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Handel: Messiah Highlights / Burgomaster, et al

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>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
>     Part 1. Chorus. And the glory of the Lord
>     Part 1. Recitative. Thus saith the Lord
>     Part 1. Recitative. Behold, a virgin shall conceive
>     Part 1. Air & Chorus. O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion
>     Part 1. Chorus. For unto us a child is born
>     Part 1. Recitative. There were shepherds abiding in the field
>     Part 1. Recitative. And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them
>     Part 1. Recitative. And the angel said unto them
>     Part 1. Recitative. And suddenly there was with the angel
>     Part 1. Chorus. Glory to God
>     Part 1. Air. Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion
>     Part 1. Recitative. Then shall the eyes of the blind
>     Part 1. Air. He shall feed his flock
>     Part 1. Chorus. His yoke is easy, and his burthen is light
>     Part 2. Chorus. Surely he hath borne our griefs
>     Part 2. Chorus. And with his stripes we are healed
>     Part 2. Chorus. All we like sheep have gone astray
>     Part 2. Recitative. All they that see him, laugh him to scorn
>     Part 2. Chorus. He trusted in God
>     Part 2. Recitative. Thy rebuke hath broken his heart
>     Part 2. Air. Behold, and sse if there be any sorrow
>     Part 2. Recitative. He was cut off out of the land of the living
>     Part 2. Air. But thou didst not leave his soul in Hell
>     Part 2. Chorus. The Lord gave the word

Album Summary

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
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Notes & Reviews:

In August 22, 1741, at a low point in his life and career, and suffering from partial paralysis due to a stroke, George Frideric Handel began work on Messiah. In an incredible 24 days, the great dramatic composer completed perhaps the most powerful, spir.four winds.2005.



