Label: Readers Digest - RDM 1084, RDM 1085, RDM 1086 • Format: 3x, Vinyl LP Box Set • Country: UK • Genre: Classical • Style: Religious
Of all the hundreds, maybe thousands of versions of Handel 's Messiah on the market, ranging from full symphonic treatments with big professional choirs to sober, earnest oratorio-society readings, to the various kinds of authentic-performance recordings, this performance by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Huddersfield Choral Society under Malcolm Sargent is notable for representing one extreme of the spectrum.
This is Handelian gigantism at its most determined. You live in Liverpool and want to sing in a big choir? Come on in; there's always room for one more. You want trombones, clarinets in the score? Fine, write 'em in. You're dismayed that these days the sun does indeed set on the British Empire? No need to worry; here's enough pomp and circumstance to last you another 50 years. The chief value of this disc is historical, and the sampler version may be preferable for listeners Worthy Is The Lamb - The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra And The Royal Choral Society - Messiah don't want to sit through three discs' worth of choruses like "For unto us a child is born," which can only be called lumbering in this reading.
But it's also worth noting that the soloists, especially tenor Richard Lewisare actually very elegant; Sargentin his zeal to create large contrasts, pretty much leaves the soloists alone to do their thing except for some unfortunate swirling woodwinds from time to time.
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Styles Choral. Track Listing. Part 1. George Frederick Tributo A Las Mujeres - Raul Marrero - Quien Dijo Miedo. Malcolm Sargent. Comfort ye, my people. Every valley shall be exalted. And the glory of the Lord. For unto us a child is born. Pastoral Symphony. Then shall the eyes of the blind be opened. He shall feed his flock Come unto him. His yoke is easy. Part 2.
Behold the lamb of God. He was despised. He that dwelleth in heaven. Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron. Part 3. I know that my Redeemer liveth. Since by man came death. Behold, I tell you a mystery.
The trumpet shall sound. Worthy is the lamb. Messiah, oratorio, HWV Overture George Frederick Handel. Comfort ye, my people Worthy Is The Lamb - The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra And The Royal Choral Society - Messiah Frederick Handel.
Every valley shall be exalted George Frederick Handel. And the glory of the Lord George Frederick Handel. For unto us a child is born George Frederick Handel. Pastoral Symphony George Frederick Handel. Then shall the eyes of the blind be opened George Frederick Handel.
Come unto him George Frederick Handel. His yoke is easy George Frederick Handel. Behold the lamb of God George Frederick Handel. He was despised George Frederick Handel. He that dwelleth in heaven George Frederick Handel. Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron George Frederick Handel. Hallelujah George Frederick Handel. I know that my Redeemer liveth George Frederick Handel. Since by man came death George Frederick Handel. Behold, I tell you a mystery George Frederick Handel.
The trumpet shall sound George Frederick Handel. Worthy is the lamb George Frederick Handel. Amen George Frederick Handel.
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