Handel: Messiah (1751 version)

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1 Messiah, HWV 56 (1751 Version): Part I: Sinfonia 03:04 44.1/24 Album only
2 Messiah, HWV 56 (1751 Version): Part I: Accompanied recitative: Comfort ye, my people (Tenor) 03:13 44.1/24 Album only
3 Messiah, HWV 56 (1751 Version): Part I: Aria: Every valley shall be exalted (Tenor) 03:19 44.1/24 Album only
4 Messiah, HWV 56 (1751 Version): Part I: Chorus: And the glory of the Lord 02:31 44.1/24 Album only
5 Messiah, HWV 56 (1751 Version): Part I: Accompanied recitative: Thus saith the Lord of Hosts (Bass) 01:27 44.1/24 Album only
6 Messiah, HWV 56 (1751 Version): Part I: Aria: But who may abide the day of His coming (Countertenor) 04:30 44.1/24 Album only
7 Messiah, HWV 56 (1751 Version): Part I: Chorus: And He shall purify 02:32 44.1/24 Album only
8 Messiah, HWV 56 (1751 Version): Part I: Recitative: Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son (Countertenor) 00:24 44.1/24 Album only
9 Messiah, HWV 56 (1751 Version): Part I: Aria and Chorus: O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion (Countertenor) 05:42 44.1/24 Album only
10 Messiah, HWV 56 (1751 Version): Part I: Accompanied recitative: For behold, darkness shall cover the earth (Bass) 02:09 44.1/24 Album only
11 Messiah, HWV 56 (1751 Version): Part I: Aria: The people that walked in darkness (Bass) 03:35 44.1/24 Album only
12 Messiah, HWV 56 (1751 Version): Part I: Chorus: For unto us a Child is born 03:52 44.1/24 Album only
13 Messiah, HWV 56 (1751 Version): Part I: Pifa 02:13 44.1/24 Album only
14 Messiah, HWV 56 (1751 Version): Part I: Accompanied recitative: There were shepherds abiding in the field (Trebles) 01:28 44.1/24 Album only
15 Messiah, HWV 56 (1751 Version): Part I: Chorus: Glory to God in the highest 02:15 44.1/24 Album only
16 Messiah, HWV 56 (1751 Version): Part I: Aria: Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion (Tenor) 04:05 44.1/24 Album only
17 Messiah, HWV 56 (1751 Version): Part I: Recitative: Then shall the eyes of the blind be opened (Countertenor) 00:23 44.1/24 Album only
18 Messiah, HWV 56 (1751 Version): Part I: Aria: He shall feed His flock like a shepherd (Countertenor, Treble) 04:53 44.1/24 Album only
19 Messiah, HWV 56 (1751 Version): Part I: Chorus: His yoke is easy, His burthen is light 02:19 44.1/24 Album only
20 Messiah, HWV 56 (1751 Version): Part II: Chorus: Behold, the Lamb of God 02:49 44.1/24 Album only
21 Messiah, HWV 56 (1751 Version): Part II: Aria: He was despised and rejected of men (Countertenor) 12:21 44.1/24 Album only
22 Messiah, HWV 56 (1751 Version): Part II: Chorus: Surely He hath borne our griefs and carried our sorrows 02:01 44.1/24 Album only
23 Messiah, HWV 56 (1751 Version): Part II: Chorus: And with His stripes we are healed 01:55 44.1/24 Album only
24 Messiah, HWV 56 (1751 Version): Part II: Chorus: All we like sheep have gone astray 03:33 44.1/24 Album only
25 Messiah, HWV 56 (1751 Version): Part II: Accompanied recitative: All they that see Him, laugh Him to scorn (Tenor) 00:42 44.1/24 Album only
26 Messiah, HWV 56 (1751 Version): Part II: Chorus: He trusted in God that He would deliver Him 02:21 44.1/24 Album only
27 Messiah, HWV 56 (1751 Version): Part II: Accompanied recitative: Thy rebuke hath broken His heart (Tenor) 01:45 44.1/24 Album only
28 Messiah, HWV 56 (1751 Version): Part II: Aria: Behold, and see if there be any sorrow like unto His sorrow (Tenor) 01:32 44.1/24 Album only
29 Messiah, HWV 56 (1751 Version): Part II: Accompanied recitative: He was cut off out of the land of the living (Treble) 00:17 44.1/24 Album only
30 Messiah, HWV 56 (1751 Version): Part II: Aria: But thou didst not leave His soul in hell (Treble) 01:59 44.1/24 Album only
