Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Messiah, HWV 56: Part I, Scene I. Sinfony
Georg Friedrich Händel 3:22
2 Messiah, HWV 56: Part I, Scene I. Recitative "Comfort ye, comfort ye my People"
Georg Friedrich Händel 3:36
3 Messiah, HWV 56: Part I, Scene I. Song "Ev'ry Valley shall be exalted"
Georg Friedrich Händel 3:04
4 Messiah, HWV 56: Part I, Scene I. Chorus "And the Glory of the Lord shall be revealed"
Georg Friedrich Händel 2:51
5 Messiah, HWV 56: Part I, Scene II. Recitative "Thus saith the Lord of Hosts"
Georg Friedrich Händel 1:19
6 Messiah, HWV 56: Part I, Scene II. Song "But who may abide the Day of his Coming?"
Georg Friedrich Händel 3:51
7 Messiah, HWV 56: Part I, Scene II. Chorus "And He shall purify the Sons of Levi"
Georg Friedrich Händel 2:22
8 Messiah, HWV 56: Part I, Scene III. Recitative "Behold, a Virgin shall conceive"
Georg Friedrich Händel 0:26
9 Messiah, HWV 56: Part I, Scene III. Song & Chorus "O thou that tellest good Tidings to Zion"
Georg Friedrich Händel 4:47
10 Messiah, HWV 56: Part I, Scene III. Recitative "For behold, Darkness shall cover the Earth"
Georg Friedrich Händel 2:14
11 Messiah, HWV 56: Part I, Scene III. Song "The People that walked in Darkness"
Georg Friedrich Händel 3:58
12 Messiah, HWV 56: Part I, Scene III. Chorus "For unto us a Child is born"
Georg Friedrich Händel 3:36
13 Messiah, HWV 56: Part I, Scene IV. Pifa
Georg Friedrich Händel 0:38
14 Messiah, HWV 56: Part I, Scene IV. Recitative "There were Shepherds abiding in the Field"
Georg Friedrich Händel 1:02
15 Messiah, HWV 56: Part I, Scene IV. Chorus "Glory to God in the Highest"
Georg Friedrich Händel 1:41
16 Messiah, HWV 56: Part I, Scene V. Song "Rejoice greatly, O Daughter of Sion"
Georg Friedrich Händel 3:46
17 Messiah, HWV 56: Part I, Scene V. Recitative "Then shall the Eyes of the Blind be open'd"
Georg Friedrich Händel 0:20
18 Messiah, HWV 56: Part I, Scene V. Song "He shall feed his Flock"
Georg Friedrich Händel 4:18
19 Messiah, HWV 56: Part I, Scene V. Chorus "His Yoke is easy, his Burthen is light"
Georg Friedrich Händel 2:08
20 Messiah, HWV 56: Part II, Scene I. Chorus "Behold the Lamb of God"
Georg Friedrich Händel 3:09
21 Messiah, HWV 56: Part II, Scene I. Song "He was despised"
Georg Friedrich Händel 12:11
22 Messiah, HWV 56: Part II, Scene I. Chorus "Surely he hath borne our Griefs"
Georg Friedrich Händel 1:39
23 Messiah, HWV 56: Part II, Scene I. Chorus "And with His Stripes we are healed"
Georg Friedrich Händel 1:44
24 Messiah, HWV 56: Part II, Scene I. Chorus "All we, like Sheep, have gone astray"
Georg Friedrich Händel 3:21
25 Messiah, HWV 56: Part II, Scene I. Recitative "All they that see him laugh him to scorn"
Georg Friedrich Händel 0:39
26 Messiah, HWV 56: Part II, Scene I. Chorus "He trusted in God"
Georg Friedrich Händel 2:03
27 Messiah, HWV 56: Part II, Scene I. Recitative "Thy Rebuke hath broken his Heart"
Georg Friedrich Händel 2:04
28 Messiah, HWV 56: Part II, Scene I. Song "Behold, and see, if there be any Sorrow"
Georg Friedrich Händel 1:31
29 Messiah, HWV 56: Part II, Scene II. Recitative "He was cut off out of the Land"
Georg Friedrich Händel 0:15
30 Messiah, HWV 56: Part II, Scene II. Song "But Thou didst not leave his Soul in Hell"
Georg Friedrich Händel 2:04
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Messiah, HWV 56: Part II, Scene III. Chorus "Lift up your heads, o ye gates"
Georg Friedrich Händel 2:47
2 Messiah, HWV 56: Part II, Scene IV. Recitative "Unto which of the angels said He at any time"
Georg Friedrich Händel 0:15
3 Messiah, HWV 56: Part II, Scene IV. Chorus "Let all the angels of God worship Him"
Georg Friedrich Händel 1:21
4 Messiah, HWV 56: Part II, Scene V. Song "Thou art gone up on high"
Georg Friedrich Händel 2:47
5 Messiah, HWV 56: Part II, Scene V. Chorus "The Lord gave the word"
Georg Friedrich Händel 1:05
6 Messiah, HWV 56: Part II, Scene V. Song "How beautiful are the feet"
Georg Friedrich Händel 2:00
7 Messiah, HWV 56: Part II, Scene V. Chorus "Their sound is gone out into all lands"
Georg Friedrich Händel 1:17
8 Messiah, HWV 56: Part II, Scene VI. Song "Why do the nations so furiously rage together"
Georg Friedrich Händel 1:14
9 Messiah, HWV 56: Part II, Scene VI. Chorus "Let us break their bonds asunder"
Georg Friedrich Händel 1:38
10 Messiah, HWV 56: Part II, Scene VII. Recitative "He that dwelleth in Heaven" / Song "Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron"
Georg Friedrich Händel 2:06
11 Messiah, HWV 56: Part II, Scene VII. Chorus "Hallelujah!"
Georg Friedrich Händel 3:43
12 Messiah, HWV 56: Part III, Scene I. Song "I know that my redeemer liveth"
Georg Friedrich Händel 6:23
13 Messiah, HWV 56: Part III, Scene I. Chorus "Since by man came death"
Georg Friedrich Händel 2:03
14 Messiah, HWV 56: Part III, Scene II. Recitative "Behold, I tell you a mystery"
Georg Friedrich Händel 0:32
15 Messiah, HWV 56: Part III, Scene II. Song "The trumpet shall sound"
Georg Friedrich Händel 8:19
16 Messiah, HWV 56: Part III, Scene III. Recitative "Then shall be brought to pass"
Georg Friedrich Händel 0:14
17 Messiah, HWV 56: Part III, Scene III. Duet "O death, where is thy sting?"
Georg Friedrich Händel 0:53
18 Messiah, HWV 56: Part III, Scene III. Chorus "But thanks be to God"
Georg Friedrich Händel 1:57
19 Messiah, HWV 56: Part III, Scene III. Song "If God is for us"
Georg Friedrich Händel 4:13
20 Messiah, HWV 56: Part III, Scene IV. Chorus "Worthy is the lamb that was slain - amen"
Georg Friedrich Händel 7:34

