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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  
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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
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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
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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
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
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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  
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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  
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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