Handel: Messiah Highlights CD

Handel: Messiah Highlights CD

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Produced by EMI Classics in partnership with the National Gallery, The National Gallery Collection brings together the very best in fine art and classical music.

The collection features a selection of classical masterworks in celebrated recordings from the EMI Classics catalogue, brought together with great artworks from The National Gallery’s permanent collection.


Track Listing

[1] 1. Overture (Grave Allegro moderato) 5.15
[2] 2. Comfort ye, my people (tenor recit.) 3.45
[3] 3. Every valley shall be exalted (tenor) 3.41
[4] 4. And the glory of the Lord (chorus) 3.20
[5] 12. For unto us a child is born (chorus) 4.40
[6] 13. Pastoral Symphony (Larghetto e mezzo piano) 4.41
[7] 19. Then shall the eyes of the blind be opened (alto recit.) 0.34
[8] 20. He shall feed his flock (alto) ... Come unto him (soprano) 6.28
[9] 21. His yoke is easy (chorus) 2.36

PART II [10] 22. Behold the lamb of God 3.38
[11] 23. He was despised 5.57
[12] 42. He that dwelleth in heaven 0.17
[13] 43. Thou shalt break them 2.02
[14] 44. Hallelujah 4.38

PART III [15] 45. I know that my Redeemer liveth (soprano) 7.45
[16] 46. Since by man came death (chorus) 2.20
[17] 47. Behold, I tell you a mystery (bass recit.) 0.47
[18] 48. The trumpet shall sound (bass) (Alan Stringer, trumpet) 4.17
[19] 53. Worthy is the lamb (chorus) 4.09
[20] Amen (chorus) 3.36

The numbering is that of the Prout edition (Novello)

Elsie Morison (soprano)*, Marjorie Thomas (contralto),
Richard Lewis (tenor), James Milligan (bass)
Huddersfield Choral Society (chorus master Herbert Bardgett)
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Eric Chadwick (organ)
Sir Malcolm Sargent 75.13

Recorded in Huddersfield Town Hall, 15-19 June 1959, and *No.1 Studio, Abbey Road, 24 August 1959
Producers: Peter Andry and *Ronald Kinloch Anderson
Balance engineers: Christopher Parker and *unknown
Digitally remastered at Abbey Road Studios

Product Code 1034742
Discs 1
GTIN 5099963872521
Label EMI Classics
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