Handel*, Edward Higginbottom, The Academy Of Ancient Music, New College Oxford Choir* ‎– Messiah (1751 Version)

Naxos ‎– 8.570131
2 × CD


Part One
1-1 Sinfonia 3:04
1-2 Accompained Recitative: “Comfort Ye My People” (Tenor) 3:16
1-3 Aria : “Every Valley Shall Be Exalted” (Tenor) 3:19
1-4 Chorus: “And The Glory Of The Lord” 2:32
1-5 Accompained Recitative: “Thus Saith The Lord Of Hosts” (Bass) 1:27
1-6 Aria: “But Who May Abide The Day Of His Coming” (Countertenor) 4:31
1-7 Chorus: “And He Shall Purify” 2:32
1-8 Recitative: “Behold, A Virgin Shall Conceive, And Bear A Son” (Countertenor) 0:24
1-9 Aria: “O Thou That Tellest Good Tidings To Zion” (Countertenor) 5:41
1-10 Accompained Recitative: “For Behold, Darkness Shall Over The Earth" (Bass) 2:11
1-11 Aria (Bass): “The People That Walked In Darkness” 3:34
1-12 Chorus: “For Unto Us A Child Is Born” 3:52
1-13 Pifa 2:14
1-14 Accompained Recitative: ”There Were Shepherds Abiding In The Field” (Trebles) 1:10
1-15 Chorus: “Glory To God In The Highest” 1:37
1-16 Aria: “Rejoice Greatly, O Daughter Of Zion” (Tenor) 4:06
1-17 Recitative: “Then Shall The Eyes Of The Blind Be Opened” (Countertenor) 0:24
1-18 Aria: “He Shall Feed His Flock Like Sheperd (Countertenor, Treble) 4:54
1-19 Chorus: “His Yoke Is Easy, His Burthen Is Light” 2:14
Part Two
1-20 Chorus: “Behold The Lamb Of God” 2:55
1-21 Aria: “He Was Despised And Rejected Of Men” (Countertenor) 12:21
Part Two Cont.
2-1 Chorus: “Surely, He Hath Borne Our Griefs ANd Carried Our Sorrows” 2:03
2-2 Chorus: “And With His Stripes We Are Healed” 1:55
2-3 Chorus: “All We, Like Sheep, Have Gone Astray” 3:34
2-4 Accompained Recitative: ” All They That See Him” (Tenor) 0:42
2-5 Chorus: “He Trusted In God That He Would Deliver Him” 2:20
2-6 Accompained Recitative: “Thy Rebuke Hath Broken His Heart” (Tenor) 1:47
2-7 Aria (Tenor): “Behold, And See, If There Be Any Sorrow Like Unto His Sorrow” 1:33
2-8 Accompained Recitative: “He Was Cut Off Out Of The Land Of The Living” (Treble) 0:18
2-9 Aria: “But Thou Didst Not Leave His Soul In Hell” (Treble) 1:59
2-10 Chorus: “Lift Up Your Heads, O Ye Gates” 3:09
2-11 Recitative: "Unto Which Of The Angels Said He At Any Time" (Tenor) 0:19
2-12 Chorus: "Let All The Angels Of God Worship Him" 1:40
2-13 Aria: "Thou Art Gone Up On High" (Countertenor) 3:10
2-14 Chorus: "The Lord Gave The Word" 1:12
2-15 Aria: “How Beautiful Are The Feet Of Them That Preach The Gospel Of Peace" (Treble) 2:18
2-16 Chorus: "Their Sound Is Gone Out Into All Lands" 1:32
2-17 Aria: “Why Do The Nations So Furiously Rage Together” (Bass) 2:49
2-18 Chorus: “Let Us Break Their Bonds Asunder” 1:53
2-19 Recitative: “He That Dwelleth In Heaven Shall Laugh Them To Scorn” (Tenor) 0:10
2-20 Aria: “Thou Shalt Break Them With A Rod Of Iron" (Tenor) 2:17
2-21 Chorus: “Hallelujah!” 3:58
Part Three
2-22 Aria: “I Know That My Redeemer Liveth” (Treble) 5:49
2-23 Chorus: “Since By Man Came Death” 2:04
2-24 Accompained Recitative: “Behold, I Tell You A Mystery” (Bass) 0:38
2-25 Aria: “The Trumpet Shall Sound” (Bass) 8:38
2-26 Recitative: “Then Shall Be Brought To Pass The Saying That Is Written” (Countertenor) 0:16
2-27 Duet: “O Death, Where Is Thy Sting?” (Countertenor And Tenor) 1:06
2-28 Chorus: “But Thanks Be To God” 2:11
2-29 Aria: “If God Be For Us, Who Can Be Against Us” (Countertenor) 4:52
2-30 Chorus: “Worthy Is The Lamb That Was Slain” 3:18
2-31 Chorus: “Amen” 3:35

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Recorded at St. John's, Square, London, UK from 3rd to 8th January, 2006

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