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Handel: Messiah

London Symphony Orchestra, Mark Padmore, Tenebrae Choir, Alastair Miles, Sara Mingardo, Susan Gritton, Sir Colin Davis

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Messiah  
1.1
Part I, No 1. Sinfonia
George Frideric Handel; London Symphony Orchestra; Sir Colin Davis
3:45
1.2
Part I, No 2. Comfort Ye My People
George Frideric Handel; London Symphony Orchestra; Mark Padmore; Sir Colin Davis
3:00
1.3
Part I, No 3. Ev'ry Valley Shall Be Exalted
George Frideric Handel; London Symphony Orchestra; Mark Padmore; Sir Colin Davis
3:34
1.4
Part I, No 4. And the Glory of the Lord
George Frideric Handel; London Symphony Orchestra; Sir Colin Davis; Tenebrae Choir
2:46
1.5
Part I, No 5. Thus Saith the Lord
George Frideric Handel; Alastair Miles; London Symphony Orchestra; Sir Colin Davis
1:30
1.6
Part I, No 6. But Who May Abide the Day of His Coming?
George Frideric Handel; London Symphony Orchestra; Sara Mingardo; Sir Colin Davis
4:16
1.7
Part I, No 7. And He Shall Purify
George Frideric Handel; London Symphony Orchestra; Sir Colin Davis; Tenebrae Choir
2:21
1.8
Part I, No 8. Behold, a Virgin Shall Conceive
George Frideric Handel; London Symphony Orchestra; Sara Mingardo; Sir Colin Davis
0:23
1.9
Part I, No 9. O Thou That Tellest Good Tidings to Zion
George Frideric Handel; London Symphony Orchestra; Sara Mingardo; Sir Colin Davis
3:56
1.10
Part I, No 9a. O Thou That Tellest Good Tidings to Zion
George Frideric Handel; London Symphony Orchestra; Sir Colin Davis; Tenebrae Choir
1:43
1.11
Part I, No 10. For, Behold, Darkness Shall Cover the Earth
George Frideric Handel; Alastair Miles; London Symphony Orchestra; Sir Colin Davis
2:26
1.12
Part I, No 11. The People That Walked In Darkness
George Frideric Handel; Alastair Miles; London Symphony Orchestra; Sir Colin Davis
3:11
1.13
Part I, No 12. For Unto Us a Child Is Born
George Frideric Handel; London Symphony Orchestra; Sir Colin Davis; Tenebrae Choir
4:06
1.14
Part I, No 13. Pifa
George Frideric Handel; London Symphony Orchestra; Sir Colin Davis
3:08
1.15
Part I, Nos 14a-16. There Were Shepherds Abiding In the Field
George Frideric Handel; London Symphony Orchestra; Sir Colin Davis; Susan Gritton
1:54
1.16
Part I, No 17. Glory to God
George Frideric Handel; London Symphony Orchestra; Sir Colin Davis; Tenebrae Choir
1:39
1.17
Part I, No 18. Rejoice Greatly, O Daughter of Zion
George Frideric Handel; London Symphony Orchestra; Sir Colin Davis; Susan Gritton
4:39
1.18
Part I, No 19. Then Shall the Eyes of the Blind
George Frideric Handel; London Symphony Orchestra; Sara Mingardo; Sir Colin Davis
0:27
1.19
Part I, No 20. He Shall Feed His Flock Like a Shepherd
George Frideric Handel; London Symphony Orchestra; Sara Mingardo; Sir Colin Davis; Susan Gritton
4:58
1.20
Part I, No 21. His Yoke Is Easy
George Frideric Handel; London Symphony Orchestra; Sir Colin Davis; Tenebrae Choir
2:11
1.21
Part II, No 22. Behold the Lamb of God
George Frideric Handel; London Symphony Orchestra; Sir Colin Davis; Tenebrae Choir
3:33
1.22
Part II, No 23. He Was Despised
George Frideric Handel; London Symphony Orchestra; Sara Mingardo; Sir Colin Davis
9:56
1.23
Part II, No 24. Surely He Hath Borne Our Griefs
George Frideric Handel; London Symphony Orchestra; Sir Colin Davis; Tenebrae Choir
2:20
1.24
Part II, No 25. And With His Stripes We Are Healed
George Frideric Handel; London Symphony Orchestra; Sir Colin Davis; Tenebrae Choir
2:41
1.25
Part II, No 26. All We Like Sheep Have Gone Astray
George Frideric Handel; London Symphony Orchestra; Sir Colin Davis; Tenebrae Choir
4:09
2.1
Part II, No 27. All They That See Him Laugh Him to Scorn
George Frideric Handel; London Symphony Orchestra; Mark Padmore; Sir Colin Davis
0:49
2.2
Part II, No 28. He Trusted In God
George Frideric Handel; London Symphony Orchestra; Sir Colin Davis; Tenebrae Choir
2:28
2.3
Part II, No 29. Thy Rebuke Hath Broken His Heart
George Frideric Handel; London Symphony Orchestra; Mark Padmore; Sir Colin Davis
2:27
2.4
Part II, No 30. Behold, and See If There Be Any Sorrow
George Frideric Handel; London Symphony Orchestra; Mark Padmore; Sir Colin Davis
1:27
2.5
Part II, No 31. He Was Cut Off Out of the Land of the Living
George Frideric Handel; London Symphony Orchestra; Sir Colin Davis
0:22
2.6
Part II, No 32. But Thou Didst Not Leave His Soul In Hell
George Frideric Handel; London Symphony Orchestra; Mark Padmore; Sir Colin Davis
2:29
2.7
Part II, No 33. Lift Up Your Heads, O Ye Gates
George Frideric Handel; London Symphony Orchestra; Sir Colin Davis; Tenebrae Choir
3:12
2.8
Part II, No 34. Unto Which of the Angels Said He At Any Time
George Frideric Handel; London Symphony Orchestra; Mark Padmore; Sir Colin Davis
