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Offer,Handel: Messiah

Lucy Crowe (soprano), Tim Mead (counter-tenor), Andrew Staples (tenor), Christopher Purves (baritone)

Le Concert d’Astrée Orchestre et Chœur, Emmanuelle Haïm

Haïm herself proves broadly sensitive to tempo...and balance has been excellently managed in what is a resonant acoustic. Le Concert d’Astrée's chorus numbers 20...they also keep light on their... More…
  • Presto Recording of the Week
    8th December 2014

2 CDs

$16.00

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This release includes a digital booklet

Contents

Handel: Messiah

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  • Andrew Staples (tenor), Le Concert d'Astrée (vocal ensemble), Christopher Purves (bass), Tim Mead (counter-tenor), Lucy Crowe (soprano)
  • Choeur du Concert d'Astrée, Orchestre du Concert d'Astrée
  • Emmanuelle Haïm

Grave - Allegro moderato

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"Comfort ye my people" (Tenor)

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"Ev'ry valley shall be exalted" (Tenor)

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"And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed" (Chorus)

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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" (Chorus)

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"Behold, a virgin shall conceive" (Alto)

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"O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion" (Alto, Chorus)

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"For behold, darkness shall cover the earth" (Bass)

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"The people that walked in darkness" (Bass)

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"For unto us a child is born" (Chorus)

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Larghetto e mezzo piano

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"There were shepherds abiding in the field" (Soprano)

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"And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them" (Soprano)

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"And the angel said unto them" (Soprano)

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"And suddenly there was with the angel" (Soprano)

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"Glory to God in the highest" (Chorus)

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"Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion" (Soprano)

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"Then shall the eyes of the blind be open'd" (Alto)

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"He shall feed His flock like a shepherd" (Alto, Soprano)

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"His yoke is easy, His burthen is light" (Chorus)

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"Behold the Lamb of God" (Chorus)

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"He was despised" (Alto)

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"Surely He hath borne our griefs" (Chorus)

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"And with His stripes we are healed" (Chorus)

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"All we, like sheep, have gone astray" (Chorus)

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"All they that see Him laugh Him to scorn" (Tenor)

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"He trusted in God" (Chorus)

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"Thy rebuke hath broken His heart" (Tenor)

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"Behold, and see, if there be any sorrow" (Tenor)

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"He was cut off out of the land of the living" (Tenor)

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

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"Lift up your heads, O ye gates" (Chorus)

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"Unto which of the angels said He at any time" (Tenor)

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"Let all the angels of God worship Him" (Chorus)

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"Thou art gone up on high" (Alto)

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"The Lord gave the word" (Chorus)

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"How beautiful are the feet" (Soprano)

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"Their sound is gone out into all lands" (Chorus)

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

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"Let us break their bonds asunder" (Chorus)

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"He that dwelleth in heaven" (Tenor)

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"Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron" (Tenor)

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"Hallelujah!" (Chorus)

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"I know that my Redeemer liveth" (Soprano)

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"Since by man came death" (Chorus)

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"Behold, I tell you a mystery" (Bass)

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"The trumpet shall sound" (Bass)

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"Then shall be brought to pass the saying" (Alto)

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"O death, where is thy sting?" (Alto, Tenor)

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"But thanks be to God" (Chorus)

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

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"Worthy is the Lamb that was slain" - Amen (Chorus)

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