composer:George Frideric Handel (German‐British baroque composer) (1741)
arrangements:11 Pieces dans le style religieux et un transcription du Messie de Handel, op. 72: Messiah, HWV 56, Part I: Pastoral Symphony
later versions:Der Messias: 9a. Hirtenmusik. Larghetto e mezzo piano
Messiah: Sinfonia Pastoral (Stokowski orchestration)
part of:Messiah, HWV 56: Part I


1959-06-15 – 1959-06-19Messiah, HWV 56: PifaRoyal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Malcolm Sargent4:42
1959Messiah: Pastoral SymphonyRoyal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Thomas Beecham4:38
1964-06Der Messias: 13. Hirtenmusik. Larghetto e mezzo pianoElmar Schloter, Münchener Bach‐Orchester, Karl Richter3:08
1966-06Messiah: Part I, No. 13 Pifa "Pastoral Symphony"London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis3:02
1970-07Messiah: Pifa (Pastoral Symphony)English Chamber Orchestra, Johannes Somary3:43
1972-11Messiah: Part 1: Pifa (Pastoral Symphony)London Philharmonic Orchestra, Karl Richter3:01
1976-07Messiah, Part 1: No. 13. PifaAcademy of St Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner2:53
1979Pastoral SymphonyLondon Philharmonic Orchestra, John Alldis3:39
1982-02-13 – 1982-02-14Pifa / PifaSwedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Anders Öhrwall2:43
1982-06 – 1982-07Messiah: PifaAcademy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood2:50
1982-11Messiah, HWV 56: Part I, XIIa. Pifa "Pastoral Symphony"English Baroque Soloists, Sir John Eliot Gardiner2:26
1982-11Messiah, HWV 56: Part I: XIII: Pifa (Pastoral Symphony)Concentus Musicus Wien, Nikolaus Harnoncourt1:00
1983-06-27 – 1983-06-28Messiah: Pastoral SymphonyAcademy of St Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner3:13
1983-12-18 – 1983-12-20Messiah: 13. Pifa - 'Pastoral Symphony' / 14a. There Were Shepherds / 14b. And Lo, the Angel of the Lord Came Upon Them / 15. And the Angel Said Unto Them / 16. And Suddenly There Was With the Angel / 17. Glory to GodAtlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chamber Chorus, Robert Shaw4:17
1984-05-24 – 1984-07-19Der Messias: No. 12 Pifa SymphonyRadio‐Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR, Sir Neville Marriner3:14
1986-12-22 – 1986-12-23Messiah: Part I. Pifa: Larghetto e mezzo pianoToronto Symphony Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis3:07
1988-01Messiah, HWV 56: XIII. Pifa (Pastoral Symphony)The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock1:11
1988-04Messiah: Part I: Pifa: Larghetto e mezzo pianoTaverner Choir & Players, Andrew Parrott0:55
1989-09-01 – 1989-09-05Messiah: Pastoral Symphony (Pifa)Capella Istropolitana, Jaroslav Krček3:08
1991-01-11 – 1991-01-17Messiah: Part I: 13. Pastoral SymphonyCollegium Musicum 90, Richard Hickox0:56
1992-07-06 – 1992-07-09The Messiah, Part 1 (Nos. 1-22): PifaScholars Baroque Ensemble1:03
1993Messiah: PifaThe Brandenburg Consort, Stephen Cleobury2:36
1994Messiah, HWV 56: Pastoral SymphonySt. Petersburg Conservatory Chamber Orchestra, Alexander Titov3:23
1994Messiah: Part I. Pifa (Pastoral Symphony)The Brandenburg Consort, Stephen Cleobury2:31
1996-12Messiah, HWV 56: Part I, Scene IV. PifaGabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh0:38
1997-09-18 – 1997-09-20Messiah: Pastoral Symphony: Larghetto e mezzo-pianoBBC Philharmonic, Harry Christophers2:57