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>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Part 1. Chorus. And the glory of the Lord
  • Conductor: Frederick Burgomaster
  • Ensemble: Indianapolis Festival Orchestra Chamber Ensemble
  • Notes: Christ Church Cathedral, Indianapolis, IN (01/10/1994-01/12/1994)
  • Running Time: 3 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Part 1. Recitative. Thus saith the Lord
  • Performers: Andrew Breuminger (Treble); Christopher Freeze; Stanley Irwin (Bass Baritone); Steven Richards (Countertenor); Daniel Segner (Treble); Tyler Webb (Treble)
  • Conductor: Frederick Burgomaster
  • Ensemble: Indianapolis Festival Orchestra Chamber Ensemble
  • Running Time: 1 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Part 1. Recitative. Behold, a virgin shall conceive
  • Performers: Stanley Irwin (Bass Baritone); Christopher Freeze; Daniel Segner (Treble); Andrew Breuminger (Treble); Steven Richards (Countertenor); Tyler Webb (Treble)
  • Conductor: Frederick Burgomaster
  • Ensemble: Indianapolis Festival Orchestra Chamber Ensemble
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Part 1. Air & Chorus. O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion
  • Performers: Tyler Webb (Treble); Andrew Breuminger (Treble); Christopher Freeze; Stanley Irwin (Bass Baritone); Steven Richards (Countertenor); Daniel Segner (Treble)
  • Conductor: Frederick Burgomaster
  • Ensemble: Indianapolis Festival Orchestra Chamber Ensemble
  • Running Time: 5 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Part 1. Chorus. For unto us a child is born
  • Conductor: Frederick Burgomaster
  • Ensemble: Indianapolis Festival Orchestra Chamber Ensemble
  • Running Time: 4 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Part 1. Recitative. There were shepherds abiding in the field
  • Performers: Stanley Irwin (Bass Baritone); Steven Richards (Countertenor); Daniel Segner (Treble); Tyler Webb (Treble); Christopher Freeze; Andrew Breuminger (Treble)
  • Conductor: Frederick Burgomaster
  • Ensemble: Indianapolis Festival Orchestra Chamber Ensemble
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Part 1. Recitative. And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them
  • Performers: Christopher Freeze; Andrew Breuminger (Treble); Steven Richards (Countertenor); Daniel Segner (Treble); Tyler Webb (Treble); Stanley Irwin (Bass Baritone)
  • Conductor: Frederick Burgomaster
  • Ensemble: Indianapolis Festival Orchestra Chamber Ensemble
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Part 1. Recitative. And the angel said unto them
  • Performers: Tyler Webb (Treble); Andrew Breuminger (Treble); Christopher Freeze; Steven Richards (Countertenor); Daniel Segner (Treble); Stanley Irwin (Bass Baritone)
  • Conductor: Frederick Burgomaster
  • Ensemble: Indianapolis Festival Orchestra Chamber Ensemble
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Part 1. Recitative. And suddenly there was with the angel
  • Performers: Tyler Webb (Treble); Daniel Segner (Treble); Steven Richards (Countertenor); Stanley Irwin (Bass Baritone); Christopher Freeze; Andrew Breuminger (Treble)
  • Conductor: Frederick Burgomaster
  • Ensemble: Indianapolis Festival Orchestra Chamber Ensemble
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Part 1. Chorus. Glory to God
  • Conductor: Frederick Burgomaster
  • Ensemble: Indianapolis Festival Orchestra Chamber Ensemble
  • Running Time: 1 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Part 1. Air. Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion
  • Performers: Stanley Irwin (Bass Baritone); Tyler Webb (Treble); Steven Richards (Countertenor); Christopher Freeze; Andrew Breuminger (Treble); Daniel Segner (Treble)
  • Conductor: Frederick Burgomaster
  • Ensemble: Indianapolis Festival Orchestra Chamber Ensemble
  • Running Time: 4 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Part 1. Recitative. Then shall the eyes of the blind
  • Performers: Tyler Webb (Treble); Daniel Segner (Treble); Steven Richards (Countertenor); Stanley Irwin (Bass Baritone); Christopher Freeze; Andrew Breuminger (Treble)
  • Conductor: Frederick Burgomaster
  • Ensemble: Indianapolis Festival Orchestra Chamber Ensemble
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Part 1. Air. He shall feed his flock
  • Performers: Andrew Breuminger (Treble); Christopher Freeze; Daniel Segner (Treble); Steven Richards (Countertenor); Tyler Webb (Treble); Stanley Irwin (Bass Baritone)
  • Conductor: Frederick Burgomaster
  • Ensemble: Indianapolis Festival Orchestra Chamber Ensemble
  • Running Time: 5 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Part 1. Chorus. His yoke is easy, and his burthen is light
  • Conductor: Frederick Burgomaster
  • Ensemble: Indianapolis Festival Orchestra Chamber Ensemble
  • Running Time: 2 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Part 2. Chorus. Surely he hath borne our griefs
  • Conductor: Frederick Burgomaster
  • Ensemble: Indianapolis Festival Orchestra Chamber Ensemble
