Handel: Messiah (Dublin Version, 1742)

Handel: Messiah (Dublin Version, 1742)

Handel: Messiah (Dublin Version, 1742)
Label(s)
Genre(s)
Classical
Code
CKD 285
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  • Sinfonia
    Composer(s) George Frideric Handel
    Artist(s) John Butt

    Sinfonia

    03:05
    $2.40
  • Recit: Comfort ye
    Composer(s) George Frideric Handel
    Artist(s) John Butt Nicholas Mulroy (tenor)

    Recit: Comfort ye

    03:16
    $2.40
  • Air: Every valley shall be exalted
    Composer(s) George Frideric Handel
    Artist(s) John Butt Nicholas Mulroy (tenor)

    Air: Every valley shall be exalted

    03:10
    $2.40
  • Chorus: And the Glory of the Lord
    Composer(s) George Frideric Handel
    Artist(s) John Butt

    Chorus: And the Glory of the Lord

    02:50
    $2.40
  • Recit: Thus saith the Lord
    Composer(s) George Frideric Handel
    Artist(s) John Butt Matthew Brook (bass)

    Recit: Thus saith the Lord

    01:17
    $2.40
  • Air: But who may abide
    Composer(s) George Frideric Handel
    Artist(s) John Butt Matthew Brook (bass)

    Air: But who may abide

    03:13
    $2.40
  • Chorus: And he shall purify
    Composer(s) George Frideric Handel
    Artist(s) John Butt

    Chorus: And he shall purify

    02:22
    $2.40
  • Recit: Behold a virgin shall conceive
    Composer(s) George Frideric Handel
    Artist(s) John Butt Annie Gill (mezzo soprano)

    Recit: Behold a virgin shall conceive

    00:20
    $2.40
  • Air: O thou that tellest good tidings
    Composer(s) George Frideric Handel
    Artist(s) John Butt

    Air: O thou that tellest good tidings

    03:38
    $2.40
  • Chorus: O thou that tellest good tidings
    Composer(s) George Frideric Handel
    Artist(s) John Butt

    Chorus: O thou that tellest good tidings

    01:32
    $2.40
  • Recit: For behold!
    Composer(s) George Frideric Handel
    Artist(s) John Butt Matthew Brook (bass)

    Recit: For behold!

    02:03
    $2.40
  • Air: The people that walked in darkness
    Composer(s) George Frideric Handel
    Artist(s) John Butt Matthew Brook (bass)

    Air: The people that walked in darkness

    03:27
    $2.40
  • Chorus: For unto us a child is born
    Composer(s) George Frideric Handel
    Artist(s) John Butt

    Chorus: For unto us a child is born

    03:44
    $2.40
  • Pifa (Pastoral Symphony)
    Composer(s) George Frideric Handel
    Artist(s) John Butt

    Pifa (Pastoral Symphony)

    02:46
    $2.40
  • Recit: There were shepherds
    Composer(s) George Frideric Handel
    Artist(s) John Butt Susan Hamilton (soprano)

    Recit: There were shepherds

    00:12
    $2.40
  • Recit: And lo!
    Composer(s) George Frideric Handel
    Artist(s) John Butt Susan Hamilton (soprano)

    Recit: And lo!

    00:17
    $2.40
  • Recit: And the angel said unto them
    Composer(s) George Frideric Handel
    Artist(s) John Butt Susan Hamilton (soprano)

    Recit: And the angel said unto them

    00:28
    $2.40
  • Recit: And suddenly
    Composer(s) George Frideric Handel
    Artist(s) John Butt Susan Hamilton (soprano)

    Recit: And suddenly

    00:16
    $2.40
  • Chorus: Glory to God
    Composer(s) George Frideric Handel
    Artist(s) John Butt

    Chorus: Glory to God

    01:51
    $2.40
  • Air: Rejoice greatly
    Composer(s) George Frideric Handel
    Artist(s) John Butt Susan Hamilton (soprano)

