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Messiah—Complete Oratorio (2016)

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 Complete Oratorio version contains every movement on two compact discs and comes with a DVD with over 40 minutes of bonus content. An added feature is a code for a free high definition 320k mp3 or FLAC digital download.

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  1. TracksTrack TitleTrack Time
  2. Disc 1
  3. 1 Overture 3:06
    Music By
    George Frideric Handel
    Lyrics By
    Charles Jennens
    Arrangement By
    Mack Wilberg
    Publisher
    Public domain
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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    Public domain; arrangement unpublished
  7. 5 Thus Saith the Lord 1:26
    Music By
    George Frideric Handel
    Lyrics By
    Charles Jennens
    Arrangement By
    Mack Wilberg
    Artist
    Bryn Terfel
    Publisher
    Public domain
  8. 6 But Who May Abide the Day of His Coming? 4:41
    Music By
    George Frideric Handel
    Lyrics By
    Charles Jennens
    Arrangement By
    Mack Wilberg
    Artist
    Tamara Mumford
    Publisher
    Public domain
  9. 7 And He Shall Purify 2:34
    Music By
    George Frideric Handel
    Lyrics By
    Charles Jennens
    Arrangement By
    Mack Wilberg
    Publisher
    Public domain
  10. 8 Behold, a Virgin Shall Conceive 0:25
    Music By
    George Frideric Handel
    Lyrics By
    Charles Jennens
    Arrangement By
    Mack Wilberg
    Artist
    Tamara Mumford
    Publisher
    Public domain
  11. 9 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
  12. 10 For Behold, Darkness Shall Cover the Earth 2:10
    Music By
    George Frideric Handel
    Lyrics By
    Charles Jennens
    Arrangement By
    Mack Wilberg
    Artist
    Bryn Terfel
    Publisher
    Public domain
  13. 11 The People That Walked in Darkness 3:35
    Music By
    George Frideric Handel
    Lyrics By
    Charles Jennens
    Arrangement By
    Mack Wilberg
    Artist
    Bryn Terfel
    Publisher
    Public domain
  14. 12 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
  15. 13 Pastoral Symphony 2:45
    Music By
    George Frideric Handel
    Lyrics By
    Charles Jennens
    Arrangement By
    Mack Wilberg
    Publisher
    Public domain
  16. 14 There Were Shepherds Abiding in the Field 0:30
    Music By
    George Frideric Handel
    Lyrics By
    Charles Jennens
    Arrangement By
    Mack Wilberg
    Artist
    Sonya Yoncheva
    Publisher
    Public domain
  17. 15 And Lo! The Angel of the Lord Came Upon Them 0:18
    Music By
    George Frideric Handel
    Lyrics By
    Charles Jennens
    Arrangement By
    Mack Wilberg
    Artist
    Sonya Yoncheva
    Publisher
    Public domain
  18. 16 And the Angel Said unto Them 0:35
    Music By
    George Frideric Handel
    Lyrics By
    Charles Jennens
    Arrangement By
    Mack Wilberg
    Artist
    Sonya Yoncheva
    Publisher
    Public domain
  19. 17 And Suddenly There Was with the Angel 0:20
    Music By
    George Frideric Handel
    Lyrics By
    Charles Jennens
    Arrangement By
    Mack Wilberg
    Artist
    Sonya Yoncheva
    Publisher
    Public domain
  20. 18 Glory to God 1:43
    Music By
    George Frideric Handel
    Lyrics By
    Charles Jennens
    Arrangement By
    Mack Wilberg
    Publisher
    Public domain
  21. 19 Rejoice Greatly, O Daughter of Zion! 4:21
    Music By
    George Frideric Handel
    Lyrics By
    Charles Jennens
    Arrangement By
    Mack Wilberg
    Artist
    Sonya Yoncheva
    Publisher
