Handel: Messiah

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Handel: Messiah



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3rd Nov 2005




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Handel: Messiah

autograph score version of 1741

Arianna Zukerman, Daniel Taylor, Steven Tharp, William Sharp

American Bach Soloists, Jeffrey Thomas

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George Frideric Handel: Messiah, HWV 56

Part I: Sinfonia

Part I: Recitative: Comfort ye my people (Tenor)

Part I: Aria: Every valley shall be exalted (Tenor)

Part I: And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed (Chorus)

Part I: Recitative: Thus saith the Lord (Bass)

Part I: Aria: But who may abide the day of His coming (Bass)

Part I: And He shall purify the sons of Levi (Chorus)

Part I: Recitative: Behold, a virgin shall conceive (Alto)- Song: O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion (Alto, Chorus)

Part I: Recitative: For behold, darkness shall cover the earth (Bass)

Part I: Aria: The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light (Bass)

Part I: For unto a child is born (Chorus)

Part I: Pifa

Part I: Recitative: There were shepherds abiding in the field (Soprano)- Recitative: And lo, the Angel of the Lord came upon them (Soprano)

Part I: And the Angel said unto them… (Soprano)- Recitative: And suddenly there was with the Angel (Soprano)

Part I: Glory to God (Chorus)

Part I: Aria: Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion (Soprano)

Part I: Recitative: Then shall the eyes of the blind be opened (Soprano)

Part I: His yoke is easy, His burthen is light (Chorus)

Part II: Behold the Lamb of God (Chorus)

Part II: Aria: He was despised and rejected of men (Alto)

Part II: Surely, He hath borne our griefs and carried our sorrows (Chorus)

Part II: And with His stripes we are healed (Chorus)

Part II: All we like sheep have gone astray (Chorus)

Part II: Recitative: All they that see Him Laugh Him to scorn (Tenor)

Part II: He trusted in God that He would deliver Him (Chorus)

Part II: Recitative: Thy rebuke hath broken His heart (Tenor)

Part II: Arioso: Behold, and see if there be any sorrow like unto His sorrow! (Tenor)

Part II: Recitative: He was cut off out of the land of the living (Tenor)

Part II: Aria: But thou didst not leave His soul in Hell (Tenor)

Part II: Lift up your heads (Chorus)

Part II: Recitative: Unto which of the angels said He at any time (Tenor)- Let all the angels of God worship Him (Chorus)

Part II: Aria: Thou art gone up high (bass)

Part II: The Lord gave the word (Chorus)

Part II: How beautiful are the feet of Him that bringeth glad tidings of salvation (Soprano)

Part II: Aria: Why do the nations so furiosly rage together (Bass)

Part II: Let us break their bonds asunder (Chorus)

Part II: Recitative: He that dwelleth in heaven shall laugh them to scorn (Tenor)- Song: Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron (Tenor)

Part II: Hallelujah! (Chorus)

Part III: Aria: I know that my Redeemer liveth (Soprano)

Part III: Since by man came death (Chorus)

Part III: Recitative: Behold, I tell you a mystery (Bass)

Part III: Aria: The trumpet shall sound (Bass)

Part III: Recitative: Then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written (Allto)- Duet: O Death, where is thy sting (alto, Tenor)

Part III: But thanks be to God (Chorus)

Part III: Aria: If God be for us, who can be against us? (Soprano)

Part III: Worthy is the Lamb that was slain (Chorus)

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