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Handel: Messiah - Highlights / Bernstein, New York PO

Audio Samples

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
>     Air. Every Valley Shall Be Exalted
>     Chorus. And the Glory of the Lord
>     Chorus. And He Shall Purify
>     Air. O Thou that Tellest Good Tidings to Zion
>     Chorus. For Unto Us a Child Is Born
>     Air. He Shall Feed His Flock
>     Chorus. Lift Up Your Heads
>     Chorus. Hallelujah!
>     Air. I Know that My Redeemer Liveth
>     Air. The Trumpet Shall Sound
>     Chorus. Worthy Is the Lamb. Blessing and Honour. Amen

Album Summary

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composer
Notes & Reviews:

Personnel: David Lloyd (tenor); William Warfield (baritone).

Recording information: 30th Street Studio, New York, NY (1956).

Bernstein leads the New York Philharmonic Orchestra and the Westminster Choir's memorable highlights of this spiritual tradition. Songs include "And the Glory of the Lord," "O Thou that Tellest Good Tidings to Zion," "Every Valley Shall Be Exalted," "The Trumpet Shall Sound," "Hallelujah Chorus," "He Shall Feed His Flock" and "I Know that My Redeemer Liveth." ~ Wanda Van Horn



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>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Air. Every Valley Shall Be Exalted
  • Performers: David Lloyd (Tenor); Leonard Bernstein (Piano); Westminster Choir; New York Philharmonic (Harpsichord)
  • Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
  • Ensemble: New York Philharmonic
  • Running Time: 3 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Chorus. And the Glory of the Lord
  • Performers: New York Philharmonic (Harpsichord); Leonard Bernstein (Piano); Westminster Choir
  • Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
  • Ensemble: Westminster Choir
  • Running Time: 3 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Chorus. And He Shall Purify
  • Performers: Leonard Bernstein (Piano); New York Philharmonic (Harpsichord); Westminster Choir
  • Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
  • Ensemble: Westminster Choir
  • Running Time: 2 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Air. O Thou that Tellest Good Tidings to Zion
  • Performers: Leonard Bernstein (Piano); New York Philharmonic (Harpsichord); Russell Oberlin (Countertenor); Westminster Choir
  • Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
  • Ensemble: New York Philharmonic
  • Running Time: 5 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Chorus. For Unto Us a Child Is Born
  • Performers: New York Philharmonic (Harpsichord); Westminster Choir; Leonard Bernstein (Piano)
  • Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
  • Ensemble: Westminster Choir
  • Running Time: 3 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Air. He Shall Feed His Flock
  • Performers: New York Philharmonic (Harpsichord); Westminster Choir; Leonard Bernstein (Piano); Russell Oberlin (Countertenor); Adele Addison (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
  • Ensemble: Westminster Choir
  • Running Time: 6 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Chorus. Lift Up Your Heads
  • Performers: Leonard Bernstein (Piano); New York Philharmonic (Harpsichord); Westminster Choir
  • Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
  • Ensemble: New York Philharmonic
  • Running Time: 3 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Chorus. Hallelujah!
  • Performers: Russell Oberlin (Countertenor); Adele Addison (Soprano); David Lloyd (Tenor); Leonard Bernstein (Piano); New York Philharmonic (Harpsichord); Westminster Choir; William Warfield
  • Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
  • Ensemble: New York Philharmonic
  • Running Time: 4 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Air. I Know that My Redeemer Liveth
  • Performers: Westminster Choir; New York Philharmonic (Harpsichord); Leonard Bernstein (Piano); Adele Addison (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
  • Ensemble: New York Philharmonic
  • Running Time: 8 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Air. The Trumpet Shall Sound
  • Performers: Westminster Choir; William Warfield; Leonard Bernstein (Piano); New York Philharmonic (Harpsichord)
  • Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
  • Ensemble: New York Philharmonic
  • Running Time: 4 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Chorus. Worthy Is the Lamb. Blessing and Honour. Amen
  • Performers: Leonard Bernstein (Piano); New York Philharmonic (Harpsichord); Westminster Choir
  • Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
  • Ensemble: Westminster Choir
  • Running Time: 7 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741