George Frideric Handel (1685-1759) – Messiah – Choir of King´s College, Cambridge, Academy of Ancient Music, Cleobury

folderPor mais redundante que possa parecer, o gigantesco Oratório Messiah, de Handel, é obra obrigatória no Natal, juntamente com as Paixões de Bach, e o Balé Quebra Nozes, de Tchaikovsky. Duvido que alguém duvide que se trata de uma das mais belas composições da história da música. E que devemos ouvi-la sempre que possível. E por este motivo, esta será uma das minhas contribuições para as postagens de Natal previstas.
Esta gravação é a mais recente que possuo, tendo sido realizada em 2009. Eis o texto de apresentação que aparece no CD:

“In a joyous contribution to Handel´s 250th anniversary cellebrations, EMI Classics brings together a world famous Choir and a superb team of young soloists to record a Messiah  Live in the celebrated Chapel  fo King´s College, Cambridge.”

Não sei porque o texto esqueceu de mencionar que se tratava de comemorar os 250 anos da morte de Handel, mas isso não importa. O que importa é que temos uma das melhores orquestras de época da atualidade, junto com um dos melhores corais ingleses. Como detalha o texto, os solistas são jovens, porém excelentes.
Um Feliz Natal para todos os nossos fiéis leitores que nos acompanham pacientemente já há sete anos e espero que continuem nos acompanhando.

CD 1
01 – Part the first – Sinfony – Grave – Allegro moderato
02 – Accompagnato – Comfort ye my people
03 – Air – Ev’ry valley shall be exalted
04 – Chorus – And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed
05 – Accompagnato – Thus saith the Lord of Hosts
06 – Air – But who may abide the day of His coming
07 – Chorus – And He shall purify
08 – Recitative – Behold, a virgin shall conceive
09 – Air – O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion
10 – Chorus – O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion
11 – Accompagnato – For behold, darkness shall cover the earth
12 – Air – The people that walked in darkness
13 – Chorus – For unto us a Child is born
14 – Pifa – Largetto e mezzo piano
15 – Recitative – There were shepherds, Accompagnato – And lo, the angel of the Lord, Recitative – And hte angel said unto them
16 – Accompagnato – And suddenly there was with the angel, Chorus – Glory to God in the highest
17 – Air – Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion
18 – Recitative – Then shall the eys of the blind be open’d
19 – Air – He shall feed His flock like a shepherd
20 – Chorus – His yoke is easy, His burthen is light
21 – Part the second – Chorus – Behold, the Lamb of God
22 – Air – He was despised

CD 2

01 – Chorus – Surely, He hath borne our griefs
02 – Chorus – And with His stripes we are healed
03 – Chorus – All we like sheep have gone astray
04 – Accompagnato – All they that see Him, laugh Him to scorn
05 – Chorus – He trusted in God
06 – Accompagnato – Thy rebuke hath broken His heart
07 – Arioso – Behold, and see if there be any sorrow
08 – Accompagnato – He was cut off out of the land of the living
09 – Air – But Thou didst not leave His soul in hell
10 – Chorus – Lift up your heads, O ye gates
11 – Recitative – Unto which of the angels
12 – Chorus – Let all the angels of God worship Him
13 – Air – Thou art gone up on high
14 – Chorus – The Lord gave the word
15 – Air – How beautiful are the feet
16 – Chorus – Their sound in gone out into all lands
17 – Air – Why do the nations so furiously rage together
18 – Chorus – Let us break their bonds asunder
19 – Recitative – He that dwelleth in heaven
20 – Air – Thou shalt break them
21 – Chorus – Hallelujah
22 – Part the third – Air – I know that my Redeemer liveth
23 – Chorus – Since by man came death
24 – Accompagnato – Behold, I tell you a mystery
25 – Air – The trumpet shall sound
26 – Recitative – Then shall be brought to pass the saying
27 – Duet – O death, where is thy sting
28 – Chorus – But thanks be to God
29 – Air – If God be for us
30 – Chorus – Worthy is the lamb that was slain
31 – Chorus – Amen

Allish Tynan – Soprano
Alice Coote – Mezzo Soprano
Allan Clayton – Tenor
Mathew Rose – Bass
Choir of King´s College, Cambridge
Academy of Ancient Music
Stephen Cleobury – Conductor

CD 1 – BAIXE AQUI – DOWNLOAD HERE
CD 2 – BAIXE AQUI – DOWNLOAD HERE

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3 comments / Add your comment below

  1. Agradeço a todos vocês da equipe PQP Bach por nos proporcionar tanta música boa nesses últimos anos. Boas festas, e um excelente 2014 para todos vocês.

  2. Obrigado mais uma vez por disponibilizarem música erudita, e portanto cultura de alto nível.
    Eu não me canso de ouvir “O Messias”.
    Embora não seja crente, sou crente em que a grande cultura eleva a qualidade de vida.

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