    Public domain
  22. 20 Then Shall the Eyes of the Blind Be Opened 0:30
    Music By
    George Frideric Handel
    Lyrics By
    Charles Jennens
    Arrangement By
    Mack Wilberg
    Artist
    Tamara Mumford
    Publisher
    Public domain
  23. 21 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, Sonya Yoncheva
    Publisher
    Public domain
  24. 22 His Yoke Is Easy, and His Burthen Is Light 2:27
    Music By
    George Frideric Handel
    Lyrics By
    Charles Jennens
    Arrangement By
    Mack Wilberg
    Publisher
    Public domain
  25. 23 Behold the Lamb of God 3:31
    Music By
    George Frideric Handel
    Lyrics By
    Charles Jennens
    Arrangement By
    Mack Wilberg
    Publisher
    Public domain
  26. 24 He Was Despised 9:59
    Music By
    George Frideric Handel
    Lyrics By
    Charles Jennens
    Arrangement By
    Mack Wilberg
    Artist
    Tamara Mumford
    Publisher
    Public domain
  27. 25 Surely He Hath Borne Our Griefs 1:51
    Music By
    George Frideric Handel
    Lyrics By
    Charles Jennens
    Arrangement By
    Mack Wilberg
    Publisher
    Public domain
  28. 26 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
  29. 27 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
  30. Disc 2
  31. 1 All They That See Him, Laugh Him to Scorn 0:47
    Music By
    George Frideric Handel
    Lyrics By
    Charles Jennens
    Arrangement By
    Mack Wilberg
    Artist
    Rolando Villazón
    Publisher
    Public domain
  32. 2 He Trusted in God That He Would Deliver Him 2:26
    Music By
    George Frideric Handel
    Lyrics By
    Charles Jennens
    Arrangement By
    Mack Wilberg
    Publisher
    Public domain
  33. 3 Thy Rebuke Hath Broken His Heart 1:35
    Music By
    George Frideric Handel
    Lyrics By
    Charles Jennens
    Arrangement By
    Mack Wilberg
    Artist
    Rolando Villazón
    Publisher
    Public domain
  34. 4 Behold, and See If There Be Any Sorrow 1:48
    Music By
    George Frideric Handel
    Lyrics By
    Charles Jennens
    Arrangement By
    Mack Wilberg
    Artist
    Rolando Villazón
    Publisher
    Public domain
  35. 5 He Was Cut Off out of the Land of the Living 0:22
    Music By
    George Frideric Handel
    Lyrics By
    Charles Jennens
    Arrangement By
    Mack Wilberg
    Artist
    Rolando Villazón
    Publisher
    Public domain
  36. 6 But Thou Didst Not Leave His Soul in Hell 2:15
    Music By
    George Frideric Handel
    Lyrics By
    Charles Jennens
    Arrangement By
    Mack Wilberg
    Artist
    Rolando Villazón
    Publisher
    Public domain
  37. 7 Lift Up Your Heads, O Ye Gates 2:56
    Music By
    George Frideric Handel
    Lyrics By
    Charles Jennens
    Arrangement By
    Mack Wilberg
    Publisher
    Public domain
  38. 8 Unto Which of the Angels Said He at Any Time 0:17
    Music By
    George Frideric Handel
    Lyrics By
    Charles Jennens
    Arrangement By
    Mack Wilberg
    Artist
    Rolando Villazón
    Publisher
    Public domain
  39. 9 Let All the Angels of God Worship Him 1:26
    Music By
    George Frideric Handel
    Lyrics By
    Charles Jennens
    Arrangement By
    Mack Wilberg
    Publisher
    Public domain
  40. 10 Thou Art Gone Up on High 3:17
    Music By
    George Frideric Handel
    Lyrics By
    Charles Jennens
    Arrangement By
    Mack Wilberg
    Artist
    Tamara Mumford
    Publisher
    Public domain
  41. 11 The Lord Gave the Word 1:07
    Music By
    George Frideric Handel
    Lyrics By
    Charles Jennens
    Arrangement By
    Mack Wilberg
    Publisher
    Public domain
