Handel Messiah

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Ensemblegram
Running length
38 tracks
Running time
91:46

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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Handel Messiah - Ovrerture 2:59 4
2 Handel Messiah - Recitative, Tenor, Comfort ye, my people 2:43 8
3 Handel Messiah - Air, Tenor, Every valley 3:18 16
4 Handel Messiah - Chorus, And the glory of the Lord 2:18 6
5 Handel Messiah - Chorus, And he shall purify 2:22 152
6 Handel Messiah - Chorus, For unto us a child is born 3:43 6
7 Handel Messiah - Pastoral Symphony 2:44 10
8 Handel Messiah - Recitative, Soprano, There were shepherds 1:28 5
9 Handel Messiah - Chorus, Glory to God 2:07 3
10 Handel Messiah - Air, Soprano, Rejoice 4:33 5
11 Handel Messiah - Chorus, His yoke is easy 2:38 18
12 Handel Messiah - Chorus, Behold the Lamb of God 2:43 14
13 Handel Messiah - Chorus, Surely He hath born our griefs 2:02 5
14 Handel Messiah - Chorus, And with His stripes 1:45 200
15 Handel Messiah - Chorus, All we like sheep 3:34 10
16 Handel Messiah - Recitative, Tenor, All they that see Him laugh Him to scorn 0:45 4
17 Handel Messiah - Chorus, He trusted in God 2:15 111
18 Handel Messiah - Recitative, Soprano, Thy rebuke 1:41 6
19 Handel Messiah - Air, Soprano, Behold 1:33 6
20 Handel Messiah - Recitative, Tenor, He was cut off 0:21 0
21 Handel Messiah - Air, Tenor, But thou didst not leave His soul in hell 2:43 3
22 Handel Messiah - Chorus, Lift up your heads 2:55 11
23 Handel Messiah - Recitative, Tenor, Unto which of the Angels 0:19 0
24 Handel Messiah - Chorus, Let all the Angels 1:21 5
25 Handel Messiah - Air, Soprano, Thou art gone up on high 2:56 7
26 Handel Messiah - Chorus, The Lord gave the word 1:14 12
27 Handel Messiah - Air, Soprano, How beautiful are the feet 2:13 8
28 Handel Messiah - Chorus, Their sound is gone out 1:21 7
29 Handel Messiah - Air, Bass, Why do the nations 2:39 6
30 Handel Messiah - Chorus, Let us break their bonds 1:47 4
31 Handel Messiah - Recitative, Tenor, He that dwelleth in Heaven 0:18 0
32 Handel Messiah - Air, Tenor, Thou shalt break them 1:58 8
33 Handel Messiah - Chorus, Hallelujah 3:49 14
34 Handel Messiah - Air, Soprano, I know that my Redeemer liveth 5:03 8
35 Handel Messiah - Chorus, Since by man came death 2:06 6
36 Handel Messiah - Air, Soprano, If God be for us 4:32 11
37 Handel Messiah - Chorus, Worthy is the Lamb 3:31 4
38 Handel Messiah - Chorus, Amen 3:29 9

About this album

George Friedrich Handel (1685-1759)
The Messiah

Ensemble XXI
Conductor Lygia O’Riordan
Maria Struve Children’s Capella
Artistic Director Maria Struve
“Cantores Minores” Ensemble
Artistic Director and Conductor Filip Häyrynen
Soloists:
Ludmilla Shilova - Soprano
Jaewoo Kim - Tenor
Kiril Krajushin – Bass

In 1741 Handel was invited to visit Dublin by the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland for a series of concerts. It seems that as a result of this he composed the Messiah. As it was forbidden in those days to perform or produce an opera on the theme of the Messiah, Handel chose the genre of Oratorio. However the work is pure opera and should really be performed as such. The present edition by Richard Bonynge recognises this and uses all the brilliant coloratura techniques of the time.
The work was begun on August the 22nd and completed in a mere three weeks on the 14th of September. The flow of the work is inspired and can only be regarded with awe. In November Handel arrived in Dublin. He was resident in Abbey Street near the River Liffey. His letters to friends in England are full of the kindness with which he was received and the excellent musical forces at his disposal, both instrumental and vocal. Many of his works were produced including Acis and Galatea, Alexander’s Feast, Esther, the Ode on St. Cecilia’s as well as many of his concerti…
copyright © Lygia O’Riordan

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