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Messiah—Highlights

This new Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square recording of Handel’s Messiah relies on historical research and Baroque musical tradition to create a new landmark Messiah for our time. This Messiah Highlights version contains fourteen selections from the oratorio, including seven of the most familiar and beloved choruses and beautiful arias. Pieces that feature the each of the acclaimed soloists are also presented.

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  1. TracksTrack TitleTrack Time
  2. 1 Overture 3:06
    Music By
    George Frideric Handel
    Lyrics By
    Charles Jennens
    Arrangement By
    Mack Wilberg
    Publisher
    Public domain
  3. 2 Comfort Ye My People 2:45
    Music By
    George Frideric Handel
    Lyrics By
    Charles Jennens
    Arrangement By
    Mack Wilberg
    Artist
    Rolando Villazón
    Publisher
    Public domain
  4. 3 Ev’ry Valley Shall Be Exalted 3:25
    Music By
    George Frideric Handel
    Lyrics By
    Charles Jennens
    Arrangement By
    Mack Wilberg
    Artist
    Rolando Villazón
    Publisher
    Public domain
  5. 4 And the Glory of the Lord 2:46
    Music By
    George Frideric Handel
    Lyrics By
    Charles Jennens
    Arrangement By
    Mack Wilberg
    Publisher
    Public domain
  6. 5 O Thou That Tellest Good Tidings to Zion 5:26
    Music By
    George Frideric Handel
    Lyrics By
    Charles Jennens
    Arrangement By
    Mack Wilberg
    Artist
    Tamara Mumford
    Publisher
    Public domain
  7. 6 For unto Us a Child Is Born 4:09
    Music By
    George Frideric Handel
    Lyrics By
    Charles Jennens
    Arrangement By
    Mack Wilberg
    Publisher
    Public domain
  8. 7 He Shall Feed His Flock Like a Shepherd 4:59
    Music By
    George Frideric Handel
    Lyrics By
    Charles Jennens
    Arrangement By
    Mack Wilberg
    Artist
    Tamara Mumford and Sonya Yoncheva
    Publisher
    Public domain
  9. 8 Surely He Hath Borne Our Griefs 1:51
    Music By
    George Frideric Handel
    Lyrics By
    Charles Jennens
    Arrangement By
    Mack Wilberg
    Publisher
    Public domain
  10. 9 And with His Stripes We Are Healed 1:58
    Music By
    George Frideric Handel
    Lyrics By
    Charles Jennens
    Arrangement By
    Mack Wilberg
    Publisher
    Public domain
  11. 10 All We Like Sheep Have Gone Astray 3:56
    Music By
    George Frideric Handel
    Lyrics By
    Charles Jennens
    Arrangement By
    Mack Wilberg
    Publisher
    Public domain
  12. 11 Hallelujah 3:48
    Music By
    George Frideric Handel
    Lyrics By
    Charles Jennens
    Arrangement By
    Mack Wilberg
    Publisher
    Public domain
  13. 12 I Know That My Redeemer Liveth 6:17
    Music By
    George Frideric Handel
    Lyrics By
    Charles Jennens
    Arrangement By
    Mack Wilberg
    Artist
    Sonya Yoncheva
    Publisher
    Public domain
  14. 13 The Trumpet Shall Sound 8:59
    Music By
    George Frideric Handel
    Lyrics By
    Charles Jennens
    Arrangement By
    Mack Wilberg
    Artist
    Bryn Terfel, Alan Sedgley, trumpet
    Publisher
    Public domain
  15. 14 Worthy Is the Lamb That Was Slain 7:07
    Music By
    George Frideric Handel
    Lyrics By
    Charles Jennens
    Arrangement By
    Mack Wilberg
    Publisher
    Public domain

Description

This Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square recording of Handel’s Messiah relies on historical research and Baroque musical tradition to create a new landmark Messiah for our time.

This Messiah Highlights version contains fourteen selections from the oratorio, including seven of the most familiar and beloved choruses and beautiful arias. Pieces that feature the each of the acclaimed soloists are also presented.

This musical masterpiece by George Frideric Handel, first performed in the spring of 1742, has become one of the world’s most beloved musical works. Over the years the Choir has performed selections from Messiah multiple times. In fact, the Choir’s very first recording in 1910 included the famous “Hallelujah” chorus. In 1959 the Choir’s recording of Messiah was a best-selling album and one of the most successful classical recordings of its time.

“In recent years, new insights about the music of the Baroque period has emerged,” said Mack Wilberg. After detailed historical research and examination of every note of the vocal and instrumental parts of Messiah, Wilberg and the Choir and Orchestra worked diligently to capture the Baroque performance aesthetics of Handel’s composition.  Musicologist Luke Howard observed that this Messiah recording “is different. This is a new approach that combines historical research with the kind of sound that the Mormon Tabernacle Choir can produce, which is a big, rich, 19th Century Sound.”

Learn about the guest artists who sang with the Choir for this amazing work.