Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Part I: Overture
George Frideric Handel 5:09
2 Part I: Recit - "Comfort Ye"
George Frideric Handel 4:00
3 Part I: Air - "Every Valley"
George Frideric Handel 4:16
4 Part I: Chorus - "And the Glory of the Lord Shall Be Revealed"
George Frideric Handel 3:51
5 Part I: Recit - "Thus Saith the Lord"
George Frideric Handel 1:51
6 Part I: Air - "But Who May Abide the Day of His Coming"
George Frideric Handel 5:31
7 Part I: Chorus - "And He Shall Purify"
George Frideric Handel 3:07
8 Part I: Recit - "Behold! A Virgin Shall Conceive"
George Frideric Handel 0:32
9 Part I: Air - "O Thou That Tellest Good Tidings to Zion"
George Frideric Handel 7:12
10 Part I: Recit - "For Behold, Darkness Shall Cover the Earth"
George Frideric Handel 2:56
11 Part I: Air - "The People That Walked in the Darkness"
George Frideric Handel 5:06
12 Part I: Chorus - "For Unto Us a Child Is Born"
George Frideric Handel 5:18
13 Part I: Pifa (Pastoral Symphony)
George Frideric Handel 4:00
14 Part I: Recit - "There Were Shepherds Abiding in the Fields"
George Frideric Handel 0:25
15 Part I: Recit - "And Low the Angel"
George Frideric Handel 0:29
16 Part I: Recit - "And the Angel Said Unto Them"
George Frideric Handel 0:25
17 Part I: Recit - "For Unto You"
George Frideric Handel 0:28
18 Part I: Recit - "And Suddenly There Was With the Angel"
George Frideric Handel 0:25
19 Part I: Chorus - "Glory to God"
George Frideric Handel 2:47
20 Part I: Air - "Rejoice Greatly O Daughter of Zion"
George Frideric Handel 5:07
21 Part I: Recit - "Then Shall the Eyes of the Blind Be Open'd"
George Frideric Handel 0:36
22 Part I: Air - "He Shall Feed His Flock Like a Shepherd"
George Frideric Handel 5:51
23 Part I: Chorus - "His Yoke Is Easy"
George Frideric Handel 2:59
24 Part II: Chorus - "Behold the Lamb God"
George Frideric Handel 4:06
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Part II: Air - "He Was Despised"
George Frideric Handel 5:39
2 Part II: Chorus - "Surely He Hath Borne Our Griefs"
George Frideric Handel 5:32
3 Part II: Chorus - "All We, Like Sheep Have Gone Astray"
George Frideric Handel 5:14
4 Part II: Recit - "All That They See Him to Scorn"
George Frideric Handel 0:51
5 Part II: Chorus - "He Trusted in God That He Would Deliver Him"
George Frideric Handel 2:24
6 Part II: Recit - "Thy Rebuke Hath Broken His Heart"
George Frideric Handel 2:07
7 Part II: Air - "Behold and See If There Be Any Sorrow"
George Frideric Handel 2:15
8 Part II: Recit - "He Was Cut Off Out of the Land of the Living"
George Frideric Handel 0:26
9 Part II: Air - "But Thou Didst Not Leave His Soul in Hell"
George Frideric Handel 2:35
10 Part II: Chorus - "Who Is the King of Glory"
George Frideric Handel 4:00
11 Part II: Chorus - "The Lord Gave the Word"
George Frideric Handel 1:37
12 Part II: Air - "How Beautiful Are the Feet of Them"
George Frideric Handel 3:02
13 Part II: Chorus - "Their Sound Is Gone Out Into All the Lands"
George Frideric Handel 2:04
14 Part II: Air - "Why Do the Nations So Furiously Rage"
George Frideric Handel 3:05
15 Part II: Chorus - "Let Us Break Their Bonds Asunder"
George Frideric Handel 2:22
16 Part II: Recitative - "He That Dwelleth in Heaven"
George Frideric Handel 0:17
17 Part II: Air - "Thou Shalt Break Them"
George Frideric Handel 2:16
18 Part II: Chorus - "Hallelujah"
George Frideric Handel 5:24
19 Part III: Air - "I Know That My Redeemer Liveth"
George Frideric Handel 7:09
20 Part III: Chorus - "Since by Man Came Death"
George Frideric Handel 2:32
21 Part III: Recit - "Behold, I Tell You a Mystery"
George Frideric Handel 0:41
22 Part III: Air - "The Trumpet Shall Sound"
George Frideric Handel 4:22
23 Part III: Chorus - "Worthy Is the Lamb"
George Frideric Handel 4:58
24 Part III: Chorus - "Amen"
George Frideric Handel 4:28

Credits

CD 1

bass-baritone vocals:
John Shirley‐Quirk (bass-baritone) (tracks 10–11)
choir vocals:
Royal Choral Society (tracks 4, 7, 12, 23–24)
composer:
George Frideric Handel (German‐British baroque composer) (1741) (tracks 1, 4, 7–8)
conductor:
Sir Malcolm Sargent (tracks 1, 4, 7–12, 20–24)
contralto vocals:
Norma Procter (tracks 8–9, 21–22)
orchestra:
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (tracks 1, 4, 7–12, 20–24)
soprano vocals:
Elizabeth Harwood (tracks 20, 22)
recorded at:
Kingsway Hall in London, England, United Kingdom (1965-05-11 – 1965-05-22) (tracks 1, 4, 7–12, 20–24)
later translated versions:
later versions:
part of:
Messiah, HWV 56: Part I (tracks 1, 4, 7–8)
recording of:
Messiah, HWV 56: Part I, no. 1. Symphony (1965-05-11 – 1965-05-22) (track 1)

CD 2

bass-baritone vocals:
John Shirley‐Quirk (bass-baritone) (tracks 14, 21–22)
choir vocals:
Royal Choral Society (tracks 5, 11, 13, 15, 18, 20)
conductor:
Sir Malcolm Sargent (tracks 1, 4–6, 9, 11–22)
contralto vocals:
Norma Procter (track 1)
orchestra:
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (tracks 1, 4–6, 9, 11–22)
solo tenor vocals:
Alexander Young (tenor) (tracks 4, 6, 9, 16–17)
soprano vocals:
Elizabeth Harwood (tracks 12, 19)
recorded at:
Kingsway Hall in London, England, United Kingdom (1965-05-11 – 1965-05-22) (tracks 1, 4–6, 9, 11–22)

Release

ASIN: US: B000003GE4 [info]