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Handel: Messiah [Includes Bonus CD] ()

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Admirers of Harry Christophers and his exemplary choral ensemble The Sixteen will no doubt have the highest expectations for this 2008 Coro release of George Frederick Handel's Messiah, especially because the group is almost ideal in size, sonority, and technical mastery to render this work in the best period performance style. Even the most demanding listeners will not be disappointed in this recording because Christophers' scholarship is impeccable, and he leads the performance with sharp Baroque rhythms, brisk tempos, ...

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  1. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56
  2. Solomon, oratorio, HWV 67: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
  3. Esther, oratorio, HWV 50b: The Lord our enemy has slain
  4. Pensieri notturni di filli (Nel dolce dell'oblio), cantata for soprano, recorder & continuo, HWV 134
  5. Harp Concerto in B flat major, Op.4/6, HWV 294
  6. Ariodante, opera, HWV 33: Act 2. Sinfonia
  7. Ariodante, opera, HWV 33: Recitative and Aria. Scherza infida
  8. Samson, oratorio, HWV 57: Air and Chorus. Let the bright seraphim
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Handel: Messiah [Includes Bonus CD]
2008, Coro

UPC: 828021606229


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