Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Overture
George Frederick Handel 4:05
2 Tenor Recitative / Comfort Ye My People
George Frederick Handel 3:01
3 Tenor Aria / Every Valley Shall Be Exalted
George Frederick Handel 3:48
4 Chorus / And the Glory of the Lord
George Frederick Handel 3:05
5 Bass Recitative / Thus Saith the Lord
George Frederick Handel 1:38
6 Bass Aria / But Who May Abide the Day of His Coming?
George Frederick Handel 5:08
7 Chorus / And He Shall Purify
George Frederick Handel 2:42
8 Contralto Recitative / Behold, A Virgin Shall Concieve
George Frederick Handel 0:25
9 Contralto Aria and Chorus / Oh Thou that Tellest Good Tidings to Zion
George Frederick Handel 6:23
10 Bass Recitative / For, Behold, A Darkness Shall Cover the Earth
George Frederick Handel 2:18
11 Bass Aria / The People That Walked In Darkness
George Frederick Handel 4:08
12 Chorus / For Unto Us a Child is Born
George Frederick Handel 4:33
13 Pastoral Symphony
George Frederick Handel 3:39
14 Soprano Recitative / There Were Shepherds Abiding in the Field
George Frederick Handel 0:44
15 Soprano Recitative / And the Angel Said Unto Them
George Frederick Handel 0:42
16 Soprano Recitative / And Suddenly There Was with the Angel
George Frederick Handel 0:18
17 Chorus / Glory to God
George Frederick Handel 2:07
18 Soprano Aria / Rejoice Greatly, O Daughter of Zion
George Frederick Handel 4:42
19 Contralto Recitative / Then Shall the Eyes of the Blind be Opened
George Frederick Handel 0:28
20 Contralto Aria and Soprano Aria / He Shall Feed His Flock Like a Shepherd
George Frederick Handel 6:01
21 Chorus / His Yoke is Easy, And His Burthen is Light
George Frederick Handel 2:26
22 Chorus / Behold The Lamb of God
George Frederick Handel 3:22
23 Contralto Aria / He Was Despised
George Frederick Handel 4:55
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Chorus / Surely He Hath Borne Our Griefs
George Frederick Handel 2:13
2 Chorus / And With His Stripes We Are Healed
George Frederick Handel 2:37
3 Chorus / All We Like Sheep Have Gone Astray
George Frederick Handel 3:46
4 Tenor Recitative / All They That See Him Laugh Him to Scorn
George Frederick Handel 0:48
5 Chorus / He Trusted In God That He Would Deliver Him
George Frederick Handel 2:21
6 Tenor Recitative / Thy Rebuke Hath Broken His Heart
George Frederick Handel 1:51
7 Tenor Arioso / Behold, And See If There Be Any Sorrow
George Frederick Handel 1:36
8 Tenor Recitative / He Was Cut Off Out Of The Land of the Living
George Frederick Handel 0:21
9 Tenor Aria / But Thou Didst Not Leave His Soul In Hell
George Frederick Handel 2:47
10 Chorus / Live Up Your Heads, O Ye Gates
George Frederick Handel 3:38
11 Soprano Aria / How Beautiful Are The Feet of Them
George Frederick Handel 2:46
12 Chorus / Their Sound is Gone Out Into All Lands
George Frederick Handel 1:55
13 Bass Aria / Why Do The Nations So Furiously Rage?
George Frederick Handel 3:15
14 Chorus / Let Us Break Their Bonds Asunder
George Frederick Handel 1:51
15 Tenor Recitative / He That Dwelleth in Heaven
George Frederick Handel 0:17
16 Tenor Aria / Thou Shalt Break Them
George Frederick Handel 2:10
17 Chorus / Hallelujah!
George Frederick Handel 4:12
18 Soprano Aria / I Know That My Redeemer Liveth
George Frederick Handel 7:20
19 Chorus / Since By Man Came Death
George Frederick Handel 2:06
20 Bass Recitative / Behold, I Tell You A Mystery
George Frederick Handel 0:36
21 Bass Aria / The Trumpet Shall Sound
George Frederick Handel 4:17
22 Contralto Recitative / Then Shall Be Brought to Pass
George Frederick Handel 0:18
23 Contralto And Tenor Duet / O Death, Where is Thy Sting?
George Frederick Handel 1:05
24 Chorus / But Thanks Be to God
George Frederick Handel 2:15
25 Soprano Aria / If God Be For Us, Who Can Be Against Us?
George Frederick Handel 5:17
26 Chorus / Worthy Is The Lamb
George Frederick Handel 8:40

