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Handel: Messiah

Arleen Auger, Anne Sofie von Otter, Michael Chance, Howard Crook & John Tomlinson

The English Concert Choir & The English Concert, Trevor Pinnock

One of the freshest and most exciting Messiahs on CD reconciling 'authentic' practice with the work's undoubted scope for grandeur. Superb soloists. More…

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Contents

Handel: Messiah

Work length2:29:28
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  • Howard Crook (Tenor), Michael Chance (Alto), Anne Sofie von Otter (Contralto), Arleen Auger (Soprano), Trevor Pinnock (Director), John Tomlinson (Bass)
  • The English Concert, The English Concert Choir
  • Trevor Pinnock
  • Recorded: 1988-01-08
  • Recording Venue: Abbey Road Studios, London

Symphony

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1. Accompagnato: Comfort ye, My people

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2. Air: "Ev'ry Valley shall be exalted"

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3. Chorus: "And The Glory Of The Lord"

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4. Accompagnato: Thus saith the Lord

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5. Air: "But who may abide the day of his coming"

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6. Chorus: "And He shall purify the sons of Levi"

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7. Recitative: Behold, a virgin shall conceive

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8. "O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion"

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10. Accompagnato: For behold, darkness shall cover

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11. Air: The people that walked in darkness

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12. Chorus: "For unto us a Child is born"

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13. Pifa (Pastoral Symphony)

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Reci: There were shepherds ... Acc: And suddenly there

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15. Chorus: Glory to God in the highest

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16. Air: "Rejoice greatly, o daughter of Zion"

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17a. Recitative: Then shall the eyes of the blind

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18a. Duet: He shall feed his flock

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19. His yoke is easy

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20. Behold the Lamb of God

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21. Air: He was despised

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22. Chorus: "Surely He hath borne our griefs"

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23. Chorus: "And with His stripes we are healed"

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24. Chorus: "All we like sheep have gone astray"

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25. Accompagnato: All they that see Him

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26. Chorus: He trusted in God

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27. Accompagnato: "Thy rebuke hath broken His heart"

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28. Arioso: "Behold and see"

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29. Accompagnato: He was cut off

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30. Aria: But thou didst not leave

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31. Chorus: Lift up your heads

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32. Recitative: Unto which of the angels

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33. Chorus: "Let all the angels of God"

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34a. Air: "Thou art gone up on high"

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35. Chorus: "The Lord gave the word"

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36. Air: How beautiful are the feet

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37a. Chorus: Their sound is gone out

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38. Air: "Why do the nations so furiously rage together?"

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39. Chorus: Let us break their bonds asunder

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40. Recitative: He that dwelleth in heaven

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41. Air: "Thou shalt break them"

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"Hallelujah"

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43. Air: "I know that my Redeemer liveth"

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44. Chorus: Since by man came death

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45. Accompagnato: Behold, I tell you a mystery

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46. Air: The trumpet shall sound

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47. Recitative: Then shall be brought to pass

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48. Duet: O death where is thy sting?

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49. Chorus: But thanks be to God

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50. Air: "If God be for us"

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51. Chorus: "Worthy is the Lamb... Amen"

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