0:15
2.9
Part II, No 35. Let All the Angels of God Worship Him
George Frideric Handel; London Symphony Orchestra; Sir Colin Davis; Tenebrae Choir
1:27
2.10
Part II, No 36. Thou Art Gone Up On High
George Frideric Handel; Alastair Miles; London Symphony Orchestra; Sir Colin Davis
3:22
2.11
Part II, No 37. The Lord Gave the Word
George Frideric Handel; London Symphony Orchestra; Sir Colin Davis; Tenebrae Choir
1:11
2.12
Part II, No 38. How Beautiful Are the Feet
George Frideric Handel; London Symphony Orchestra; Sir Colin Davis; Susan Gritton
2:26
2.13
Part II, No 39. Their Sound Is Gone Out
George Frideric Handel; London Symphony Orchestra; Sir Colin Davis; Tenebrae Choir
1:36
2.14
Part II, No 40. Why Do the Nations So Furiously Rage Together?
George Frideric Handel; Alastair Miles; London Symphony Orchestra; Sir Colin Davis
2:41
2.15
Part II, No 41. Let Us Break Their Bonds Asunder
George Frideric Handel; London Symphony Orchestra; Sir Colin Davis; Tenebrae Choir
1:43
2.16
Part II, No 42. He That Dwelleth In Heaven
George Frideric Handel; London Symphony Orchestra; Mark Padmore; Sir Colin Davis
0:16
2.17
Part II, No 43. Thou Shalt Break Them
George Frideric Handel; London Symphony Orchestra; Mark Padmore; Sir Colin Davis
2:06
2.18
Part II, No 44. Hallelujah
George Frideric Handel; London Symphony Orchestra; Sir Colin Davis; Tenebrae Choir
3:43
2.19
Part III, No 45. I Know That My Redeemer Liveth
George Frideric Handel; London Symphony Orchestra; Sir Colin Davis; Susan Gritton
6:01
2.20
Part III, No 46. Since By Man Came Death
George Frideric Handel; London Symphony Orchestra; Sir Colin Davis; Tenebrae Choir
2:19
2.21
Part III, No 47. Behold, I Tell You a Mystery
George Frideric Handel; Alastair Miles; London Symphony Orchestra; Sir Colin Davis
0:36
2.22
Part III, No 48. The Trumpet Shall Sound
George Frideric Handel; Alastair Miles; London Symphony Orchestra; Sir Colin Davis
8:38
2.23
Part III, No 49. Then Shall Be Brought to Pass
George Frideric Handel; London Symphony Orchestra; Sara Mingardo; Sir Colin Davis
0:19
2.24
Part III, No 50. O Death, Where Is Thy Sting?
George Frideric Handel; London Symphony Orchestra; Mark Padmore; Sara Mingardo; Sir Colin Davis
1:10
2.25
Part III, No 51. But Thanks Be to God
George Frideric Handel; London Symphony Orchestra; Sir Colin Davis; Tenebrae Choir
2:04
2.26
Part III, No 52. If God Be for Us
George Frideric Handel; London Symphony Orchestra; Sir Colin Davis; Susan Gritton
4:50
2.27
Part III, No 53a. Worthy Is the Lamb That Was Slain
George Frideric Handel; London Symphony Orchestra; Sir Colin Davis; Tenebrae Choir
3:28
2.28
Part III, No 53b. Amen
George Frideric Handel; London Symphony Orchestra; Sir Colin Davis; Tenebrae Choir
4:12
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    2:26:09
"A tremendous new recording." – BBC Radio 3 CD Review "This one [recording] definitely belongs in the hall of fame ... The musicality in this set is terrific, the Tenebrae Choir a marvel to behold, and the LSO playing like they never have." – Audiophile Audition "... a magnificent performance, superbly sung and played. Interpretation, overall musicality and recording quality are outstanding ... a highly intelligent attempt to represent how Handel might have wished his great oratorio to be performed." - ClassicalSource.com "Four Stars. Sir Colin Davis's way with Messiah is old-fashioned by present-day standards. His soloists are all good. The Tenebrae Choir proves near ideal for a performance on this sort of scale and their sheer neatness is a delight ... Davis motivates Handel's music with dynamism." - BBC Music Magazine "... definitely belongs in the Hall of Fame ... the musicality in this set is terrific, the Tenebrae Choir a marvel to behold and the LSO playing like they never have. The soloists are outstanding ... a marvelous set by a man who knows the work perhaps better than anyone and can get to the heart and soul of Handel's celebrated score. Bravo!' - Audiophile Audition Recorded live in December 2006, this performance of Handel's Messiah is a showcase for the talents of the conductor, orchestra, choir and the superb soloists, notably tenor Mark Padmore. While no definitive version of the work exists, Davis draws from the various alternatives sanctioned by Handel on this recording.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – LSO Live Studio Masters

Producer: James Mallinson Casting consultant: Daniele Quilleri Balance engineers: Jonathan Stokes and Neil Hutchinson, Classic Sound Ltd Editors: Ian Watson and Jenni Whiteside, Classic Sound Ltd Classic Sound Ltd recording, editing and mastering facilities Recorded live at the Barbican, London 10 and 12 December 2006

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