℗ ℗ 1973 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin
 

Handel: Messiah, HWV 56

Helen Donath, Anna Reynolds, Stuart Burrows, Donald McIntyre, The John Alldis Choir, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Karl Richter

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Messiah, HWV 56, Pt. 1  
1.1
Symphony
George Frideric Handel; Helen Donath; Anna Reynolds; Stuart Burrows; Donald McIntyre; Gordon Webb; Hedwig Bilgram; Edgar Krapp; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Karl Richter; The John Alldis Choir
3:26
1.2
1. Comfort ye, My people
George Frideric Handel; Helen Donath; Anna Reynolds; Stuart Burrows; Donald McIntyre; Gordon Webb; Hedwig Bilgram; Edgar Krapp; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Karl Richter; The John Alldis Choir
2:30
1.3
2. Ev'ry Valley Shall Be Exalted
George Frideric Handel; Helen Donath; Anna Reynolds; Stuart Burrows; Donald McIntyre; Gordon Webb; Hedwig Bilgram; Edgar Krapp; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Karl Richter; The John Alldis Choir
3:46
1.4
3. And The Glory Of The Lord
George Frideric Handel; Helen Donath; Anna Reynolds; Stuart Burrows; Donald McIntyre; Gordon Webb; Hedwig Bilgram; Edgar Krapp; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Karl Richter; The John Alldis Choir
3:22
1.5
4. Thus Saith The Lord Of Hosts
George Frideric Handel; Helen Donath; Anna Reynolds; Stuart Burrows; Donald McIntyre; Gordon Webb; Hedwig Bilgram; Edgar Krapp; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Karl Richter; The John Alldis Choir
1:41
1.6
5. But Who May Abide The Day Of His Coming
George Frideric Handel; Helen Donath; Anna Reynolds; Stuart Burrows; Donald McIntyre; Gordon Webb; Hedwig Bilgram; Edgar Krapp; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Karl Richter; The John Alldis Choir
4:54
1.7
6. And He Shall Purify
George Frideric Handel; Helen Donath; Anna Reynolds; Stuart Burrows; Donald McIntyre; Gordon Webb; Hedwig Bilgram; Edgar Krapp; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Karl Richter; The John Alldis Choir
2:39
1.8
7. Behold, A Virgin Shall Conceive
George Frideric Handel; Helen Donath; Anna Reynolds; Stuart Burrows; Donald McIntyre; Gordon Webb; Hedwig Bilgram; Edgar Krapp; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Karl Richter; The John Alldis Choir
0:36
1.9
8. O Thou That Tellest Good Tidings
George Frideric Handel; Helen Donath; Anna Reynolds; Stuart Burrows; Donald McIntyre; Gordon Webb; Hedwig Bilgram; Edgar Krapp; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Karl Richter; The John Alldis Choir
4:53
1.10
9. O Thou That Tellest Good Tidings
George Frideric Handel; Helen Donath; Anna Reynolds; Stuart Burrows; Donald McIntyre; Gordon Webb; Hedwig Bilgram; Edgar Krapp; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Karl Richter; The John Alldis Choir
2:10
1.11
10. For Behold, Darkness Shall Cover
George Frideric Handel; Helen Donath; Anna Reynolds; Stuart Burrows; Donald McIntyre; Gordon Webb; Hedwig Bilgram; Edgar Krapp; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Karl Richter; The John Alldis Choir
1:44
1.12
11. The People That Walked In Darkness
George Frideric Handel; Helen Donath; Anna Reynolds; Stuart Burrows; Donald McIntyre; Gordon Webb; Hedwig Bilgram; Edgar Krapp; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Karl Richter; The John Alldis Choir
4:54
1.13
12. For Unto Us A Child Is Born
George Frideric Handel; Helen Donath; Anna Reynolds; Stuart Burrows; Donald McIntyre; Gordon Webb; Hedwig Bilgram; Edgar Krapp; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Karl Richter; The John Alldis Choir
4:10
1.14
13. Pifa