1999Messiah: Part 1. PifaAkademisk Orkester, Morten Topp2:40
2004-12-22 – 2004-12-23Messiah: Pastoral SymphonyliveHong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, William Lacey0:58
2006-01Messiah, HWV 56: Part I, no. 13. Sinfonia Pastorale: (Pifa) / no. 14a. Recitative "There where shepherds abiding in the field" / no. 14b. Accompagnato "And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them" / no. 15. Recitative "And the angel said unto them: Fear not, for behold" / no. 16. Accompagnato "And suddenly there was with the angel"Kerstin Avemo, Freiburger Barockorchester, René Jacobs4:41
2006-05-01 – 2006-05-04Messiah: Pifa (Pastoral Symphony)Dunedin Consort, John Butt2:46
2006-12-10 – 2006-12-12Messiah: Part I. XIII. PifaliveLondon Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis3:08
2008-12-22 – 2008-12-23Messiah: Part 1: Pifa 'Pastoral Symphony'Britten Sinfonia, Stephen Layton0:54
'Der Messias' HirtenmusikThe Orchestra of St. John’s, Smith Square, John Lubbock3:09
'Pastoral Symphony' from Messiah (Handel)Musica Donum Dei1:56
"Der Messias": HirtenmusikThe Orchestra of St. John’s, Smith Square, John Lubbock3:09
"Messiah": PastoraleRadio‐Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR, Luis Antonio García Navarro3:05
"Pifa" (Pastoral Symphony) from Messiah, HWV 56City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra3:17
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 / Pt. 1 - 13. Pifa (Pastoral Symphony)Trevor Pinnock1:10
Hirtenmusik (Pifa)London Philharmonic Orchestra, Karl Richter3:05
Le Messie / Messiah "Pifa" Musique pastoraleGeorge Frideric Handel3:29
Le Messie Part 1: No. 13 Pita (Symphonie pastorale)English Chamber Orchestra, Charles Mackerras2:39
Messiah - Part 1: Pifa (Pastoral Symphony) to "Glory to God"Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Nicholas McGegan5:59
Messiah, HWV 56 Pt. 1: Pifa - Sinfonia PastoraleEnglish Chamber Orchestra, Richard Bonynge1:13
Messiah, HWV 56, Part 1: Larghetto e mezzo pianoEmmanuelle Haïm, Le Concert d'Astrée2:34
Messiah, HWV 56, Part I: Pastoral Symphony, "Pifa"Sinfonia Australis, Guy Noble3:21
Messiah, HWV 56, Pt. 1: Pastoral Symphony (Pifa)George Frideric Handel2:51
Messiah, HWV 56: Part I, no. 13. Pifa - 'Pastoral Symphony'Smoke Rise Orchestra, Smoke Rise Choir & Danny Vancil4:46
Messiah, HWV 56: Part I, XIIa. Pifa "Pastoral Symphony"Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki2:48
Messiah, HWV 56: Part I. PifaAcademy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood0:52
Messiah, HWV 56: Pastoral SymphonyLondon Musici, Mark Stephenson1:15
Messiah, HWV 56: PastoraleThe Choir of Trinity Church, Owen Burdick3:13
Messiah, HWV 56: XIII. Pifa (Pastoral Symphony)La Chapelle Rhénane, Benoît Haller3:00
Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: PifaI Solisti Italiani2:49
Messiah, Part I: PifaGeorg Friedrich Händel2:45
Messiah: 13. Pastoral SymphonyPhiladelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy4:00
Messiah: I, No. 14: Pifa - Larghetto e mezzo pianoAcademy of Ancient Music, Stephen Cleobury2:40
Messiah: Part I, no. 13: PifaAcademy of Ancient Music, Choir of New College Oxford, Edward Higginbottom2:13
Messiah: Part I. Pastoral SymphonyWilliam Christie, Les Arts Florissants2:54