  42. 12 How Beautiful Are the Feet 2:17
    Music By
    George Frideric Handel
    Lyrics By
    Charles Jennens
    Arrangement By
    Mack Wilberg
    Artist
    Sonya Yoncheva
    Publisher
    Public domain
  43. 13 Their Sound Is Gone Out into All the Lands 1:20
    Music By
    George Frideric Handel
    Lyrics By
    Charles Jennens
    Arrangement By
    Mack Wilberg
    Publisher
    Public domain
  44. 14 Why Do the Nations So Furiously Rage Together? 2:50
    Music By
    George Frideric Handel
    Lyrics By
    Charles Jennens
    Arrangement By
    Mack Wilberg
    Artist
    Bryn Terfel
    Publisher
    Public domain
  45. 15 Let Us Break Their Bonds Asunder 1:53
    Music By
    George Frideric Handel
    Lyrics By
    Charles Jennens
    Arrangement By
    Mack Wilberg
    Publisher
    Public domain
  46. 16 He That Dwelleth in Heaven 0:16
    Music By
    George Frideric Handel
    Lyrics By
    Charles Jennens
    Arrangement By
    Mack Wilberg
    Artist
    Rolando Villazón
    Publisher
    Public domain
  47. 17 Thou Shalt Break Them 2:07
    Music By
    George Frideric Handel
    Lyrics By
    Charles Jennens
    Arrangement By
    Mack Wilberg
    Artist
    Rolando Villazón
    Publisher
    Public domain
  48. 18 Hallelujah! 3:48
    Music By
    George Frideric Handel
    Lyrics By
    Charles Jennens
    Arrangement By
    Mack Wilberg
    Publisher
    Public domain
  49. 19 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
  50. 20 Since By Man Came Death 2:08
    Music By
    George Frideric Handel
    Lyrics By
    Charles Jennens
    Arrangement By
    Mack Wilberg
    Publisher
    Public domain
  51. 21 Behold, I Tell You a Mystery 0:35
    Music By
    George Frideric Handel
    Lyrics By
    Charles Jennens
    Arrangement By
    Mack Wilberg
    Artist
    Bryn Terfel
    Publisher
    Public domain
  52. 22 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
  53. 23 Then Shall Be Brought to Pass 0:17
    Music By
    George Frideric Handel
    Lyrics By
    Charles Jennens
    Arrangement By
    Mack Wilberg
    Artist
    Tamara Mumford
    Publisher
    Public domain
  54. 24 O Death, Where Is Thy Sting? 1:10
    Music By
    George Frideric Handel
    Lyrics By
    Charles Jennens
    Arrangement By
    Mack Wilberg
    Artist
    Tamara Mumford, Rolando Villazón
    Publisher
    Public domain
  55. 25 But Thanks Be to God 2:30
    Music By
    George Frideric Handel
    Lyrics By
    Charles Jennens
    Arrangement By
    Mack Wilberg
    Publisher
    Public domain
  56. 26 If God Be for Us, Who Can Be against Us? 4:33
    Music By
    George Frideric Handel
    Lyrics By
    Charles Jennens
    Arrangement By
    Mack Wilberg
    Artist
    Sonya Yoncheva
    Publisher
    Public domain
  57. 27 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 Complete Oratorio version contains every movement on two compact discs and comes with a DVD with over 40 minutes of bonus content. An added feature is a code for a free high definition 320k mp3 or FLAC digital download.

The bonus DVD includes exclusive footage of interviews with the soloists, with conductor Mack Wilberg on the motivation for this recording, with musicologist Luke Howard on Messiah’s historical background, and with painter J. Kirk Richards about the creation of the moving cover artwork, plus a special music video of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square performing Handel’s “Hallelujah” chorus in the historic Tabernacle on Temple Square.

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.