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