Messiah: Part I. XIII. PifaThe Symphony of Harmony and Invention, Harry Christophers0:59
Messiah: Part One: Pastoral SymphonyThe Choir & Orchestra of Pro Christe, Timothy Dean3:24
Messiah: Pastoral SymphonyThe Orchestra of St. John’s, Smith Square, John Lubbock3:18
Messiah: Pastoral SymphonyLondon Handel Orchestra, Martin Neary1:13
Messiah: Pastoral SymphonyMusica Sacra, Richard Westenburg3:06
Messiah: Pastoral SymphonyLondon Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult3:27
Messiah: Pastoral SymphonyLondon Handel Orchestra, Martin Neary1:09
Messiah: Pastoral Symphony (Pifa)New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein3:57
Messiah: PastoraleSmithsonian Concerto Grosso, Antal Doráti1:06
Messiah: Pastorale SymphonyLondon Philharmonic Orchestra, Walter Süsskind3:39
Messiah: PifaEastman Chorale, Eastman Philharmonia Chamber Orchestra, Donald Neuen1:19
Messiah: PifaAcademy of St Martin in the Fields, Sir David Willcocks3:28
Messiah: PifaScholars Baroque Ensemble1:08
Messiah: Pifa - Larghetto a mezzo pianoMusica Aeterna2:59
Messiah: Pifa - Sinfonia pastoraleSymphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Sir Colin Davis3:13
Messiah: Pifa (Handel)Toronto Symphony Orchestra3:08
Messiah: Pifa (Pastoral Symphony)Philharmonia Orchestra, Otto Klemperer3:58
Messiah: Pifa (Pastoral Symphony)Musica Sacra, Richard Westenburg2:58
No. 13 PifaLondon Symphony Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult3:39
No.13 Sinfonia pastorale (Pifa) - Larghetto e mezzo pianoDeutsches Symphonie‐Orchester Berlin, Helmut Koch3:06
No.13: Pifa (Pastoral Sym)Academy of London, Peter Marschik1:01
Part I: Pfa (Orchestra)Tafelmusik, Ivars Taurins0:59
Part I: Pifa (Pastoral Symphony)Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Malcolm Sargent4:00
Part One, Sym: PastoralBoston Baroque, Martin Pearlman2:53
PastoralGeorg Friedrich Händel3:34
Pastoral SymphonLondon Symphony Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski4:51
Pastoral SymphonyRoyal Philharmonic Orchestra, Don Jackson2:49
Pastoral SymphonyThe London Philharmonic Orchestra3:44
Pastoral Symphony (from The Messiah)London Musici, Mark Stephenson1:21
Pastoral Symphony (Messiah)Georg Friedrich Händel3:09
Pastoral Symphony from "Messiah"Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Malcolm Sargent4:08
Pastoral Symphony from MessiahGeorge Frideric Handel1:19
Pastoral Symphony Pifa from The MessiahI Solisti Di Duino, Antonio Pellegrini3:12
Pastorale from 'Messiah'Georg Friedrich Händel3:05
Pastorale from "Messiah"Stuttgart Radio Symphony, García Navarro3:03
Pastorale From MessiahRebecca Kleintop Owens3:11
PifaApollo’s Fire, Jeannette Sorrell2:41
PifaGeorg Friedrich Händel2:49
Pifa - Pastoral SymphonyOregon Bach Festival Orchestra, Helmuth Rilling0:52
Pifa (Hirtenmusik)Leningrader Sinfonie Orchester2:49
Pifa (Messiah HWV56)Orchestra of the Antipodes, Antony Walker1:08
Pifa (Pastoral Symphony)American Bach Soloists, Jeffrey Thomas0:52
Pifa (Pastoral Symphony)coverWhitni2:37
The Messiah, HWV 56 - Part 1, "The Birth": VIII. Pifa (Pastoral Sinfonia): LarghettoLietuvos kamerinis orkestras, Imants Kokars2:59
The Messiah, HWV 56: Pastoral SymphonyLatvian State Symphony Orchestra, Alexandr Dmitrijew2:44
The Messiah: PifaGeorg Friedrich Händel2:46
The Messiah: Pifa (Pastoral Symphony)Robert Shaw Orchestra, Robert Shaw1:04