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composer:George Frideric Handel (German‐British baroque composer) (1741)
later versions:Der Messias: 5b. Rezitativ (Alt): Denn sieh, der Verheißene des Herrn erscheint
part of:Messiah, HWV 56: Part I

Recordings

DateTitleAttributesArtistLength
performance
1959-06-15 – 1959-06-19Messiah, HWV 56: Behold, a virgin shall conceiveMarjorie Thomas, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Malcolm Sargent0:33
1964-06Der Messias: 7. Rezitativ (Alt): Denn sieh, der Verheißene des Herrn erscheintMarga Höffgen, Hedwig Bilgram, Münchener Bach‐Orchester, Karl Richter0:31
1965-05-11 – 1965-05-22Part I: Recit - "Behold! A Virgin Shall Conceive"Norma Procter, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Malcolm Sargent0:32
1966-06Messiah: Part I, No. 7 Recitative "Behold, a virgin shall conceive" / Nos. 8-9 Air and Chorus "O thou that tellest good tidings"Helen Watts, London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis6:39
1970-07Messiah: Recitative-Alto: Behold, A Virgin Shall ConceiveYvonne Minton, English Chamber Orchestra, Johannes Somary0:31
1972-11Messiah: 7. Behold, a virgin shall conceive. Recitative (Contralto)partialAnna Reynolds, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Karl Richter0:36
1972-11Messiah: 8. O thou that tellest good tidings. Aria (Contralto)partialAnna Reynolds, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Karl Richter4:53
1972-11Messiah: Part 1: Recitative (Contralto): Behold, a virgin shall conceiveLondon Philharmonic Orchestra, Karl Richter5:31
1976-07Messiah, Part 1: Nos. 8-9. Recitative & Air alto & Chorus. "Behold, a virgin shall conceive... O thou That tellest good tidings to Zion"Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chorus, Anna Reynolds, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner6:01
1979Contralto Recitative / Behold, A Virgin Shall ConcieveAlfreda Hodgson, London Philharmonic Choir, London Philharmonic Orchestra, John Alldis0:25
1982-02-13 – 1982-02-14Behold, a virgin / Recitative, countertenorPaul Esswood, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Anders Öhrwall0:30
1982-11Messiah, HWV 56: Part I, VIIb. Recitative (Alto) "Behold, a virgin shall conceive"Catherine Robbin, English Baroque Soloists, Sir John Eliot Gardiner0:28
1982-11Messiah, HWV 56: Part I: VIII: Recitative "Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son" (alto)Concentus Musicus Wien, Nikolaus Harnoncourt0:32
1983-12-18 – 1983-12-20Messiah: 8. Behold, a Virgin Shall Conceive / 9. O Thou That Tellest Good Tidings to ZionAtlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chamber Chorus, Robert Shaw5:44
1984-05-24 – 1984-07-19Der Messias: RezitativBrigitte Fassbaender, Radio‐Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR, Sir Neville Marriner0:27
1986-12-22 – 1986-12-23Messiah: Part I. Recitative "Behold a airgin shall conceive"Florence Quivar, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis0:25
1991-01-11 – 1991-01-17Messiah: Part I: 8. Behold, a VirginCollegium Musicum 90, Richard Hickox0:26
1993Messiah: Behold, a virgin shall conceiveThe Brandenburg Consort, Stephen Cleobury0:24
1994Messiah: Part I. Recitative "Behold, a virgin" (alto)Hilary Summers, The Brandenburg Consort, Stephen Cleobury0:23
1996-12Messiah, HWV 56: Part I, Scene III. Recitative "Behold, a Virgin shall conceive"Bernarda Fink, Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh0:26
1996-12Messiah: Recitative. Behold, a virginYoshikazu Mera, Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki0:30
1997-09-18 – 1997-09-20Messiah: Recit: Behold, a virgin shall conceive (contralto)Catherine Wyn‐Rogers, BBC Philharmonic, Harry Christophers0:30
1999Messiah: Part 1. Recitative (alto): Behold, a virginUlla Kudsk Jensen, Akademisk Orkester, Morten Topp0:27
2004-12-17 – 2004-12-21Chorus: And He shall purify / Recitative: Behold, a virgin shall conceiveliveArnold Schönberg Chor, Concentus Musicus Wien, Nikolaus Harnoncourt3:18
2006-01Messiah, HWV 56: Part I, no. 8. Recitative "Behold, a virgin shall conceive" / no. 9. Air & Chorus "O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion arise"Patricia Bardon, Choir of Clare College, Cambridge, Freiburger Barockorchester, René Jacobs5:28
2006-05-01 – 2006-05-04Messiah: Recitative: Behold a Virgin shall conceiveAnnie Gill, Dunedin Consort, John Butt0:19
2006-12-10 – 2006-12-12Messiah: Part I. VIII. Alto "Behold, a virgin shall conceive"liveLondon Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis0:23
2008-12-22 – 2008-12-23Messiah: Part 1: Recitative: Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son (alto)Iestyn Davies, Britten Sinfonia, Stephen Layton0:23
Behold, A VirginApollo’s Fire, Jeannette Sorrell0:24
Behold, a Virgin Shall ConceiveMartha Lipton, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy0:37
Behold, a Virgin Shall ConceiveOregon Bach Festival Orchestra, Helmuth Rilling0:28
Behold, a Virgin Shall Conceive (alto recitative)Catherine Robbin, Boston Baroque, Martin Pearlman0:22
Behold, a virgin shall conceive, O thou that tellest good Tidings to ZionAmerican Bach Soloists, Jeffrey Thomas5:19
Le Messie Part 1: No. 7 Récitatif: Behold, a virgin shall conceiveJanet Baker, English Chamber Orchestra, Charles Mackerras0:31
Messiah RecitativoJochen Kowalski, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner4:51
Messiah, HWV 56 Pt. 1: Behold, a Virgin Shall Conceive... O Thou That TellestEnglish Chamber Orchestra, Richard Bonynge5:25
Messiah, HWV 56, Part 1: "Behold, a virgin shall conceive" (Alto)Emmanuelle Haïm, Le Concert d'Astrée0:25
Messiah, HWV 56, Pt. 1: Behold a virgin shall conceive - RecitativeGeorge Frideric Handel0:31
Messiah, HWV 56: 7. Recitative: "Behold, a Virgin Shall Conceive"Charles Humphries, Academy of London, Peter Marschik0:23
Messiah, HWV 56: Behold, a virgin shall conceive - O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion - O thou that tellestPatricia Spence, UC Berkeley Chamber Chorus, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Nicholas McGegan5:36
Messiah, HWV 56: Part I, no. 8. Behold, a Virgin Shall Conceive / 9. O Thou That Tellest Good Tidings to ZionSmoke Rise Orchestra, Smoke Rise Choir & Danny Vancil6:31
Messiah, HWV 56: Part I, VIIb. Recitative (Alto) "Behold, a virgin shall conceive"Yoshikazu Mera, Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki0:29
Messiah, HWV 56: Part I. "Behold, a virgin shall conceive - O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion"Simon Preston, Christ Church Cathedral Choir, Oxford, Carolyn Watkinson, Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood6:15
Messiah, HWV 56: VIII. Recitative (Contralto) "Behold, a Virgin Shall Conceive"Anne Sofie von Otter, The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock0:30
Messiah, HWV 56: VIII. Recitative (Contralto) "Behold, a Virgin Shall Conceive" - IX. Air (Contralto) and Chorus: "O Thou That Tellest Good Tidings"La Chapelle Rhénane, Benoît Haller5:57
Messiah: "Behold, a virgin shall conceive"; "O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion"Andrew Parrott, The Taverner Choir, Consort & Players6:05
Messiah: Behold a virgin shall conceiveHelen Watts, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Walter Süsskind0:37
Messiah: Behold a Virgin Shall ConceiveNorma Procter, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult0:35
Messiah: Behold, a virgin shall conceiveMusica Sacra, Richard Westenburg0:28
Messiah: Behold, a Virgin Shall ConceiveLondon Philharmonic Orchestra, Walter Süsskind7:36
Messiah: Behold, a Virgin Shall ConceiveJames Bowman, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Sir David Willcocks0:32
Messiah: Behold, a Virgin Shall ConceiveSerge Baudo, The Royal Music College, Edinburgh0:30
Messiah: Behold, a virgin shall conceive - Recitativo / O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion - Aria & CoroHans–Peter Rauscher, Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Hanna Schwarz, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Sir Colin Davis6:14
Messiah: Behold, A Virgin Shall Conceive (Recitative - Altus)New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein0:38
Messiah: Behold, a Virgin Shall Conceive; O Thou That TellestGeorge Frideric Handel6:02
Messiah: Behold! a Virgin Shall ConceiveRoyal Choral Society, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra0:25
Messiah: I, No. 8: Recitative "Behold, a virgin shall conceive"Alice Coote, Academy of Ancient Music, Stephen Cleobury0:25
Messiah: Part I, no. 8: Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a sonAcademy of Ancient Music, Choir of New College Oxford, Edward Higginbottom0:24
Messiah: Part I. VIII. Contralto recitative "Behold, a virgin shall conceive"The Symphony of Harmony and Invention, Harry Christophers0:26
Messiah: Part One: Recitative (Mezzo-Soprano): Behold, a VirginThe Choir & Orchestra of Pro Christe, Timothy Dean0:22
Messiah: Recitative: 'Behold, a virgin shall conceive' (Alto)Grace Hoffman, Philharmonia Orchestra, Otto Klemperer0:29
Part I: Recitative: Behold, a virgin shall conceive (Alto)Matthew White, Tafelmusik, Ivars Taurins0:22
Part One: No. 8 Recitative (alto)George Frideric Handel0:40
Recitative: Behold a Virgin Shall ConceiveGeorg Friedrich Händel0:35
Recitative: Behold, A Virgin Shall ConceiveJan DeGaetani, Eastman Philharmonia, Donald Neuen0:27
The Messiah: Recitative: Behold, a Virgin Shall ConceiveRobert Shaw Orchestra, Robert Shaw0:28