Credits

CD 1

bass vocals:
Ulrik Cold (1979) (tracks 5–6, 10–11)
choir vocals:
London Philharmonic Choir (1979) (tracks 2–12, 14–23)
composer:
George Frideric Handel (German‐British baroque composer) (tracks 2, 6, 9, 11, 15–16, 20)
George Frideric Handel (German‐British baroque composer) (1741) (tracks 1, 3–5, 7–8, 10, 12–14, 17–19, 21–23)
conductor:
John Alldis (1979) (tracks 1–23)
contralto vocals:
Alfreda Hodgson (1979) (tracks 8–9, 19–20, 23)
engineer:
Bob Auger (Audio) (tracks 1–23)
executive producer:
Billy Ray Hearn (tracks 1–23)
orchestra:
London Philharmonic Orchestra (1979) (tracks 1–23)
producer:
Irving Martin (tracks 1–23)
soprano vocals:
Felicity Lott (1979) (tracks 14–16, 18)
tenor vocals:
Philip Langridge (1979) (tracks 2–3)
recorded at:
All Saints Church (Tooting, London) in London, England, United Kingdom (1979) (tracks 1–23)
arrangements:
He Shall Feed His Flock (arr. Rizzo) (track 20)
later translated versions:
later versions:
Messiah: Sinfonia Pastoral (Stokowski orchestration) (track 13)
part of:
Messiah, HWV 56: Part II (tracks 22–23)
Messiah, HWV 56: Part I (tracks 1–21)
recording of:

CD 2

bass vocals:
Ulrik Cold (1979) (tracks 13, 20–21)
choir vocals:
London Philharmonic Choir (1979) (tracks 1–26)
composer:
George Frideric Handel (German‐British baroque composer) (tracks 7, 9, 16, 20, 22)
George Frideric Handel (German‐British baroque composer) (1741) (tracks 1–6, 8, 10–15, 17–19, 21, 23–26)
conductor:
John Alldis (1979) (tracks 1–26)
contralto vocals:
Alfreda Hodgson (1979) (tracks 22–23)
engineer:
Bob Auger (Audio) (tracks 1–26)
executive producer:
Billy Ray Hearn (tracks 1–26)
orchestra:
London Philharmonic Orchestra (1979) (tracks 1–26)
producer:
Irving Martin (tracks 1–26)
soprano vocals:
Felicity Lott (1979) (tracks 11, 18, 25)
tenor vocals:
Philip Langridge (1979) (tracks 4, 6–9, 15–16)
recorded at:
All Saints Church (Tooting, London) in London, England, United Kingdom (1979) (tracks 1–26)
arrangements:
is based on:
is the basis for:
Messiah, HWV 56: Part II, no. 39. Chorus "Their sound is gone out" (version for chorus, not tenor solo) (track 12)
later parody versions:
later translated versions:
later versions:
Messiah, HWV 56: Part III, no. 52. Air "If God be for us" (Alto) (version transposed for Alto) (track 25)
part of:
Messiah, HWV 56: Part III (tracks 18–26)
Messiah, HWV 56: Part II (tracks 1–17)
recording of:
Messiah, HWV 56: Part III, no. 52. Air "If God be for us" (Soprano) (original version for soprano) (1979) (track 25)
referred to in medleys: