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HANDEL, G.F.: Messiah (Trinity Choir and Orchestra, Burdick)

Composer(s):Handel, George Frideric
Period(s) Baroque (1600-1750)
Genre Classical Music
Category Choral - Sacred
Catalogue 8.554511-12
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
USD 13.98


Few people realize that Messiah received its New World première at Trinity Church in October 1770—only twenty-eight years after it was written. Today Trinity Church is extraordinarily fortunate in having a first-rate ensemble of singers, all of whom are soloists in their own right. These performances of Messiah afford us the perfect opportunity to showcase these performers and to share their distinctive talents with you. Each soloist has been chosen for the unique vocal and interpretive gifts they bring to each recitative and aria. We hope you’ll agree with our choices, be moved by their artistry, and rejoice at their accomplishment.


Review By Craig Zeichner,CDNow,

"Messiah is arguably Handel's most famous work, and has been recorded countless times. Owen Burdick and the Trinity Choir and Orchestra have made a recording that brilliantly captures the drama and piercing beauty of the oratorio. The soloists are drawn from the choir, and their strong, young voices are excellent. Burdick favors a light touch and snappy tempos that underscore the work's more Italianate flavors, especially in the Christmas section. Fear not -- this performance never lacks muscle, and the grand choruses are magnificent."


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