51 songs (2 hours and 17 minutes) Released on January 1, 1983
Disc 1
1
Handel: Messiah - Part 1 - Symphony
English Baroque Soloists & John Eliot Gardiner
2:54
2
Handel: Messiah - Part 1 - 1. Accompagnato: Comfort ye, My people
Anthony Rolfe Johnson, The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists & John Eliot Gardiner
2:19
3
Handel: Messiah - Part 1 - 2. Air: Ev'ry Valley shall be exalted
Anthony Rolfe Johnson, The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists & John Eliot Gardiner
3:11
4
Handel: Messiah - Part 1 - 3. Chorus: And the glory of the Lord
The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists & John Eliot Gardiner
2:40
5
Handel: Messiah - Part 1 - 4. Accompagnato: Thus saith the Lord
Robert Hale, The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists & John Eliot Gardiner
1:19
6
Handel: Messiah - Part 1 - 5. Air: "But who may abide the day of his coming"
Charles Brett, The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists & John Eliot Gardiner
4:19
7
Handel: Messiah - Part 1 - 6. Chorus: And He shall purify the sons of Levi
The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists & John Eliot Gardiner
2:18
8
Handel: Messiah - Part 1 - 7. Recitative: Behold, a virgin shall conceive
Catherine Robbin, The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists & John Eliot Gardiner
0:28
9
Handel: Messiah - Part 1 - 8. Air - 9. Chorus: O thou that tellest good tidings
Catherine Robbin, The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists & John Eliot Gardiner
5:35
10
Handel: Messiah - Part 1 - 10. Accompagnato: For behold, darkness shall cover
Robert Hale, The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists & John Eliot Gardiner
1:46
11
Handel: Messiah - Part 1 - 11. Air: The people that walked in darkness
Robert Hale, The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists & John Eliot Gardiner
3:49
12
Handel: Messiah - Part 1 - 12. Chorus: "For unto us a Child is born"
The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists & John Eliot Gardiner
4:01
13
Handel: Messiah - Part 1 - 13. Pifa (Pastoral Symphony)
English Baroque Soloists & John Eliot Gardiner
2:26
14
Handel: Messiah - Part 1 - 14. Recitative: There were shepherds - Accompagnato: And lo, the angel of the Lord - Recitative: And the angel said unto them - Accompagnato: And suddenly
Saul Quirke, The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists & John Eliot Gardiner
1:20
15
Handel: Messiah - Part 1 - 15. Chorus: Glory to God in the highest
The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists & John Eliot Gardiner
1:43
16
Handel: Messiah / Part 1 - 16. Air: Rejoice greatly, o daughter of Zion
Margaret Marshall, English Baroque Soloists & John Eliot Gardiner
4:11
17
Handel: Messiah - Part 1 - 17a. Recitative: Then shall the eyes of the blind
Catherine Robbin, English Baroque Soloists & John Eliot Gardiner
0:21
18
Handel: Messiah - Part 1 - 18a. Duet: He shall feed his flock
Catherine Robbin, Margaret Marshall, English Baroque Soloists & John Eliot Gardiner
4:27
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Handel: Messiah - Part 1 - 19. Chorus: His yoke is easy
The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists & John Eliot Gardiner
2:00
20
Handel: Messiah - Part 2 - 20. Chorus: Behold the Lamb of God
The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists & John Eliot Gardiner
2:39
21
Handel: Messiah - Part 2 - 21. Air: He was despised
Catherine Robbin, English Baroque Soloists & John Eliot Gardiner
10:13
22
Handel: Messiah - Part 2 - 22. Chorus: Surely He hath borne our griefs
The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists & John Eliot Gardiner
2:07
23
Handel: Messiah - Part 2 - 23. Chorus: And with His stripes we are healed
The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists & John Eliot Gardiner
1:52
24
Handel: Messiah - Part 2 - 24. Chorus: All we like sheep have gone astray
The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists & John Eliot Gardiner
4:11
Disc 2
1
Handel: Messiah - Part 2 - 25. Accompagnato: All they that see Him
