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Handel: Messiah, HWV 56

Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Justin Doyle, Thomas Hobbs, RIAS Kammerchor, Roderick Williams, Tim Mead, Julia Doyle

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Messiah, HWV 56, Pt. 1  
1.1
No. 1, Sinfony
George Frideric Handel; Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin; Justin Doyle
2:52
1.2
No. 2, Comfort Ye My People
George Frideric Handel; Thomas Hobbs; Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin; Justin Doyle
2:47
1.3
No. 3, Ev'ry Valley Shall Be Exalted
George Frideric Handel; Thomas Hobbs; Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin; Justin Doyle
3:01
1.4
No. 4, And the Glory of the Lord
George Frideric Handel; RIAS Kammerchor; Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin; Justin Doyle
2:36
1.5
No. 5, Thus Saith the Lord of Hosts
George Frideric Handel; Roderick Williams; Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin; Justin Doyle
1:21
1.6
No. 6, But Who May Abide the Day of His Coming
George Frideric Handel; Tim Mead; Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin; Justin Doyle
4:13
1.7
No. 7, And He Shall Purify the Sons of Levi
George Frideric Handel; RIAS Kammerchor; Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin; Justin Doyle
2:22
1.8
No. 8, Behold, a Virgin Shall Conceive
George Frideric Handel; Tim Mead; Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin; Justin Doyle
0:29
1.9
No. 9, O Thou That Tellest Good Tidings to Zion
George Frideric Handel; Tim Mead; RIAS Kammerchor; Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin; Justin Doyle
5:15
1.10
No. 10, For Behold, Darkness Shall Cover the Earth
George Frideric Handel; Roderick Williams; Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin; Justin Doyle
1:43
1.11
No. 11, The People That Walked in Darkness Have Seen a Great Light
George Frideric Handel; Roderick Williams; Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin; Justin Doyle
3:45
1.12
No. 12, For unto Us a Child Is Born
George Frideric Handel; RIAS Kammerchor; Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin; Justin Doyle
3:55
1.13
No. 13, Pifa "Pastoral Symphony"
George Frideric Handel; Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin; Justin Doyle
0:56
1.14
No. 14a, There Were Shepherds Abiding in the Fields
George Frideric Handel; Julia Doyle; Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin; Justin Doyle
0:10
1.15
No. 14b, And Lo, the Angel of the Lord
George Frideric Handel; Julia Doyle; Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin; Justin Doyle
0:23
1.16
No. 15, And the Angel Said unto Them
George Frideric Handel; Julia Doyle; Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin; Justin Doyle
0:31
1.17
No. 16, And Suddenly There Was with the Angel
George Frideric Handel; Julia Doyle; Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin; Justin Doyle
0:15
1.18
No. 17, Glory to God in the Highest
George Frideric Handel; RIAS Kammerchor; Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin; Justin Doyle
1:49
1.19
No. 18, Rejoice Greatly, O Daughter of Zion
George Frideric Handel; Julia Doyle; Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin; Justin Doyle
4:12
1.20
No. 19, Then Shall the Eyes of the Blind Be Opened
George Frideric Handel; Tim Mead; Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin; Justin Doyle
0:25
1.21
No. 20, He Shall Feed His Flock like a Shepherd
George Frideric Handel; Julia Doyle; Tim Mead; Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin; Justin Doyle
4:50
1.22
No. 21, His Yoke Is Easy
George Frideric Handel; RIAS Kammerchor; Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin; Justin Doyle
2:20
Messiah, HWV 56, Pt. 2  
2.1
No. 22, Behold the Lamb of God
George Frideric Handel; RIAS Kammerchor; Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin; Justin Doyle
2:42
2.2
No. 23, He Was Despised and Rejected of Men
George Frideric Handel; Tim Mead; Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin; Justin Doyle
10:07
2.3
No. 24, Surely He Has Borne Our Griefs and Carried Our Sorrows
George Frideric Handel; RIAS Kammerchor; Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin; Justin Doyle
1:39
2.4
No. 25, And with His Stripes We Are Healed
George Frideric Handel; RIAS Kammerchor; Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin; Justin Doyle
1:45
2.5
No. 26, All We Like Sheep Have Gone Astray
George Frideric Handel; RIAS Kammerchor; Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin; Justin Doyle
3:31
2.6
No. 27, All They That See Him Laugh Him to Scorn
George Frideric Handel; Thomas Hobbs; Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin; Justin Doyle
0:40
2.7
No. 28, He Trusted in God That He Would Deliver Him
George Frideric Handel; RIAS Kammerchor; Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin; Justin Doyle
2:23
2.8
No. 29, Thy Rebuke Hath Broken His Heart
George Frideric Handel; Thomas Hobbs; Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin; Justin Doyle