31 Messiah, HWV 56 (1751 Version): Part II: Chorus: Lift up your heads, O ye gates 03:08 44.1/24 Album only
32 Messiah, HWV 56 (1751 Version): Part II: Recitative: Unto which of the angels said He at any time (Tenor) 00:19 44.1/24 Album only
33 Messiah, HWV 56 (1751 Version): Part II: Chorus: Let all the angels of God worship Him 01:39 44.1/24 Album only
34 Messiah, HWV 56 (1751 Version): Part II: Aria: Thou art gone up on high (Countertenor) 03:10 44.1/24 Album only
35 Messiah, HWV 56 (1751 Version): Part II: Chorus: The Lord gave the word 01:12 44.1/24 Album only
36 Messiah, HWV 56 (1751 Version): Part II: Aria: How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace (Treble) 02:17 44.1/24 Album only
37 Messiah, HWV 56 (1751 Version): Part II: Chorus: Their sound is gone out into all lands 01:32 44.1/24 Album only
38 Messiah, HWV 56 (1751 Version): Part II: Aria: Why do the nations so furiously rage together (Bass) 02:48 44.1/24 Album only
39 Messiah, HWV 56 (1751 Version): Part II: Chorus: Let us break their bonds asunder 01:53 44.1/24 Album only
40 Messiah, HWV 56 (1751 Version): Part II: Recitative: He that dwelleth in heaven shall laugh them to scorn (Tenor) 00:10 44.1/24 Album only
41 Messiah, HWV 56 (1751 Version): Part II: Aria: Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron (Tenor) 02:17 44.1/24 Album only
42 Messiah, HWV 56 (1751 Version): Part II: Chorus: Hallelujah 04:03 44.1/24 Album only
43 Messiah, HWV 56 (1751 Version): Part III: Aria: I know that my redeemer liveth (Treble) 05:43 44.1/24 Album only
44 Messiah, HWV 56 (1751 Version): Part III: Chorus: Since by man came death 02:05 44.1/24 Album only
45 Messiah, HWV 56 (1751 Version): Part III: Accompanied recitative: Behold, I tell you a mystery (Bass) 00:36 44.1/24 Album only
46 Messiah, HWV 56 (1751 Version): Part III: Aria: The trumpet shall sound (Bass) 08:38 44.1/24 Album only
47 Messiah, HWV 56 (1751 Version): Part III: Recitative: Then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written (Countertenor) 00:15 44.1/24 Album only
48 Messiah, HWV 56 (1751 Version): Part III: Duet: O death, where is thy sting (Countertenor and Tenor) 01:06 44.1/24 Album only
49 Messiah, HWV 56 (1751 Version): Part III: Chorus: But thanks be to God 02:11 44.1/24 Album only
50 Messiah, HWV 56 (1751 Version): Part III: Aria: If God is for us, who can be against us (Countertenor) 04:53 44.1/24 Album only
51 Messiah, HWV 56 (1751 Version): Part III: Chorus: Worthy is the Lamb that was slain 03:16 44.1/24 Album only
52 Messiah, HWV 56 (1751 Version): Part III: Chorus: Amen 03:34 44.1/24 Album only

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George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)

Henry Jenkinson, treble
Otta Jones, treble
Robert Brooks, treble
Iestyn Davies, countertenor
Toby Spence, tenor
Eamonn Dougan, bass
Choir of New College Oxford
Edward Higginbottom, conductor 

Handel’s most popular and joyous oratorio, a work of unfailing melodic invention and dramatic expressiveness, has become almost a British national institution, regularly performed by all manner of choirs and orchestras. This new recording provides the only modern re-construction of Handel’s unique London performances in 1751, when he used boy treble voices not only for the choruses but for the arias as well. It is both a celebration of the British chapel choir tradition and a window onto a particular time and place in the history of Handel’s own performances of his masterpiece.

Recorded January 3-8, 2006 at St. John's, Smith Square in London, UK.

Producer: Adrian Hunter
Recording engineer: Jonathan Stokes
Mastering engineers: Rene Laflamme and Anne-Marie Sylvestre