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8 thoughts on “ Chorus: Glory To God - Handel* , Arr. Mozart* - Harry Christophers - Messiah, Part 1 (CD)

  1. During the s, the Viennese nobleman Baron van Swieten commissioned none other than Mozart to make and perform up-to-date arrangements of several Handel oratorios, including Acis and Galatea, Alexander's Feast, and of course Messiah. Mozart made few cuts from Handel's original: the chorus "Let all the angels of God," the arias "Thou art gone /5(6).
  2. Messiah (HWV 56) is an English-language oratorio composed in by George Frideric Handel, with a scriptural text compiled by Charles Jennens from the King James Bible, and from the Coverdale Psalter, the version of the Psalms included with the Book of Common resslorelifitbackcontdimiscwealthpostcrow.coinfo was first performed in Dublin on 13 April and received its London premiere nearly a year later.
  3. Jul 01,  · Best choral works by George Frederic Handel (oratorios, anthems, etc) Joshua: Glory to God! Alexander Feast: The many red .
  4. I don’t know if conductor Harry Christophers is attempting to recreate any one particular historical performance of Messiah, but he does choose less-known alternative versions of some sections—the abbreviated version of the Pastoral Symphony, the triple-meter setting of “Rejoice greatly,” and the alto arrangement of “Thou art gone up /5(57).
  5. Enhanced compact disc. "A track-by-track listening guide to accompany this CD is published in BBC Music Magazine, December "--Container insert. "This CD includes a multimedia CD-ROM Extra program for Windows PCs."--Container insert. Credits: Producer, Brian Pidgeon ; CD-ROM Extra produced by Max and Sarah Philips. Performer(s).
  6. With the arguable exception of the Water Music, the oratorio Messiah is the one work of Handel's which is universally known. Yet it was composed at a time when Handel's fortunes were at a low ebb. His final attempt to return to opera with Imeneo () and Deidamia () had proved a failure, and rumor even had it that, having despaired of the London public, he was preparing to leave England.
  7. Now, about this performance - I've heard much better renditions of Mozart's Messiah than this one - the chorus sounds muted, the tempos are ponderous, and the soloists are too 'operatic' for my tastes. In fact, this entire performance hearkens back to the "large" Messiahs of the past, slow-moving and dense.
  8. Apr 22,  · Without a doubt, Handel’s Messiah is the most loved and performed sacred piece of music in the English language. Throughout the composer’s life, Handel tweaked it to fit various singers and performances. Others have re-orchestrated the work from Mozart (Charles Mackerras’ recording is recommended) to Sir Andrew Davis’ recent reworking.

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