Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The Complete Handel's Messiah: Recitative, Accompagnato, Chorus

Part I
The prophesy and realization of God's plan to redeem mankind by the coming of the Messiah


14a. Recitative (Soprano)

There were shepherds abiding in the field,
keeping watch over their flocks by night.
Luke 2:8

14b. Accompagnato (Soprano)

And lo,
the angel of the Lord came upon them,
and the glory of the Lord shone round about them,
and they were sore afraid.
Luke 2:9

15. Recitative (Soprano)

And the angel said unto them:
"Fear not,
for behold,
I bring you good tidings
of great joy,
which shall be to all people.

For unto you is born this day
in the city of David
a Saviour,
which is Christ the Lord."
Luke 2:10-11

16. Accompagnato
And suddenly there was with the angel,
a multitude of the heavenly host,
praising God,
and saying:
Luke 2:13


17. Chorus

"Glory to God in the highest,
and peace on earth,
good will towards men."
Luke 2:14

Brisbane Concert Choir
Sinfonia of St Andrew's
Conductor: Debra Shearer-Dirié
Orchestra Leader: Chen Yang

Milica Ilic, soprano
Dorothy Williams, alto
Thomas Moran, tenor
Sam Hartley, bass
Emma Hadfield, harpsichord
Eduarda van Klinken, organ

St Andrew's Uniting Church
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Sunday 13th July 2008


During this Holy Week, All for Hymn is featuring Handel's Messiah in it's complete form. New posts will hit roughly every 5-6 hours beginning at 6:00 am CDT on Palm Sunday (April 17, 2011) and running through 6:00 PM CDT on Easter Sunday (April 24, 2011).

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