    Air: Rejoice greatly

    06:19
    $4.80
  • Recit: Then shall the eyes of the blind
    Composer(s) George Frideric Handel
    Artist(s) John Butt Clare Wilkinson (alto)

    Recit: Then shall the eyes of the blind

    00:23
    $2.40
  • Air: He shall feed his flock
    Composer(s) George Frideric Handel
    Artist(s) John Butt Clare Wilkinson (alto)

    Air: He shall feed his flock

    05:07
    $4.80
  • Chorus: His yoke is easy
    Composer(s) George Frideric Handel
    Artist(s) John Butt

    Chorus: His yoke is easy

    02:12
    $2.40
  • Chorus: Behold the lamb of God
    Composer(s) George Frideric Handel
    Artist(s) John Butt

    Chorus: Behold the lamb of God

    03:09
    $2.40
  • Air: He was despised
    Composer(s) George Frideric Handel
    Artist(s) John Butt Clare Wilkinson (alto)

    Air: He was despised

    11:30
    $7.20
  • Chorus: Surely
    Composer(s) George Frideric Handel
    Artist(s) John Butt

    Chorus: Surely

    01:47
    $2.40
  • (and with his stripes)
    Composer(s) George Frideric Handel
    Artist(s) John Butt

    (and with his stripes)

    01:47
    $2.40
  • Chorus: All we like sheep
    Composer(s) George Frideric Handel
    Artist(s) John Butt

    Chorus: All we like sheep

    03:27
    $2.40
  • Recit: But Who may abide
    Composer(s) George Frideric Handel
    Artist(s) John Butt

    Recit: But Who may abide

    00:27
    $2.40
  • Recit accomp: All they that see him
    Composer(s) George Frideric Handel
    Artist(s) John Butt Nicholas Mulroy (tenor)

    Recit accomp: All they that see him

    00:42
    $2.40
  • Chorus: He trusted in God
    Composer(s) George Frideric Handel
    Artist(s) John Butt

    Chorus: He trusted in God

    02:14
    $2.40
  • Recit accomp: Thy rebuke
    Composer(s) George Frideric Handel
    Artist(s) John Butt Susan Hamilton (soprano)

    Recit accomp: Thy rebuke

    01:52
    $2.40
  • Air: Behold and see
    Composer(s) George Frideric Handel
    Artist(s) John Butt Susan Hamilton (soprano)

    Air: Behold and see

    01:22
    $2.40
  • Recit accomp: He was cut off
    Composer(s) George Frideric Handel
    Artist(s) John Butt Susan Hamilton (soprano)

    Recit accomp: He was cut off

    00:16
    $2.40
  • Air: But thou didst not leave
    Composer(s) George Frideric Handel
    Artist(s) John Butt Susan Hamilton (soprano)

    Air: But thou didst not leave

    02:09
    $2.40
  • Chorus: Lift up your heads
    Composer(s) George Frideric Handel
    Artist(s) John Butt

    Chorus: Lift up your heads

    03:05
    $2.40
  • Recit: Unto which of the angels
    Composer(s) George Frideric Handel
    Artist(s) John Butt Nicholas Mulroy (tenor)

    Recit: Unto which of the angels

    00:17
    $2.40
  • Chorus: Let all the angels
    Composer(s) George Frideric Handel
    Artist(s) John Butt

    Chorus: Let all the angels

    01:26
    $2.40
  • Air: Thou art gone up
    Composer(s) George Frideric Handel
    Artist(s) John Butt Matthew Brook (bass)

    Air: Thou art gone up

    03:00
    $2.40
  • Chorus: The Lord gave the word
    Composer(s) George Frideric Handel
    Artist(s) John Butt

    Chorus: The Lord gave the word

    01:07
    $2.40
  • Soli & Chorus: How beautiful are the feet
    Composer(s) George Frideric Handel
    Artist(s) John Butt Annie Gill (mezzo soprano), Heather Cairncross (alto)

