aria: The trumpet shall sound (bass)
Track 23 on SIGCD074 CD2 [3'53] Download only
Part 3 No 5. Chorus: Worthy is the Lamb that was slain
Track 24 on SIGCD074 CD2 [3'39] Download only
Part 3 No 6. Chorus: Amen

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