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Handel, George Frideric

Directed by Ivars Taurins | Karina Gauvin, soprano | Robin Blaze, countertenor | Rufus Müller, tenor | Brett Polegato, baritone

“… this is one of the best-played recordings of Messiah.” -Gramophone

“I deem it a desert-island Messiah… for me this is the performance of Messiah to own.” -Fanfare
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PreviewTrack Title
CD I: 1. Sinfony
2. Tenor Accompagnato: Comfort ye, my people
3. Tenor Air: Ev'ry valley shall be exalted
4. Chorus: And the glory of the Lord
5. Bass Accompagnato: Thus saith the Lord
6. Alto Air: But who may abide the day of His coming
7. Chorus: And He shall purify the sons of Levi
8. Alto Recitative: Behold, a virgin shall conceive / Alto Air & Chorus: O thous that tellest good tidings to Zion
9. Bass Accompagnato: For behold, darkness shall cover the earth
10. Bass Air: The people that walked in darkness
11. Chorus: For unto us a Child is born
12. Pifa & Soprano Recitative/Accompagnato: There were shepherds
13. Chorus: Glory to God in the highest
14. Soprano Air: rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion
15. Alto Recitative: Then shall the eyes of the blind be opened / Alto/Soprano Duet: He shall feed His flock like a shepherd
16. Chorus: His yoke is easy
17. Chorus: Behold the Lamb of God
18. Alto Air: He was despised
CD II: 1. Chorus: Surely he hath borne our griefs
2. Chorus: And with His stripes we are healed
3. Chorus: All we like sheep have gone astray
4. Tenor Accompagnato: All they that see Him laugh Him to scorn
5. Chorus: He trusted in God
6. Tenor Accompagnato: Thy rebuke hath broken His heart
7. Tenor Arioso: Behold, and see
8. Soprano Accompagnato: He was cutt off
9. Soprano Air: But Thou didst not leave His soul in hell
10. Chorus: Lift up your heads
11. Tenor Recitative: Unto which of the angels / Chorus: Let all the angels
12. Alto Air: Thou art gone up on high
13. Chorus: The Lord gave the word
14. Soprano Air: How beautiful are the feet
15. Chorus: Their sound is gone out
16. Bass Air: Why do the nations
17. Chorus: Let us break their bonds asunder
18. Tenor Recitative: He that dwelleth in heaven / Tenor Air: Thou shalt break them
19. Chorus: Hallelujah
20. Soprano Air: I know that my Redeemer liveth
21. Chorus: Since by man came death
22. Bass Accompagnato: Behold, I tell you a mystery
23. Bass Air: The trumpet shall sound
24. Alto Recitative: Then shall be brought to pass / Alto/Tenor Duet: O death, where is thy sting?
25. Chorus: But thanks be to God
26. Soprano Air: If God be for us
27. Chorus: Worthy is the Lamb
28. Chorus: Amen

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Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir present an intimate and stirring performance of the baroque masterpiece Handel’s Messiah. This 2-CD recording of the full score on period instruments features a stellar cast of soloists. Tafelmusik presents this baroque masterpiece with the spirit and vitality of Handel’s own 18th-century productions. “Superhuman”, “spot-on”, “crisp” and “inspired” are just a few of the words critics have used to describe Tafelmusik’s Messiah. A perennial favourite with audiences and critics alike, Tafelmusik’s Messiah has garnered glowing reviews year after year. I cannot remember a Messiah presentation as uniformly ‘spot-on’ as this year’s by Ivars Taurins’ Tafelmusik Chamber Choir and Baroque Orchestra.” -The Globe and Mail


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