    Soli & Chorus: How beautiful are the feet

    03:34
    $2.40
  • Air: Why do the nations
    Composer(s) George Frideric Handel
    Artist(s) John Butt Edward Caswell (bass)

    Air: Why do the nations

    01:27
    $2.40
  • Chorus: Let us break
    Composer(s) George Frideric Handel
    Artist(s) John Butt

    Chorus: Let us break

    01:48
    $2.40
  • Recit: He that dwelleth
    Composer(s) George Frideric Handel
    Artist(s) John Butt Nicholas Mulroy (tenor)

    Recit: He that dwelleth

    00:21
    $2.40
  • Chorus: Hallelujah
    Composer(s) George Frideric Handel
    Artist(s) John Butt

    Chorus: Hallelujah

    04:02
    $2.40
  • Air: I know that my redeemer liveth
    Composer(s) George Frideric Handel
    Artist(s) John Butt Susan Hamilton (soprano)

    Air: I know that my redeemer liveth

    05:12
    $4.80
  • Soli & Chorus: Since by man
    Composer(s) George Frideric Handel
    Artist(s) John Butt

    Soli & Chorus: Since by man

    02:01
    $2.40
  • Recit. Accomp: Behold I tell you a mystery
    Composer(s) George Frideric Handel
    Artist(s) John Butt Matthew Brook (bass)

    Recit. Accomp: Behold I tell you a mystery

    00:36
    $2.40
  • Air: The trumpet shall sound
    Composer(s) George Frideric Handel
    Artist(s) John Butt Matthew Brook (bass)

    Air: The trumpet shall sound

    08:28
    $4.80
  • Recit: Then shall be brought
    Composer(s) George Frideric Handel
    Artist(s) John Butt Annie Gill (mezzo soprano)

    Recit: Then shall be brought

    00:13
    $2.40
  • Duet: O death where is thy sting
    Composer(s) George Frideric Handel
    Artist(s) John Butt Nicholas Mulroy (tenor), Annie Gill (mezzo soprano)

    Duet: O death where is thy sting

    01:00
    $2.40
  • Chorus: But thanks
    Composer(s) George Frideric Handel
    Artist(s) John Butt

    Chorus: But thanks

    02:08
    $2.40
  • Air: If God be for us
    Composer(s) George Frideric Handel
    Artist(s) John Butt Clare Wilkinson (alto)

    Air: If God be for us

    04:27
    $2.40
  • Chorus: Worthy is the lamb
    Composer(s) George Frideric Handel
    Artist(s) John Butt

    Chorus: Worthy is the lamb

    03:18
    $2.40
  • Chorus: Amen
    Composer(s) George Frideric Handel
    Artist(s) John Butt

    Chorus: Amen

    04:20
    $2.40
  • Recit: He that dwelleth in Heaven shall laugh them to scorn
    Composer(s) George Frideric Handel
    Artist(s) John Butt

    Recit: He that dwelleth in Heaven shall laugh them to scorn

    00:11
    $2.40
  • Air: Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron
    Composer(s) George Frideric Handel
    Artist(s) John Butt

    Air: Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron

    02:04
    $2.40

Total running time: 138 minutes.

Album information

This superb 139 minute recording, which features the Messiah as premiered by Handel in Dublin in 1742, was named the winner of Baroque Vocal Album of the Year in the 2007 Gramophone Awards.

The Dunedin Consort's Dublin version of Messiah was Linn's fastest selling album of 2006 and was described in many publications as the top choice Messiah for 2006. The recording was given four stars by The Times, The Guardian and BBC Music Magazine, chosen as 'Album of the Day' on AllMusic.com and selected in The Scotsman's 'Top Ten classical music moments of 2006'. This sought-after recording was also a winner at the 2007 Gramophone Awards.

What makes this Messiah so special is that it is the first recording to seriously explore the version and performing forces that Handel used for his legendary Dublin premiere. This unique recording signifies an exciting and historically considered representation of Messiah, which recaptures something of the freshness of the first public performances.