Handel: The Messiah, HWV 56 Jordi Savall & Le Concert des Nations

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Album-Release:
2019

HRA-Release:
22.11.2019

Label: Alia Vox

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Choral

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  • Georg Friedrich Händel (1685 - 1759): The Messiah, HWV 56, Part I:
  • 1The Messiah, HWV 56, Part I: Sinfony Overture Grave. Allegro moderato03:03
  • 2The Messiah, HWV 56, Part I: Recitative Accompagnato "Comfort ye My People"02:57
  • 3The Messiah, HWV 56, Part I: Air "Ev’ry Valley Shall Be Exalted"03:24
  • 4The Messiah, HWV 56, Part I: Chorus "And the Glory of The Lord"02:48
  • 5The Messiah, HWV 56, Part I: Recitative Accompagnato: Thus Saith The Lord01:27
  • 6The Messiah, HWV 56, Part I: Air "But Who May Abide the Day of His Coming?04:23
  • 7The Messiah, HWV 56, Part I: Chorus "And He Shall Purify"02:32
  • 8The Messiah, HWV 56, Part I: Recitative "Behold, A Virgin Shall Conceive"00:24
  • 9The Messiah, HWV 56, Part I: Air & Chorus "O Thou That Tellest Good Tidings to Zion"05:20
  • 10The Messiah, HWV 56, Part I: Recitative Accompagnato "For, Behold, Darkness Shall Cover the Earth"02:18
  • 11The Messiah, HWV 56, Part I: Air "The People That Walked in Darkness"03:07
  • 12The Messiah, HWV 56, Part I: Chorus "For Unto Us a Child Is Born"04:15
  • 13The Messiah, HWV 56, Part I: Pifa "Pastoral Symphony"02:37
  • 14The Messiah, HWV 56, Part I: Recitative "There Were Shepherds Abiding in the Field"00:41
  • 15The Messiah, HWV 56, Part I: Recitative Accompagnato "And, lo, The Angel of the Lord Came Upon Them"00:32
  • 16The Messiah, HWV 56, Part I: Recitative "And the Angel Said Unto Them"00:19
  • 17The Messiah, HWV 56, Part I: Chorus "Glory to God"02:15
  • 18The Messiah, HWV 56, Part I: Air "Rejoice Greatly, O Daughter of Zion"04:07
  • 19The Messiah, HWV 56, Part I: Recitative "Then Shall the Eyes of the Blind"00:26
  • 20The Messiah, HWV 56, Part I: Air "He Shall Feed His Flock"04:47
  • 21The Messiah, HWV 56, Part I: Chorus "His Yoke Is Easy"02:31
  • The Messiah, HWV 56, Part II:
  • 22The Messiah, HWV 56, Part II: Chorus "Behold the Lamb of God"03:30
  • 23The Messiah, HWV 56, Part II: Air "He Was Despised"09:54
  • 24The Messiah, HWV 56, Part II: Chorus "Surely He Hath Borne Our Griefs"01:47
  • 25The Messiah, HWV 56, Part II: Chorus "And With His Stripes We Are Healed"01:38
  • 26The Messiah, HWV 56, Part II: Chorus "All We Like Sheep Have Gone Astray"04:23
  • 27The Messiah, HWV 56, Part II: Recitative Accompagnato "All They That See Him, Laugh Him to Scorn"00:47
  • 28The Messiah, HWV 56, Part II: Chorus "He Trusted in God"02:28
  • 29The Messiah, HWV 56, Part II: Recitative Accompagnato "Thy Rebuke Hath Broken His Heart"02:08
  • 30The Messiah, HWV 56, Part II: Air "Behold, And See if There Be Any Sorrow"01:24
  • 31The Messiah, HWV 56, Part II: Recitative Accompagnato "He Was Cut Off Out of the Land of the Living"00:18
  • 32The Messiah, HWV 56, Part II: Air "But Thou Didst Not Leave His Soul in Hell"02:20
  • 33The Messiah, HWV 56, Part II: Chorus "Lift Up Your Heads, O ye Gates"03:14
  • 34The Messiah, HWV 56, Part II: Recitative: Unto Which of the Angels Said He at Any Time"00:25
  • 35The Messiah, HWV 56, Part II: Chorus "Let All the Angels of God Worship Him"01:30
  • 36The Messiah, HWV 56, Part II: Air "Thou Art Gone Up on High"03:06
  • 37The Messiah, HWV 56, Part II: Chorus "The Lord Gave the Word"01:10
  • 38The Messiah, HWV 56, Part II: Air "How Beautiful Are the Feet"02:17
  • 39The Messiah, HWV 56, Part II: Chorus "Their Sound Is Gone Out"01:25
  • 40The Messiah, HWV 56, Part II: Air "Why Do the Nations So Furiously Rage Together?"02:54
  • 41The Messiah, HWV 56, Part II: Chorus "Let Us Break Their Bonds Asunder"01:41
  • 42The Messiah, HWV 56, Part II: Recitative "He That Dwelleth in Heaven"00:15
  • 43The Messiah, HWV 56, Part II: Air "Thou Shalt Break Them"01:59
  • 44The Messiah, HWV 56, Part II: Chorus "Hallelujah"03:50
  • The Messiah, HWV 56, Part III:
  • 45The Messiah, HWV 56, Part III: Air "I Know That My Redeemer Liveth"06:30
  • 46The Messiah, HWV 56, Part III: Chorus "Since By Man Came Death"02:29
  • 47The Messiah, HWV 56, Part III: Recitative Accompagnato "Behold, I Tell You a Mystery"00:32
  • 48The Messiah, HWV 56, Part III: Air "The Trumpet Shall Sound"09:04
  • 49The Messiah, HWV 56, Part III: Recitative "Then Shall Be Bought to Pass"00:17
  • 50The Messiah, HWV 56, Part III: Duet "O Death, Where Is Thy Sting?"00:58
  • 51The Messiah, HWV 56, Part III: Chorus "But Thanks Be to God"02:16
  • 52The Messiah, HWV 56, Part III: Air "If God Be for Us"05:11
  • 53The Messiah, HWV 56, Part III: Chorus "Worthy Is the Lamb That Was Slain – Amen"07:46
  • Total Runtime02:23:39

Info for Handel: The Messiah, HWV 56



It was only natural that Jordi Savall record Händel’s Messiah. His ‘Watermusic’ is already considered a benchmark and he has also signed countless landmark recordings of religious music.

Featuring La Capella Reial de Catalunya, Le Concert des Nations, Jordi Savall, Rachel Redmond (soprano), Damien Guillon (counter tenor) Nicholas Mulroy (tenor) Matthias Winckhler (bass).

This new album is the Christmas 2019 must have.

Rachel Redmond, soprano
Damien Guillon, counter-tenor
Nicholas Mulroy, tenor
Matthias Winckhler, bass
Capella Reial de Catalunya
Concert des Nations
Jordi Savall, conductor



Le Concert des Nations
Music is inevitably influenced by the personal circumstances of the person who composed it and by the social and cultural background at the time of its composition. The historical facts of each period, the composers, the instruments, the original intentions and motivations behind each score, comprise the palette for the player of ancient music, the imaginary backdrop for each new project.

Le Concert des Nations orchestra was founded by Jordi Savall and Montserrat Figueras in 1989 during preparations for the Canticum Beatae Virgine by M.A. Charpentier in order to create an orchestra with period instruments capable of performing a repertoire that would encompass the Baroque to Romanticism (1600-1850). Its name is derived from the work of François Couperin, Les Nations, a concept that represents the meeting of musical tastes and the feeling that Art, in Europe, would always have its own mark, that of the Age of Enlightenment. Directed from the outset by Jordi Savall, Le Concert des Nations was the first orchestra made up from a majority of musicians from Latin countries (Spain, Latin America, France, Italy, Portugal, etc.), all of them being distinguished world specialists in the performance of ancient music on original period instruments and using historical criteria.

Right from the beginning Le Concert des Nations aimed to raise awareness about a historical repertoire of great quality through performances that rigorously respected the original spirit of each work, but performed with a revitalising impulse. Good examples of this are the first recordings of Charpentier, J. S. Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Handel, Marais, Arriaga, Beethoven, Purcell, Dumanoir… and more recently the recordings made under the Alia Vox label of Lully, Biber, J.S. Bach, Boccherini, Rameau and Vivaldi.

The impact of the works and composers chosen, the recordings made and their performances throughout the main cities and music festivals around the world have earned the orchestra a reputation as one of the best orchestras playing period instruments and one that is capable of engaging with an eclectic and varied repertoire that includes the first music written for orchestra (the orchestra of Louis XIII, 1600-1650) up to the masterpieces of Romanticism and Classicism.

In 1992 Le Concert des Nations made its operatic debut with Una Cosa Rara by Martín i Soler and went on to continue its operatic work with Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo, performed for the first time in 1993 and again in 1999, 2001, and 2002 at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, the Gran Teatro Real in Madrid, in Beaune, Vienna and Metz. In 1995 another opera by Martín i Soler was performed in Montpellier, Il Burbero di Buon Cuore and in 2000 Celos aun del Ayre matan by Juan Hidalgo and Calderón de la Barca was performed in a concert version in Barcelona and Vienna. Other notable opera productions are Vivaldi’sFarnace, premièred at the Teatro de la Zarzuela in Madrid (2001) and published on CD, and Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo, which was finally recorded on DVD by the BBC/Opus Arte (2002), as was The Seven Last Words of Our Saviour on the Cross by F. J. Haydn in a co-production between Element Productions and Alia Vox (2007).

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