30 songs (2 hours and 20 minutes) Released on January 1, 1985
Disc 1
1
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 / Pt. 1 - Symphony
Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Sir Georg Solti
3:05
2
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 / Pt. 1 - "Comfort ye, My people... Ev'ry Valley shall be exalted"
Keith Lewis, Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Sir Georg Solti
6:43
3
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 / Pt. 1 - "And the glory of the Lord"
Chicago Symphony Chorus, Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Sir Georg Solti
2:42
4
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 / Pt. 1 - "Thus saith the Lord...But who may abide the day of His coming"
Anne Gjevang, Gwynne Howell, Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Sir Georg Solti
5:46
5
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 / Pt. 1 - "And He shall purify the sons of Levi"
Chicago Symphony Chorus, Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Sir Georg Solti
2:40
6
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 / Pt. 1 - "Behold, a Virgin shall conceive...O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion"
Anne Gjevang, Chicago Symphony Chorus, Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Sir Georg Solti
6:03
7
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 / Pt. 1 - "For behold, darkness shall cover the earth...The people that walked in darkness"
Gwynne Howell, Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Sir Georg Solti
5:45
8
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 / Pt. 1 - "For unto us a Child is born"
Chicago Symphony Chorus, Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Sir Georg Solti
4:19
9
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 / Pt. 1 - Pifa (Pastoral Symphony)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Sir Georg Solti
2:54
10
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 / Pt. 1 - "There were shepherds abiding in the field...Glory to God"
Kiri Te Kanawa, Chicago Symphony Chorus, Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Sir Georg Solti
3:44
11
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 / Pt. 1 - "Rejoice greatly, o daughter of Zion"
Kiri Te Kanawa, Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Sir Georg Solti
4:20
12
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 / Pt. 1 - "Then shall the eyes of the blind be opened...He shall feed his flock"
Kiri Te Kanawa, Anne Gjevang, Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Sir Georg Solti
5:30
13
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 / Pt. 1 - "His yoke is easy"
Chicago Symphony Chorus, Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Sir Georg Solti
2:30
14
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 / Pt. 2 - "Behold the Lamb of God"
Chicago Symphony Chorus, Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Sir Georg Solti
2:45
15
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 / Pt. 2 - "He was despised...Surely he hath borne our grief"
Anne Gjevang, Chicago Symphony Chorus, Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Sir Georg Solti
11:32
Disc 2
1
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 / Pt. 2 - "And with his stripes...All we like sheep"
Chicago Symphony Chorus, Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Sir Georg Solti
5:59
2
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 / Pt. 2 - "All they that see him...He trusted in God"
Keith Lewis, Chicago Symphony Chorus, Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Sir Georg Solti
2:54
3
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 / Pt. 2 - "Thy rebuke hath broken His heart...But thou didst not leave His soul in hell"
Keith Lewis, Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Sir Georg Solti
6:00
4
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 / Pt. 2 - "Lift up your heads...Unto which of the angels said he at any time"
Keith Lewis, Chicago Symphony Chorus, Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Sir Georg Solti
4:51
5
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 / Pt. 2 - "Thou art gone up on high"
Anne Gjevang, Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Sir Georg Solti
3:22
6
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 / Pt. 2 - "The Lord gave the word"
Chicago Symphony Chorus, Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Sir Georg Solti
1:07
7
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 / Pt. 2 - "How beautiful are the feet...Their sound is gone out"
Kiri Te Kanawa, Chicago Symphony Chorus, Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Sir Georg Solti
3:39
8
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 / Pt. 2 - "Why do the nations....Thou shalt break them them"
Keith Lewis, Gwynne Howell, Chicago Symphony Chorus, Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Sir Georg Solti
6:48
9
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 / Pt. 2 - "Hallelujah"
Chicago Symphony Chorus, Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Sir Georg Solti
3:39
10
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 / Pt. 3 - "I know that my Redeemer liveth"
Kiri Te Kanawa, Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Sir Georg Solti
5:55
11
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 / Pt. 3 - "Since by man came death"
Chicago Symphony Chorus, Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Sir Georg Solti
2:08
12
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 / Pt. 3 - "Behold, I tell you a mystery...The Trumpet shall sound"
Gwynne Howell, Adolph Herseth, Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Sir Georg Solti
9:02
13
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 / Pt. 3 - "Then shall be brought to pass...O death were is thy sting...But thanks be to God"
Anne Gjevang, Keith Lewis, Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Sir Georg Solti
3:27
14
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 / Pt. 3 - "If God be for us"
Kiri Te Kanawa, Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Sir Georg Solti
4:48
15
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56 / Pt. 3 - "Worthy is the Lamb...Blessing and honour"
Chicago Symphony Chorus, Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Sir Georg Solti
6:36