Credits

CD 1

alto vocals:
Bernarda Fink (mezzo soprano) (1996-12) (tracks 8–9, 21)
balance engineer:
Andrew Wedman (producer and engineer) (tracks 1–30)
bass vocals:
Neal Davies (bass) (1996-12) (tracks 5, 10–11)
choir vocals:
Gabrieli Consort (1996-12) (tracks 4, 7, 9, 12, 15, 19–20, 22–24, 26)
composer:
George Frideric Handel (German‐British baroque composer) (tracks 2, 6, 9, 11, 14, 14, 18, 28, 30)
George Frideric Handel (German‐British baroque composer) (1741) (tracks 1, 3–5, 7–8, 10, 12–17, 19–27, 29)
conductor:
Paul McCreesh (1996-12) (tracks 1–30)
orchestra:
Gabrieli Players (1996-12) (tracks 1–30)
producer:
Christopher Alder (editor/engineer/producer) (tracks 1–30)
soprano vocals:
Susan Gritton (soprano) (1996-12) (tracks 6, 17–18, 29–30)
Dorothea Röschmann (soprano) (1996-12) (tracks 14, 16)
tenor vocals:
Charles Daniels (tenor) (1996-12) (tracks 2–3, 25, 27–28)
recorded at:
All Saints’ Church (Tooting, London) in London, England, United Kingdom (1996-12) (tracks 1–30)
arrangements:
He Shall Feed His Flock (arr. Rizzo) (track 18)
later versions:
Messiah: Sinfonia Pastoral (Stokowski orchestration) (track 13)
part of:
Messiah, HWV 56: Part II (tracks 20–30)
Messiah, HWV 56: Part I (tracks 1–14, 14, 14–19)
parts:
recording of:

CD 2

alto vocals:
Bernarda Fink (mezzo soprano) (1996-12) (tracks 16–17)
balance engineer:
Andrew Wedman (producer and engineer) (tracks 1–20)
bass vocals:
Neal Davies (bass) (1996-12) (tracks 8, 14–15)
choir vocals:
Gabrieli Consort (1996-12) (tracks 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 18, 20)
composer:
George Frideric Handel (German‐British baroque composer) (tracks 6, 10, 14, 16)
George Frideric Handel (German‐British baroque composer) (1741) (tracks 1–5, 7–13, 15, 17–20)
George Frideric Handel (German‐British baroque composer) (1745) (track 7)
conductor:
Paul McCreesh (1996-12) (tracks 1–20)
orchestra:
Gabrieli Players (1996-12) (tracks 1–20)
producer:
Christopher Alder (editor/engineer/producer) (tracks 1–20)
soprano vocals:
Susan Gritton (soprano) (1996-12) (tracks 6, 12)
Dorothea Röschmann (soprano) (1996-12) (tracks 4, 19)
tenor vocals:
Charles Daniels (tenor) (1996-12) (tracks 2, 10, 17)
recorded at:
All Saints’ Church (Tooting, London) in London, England, United Kingdom (1996-12) (tracks 1–20)
arrangements:
The Grand Halleluiah in the Messiah (for two organists, Marsh) (track 11)
has revision:
Messiah, HWV 56: Part II, no. 38. Aria “How Beautiful Are the Feet…” (Alto) (aria version without chorus, transposed for Alto) (track 6)
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 7)
later parody versions:
later versions:
part of:
Messiah, HWV 56: Part III (tracks 12–20)
Messiah, HWV 56: Part II (tracks 1–7, 7–10, 10–11)
parts:
recording of:
Messiah, HWV 56: Part II, no. 38. Aria “How Beautiful Are the Feet…” (Soprano) (soprano aria version without chorus) (1996-12) (track 6)
Messiah, HWV 56: Part II, no. 39. Chorus “Their sound is gone out” (version for chorus, not tenor solo) (1996-12) (track 7)
Messiah, HWV 56: Part III, no. 52. Air “If God be for us” (Soprano) (original version for soprano) (1996-12) (track 19)
referred to in medleys: