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Handel's Messiah with orchestration by Mozart

The Saint Thomas Choir of Men & Boys, with Concert Royal
John Scott, director
Ava Pine, soprano
Kirsten Sollek, alto
Joseph Gaines, tenor
Sumner Thompson, baritone

From Malcomn Bruno’s description found in the CD booklet: ‘Mozart’s Messiah’ is perhaps the greatest example of one composer’s genius revisiting the work of a predecessor, revealing not only the differences of temperament and talent. It provided, above all, the foundation for the symphonic Messiah of the next century and a half…Only in the past forty years has an interest in period instruments and baroque style turned away from the ‘symphonic’ Messiah to performances with smaller choirs of specialist voices and baroque instruments, led from the continuo, closer to what the composer would have known and intended; though ironically it is this same period movement that has led to period performances of ‘Mozart’s Messiah’ in a late eighteenth-century style, with instruments appropriate to that time—bringing us full circle back to the Handel fever of van Swieten’s 1780s.

Track Listing

  •  0 PART ONE
  •  1 Overture
  •  2 Recit (Tenor) - Comfort ye, my people
  •  3 Aria (Tenor) - Ev’ry valley shall be exalted
  • http://www.saintthomaschurch.org/uploads/store/MessiahTr1.4_.mp3 4 Chorus - And the Glory of the Lord
  •  5 Recit (Bass) - Thus saith the Lord
  •  6 Aria (Bass) - But who may abide the day?
  •  7 Chorus - And he shall purify
  •  8 Recit (Alto) - Behold, a virgin shall conceive
  •  9 Aria (Alto) - O Thou, that tellest good tidings
  • http://www.saintthomaschurch.org/uploads/store/MessiahTr1.10_.mp3 10 Chorus - O Thou, that tellest good tidings
  •  11 Recit (Bass) - For behold, darkness
  •  12 Aria (Bass) - The people that walked in darkness
  • http://www.saintthomaschurch.org/uploads/store/MessiahTr1.13_.mp3 13 Chorus - For Unto Us A Child Is Born
  •  14 PIFA - (Pastoral Symphony)
  •  15 Recit (Soprano) - There were shepherds abiding
  •  16 Chorus - Glory to God
  •  17 Aria (Soprano) - Rejoice Greatly
  •  18 Recit (Soprano): - Then shall the eyes of the blind
  •  19 Aria (Soprano) - He shall feed his flock
  • http://www.saintthomaschurch.org/uploads/store/MessiahTr1.20_.mp3 20 Chorus - His yoke is easy
  •  0 PART TWO
  •  1 Chorus - Behold the Lamb of God
  •  2 Aria (Alto) - He was despised
  •  3 Chorus - Surely he hath borne our griefs
  •  4 Chorus - And with his stripes we are healed
  •  5 Chorus - All we like sheep
  •  6 Recit (Soprano) - All they that see him
  •  7 Chorus - He trusted in God
  •  8 Recit (Soprano) - Thy rebuke hath broken his heart
  •  9 Aria (Soprano) - Behold and see
  •  10 Recit (Soprano) - He was cut off out of the land
  •  11 Aria (Soprano) - But Thou didst not leave
  •  12 Chorus - Lift up your heads
  •  13 Chorus - The Lord gave the Word
  •  14 Aria: (Soprano) - How beautiful are the feet
  •  15 Chorus - Their sound is gone out
  •  16 Aria (Bass) - Why do the nations?
  •  17 Chorus - Let us break their bonds
  •  18 Recit (Tenor) - He that dwelleth
  •  19 Aria (Tenor) - Thou shalt break them
  • http://www.saintthomaschurch.org/uploads/store/MessiahTr2.20_.mp3 20 Chorus - Hallelujah
  •  0 PART THREE
  •  21 Aria (Soprano) - I know that my redeemer
  •  22 Chorus - Since by man
  •  23 Recit (Bass) - Behold I tell you
  •  24 Aria (Bass) - The trumpet shall sound
  •  25 Recit (Alto) - Then shall be brought to pass
  •  26 Duet (Alto & Tenor) - O death, where is thy sting?
  •  27 Chorus - But thanks be to God
  •  28 Aria (Soprano) - If God be for us
  •  29 Chorus - Worthy is the Lamb
  •  30 Chorus - Amen

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