Handel: Messiah (Asmif / Marriner)
Disc 1: 1 - No.1 Symphony, 2 - Nos.2/3 Recitative & Air: Comfort ye my people ... Every valley shall be exalted, 3 - No.4 Chorus: And the glory of the Lord, 4 - Nos.5/6 Recitative & Air: Thus saith the Lord ... But who may abide, 5 - No.7 Chorus: And he shall purify, 6 - Nos.8/9 Recitative & Air: Behold, a virgin shall conceive ... O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion, 7 - Nos.10/11 Recitative & Air: For behold, darkness shall cover the earth ... The people that walked in darkness, 8 - No.12 Chorus: For unto us a child is born, 9 - No.13 Pifa, 10 - , 11 - No.17 Chorus: Glory to God in the highest, 12 - No.18 Air: Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion, 13 - Nos.19/20 Recitative and Aria: Then shall the eyes ... He shall feed his flock, 14 - No.21 Chorus: His yoke is easy, 15 - No.22 Chorus: Behold the Lamb of God, 16 - No.23 Air: He was despised Disc 2: 1 - No.24 Chorus: Surely he hath borne our griefs, 2 - No.25 Chorus: And with his stripes, 3 - No.26 Chorus: All we like sheep, 4 - Nos.27/28 Recitative: All they that see him ... He trusted in God, 5 - Nos.29/30 Recitative & Arioso: Thy rebuke hath broken his heart ... Behold and see, 6 - Nos.31/32 Recitative & Air: He was cut off out of the land of the living ... But thou didst not leave his soul in hell, 7 - No.33 Chorus: Lift up your heads, 8 - Nos.34/35 Recitative & Chorus: Unto which of the angels ... Let all the angels of God worship him, 9 - No.36 Air: Thou art gone up on high, 10 - No.37 Chorus: The Lord gave the word, 11 - No.38 Duet: How beautiful are the feet ... Break forth into joy, 12 - No.39 Arioso: Thei sound is gone out, 13 - Nos.40/41 Air & Chorus: Why do the nations so furiously rage together ... Let us break their bonds, 14 - Nos.42/43 Recitative & Air: He that dwelleth in heaven ... Thou shalt break them, 15 - No.44 Chorus: Hallelujah, 16 - No.45 Air: I know that my Redeemer liveth, 17 - No.46 Chorus: Since by man came death, 18 - Nos.47/48 Recitative & Air: Behold, I tell you a mystery ... The trumpet shall sound, 19 - Nos.49-51 Recitative, Duet, Chorus: Then shall be brought to pass ... O Death, where is thy sting ... But thanks be to God, 20 - No.52 Air: If God be for us, 21 - No.53 Chorus: Worthy is the Lamb ... Amen
- Format: CD Album
- Release Date: 1995-09-18
- Distributor: Decca Classics
- Number Of Discs: 2
- Running Time: 140.00 minutes
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