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Handel: Messiah

Handel: Messiah

Tenebrae and the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Colin Davis, present Handel’s Messiah recorded live at the Barbican.

This double CD also includes a DVD with highlights from the performance.

The choral singing from Tenebrae is jaw-droppingly beautiful

The Guardian

Release Date: 01 October 2007

Record Label: LSO Live

Catalogue Number: LSO0607

Location of Recording: Barbican, London

Total Running Time: 02:26:10

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# Title Composer Duration Price Listen Add to Cart
1Sinfonia (Overture)George Frederic Handel03:44£ Listen
2Comfort ye my people [tenor]George Frederic Handel02:59£ Listen
3Ev’ry valley shall be exalted [tenor]George Frederic Handel03:34£ Listen
4And the glory of the Lord [chorus]George Frederic Handel02:45£ Listen
5Thus saith the Lord [bass]George Frederic Handel01:30£ Listen
6But who may abide the day of His coming? [alto]George Frederic Handel04:17£ Listen
7And He shall purify [chorus]George Frederic Handel02:21£ Listen
8Behold, a virgin shall conceive [alto]George Frederic Handel00:23£ Listen
9O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion [alto]George Frederic Handel03:56£ Listen
10O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion [chorus]George Frederic Handel01:44£ Listen
11For, behold, darkness shall cover the earth [bass]George Frederic Handel02:26£ Listen
12The people that walked in darkness [bass]George Frederic Handel03:10£ Listen
13For unto us a child is born [chorus]George Frederic Handel04:06£ Listen
14Pifa (‘Pastoral Symphony’)George Frederic Handel03:08£ Listen
15There were shepherds abiding in the field [soprano]George Frederic Handel01:54£ Listen
16Glory to God [chorus]George Frederic Handel01:39£ Listen
17Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion [soprano]George Frederic Handel04:38£ Listen
18Then shall the eyes of the blind [alto]George Frederic Handel00:26£ Listen
19He shall feed His flock like a shepherd [soprano, alto]George Frederic Handel04:59£ Listen
20His yoke is easy [chorus]George Frederic Handel02:16£ Listen
21Behold the Lamb of God [chorus]George Frederic Handel03:28£ Listen
22He was despised [alto]George Frederic Handel09:56£ Listen
23Surely He hath borne our griefs [chorus]George Frederic Handel02:20£ Listen
24And with His stripes we are healed [chorus]George Frederic Handel02:30£ Listen
25All we like sheep have gone astray [chorus]George Frederic Handel04:10£ Listen
26All they that see Him laugh Him to scorn [tenor]George Frederic Handel00:50£ Listen
27He trusted in God [chorus]George Frederic Handel02:28£ Listen
28Thy rebuke hath broken His heart [tenor]George Frederic Handel02:26£ Listen
29Behold, and see if there be any sorrow [tenor]George Frederic Handel01:26£ Listen
30He was cut off out of the land of the living [tenor]George Frederic Handel00:21£ Listen
31But Thou didst not leave His soul in hell [tenor]George Frederic Handel02:29£ Listen
32Lift up your heads, O ye gates [chorus]George Frederic Handel03:12£ Listen
33Unto which of the angels said He at any time [tenor]George Frederic Handel00:14£ Listen
34Let all the angels of God worship Him [chorus]George Frederic Handel01:26£ Listen
35Thou art gone up on high [bass]George Frederic Handel03:22£ Listen
36The Lord gave the word [chorus]George Frederic Handel01:11£ Listen
37How beautiful are the feet [soprano]George Frederic Handel02:25£ Listen
38Their sound is gone out [chorus]George Frederic Handel01:36£ Listen
39Why do the nations so furiously rage together [bass]George Frederic Handel02:40£ Listen
40Let us break their bonds asunder [chorus]George Frederic Handel01:44£ Listen
41He that dwelleth in Heaven [tenor]George Frederic Handel00:16£ Listen
42Thou shalt break them [tenor]George Frederic Handel02:05£ Listen
43Hallelujah [chorus]George Frederic Handel03:44£ Listen
44I know that my Redeemer liveth [soprano]George Frederic Handel05:59£ Listen
45Since by man came death [chorus]George Frederic Handel02:18£ Listen
46Behold, I tell you a mystery [bass]George Frederic Handel00:36£ Listen
47The trumpet shall sound [bass]George Frederic Handel08:38£ Listen
48Then shall be brought to pass [alto]George Frederic Handel00:18£ Listen
49O death, where is thy sting? [alto, tenor]George Frederic Handel01:09£ Listen
50But thanks be to God [chorus]George Frederic Handel02:05£ Listen
51If God be for us [soprano]George Frederic Handel04:50£ Listen
52Worthy is the Lamb that was slain [chorus]George Frederic Handel03:27£ Listen
53Amen [chorus]George Frederic Handel04:08£ Listen
# Title Composer Duration Price Listen Add to Cart

The choral singing from Tenebrae is jaw-droppingly beautiful

The Guardian

The Tenebrae Choir, with its thirty-odd voices, proves near ideal for a performance on this sort of scale, and their sheer neatness is a delight

BBC Music Magazine

I would add the unflagging energy of the choral singing and its phenomenal accuracy: the members of Tenebrae… are clearly all top musical athletes

International Record 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. The soloists are outstanding.

Audiophile Audition

a tremendous new recording

BBC Radio 3 CD Review