George Frideric Handel; Helen Donath; Anna Reynolds; Stuart Burrows; Donald McIntyre; Gordon Webb; Hedwig Bilgram; Edgar Krapp; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Karl Richter; The John Alldis Choir
3:03
1.15
14. There Were Shepherds Abiding In The Fields
George Frideric Handel; Helen Donath; Anna Reynolds; Stuart Burrows; Donald McIntyre; Gordon Webb; Hedwig Bilgram; Edgar Krapp; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Karl Richter; The John Alldis Choir
2:08
1.16
15. Chorus: Glory To God In The Highest
George Frideric Handel; Helen Donath; Anna Reynolds; Stuart Burrows; Donald McIntyre; Gordon Webb; Hedwig Bilgram; Edgar Krapp; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Karl Richter; The John Alldis Choir
1:57
1.17
16. Rejoice Greatly, O Daughter Of Zion
George Frideric Handel; Helen Donath; Anna Reynolds; Stuart Burrows; Donald McIntyre; Gordon Webb; Hedwig Bilgram; Edgar Krapp; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Karl Richter; The John Alldis Choir
4:08
1.18
17. Then Shall The Eyes Of The Blind
George Frideric Handel; Helen Donath; Anna Reynolds; Stuart Burrows; Donald McIntyre; Gordon Webb; Hedwig Bilgram; Edgar Krapp; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Karl Richter; The John Alldis Choir
0:44
1.19
18. He Shall Feed His Flock
George Frideric Handel; Helen Donath; Anna Reynolds; Stuart Burrows; Donald McIntyre; Gordon Webb; Hedwig Bilgram; Edgar Krapp; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Karl Richter; The John Alldis Choir
6:26
1.20
19. His Yoke Is Easy
George Frideric Handel; Helen Donath; Anna Reynolds; Stuart Burrows; Donald McIntyre; Gordon Webb; Hedwig Bilgram; Edgar Krapp; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Karl Richter; The John Alldis Choir
2:35
Messiah, HWV 56, Pt. 2  
1.21
20. Behold The Lamb Of God
George Frideric Handel; Helen Donath; Anna Reynolds; Stuart Burrows; Donald McIntyre; Gordon Webb; Hedwig Bilgram; Edgar Krapp; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Karl Richter; The John Alldis Choir
2:46
1.22
21. He Was Despised
George Frideric Handel; Helen Donath; Anna Reynolds; Stuart Burrows; Donald McIntyre; Gordon Webb; Hedwig Bilgram; Edgar Krapp; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Karl Richter; The John Alldis Choir
12:46
1.23
22. Surely He Hath Borne Our Griefs
George Frideric Handel; Helen Donath; Anna Reynolds; Stuart Burrows; Donald McIntyre; Gordon Webb; Hedwig Bilgram; Edgar Krapp; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Karl Richter; The John Alldis Choir
2:26
1.24
23. And With His Stripes We Are Healed
George Frideric Handel; Helen Donath; Anna Reynolds; Stuart Burrows; Donald McIntyre; Gordon Webb; Hedwig Bilgram; Edgar Krapp; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Karl Richter; The John Alldis Choir
2:29
1.25
24. All We Like Sheep Have Gone Astray
George Frideric Handel; Helen Donath; Anna Reynolds; Stuart Burrows; Donald McIntyre; Gordon Webb; Hedwig Bilgram; Edgar Krapp; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Karl Richter; The John Alldis Choir
3:58
1.26
25. All They That See Him
George Frideric Handel; Helen Donath; Anna Reynolds; Stuart Burrows; Donald McIntyre; Gordon Webb; Hedwig Bilgram; Edgar Krapp; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Karl Richter; The John Alldis Choir
0:49
1.27
26. He Trusted In God
George Frideric Handel; Helen Donath; Anna Reynolds; Stuart Burrows; Donald McIntyre; Gordon Webb; Hedwig Bilgram; Edgar Krapp; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Karl Richter; The John Alldis Choir
2:37
1.28
27. Thy Rebuke Hath Broken His Heart
