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Messiah: The Complete Work

George Frideric HandelJohn Rutter

Messiah: The Complete Work

George Frideric HandelJohn Rutter

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Combine the premier choral conductor of our time; his select chamber choir, the Cambridge Singers; the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; and Handel's timeless Baroque masterpiece, and you have the ultimate musical celebration for Christmas or Easter! Phenomenal vocalists Joanne Lunn, Melanie Marshall, James Gilchrist, and Christopher Purves were specially selected as soloists by Mr. Rutter for this recording.

George Frideric Handel's Messiah is his most famous creation and is among the most popular works in Western choral literature. Although the work was conceived and first performed for Easter, it has become traditional since Handel's death to present the prophetic portions of the oratorio during Advent and resurrection-themed segments during Easter. Whether you were raised with the breathtaking, straight-from- Scripture movements "For unto Us a Child Is Born," "He Shall Feed His Flock," and "The Hallelujah Chorus"-or you're appreciating them for the first time-you'll be powerfully moved by this momentous production.



- Publisher

Audio Samples

  • 1 - Sinfonia (overture)
  • 2 - Recitative (tenor) - Comfort Ye, My People
  • 3 - Air (tenor) - Every Valley Shall Be Exalted
  • 4 - Chorus - And The Glory Of The Lord
  • 5 - Recitative (bass) - Thus Saith The Lord
  • 6 - Air (alto) - But Who May Abide The Day Of His Coming?
  • 7 - Chorus - And He Shall Purify
  • 8 - Recitative (alto) - Behold, A Virgin Shall Conceive
  • 9 - Air (alto) & Chorus - O Thou That Tellest Good Tidings To Zion
  • 10 - Recitative (bass) - For Behold, Darkness Shall Cover The Earth
  • 11 - Air (bass) - The People That Walked In Darkness
  • 12 - Chorus - For Unto Us A Child Is Born
  • 13 - Pifa (pastoral Symphony)
  • 14 - Recitative (soprano) - There Were Shepherds Abiding In The Field...
  • 15 - Chorus - Glory To God
  • 16 - Air (soprano) - Rejoice Greatly, O Daughter Of Zion
  • 17 - Recitative (alto) - Then Shall The Eyes Of The Blind Be Opened
  • 18 - Air (alto) - He Shall Feed His Flock & Air (soprano) - Come Unto Him
  • 19 - Chorus - His Yoke Is Easy
  • 20 - Chorus - Behold The Lamb Of God
  • 21 - Air (alto) - He Was Despised
  • 1 - Surely He Hath Borne Our Griefs
  • 2 - And With His Stripes We Are Healed
  • 3 - All We Like Sheep
  • 4 - All They That See Him Laugh Him To Scorn
  • 5 - He Trusted In God
  • 6 - Thy Rebuke Hath Broken His Heart
  • 7 - Behold, And See If There Be Any Sorrow
  • 8 - He Was Cut Off Out Of The Land Of The Living
  • 9 - But Thou Didst Not Leave His Soul In Hell
  • 10 - Lift Up Your Heads, O Ye Gates
  • 11 - Unto Which Of The Angels
  • 12 - Let All The Angels Of God Worship Him
  • 13 - Thou Art Gone Up On High
  • 14 - The Lord Gave The Word
  • 15 - How Beautiful Are The Feet
  • 16 - Their Sound Is Gone Out
  • 17 - Why Do The Nations So Furiously Rage Together?
  • 18 - Let Us Break Their Bonds Asunder
  • 19 - He That Dwelleth In Heaven
  • 20 - Thou Shalt Break Them
  • 21 - Hallelujah
  • 22 - I Know That My Redeemer Liveth
  • 23 - Since By Man Came Death
  • 24 - Behold, I Tell You A Mystery
  • 25 - The Trumpet Shall Sound
  • 26 - Then Shall Be Brought To Pass
  • 27 - O Death, Where Is Thy Sting? & Chorus - But Thanks Be To God
  • 28 - If God Be For Us
  • 29 - Worthy Is The Lamb That Was Slain...amen

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About "Messiah: The Complete Work"

Combine the premier choral conductor of our time; his select chamber choir, the Cambridge Singers; the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; and Handel's timeless Baroque masterpiece, and you have the ultimate musical celebration for Christmas or Easter! Phenomenal vocalists Joanne Lunn, Melanie Marshall, James Gilchrist, and Christopher Purves were specially selected as soloists by Mr. Rutter for this recording.

George Frideric Handel's Messiah is his most famous creation and is among the most popular works in Western choral literature. Although the work was conceived and first performed for Easter, it has become traditional since Handel's death to present the prophetic portions of the oratorio during Advent and resurrection-themed segments during Easter. Whether you were raised with the breathtaking, straight-from- Scripture movements "For unto Us a Child Is Born," "He Shall Feed His Flock," and "The Hallelujah Chorus"-or you're appreciating them for the first time-you'll be powerfully moved by this momentous production.


- Publisher

Meet the Artists

George Frideric Handel

Born in Halle in the German state of Saxony, George Frideric Handel was trained as an organist and a composer. As a young man, he traveled to Italy, where he absorbed the Italian style of music and the operatic form. He eventually settled in Great Britain, where he became famous as one of the greatest masters of baroque music. As a youth, Handel became an accomplished harpsichordist and organist, studied violin and oboe, and became familiar with the music of contemporary German and Italian composers. During his stay in Italy from 1706 to 1710, he composed several operas and oratorios, which helped establish his early success. This success led to an appointment in Germany as musical director to the prince of Hanover. After only a brief stay in Hanover, Handel visited Great Britain in order to stage his opera Rinaldo. In 1712 he again returned to Great Britain and decided to make it his permanent residence. Then, in 1714, the prince of Hanover became King George I of England, and Handel enjoyed the patronage of the new royal family of his adopted homeland. He became a naturalized British citizen in 1726. Handel's musical output was prodigious. He wrote 46 operas, among them Julius Caesar (1724) and Berenice (1737); 33 oratorios, the most famous of which is the widely celebrated The Messiah (1742); 100 Italian solo cantatas; and numerous orchestral works, including 12 grand concertos (1739). In 1751 Handel suffered a sight impairment that led to total blindness by 1753. Nonetheless, Handel continued to conduct performances of his works, which strongly influenced British composers for a century after his death in 1759.

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  • Catalogue Code 417308
  • Product Code 9781598565751
  • ISBN 1598565753
  • EAN 9781598565751
  • UPC 853840001290
  • Tracks 53
  • Department Music
  • Category Hymns/traditional
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Hendrickson Publishers
  • Release Date Oct 2010
  • Sales Rank #341
  • Dimensions 120 x 146 x 12 mm
  • Weight 0.108kg

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