Handel: Messiah (arr. for Wind Ensemble) - BBC Singers, The Norwegian Wind Ensemble & David Hill (conductor) - Resonus Classics - RES10219

G.F. Handel: Messiah, HWV 56

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Total playing time [142:15]

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Susanna Hurrell (soprano)
Rebecca Afonwy-Jones (mezzo-soprano)
Samuel Boden (tenor)
James Platt (bass)
The Norwegian Wind Ensemble
BBC Singers
David Hill (conductor)

The BBC Singers and conductor David Hill join with one of the world´s oldest continuously running orchestras, The Norwegian Wind Ensemble (NWE), to present this major new arrangement of George Frideric Handel’s most celebrated oratorio – Messiah HWV 56.

Arranged for wind ensemble by NWE member Stian Aareskjold, this version here receives its world premiere recording with a stellar cast of soloists who bring this visionary re-scoring of this famous work vividly to life.

Album Booklet (PDF)

Tracklist

DISC ONE

Part I

1. Sinfonia
2. Comfort ye
3. Ev’ry valley shall be exalted
4. And the glory of the Lord
5. Thus saith the Lord
6. But who may abide
7. And He shall purify
8. Behold a virgin shall conceive
9. O thou that tellest good tidings
10. For behold
11. The people that walked in darkness
12. For unto us a child is born
13. Pifa (Pastoral Symphony)
14. There were shepherds – And lo!
– And the angel said unto them –
And suddenly
15. Glory to God
16. Rejoice greatly
17. Then shall the eyes of the blind
18. He shall feed His flock
19. His yoke is easy

Part II

20. Behold the lamb of God
21. He was despised

DISC TWO

1. Surely He hath borne our griefs
2. And with His stripes
3. All we like sheep
4. All they that see Him
5. He trusted in God
6. Thy rebuke hath broken his heart
7. Behold and see
8. He was cut off
9. But thou didst not leave
10. Lift up your heads
11. Unto which of the angels
12. Let all the angels of God
13. Thou art gone up on high
14. The Lord gave the word
15. How beautiful are the feet
16. Their sound is gone out
17. Why do the nations
18. Let us break their bonds
19. He that dwelleth in heaven
20. Thou shalt break them
21. Hallelujah

Part III

22. I know that my redeemer liveth
23. Since by man came death
24. Behold, I tell you a mystery
25. The trumpet shall sound
26. Then shall be brought
27. O death where is thy sting?
28. But thanks be to God
29. If God be for us
30. Worthy is the lamb
31. Amen

'[...] it’s the underlying tenderness of the new orchestration which will ensure return visits, and the unfussy high-quality wind playing of NWE in tandem with the evergreen BBC Singers.'

- Gramophone

'[...] it’s the underlying tenderness of the new orchestration which will ensure return visits, and the unfussy high-quality wind playing of NWE in tandem with the evergreen BBC Singers.'
Gramophone

© 2018 Resonus Limited
Ⓟ 2018 Resonus Limited
Catalogue No. RES10219
Producer: Jonathan Manners
Editor: Adam Binks
EAN: 5060262791264
Release date: 30 November 2018