George Frideric Handel; Helen Donath; Anna Reynolds; Stuart Burrows; Donald McIntyre; Gordon Webb; Hedwig Bilgram; Edgar Krapp; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Karl Richter; The John Alldis Choir
1:38
1.29
28. Behold And See
George Frideric Handel; Helen Donath; Anna Reynolds; Stuart Burrows; Donald McIntyre; Gordon Webb; Hedwig Bilgram; Edgar Krapp; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Karl Richter; The John Alldis Choir
1:30
1.30
29. He Was Cut Off Out Of The Land
George Frideric Handel; Helen Donath; Anna Reynolds; Stuart Burrows; Donald McIntyre; Gordon Webb; Hedwig Bilgram; Edgar Krapp; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Karl Richter; The John Alldis Choir
0:18
1.31
30. But Thou Didst Not Leave His Soul
George Frideric Handel; Helen Donath; Anna Reynolds; Stuart Burrows; Donald McIntyre; Gordon Webb; Hedwig Bilgram; Edgar Krapp; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Karl Richter; The John Alldis Choir
2:19
1.32
31. Lift Up Your Heads, O Ye Gates
George Frideric Handel; Helen Donath; Anna Reynolds; Stuart Burrows; Donald McIntyre; Gordon Webb; Hedwig Bilgram; Edgar Krapp; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Karl Richter; The John Alldis Choir
3:42
1.33
32. Unto Which Of The Angels
George Frideric Handel; Helen Donath; Anna Reynolds; Stuart Burrows; Donald McIntyre; Gordon Webb; Hedwig Bilgram; Edgar Krapp; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Karl Richter; The John Alldis Choir
0:24
1.34
33. Let All The Angels Of God Worship Him
George Frideric Handel; Helen Donath; Anna Reynolds; Stuart Burrows; Donald McIntyre; Gordon Webb; Hedwig Bilgram; Edgar Krapp; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Karl Richter; The John Alldis Choir
1:34
1.35
34. Thou Art Gone Up On High
George Frideric Handel; Helen Donath; Anna Reynolds; Stuart Burrows; Donald McIntyre; Gordon Webb; Hedwig Bilgram; Edgar Krapp; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Karl Richter; The John Alldis Choir
3:15
1.36
35. The Lord Gave The Word
George Frideric Handel; Helen Donath; Anna Reynolds; Stuart Burrows; Donald McIntyre; Gordon Webb; Hedwig Bilgram; Edgar Krapp; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Karl Richter; The John Alldis Choir
1:06
1.37
36. How Beautiful Are The Feet
George Frideric Handel; Helen Donath; Anna Reynolds; Stuart Burrows; Donald McIntyre; Gordon Webb; Hedwig Bilgram; Edgar Krapp; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Karl Richter; The John Alldis Choir
3:25
1.38
37. Their Sound Is Gone Out
George Frideric Handel; Helen Donath; Anna Reynolds; Stuart Burrows; Donald McIntyre; Gordon Webb; Hedwig Bilgram; Edgar Krapp; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Karl Richter; The John Alldis Choir
1:02
1.39
38. Why Do The Nations So Furiously Rage
George Frideric Handel; Helen Donath; Anna Reynolds; Stuart Burrows; Donald McIntyre; Gordon Webb; Hedwig Bilgram; Edgar Krapp; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Karl Richter; The John Alldis Choir
2:57
1.40
39. Let us break their bonds asunder
George Frideric Handel; Helen Donath; Anna Reynolds; Stuart Burrows; Donald McIntyre; Gordon Webb; Hedwig Bilgram; Edgar Krapp; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Karl Richter; The John Alldis Choir
1:49
1.41
40. He That Dwelleth In Heaven
George Frideric Handel; Helen Donath; Anna Reynolds; Stuart Burrows; Donald McIntyre; Gordon Webb; Hedwig Bilgram; Edgar Krapp; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Karl Richter; The John Alldis Choir
0:17
1.42
41. Thou Shalt Break Them
George Frideric Handel; Helen Donath; Anna Reynolds; Stuart Burrows; Donald McIntyre; Gordon Webb; Hedwig Bilgram; Edgar Krapp; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Karl Richter; The John Alldis Choir