1:31
2.9
No. 30, Behold and See If There Be Any Sorrow
George Frideric Handel; Thomas Hobbs; Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin; Justin Doyle
1:23
2.10
No. 31, He Was Cut Off
George Frideric Handel; Thomas Hobbs; Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin; Justin Doyle
0:14
2.11
No. 32, But Thou Didst Not Leave His Soul in Hell
George Frideric Handel; Thomas Hobbs; Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin; Justin Doyle
2:08
2.12
No. 33, Lift up Your Heads, O Ye Gates
George Frideric Handel; RIAS Kammerchor; Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin; Justin Doyle
3:06
2.13
No. 34, Unto Which of the Angels
George Frideric Handel; Thomas Hobbs; Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin; Justin Doyle
0:17
2.14
No. 35, Let All the Angels of God Worship Him
George Frideric Handel; RIAS Kammerchor; Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin; Justin Doyle
1:28
2.15
No. 36, Thou Art Gone Up on High
George Frideric Handel; Tim Mead; Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin; Justin Doyle
3:02
2.16
No. 37, The Lord Gave the Word
George Frideric Handel; RIAS Kammerchor; Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin; Justin Doyle
1:06
2.17
No. 38, How Beautiful Are the Feet
George Frideric Handel; Julia Doyle; Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin; Justin Doyle
2:10
2.18
No. 39, Their Sound Is Gone Out into All Lands
George Frideric Handel; RIAS Kammerchor; Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin; Justin Doyle
1:22
2.19
No. 40, Why Do the Nations So Furiously Rage Together
George Frideric Handel; Roderick Williams; Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin; Justin Doyle
2:40
2.20
No. 41, Let Us Break Their Bonds Asunder
George Frideric Handel; RIAS Kammerchor; Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin; Justin Doyle
1:50
2.21
No. 42, He That Dwelleth in Heaven
George Frideric Handel; Thomas Hobbs; Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin; Justin Doyle
0:12
2.22
No. 43, Thou Shalt Break Them with a Rod of Iron
George Frideric Handel; Thomas Hobbs; Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin; Justin Doyle
1:53
2.23
No. 44, Hallelujah
George Frideric Handel; RIAS Kammerchor; Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin; Justin Doyle
3:36
Messiah, HWV 56, Pt. 3  
2.24
No. 45, I Know That My Redeemer Liveth
George Frideric Handel; Julia Doyle; Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin; Justin Doyle
6:01
2.25
No. 46, Since by Man Came Death
George Frideric Handel; RIAS Kammerchor; Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin; Justin Doyle
2:13
2.26
No. 47, Behold, I Tell You a Mystery
George Frideric Handel; Roderick Williams; Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin; Justin Doyle
0:31
2.27
No. 48, The Trumpet Shall Sound
George Frideric Handel; Roderick Williams; Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin; Justin Doyle
8:23
2.28
No. 49, Then Shall Be Brought to Pass
George Frideric Handel; Tim Mead; Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin; Justin Doyle
0:17
2.29
No. 50, O Death, Where Is Thy Sting
George Frideric Handel; Thomas Hobbs; Tim Mead; Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin; Justin Doyle
1:02
2.30
No. 51, But Thanks Be to God
George Frideric Handel; RIAS Kammerchor; Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin; Justin Doyle
2:09
2.31
No. 52, If God Be for Us, Who Can Be Against Us
George Frideric Handel; Julia Doyle; Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin; Justin Doyle
4:58
2.32
No. 53, Worthy Is the Lamb - Amen
George Frideric Handel; RIAS Kammerchor; Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin; Justin Doyle
7:16
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    2:13:45
The RIAS Kammerchor Berlin and its chief conductor Justin Doyle present Handel’s Messiah, together with the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin and an all-British quartet of outstanding soloists, consisting of Julia Doyle (soprano), Tim Mead (countertenor), Thomas Hobbs (tenor) and Roderick Williams (bass). Messiah (1742) is not only Handel’s most famous work, but equally one of the cornerstones of British choral culture. Over the years, a tradition of mass performances full of pomp and circumstance took root, with the Hallelujah as a showstopper. This new period-instruments recording, however, aims to bring the piece back to the size and intimacy of the earliest performances.

The Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin has a substantial PENTATONE discography, including Handel’s Concerti grossi Op. 6 and Op. 3, (released in 2019 and 2020), Telemann’s opera Miriways (2019) and CANTATA with Bejun Mehta (2018). The RIAS Kammerchor Berlin, Justin Doyle, Julia Doyle, Tim Mead, Thomas Hobbs and Roderick Williams all make their PENTATONE debut.
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