Anthony Rolfe Johnson, The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists & John Eliot Gardiner
0:46
2
Handel: Messiah - Part 2 - 26. Chorus: He trusted in God
The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists & John Eliot Gardiner
2:16
3
Handel: Messiah - Part 2 - 27. Accompagnato: Thy rebuke hath broken His heart
Anthony Rolfe Johnson, The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists & John Eliot Gardiner
1:31
4
Handel: Messiah - Part 2 - 28. Arioso: Behold and see
Anthony Rolfe Johnson, The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists & John Eliot Gardiner
1:32
5
Handel: Messiah - Part 2 - 29. Accompagnato: He was cut off
Anthony Rolfe Johnson, The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists & John Eliot Gardiner
0:14
6
Handel: Messiah - Part 2 - 30. Aria: But thou didst not leave
Margaret Marshall, The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists & John Eliot Gardiner
2:07
7
Handel: Messiah - Part 2 - 31. Chorus: Lift up your heads
English Baroque Soloists & John Eliot Gardiner
2:57
8
Handel: Messiah - Part 2 - 32. Recitative: Unto which of the angels
Anthony Rolfe Johnson, The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists & John Eliot Gardiner
0:13
9
Handel: Messiah - Part 2 - 33. Chorus: Let all the angels of God
The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists & John Eliot Gardiner
1:25
10
Handel: Messiah - Part 2 - 34a. Air: "Thou art gone up on high"
Charles Brett, English Baroque Soloists & John Eliot Gardiner
3:16
11
Handel: Messiah - Part 2 - 35. Chorus: The Lord gave the word
The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists & John Eliot Gardiner
1:08
12
Handel: Messiah - Part 2 - 36. Air: How beautiful are the feet
Margaret Marshall, English Baroque Soloists & John Eliot Gardiner
2:16
13
Handel: Messiah - Part 2 - 37a. Chorus: Their sound is gone out
The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists & John Eliot Gardiner
1:15
14
Handel: Messiah - Part 2 - 38. Air: Why do the nations
Robert Hale, English Baroque Soloists & John Eliot Gardiner
2:34
15
Handel: Messiah - Part 2 - 39. Chorus: Let us break their bonds asunder
The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists & John Eliot Gardiner
1:35
16
Handel: Messiah - Part 2 - 40. Recitative: He that dwelleth in heaven
Anthony Rolfe Johnson, The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists & John Eliot Gardiner
0:11
17
Handel: Messiah - Part 2 - 41. Air: Thou shalt break them
Anthony Rolfe Johnson, The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists & John Eliot Gardiner
1:59
18
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 / Pt. 2 - No. 44, Hallelujah
The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists & John Eliot Gardiner
3:48
19
Handel: Messiah - Part 3 - 43. Air: I know that my Redeemer liveth
Margaret Marshall, English Baroque Soloists & John Eliot Gardiner
6:26
20
Handel: Messiah - Part 3 - 44. Chorus: Since by man came death
The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists & John Eliot Gardiner
1:59
21
Handel: Messiah - Part 3 - 45. Accompagnato: Behold, I tell you a mystery
Robert Hale, English Baroque Soloists & John Eliot Gardiner
0:29
22
Handel: Messiah - Part 3 - 46. Air: The trumpet shall sound
Robert Hale, English Baroque Soloists & John Eliot Gardiner
8:17
23
Handel: Messiah - Part 3 - 47. Recitative: Then shall be brought to pass
Charles Brett, The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists & John Eliot Gardiner
0:15
24
Handel: Messiah - Part 3 - 48. Duet: O death where is thy sting?
Charles Brett, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists & John Eliot Gardiner
1:19
25
Handel: Messiah - Part 3 - 49. Chorus: But thanks be to God
The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists & John Eliot Gardiner
2:46
26
Handel: Messiah - Part 3 - 50. Air: If God be for us
Charles Brett, Elizabeth Wilcock, English Baroque Soloists & John Eliot Gardiner
5:05
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Handel: Messiah - Part 3 - 51. Chorus: Worthy is the Lamb... Amen
The Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists & John Eliot Gardiner
7:32