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Handel: Messiah Limited Vinyl 3LP Set

by Choir of King's College, Cambridge

Release Date: 18 September 2020

Format: LP Triple Vinyl

Label: Warner Classics


Choir of King's College, Cambridge Handel: Messiah Limited Vinyl 3LP Set


In 2009 in commemoration of the 250th anniversary of the death of George Frideric Handel, and the 800th anniversary of the University of Cambridge, the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge performed Handel’s best-known work, Messiah, on Palm Sunday, April 5 2009 in the magnificent setting of King’s College Chapel.

The performance was conducted by Stephen Cleobury, who sadly passed away last year, and featured the Academy of Ancient Music and soloists Ailish Tynan, Alice Coote, Allan Clayton and Matthew Rose.

This event was broadcast live in many cinemas around Europe, US and Canada and released on CD and DVD. It is now available on vinyl for the first time.

Featured Tracks:


Part the first
Sinfony Grave – Allegro moderato
Accompagnato Comfort ye my people
Air Ev’ry valley shall be exalted
Chorus And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed
Accompagnato Thus saith the Lord of Hosts
Air But who may abide the day of His coming
Chorus And He shall purify


Recitative Behold, a virgin shall conceive
Air O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion
Chorus O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion
Accompagnato For behold, darkness shall cover the earth
Air The people that walked in darkness
Chorus For unto us a Child is born
Pifa Larghetto e mezzo piano
Recitative There were shepherds
Accompagnato And lo, the angel of the Lord
Recitative And the angel said unto them
Accompagnato And suddenly there was with the angel
Chorus Glory to God in the highest


Air Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion
Recitative Then shall the eyes of the blind be open’d
Air He shall feed His flock like a shepherd
Chorus His yoke is easy, His burthen is light
Part the second
Chorus Behold, the Lamb of God
Air He was despised


Chorus Surely, He hath borne our griefs
Chorus And with His stripes we are healed
Chorus All we like sheep have gone astray
Accompagnato All they that see Him, laugh Him to scorn
Chorus He trusted in God
Accompagnato Thy rebuke hath broken His heart
Arioso Behold, and see if there be any sorrow
Accompagnato He was cut off out of the land of the living
Air But Thou didst not leave His soul in hell
Chorus Lift up your heads, O ye gates
Recitative Unto which of the angels
Chorus Let all the angels of God worship Him
Air Thou art gone up on high
Chorus The Lord gave the word


Air How beautiful are the feet
Chorus Their sound is gone out into all lands
Air Why do the nations so furiously rage together
Chorus Let us break their bonds asunder
Recitative He that dwelleth in heaven
Air Thou shalt break them
Chorus Hallelujah!
Part the third
Air I know that my Redeemer liveth
Chorus Since by man came death


Accompagnato Behold, I tell you a mystery
Air The trumpet shall sound
(David Blackadder trumpet)
Recitative Then shall be brought to pass the saying
Duet O death, where is thy sting
Chorus But thanks be to God
Air If God be for us
Chorus Worthy is the Lamb that was slain
Chorus Amen