  • Running Time: 1 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Part 2. Chorus. And with his stripes we are healed
  • Conductor: Frederick Burgomaster
  • Ensemble: Indianapolis Festival Orchestra Chamber Ensemble
  • Running Time: 2 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Part 2. Chorus. All we like sheep have gone astray
  • Conductor: Frederick Burgomaster
  • Ensemble: Indianapolis Festival Orchestra Chamber Ensemble
  • Running Time: 3 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Part 2. Recitative. All they that see him, laugh him to scorn
  • Performers: Tyler Webb (Treble); Daniel Segner (Treble); Andrew Breuminger (Treble); Christopher Freeze; Stanley Irwin (Bass Baritone); Steven Richards (Countertenor)
  • Conductor: Frederick Burgomaster
  • Ensemble: Indianapolis Festival Orchestra Chamber Ensemble
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Part 2. Chorus. He trusted in God
  • Conductor: Frederick Burgomaster
  • Ensemble: Indianapolis Festival Orchestra Chamber Ensemble
  • Running Time: 2 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Part 2. Recitative. Thy rebuke hath broken his heart
  • Performers: Daniel Segner (Treble); Tyler Webb (Treble); Steven Richards (Countertenor); Stanley Irwin (Bass Baritone); Christopher Freeze; Andrew Breuminger (Treble)
  • Conductor: Frederick Burgomaster
  • Ensemble: Indianapolis Festival Orchestra Chamber Ensemble
  • Running Time: 1 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Part 2. Air. Behold, and sse if there be any sorrow
  • Performers: Daniel Segner (Treble); Steven Richards (Countertenor); Tyler Webb (Treble); Stanley Irwin (Bass Baritone); Christopher Freeze; Andrew Breuminger (Treble)
  • Conductor: Frederick Burgomaster
  • Ensemble: Indianapolis Festival Orchestra Chamber Ensemble
  • Running Time: 1 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Part 2. Recitative. He was cut off out of the land of the living
  • Performers: Steven Richards (Countertenor); Daniel Segner (Treble); Stanley Irwin (Bass Baritone); Andrew Breuminger (Treble); Tyler Webb (Treble); Christopher Freeze
  • Conductor: Frederick Burgomaster
  • Ensemble: Indianapolis Festival Orchestra Chamber Ensemble
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Part 2. Air. But thou didst not leave his soul in Hell
  • Performers: Stanley Irwin (Bass Baritone); Tyler Webb (Treble); Daniel Segner (Treble); Steven Richards (Countertenor); Christopher Freeze; Andrew Breuminger (Treble)
  • Conductor: Frederick Burgomaster
  • Ensemble: Indianapolis Festival Orchestra Chamber Ensemble
  • Running Time: 2 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Part 2. Chorus. The Lord gave the word
  • Conductor: Frederick Burgomaster
  • Ensemble: Indianapolis Festival Orchestra Chamber Ensemble
  • Running Time: 1 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Part 2. Air. How beautiful are the feet
  • Performers: Steven Richards (Countertenor); Christopher Freeze; Andrew Breuminger (Treble); Stanley Irwin (Bass Baritone); Daniel Segner (Treble); Tyler Webb (Treble)
  • Conductor: Frederick Burgomaster
  • Ensemble: Indianapolis Festival Orchestra Chamber Ensemble
  • Running Time: 2 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Part 2. Chorus. Their sound is gone out
  • Conductor: Frederick Burgomaster
  • Ensemble: Indianapolis Festival Orchestra Chamber Ensemble
  • Running Time: 1 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Part 2. Air. Why do the nations so furiously rage together?
  • Performers: Steven Richards (Countertenor); Christopher Freeze; Tyler Webb (Treble); Daniel Segner (Treble); Stanley Irwin (Bass Baritone); Andrew Breuminger (Treble)
  • Conductor: Frederick Burgomaster
  • Ensemble: Indianapolis Festival Orchestra Chamber Ensemble
  • Running Time: 1 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Part 2. Chorus. Let us break their bonds asunder
  • Conductor: Frederick Burgomaster
  • Ensemble: Indianapolis Festival Orchestra Chamber Ensemble
  • Notes: Christ Church Cathedral, Indianapolis, IN (03/20/1995-03/22/1995)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Part 2. Recitative. He that dwelleth in heaven
  • Performers: Stanley Irwin (Bass Baritone); Tyler Webb (Treble); Steven Richards (Countertenor); Christopher Freeze; Andrew Breuminger (Treble); Daniel Segner (Treble)
  • Conductor: Frederick Burgomaster
  • Ensemble: Indianapolis Festival Orchestra Chamber Ensemble
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Part 2. Air. Thou shalt break them
  • Performers: Tyler Webb (Treble); Daniel Segner (Treble); Steven Richards (Countertenor); Stanley Irwin (Bass Baritone); Christopher Freeze; Andrew Breuminger (Treble)
  • Conductor: Frederick Burgomaster
  • Ensemble: Indianapolis Festival Orchestra Chamber Ensemble
  • Running Time: 2 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Part 2. Chorus. Hallelujah
  • Conductor: Frederick Burgomaster
  • Ensemble: Indianapolis Festival Orchestra Chamber Ensemble
  • Running Time: 4 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741