Oratorio `Messiah` (1741), HWV  56 (Handel)

George Frideric Handel (1685–1759)


Oratorio `Messiah` (1741), HWV 56

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London Philharmonic Choir. Recording 1979
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Altos David Gould , Angus Davidson, Frances Jellard // Basse Charles Gibbs, Peacock, David Van Asch // Sopranos Diane Atherton, Janet Coxwell, Helen Parker, Kym Amps // Tenors Gerald O`Beirne*, James Oxley, John Bowen, Robin Doveton // Directed By David Van Asch // 1992.
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Recordings 1947 by Elsie Suddeby - soprano, Marjorie Thomas - contralto, Heddle Nash - tenor, Trevor Antony - bass. Luton Choral Society.
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Philharmonic Orchestra, New York, Adele Addison (soprano), Russell Oberlin (countertenor), David Lloyd (tenor), William Warfield (baritone), Westminster Choir. Recorded 1956
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Huguette Tourangeau - mezzo-soprano, Werner Krenn - tenor, Dermot Coleman - boy soprano. 1969
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2002, Marktkirche, Hannover // Siri Karoline Thornhill (soprano), Martin Wölfel (altus), Jan Kobow (tenor), Kay Stiefermann (bass)
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Dunedin Consort & Players / John Butt (direction & harpsichord) / 2006
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Mark Padmore - tenor, Nathan Berg - bass. Recording 1993
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Catherine Denley - mezzo-soprano, Meldwin Davis - tenor. Recording - December 1986, London.
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Choir of King`s College Cambridge. The Brandenburg Consort, conducted by Stephen Cleobury. Label: Brillant Classics, Sergey Disks Collection in the Baroque style`. Live broadcast in 1994.
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John Wakefield - tenor. Ralph Downes - organ, Leslie Pearson - harpsichord. Recorded in 1966.
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Kathleen Battle - Soprano, Florence Quivar - Alto,John Aler - Tenor, Samuel Ramey - Bass. Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. Recording - December 22-23 , 1986
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Alastair Miles - bass. Tenebrae Choir. Recorded: December 10 and 12, 2006, Barbican, London.
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2000, Lugano. Soloists: Lynne Dawson (soprano), Guillemette Laurens (mezzo-soprano), Charles Daniels (tenor), Antonio Abete (bass).
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1982
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Maria Friesenhausen - soprano, Frauke Haasemann - contralto, Karl Markus - tenor, Erich Wenk - bass. Evangelische Kantorei Siegen. Bachorchester Köln. 28.11.1971.
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Lucy Crowe, soprano, Tim Mead, alto, Andrew Staples, tenor, Christopher Purves, bass.
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Christine Schafer, Michael Schade, Anna Larsson, Gerald Finley. Concentus Musicus Wien. Recording - December 17-21, 2004, Vienna.
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Christopher Robson - countertenor, Bryn Terfel - bass-baritone. Recording - January 11-17, 1991, London.
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1751 version by Henry Jenkinson, Otta Jones, Robert Brooks - trebles, Iestyn Davies - countertenor, Toby Spence - tenor, Eamonn Dougan - bass. Choir of New College Oxford. Recording - January 3-8, 2006, London.
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Emma Kirkby - soprano, Judith Nelson - soprano, Carolyn Watkinson - contralto, Paul Elliott - tenor, David Thomas - bass. Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford. Date of recording: 1980.
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Grace Hoffman - mezzo-soprano, Jerome Hines - bass. Recording of 1965
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Choruses // 1989, Concert Hall of the Slovak Philharmonic in Bratislava
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Maja Roodveldt - soprano, Sytse Buwalda - countertenor, Paul van den Bemt - tenor, Julian Hartman - bass. Florilegium Musicum. City Boys Choir (Elburg). Recorded: September 1993, Holland.
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Elly Ameling - soprano, Anna Reynolds - mezzo-soprano, Philip Langridge - tenor, Gwynne Howell - bass. Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chorus, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, conductor sir Neville Marriner. Label: Decca.
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Jerry Hadley - tenor, Robert Lloyd - bass. April 1992, Dublin.
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Soprano I Dorothea Roeschmann, soprano II Susan Gritton, contralto Bernarda Fink, tenor Charles Daniels, bass Neal Davies. All Saints Church, Tooting, London, 12/1996.
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Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra. U. C. Berkeley Chamber Choir (Philip Brett - conductor). Lorraine Hunt, Janet Williams - sopranos, Patricia Spence - mezzo-soprano, Drew Minter - countertenor, Jeffrey Thomas - tenor, William Parker - bass-baritone. Recorded: January 4-7, 1991, Berkeley, California.
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Eileen Farrell - soprano
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Emma Kirkby - soprano, Emily van Evera - soprano, David Thomas - bass, Joseph Cornwell - tenor, James Bowman - countertenor. The Taverner Choir & Players. recording of 1988
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Boston Baroque, con. Martin Pearlman / 1992, Campion Center, Weston, Massachusetts, USA
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1906. The London Welsh Choir. Orchestra: The Queen`s Hall Players. Conductor unknown./ Mod Perseval Allen (soprano), Elizabeth Dews (contralto), John Harrison (tenor), Charles Knowles (bass).
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Michael Chance - Alto, Howard Crook - Tenor. The English Concert Choir. Year of release of the disc: 1988.
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Dorothee Mields (soprano) Benno Schachtner (countertenor) Benedikt Kristjá
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Helen Donath, Anna Reynolds, Stuart Burrows, Donald McIntyre. John Alldis Choir. Recording - November 1972, London.
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On it. yaz. Gundula Janowitz - Sopran, Marga Hoeffgen - Alt, Ernst Haefliger - Tenor, Franz Crass - Bass. Maurice Andre - Solo-Trompete, Hedwig Bilgram - Cembalo, Elmar Schloter - Orgel. Recording of 1965
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N. Dobriyanova-soprano, A. Milcheva-Nonova-mezzo-soprano, L. Dyakovsky-tenor, S. Markov-baritone, L. Metropolitan-choirmaster.
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Joanne Lunn - soprano, Melanie Marshall - mezzo-soprano, James Gilchrist - tenor, Christopher Purves - bass-baritone. The Cambridge Singers. 2007
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Huddersfield Choral Society. Organ Edward Cooper. Isobel Bailly (c), Gladys Ripley (k), James Johnston (t), Norman Walker (b).Huddersfield, July 12-17 and September 26, 1946.
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Margaret Ritchie - soprano, Constance Shacklock - mezzo-soprano, William Herbert - tenor, Richard Standen - bass. Recording - September 1953, London.
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Patricia Schuma - Soprano, lucia Valentini Terrani - Contralto, Bruce Ford - Tenor, Gwynne Howell - Bass, Bernard Soustrot - Trumpet. The Ambrosian Singers, I Solisti Veneti, conductor Claudio Scimone.
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Judith Raskin - soprano, Florence Kopleff - contralto, Richard Lewis - tenor, Thomas Paul - bass, Robert Conant - harpsichord, Robert Arnold - organ, James Smith - solo trumpet. New York, 13-20 June 1966.
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Anne Gjevang - contralto, Keith Lewis - tenor, Gwynne Howell - bass. Recording - October 1984, Chicago.
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Alexander Young - tenor, Justino Diaz - bass. Amor Artis Chorale. Recorded in 1971, Great Britain.
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Midori Suzuki (soprano) / Yoshikazu Mera (alto) / John Elwes (tenor) / David Thomas (bass) / Bach Collegium Japan / Masaaki Suzuki (cond.) / Venue Shoin Women`s University, Kobe, Japan, 1996
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Karina Gauvin (soprano), Robin Blaze (countertenor), Rufus Müller (tenor), Brett Polegato (bass) // 2011, Koerner Hall, The Royal Conservatory, Toronto (live)
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Benjamin Luxon - bass. Recording - July 27-29, 1971 and July 9, 1972, Cambridge.
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