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Handel: Messiah - Highlights / Bernstein, New York PO

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); New York Philharmonic (Harpsichord); Westminster Choir
  • 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: Leonard Bernstein (Piano); New York Philharmonic (Harpsichord); 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: Russell Oberlin (Countertenor); Leonard Bernstein (Piano); New York Philharmonic (Harpsichord); 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: Leonard Bernstein (Piano); New York Philharmonic (Harpsichord); Westminster Choir
  • 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: Adele Addison (Soprano); Russell Oberlin (Countertenor); Leonard Bernstein (Piano); New York Philharmonic (Harpsichord); Westminster Choir
  • 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: Adele Addison (Soprano); Russell Oberlin (Countertenor); 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: Adele Addison (Soprano); Leonard Bernstein (Piano); New York Philharmonic (Harpsichord); Westminster Choir
  • 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: Leonard Bernstein (Piano); New York Philharmonic (Harpsichord); Westminster Choir; William Warfield
  • 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