2:06
1.43
42. Hallelujah
George Frideric Handel; Helen Donath; Anna Reynolds; Stuart Burrows; Donald McIntyre; Gordon Webb; Hedwig Bilgram; Edgar Krapp; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Karl Richter; The John Alldis Choir
4:07
Messiah, HWV 56, Pt. 3  
1.44
43. I Know That My Redeemer Liveth
George Frideric Handel; Helen Donath; Anna Reynolds; Stuart Burrows; Donald McIntyre; Gordon Webb; Hedwig Bilgram; Edgar Krapp; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Karl Richter; The John Alldis Choir
7:16
1.45
44. Since By Man Came Death
George Frideric Handel; Helen Donath; Anna Reynolds; Stuart Burrows; Donald McIntyre; Gordon Webb; Hedwig Bilgram; Edgar Krapp; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Karl Richter; The John Alldis Choir
2:23
1.46
45. Behold, I Tell You A Mystery
George Frideric Handel; Helen Donath; Anna Reynolds; Stuart Burrows; Donald McIntyre; Gordon Webb; Hedwig Bilgram; Edgar Krapp; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Karl Richter; The John Alldis Choir
0:50
1.47
46. The Trumpet Shall Sound
George Frideric Handel; Helen Donath; Anna Reynolds; Stuart Burrows; Donald McIntyre; Gordon Webb; Hedwig Bilgram; Edgar Krapp; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Karl Richter; The John Alldis Choir
9:48
1.48
47. Then Shall Be Brought To Pass
George Frideric Handel; Helen Donath; Anna Reynolds; Stuart Burrows; Donald McIntyre; Gordon Webb; Hedwig Bilgram; Edgar Krapp; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Karl Richter; The John Alldis Choir
0:23
1.49
48. O Death, Where Is Thy Sting - 49. But Thanks Be To God
George Frideric Handel; Helen Donath; Anna Reynolds; Stuart Burrows; Donald McIntyre; Gordon Webb; Hedwig Bilgram; Edgar Krapp; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Karl Richter; The John Alldis Choir
3:08
1.50
50. If God Be For Us
George Frideric Handel; Helen Donath; Anna Reynolds; Stuart Burrows; Donald McIntyre; Gordon Webb; Hedwig Bilgram; Edgar Krapp; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Karl Richter; The John Alldis Choir
5:31
1.51
51. Worthy Is The Lamb That Was Slain
George Frideric Handel; Helen Donath; Anna Reynolds; Stuart Burrows; Donald McIntyre; Gordon Webb; Hedwig Bilgram; Edgar Krapp; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Karl Richter; The John Alldis Choir
3:55
1.52
52. Amen
George Frideric Handel; Helen Donath; Anna Reynolds; Stuart Burrows; Donald McIntyre; Gordon Webb; Hedwig Bilgram; Edgar Krapp; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Karl Richter; The John Alldis Choir
3:26
Total Playing Time    2:37:46
“Richter is a man with his very own authenticity... his hard-working, full-bodied strings do play through the notes, so that both gravitas and vigour have equal resonance... both [Burrows] and Anna Reynolds, though, temper simplicity with humanity in singing which is entirely in character with Richter's direction.”
- Gramophone

Legendary German conductor Karl Richter leads the John Alldis Choir and the London Philharmonic Orchestra in a paired back rendition of Handel's beloved Messiah. Released in 1973 and featuring soloists Helen Donath, Anna Reynolds, Stuart Burrows, and Donald McIntyre, this remastered recording offers a contrasting approach to more recent interpretations of this famous work, one that presents musical treasures all of its own.
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This album contains high-resolution digital transfers of material originating from an analogue master source.

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