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Handel: Messiah

Barbara Schlick, Sandrine Piau, Andreas Scholl, Mark Padmore, Nathan Berg

Les Arts Florissants, William Christie

Christie negotiates both wide-eyed wonderment of the Nativity and the pathos of Part II with aplomb in a performance underpinned by luxury casting and instrumental finesse.

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Handel: Messiah

Work length2:22:25
$38.80
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  • Nathan Berg, Andreas Scholl, Tommy Williams, Sandrine Piau, Barbara Schlick, Mark Padmore
  • Les Arts Florissants
  • William Christie

Sinfonia

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"Comfort ye, saith your God" (tenor)

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"Every valley shall be exalted" (tenor)

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"And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed"

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"Thus saith the Lord of Hosts" (bass)

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"But who may abide the day of His coming?" (alto)

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"And He shall purify the sons of Levi"

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"Behold, a virgin shall conceive" (alto) - "O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion" (alto)

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"For behold, darkness shall cover the earth" (bass) - "The people that walked in darkness" (bass)

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"For unto us a child is born"

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Pastoral Symphony (Pifa)

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"There were shepherds abiding in the field" (treble) - "Glory to God in the highest"

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"Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion" (soprano II)

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"Then shall the eyes of the blind be opened" (soprano I) - "He shall feed His flock like a shepherd" (alto & soprano I)

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"His yoke is easy, and His burthen is light"

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"Behold the lamb of God"

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"He was despised and rejected of men" (alto)

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"Surely He hath borne our griefs" - "All we like sheep have gone astray"

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"All they that see Him laugh Him to scorn" (tenor) - "He trusted in God that He would deliver Him"

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"Thy rebuke hath broken His heart" (tenor) - "Behold and see..." (tenor) - "He was cut off out of the land..." (soprano I)

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"But Thou didst not leave His soul in hell" (soprano I)

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"Lift up your heads, O ye gates"

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"Unto which of the angels said He at any time" (tenor) - "Let all the angels of God worship Him"

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"Thouart gone up on high" (soprano II)

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"The Lord gave the world"

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"How beautiful are the feet of them" (soprano I)

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"Their sound is gone out into all lands"

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"Why do the nations so furiously rage together" (bass)

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"Let us break their bonds asunder"

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"He that dwelleth in heaven shall laugh them to scorn" (tenor) - "Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron" (tenor)

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"Hallelujah!"

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"I know that my redeemer liveth" (soprano I)

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"Since by man came death"

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"Behold, I tell you a mystery" (bass) - "The trumpet shall sound" (bass)

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"Then shall be brought to pass..." (alto) - "O Death, where is thy sting?"(alto & tenor) - "But thanks be to God..."

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"If God be for us, who can be against us?" (soprano II)

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"Worthy is the Lamb that was slain"

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Amen

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