Judith Nelson, Emma Kirkby, Carolyn Watkinson, Paul Elliot, David Thomas
Choir of Christ Church Cathedral Oxford, The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood
Stodge no more. In Christopher Hogwood's hands, Messiah was no longer a ponderous and portentous work, but something tightly sprung and which demanded your attention. —
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- Paul Elliott (tenor), Emma Kirkby (soprano), Carolyn Watkinson (contralto), David Thomas (bass), Judith Nelson (soprano), Simon Preston (chorus conductor)
- Academy of Ancient Music, Christ Church Cathedral Choir, Oxford
- Christopher Hogwood, Simon Preston
- Recorded: 1979
- Recording Venue: St Jude's, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London
"Comfort Ye, My People - Ev'ry Valley Shall Be Exalted"
"And The Glory Of The Lord"
"Thus Saith The Lord...But Who May Abide"
"And He Shall Purify The Sons Of Levi"
"Behold, A Virgin Shall Conceive...O Thou That Tellest Good Tidings"
" For Behold, Darkness Shall Cover The Earth...The People That Walked In Darkness"
"For Unto Us A Child Is Born"
Pifa (Pastoral Symphony)
"There Were Shepherds...Glory To God In The Highest"
"Rejoice Greatly, O Daughter Of Zion"
"Then Shall The Eyes Of The Blind ... He Shall Feed His Flock"
"His Yoke Is Easy"
"Behold The Lamb Of God"
"He Was Despised"
"Surely He Hath Borne Our Griefs... And With His Stripes We Are Healed"
"All We Like Sheep Have Gone Astray"
"All They That See Him...He Trusted In God"
"Thy Rebuke Hath Broken His Heart...Behold The Lamb Of God....He Was Cut Off"
"But Thou Didst Not Leave His Soul In Hell"
"Lift Up Your Heads"
"Unto Which Of The Angels...Let All The Angels"
"Thou Art Gone Up On High"
"The Lord Gave The Word"
"How Beautiful Are The Feet"
"Their Sound Is Gone Out"
"Why Do The Nations...Let Us Break Asunder"
"He That Dwelleth In Heaven...Thou Shalt Break Them"
"I Know That My Redeemer Liveth"
"Since By Man Came Death"
"Behold, I Tell You A Mystery...The Trumpet Shall Sound"
"Then Shall Be Brought To Pass - O Death, Where Is Thy Sting?"
"But Thanks Be To God"
"If God Be For Us"
"Worthy Is The Lamb...Blessing And Honour"