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Handel: Messiah

Allan Clayton (tenor), Andrew Foster-Williams (bass), Iestyn Davies (countertenor) & Julia Doyle (soprano)

Polyphony & Britten Sinfonia, Stephen Layton

…underpinned by the incisive modern instruments of Britten Sinfonia, the new release has both a fine sense of style and is full of refreshing insights… Tempos - after a slightly low-key start... More…

2 CDs

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Handel: Messiah

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  • Andrew Foster-Williams (bass), Iestyn Davies (counter-tenor), Julia Doyle (soprano), Allan Clayton (tenor)
  • Polyphony, Britten Sinfonia
  • Stephen Layton

Part 1 No 01. Symphony

3:23
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Part 1 No 02. Recitative. Comfort ye, my people (tenor)

2:44
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Part 1 No 03. Aria. Every valley shall be exalted (tenor)

3:06
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Part 1 No 04. Chorus. And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed

2:49
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Part 1 No 05. Recitative. Thus saith the Lord of hosts (bass)

1:20
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Part 1 No 06. Aria. But who may abide the day of his coming? (alto / bass)

4:12
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Part 1 No 07. Chorus. And he shall purify the sons of Levi

2:35
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Part 1 No 08. Recitative. Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son (alto)

0:23
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Part 1 No 09. Aria with chorus. O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion (alto)

5:01
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Part 1 No 10. Recitative. For behold, darkness shall cover the earth (bass)

2:03
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Part 1 No 11. Aria. The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light (bass)

3:58
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Part 1 No 12. Chorus. For unto us a child is born

3:47
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Part 1 No 13. Pifa 'Pastoral Symphony'

0:54
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Part 1 No 14. Recitative. There were shepherds, abiding in the field (soprano)

0:26
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Part 1 No 15. Recitative. And the angel said unto them, fear not (soprano)

0:25
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Part 1 No 16. Recitative. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude (soprano)

0:16
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Part 1 No 17. Chorus. Glory to God in the highest

1:52
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Part 1 No 18. Aria. Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion (soprano)

4:07
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Part 1 No 19. Recitative. Then shall the eyes of the blind be opened (alto)

0:23
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Part 1 No 20. Aria. He shall feed his flock like a shepherd (alto / soprano)

4:55
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Part 1 No 21. Chorus. His yoke is easy and his burthen is light

2:15
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Part 2 No 01. Chorus. Behold the Lamb of God

2:42
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Part 2 No 02. Aria. He was despised and rejected of men (alto)

10:36
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Part 2 No 03. Chorus. Surely he hath borne our griefs

1:51
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Part 2 No 04. Chorus. And with his stripes we are healed

1:52
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Part 2 No 05. Chorus. All we like sheep have gone astray

4:02
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Part 2 No 06. Recitative. All they that see him laugh him to scorn (tenor)

0:44
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Part 2 No 07. Chorus. He trusted in God that he would deliver him

2:14
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Part 2 No 08. Recitative. Thy rebuke hath broken his heart (soprano / tenor)

1:53
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Part 2 No 09. Aria. Behold and see if there be any sorrow like unto his sorrow (soprano / tenor)

1:19
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Part 2 No 10. Recitative. He was cut off out of the land of the living (soprano / tenor)

0:13
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Part 2 No 11. Aria. But thou didst not leave his soul in hell (soprano / tenor)

2:14
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Part 2 No 12. Chorus. Lift up your heads, O ye gates

3:03
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Part 2 No 13. Recitative. Unto which of the angels said he at any time? (tenor)

0:13
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Part 2 No 14. Chorus. Let all the angels of God worship him

1:26
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Part 2 No 15. Aria. Thou art gone up on high (alto / bass)

3:02
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Part 2 No 16. Chorus. The Lord gave the word

0:57
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Part 2 No 17. Aria. How beautiful are the feet of them that preach (soprano)

2:09
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Part 2 No 18. Chorus. Their sound is gone out into all lands

1:14
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Part 2 No 19. Aria. Why do the nations so furiously rage together? (bass)

2:32
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Part 2 No 20. Chorus. Let us break their bonds asunder

1:47
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Part 2 No 21. Recitative. He that dwelleth in heaven shall laugh them to scorn (tenor)

0:10
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Part 2 No 22. Aria. Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron (tenor)

1:58
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Part 2 No 23. Chorus. Hallelujah, for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth

3:43
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Part 3 No 01. Aria. I know that my Redeemer liveth (soprano)

6:00
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Part 3 No 02. Chorus. Since by man came death

2:20
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Part 3 No 03. Recitative. Behold, I tell you a mystery (bass)

0:29
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Part 3 No 04. Aria. The trumpet shall sound (bass)

5:49
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Part 3 No 05. Recitative. Then shall be brought to pass (alto)

0:15
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Part 3 No 06. Aria. O Death, where is thy sting? (alto / tenor)

1:05
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Part 3 No 07. Chorus. But thanks be to God who giveth us the victory

2:15
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Part 3 No 08. Aria. If God be for us, who can be against us? (soprano)

4:54
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Part 3 No 09. Chorus. Worthy is the Lamb that was slain

3:20
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Part 3 No 10. Chorus. Amen

4:15
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