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  • Audio CD (7 Feb 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Double CD
  • Label: EMI Classics
  • ASIN: B004HF0PAE
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 354,241 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Disc 1:

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Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. Messiah, Part One: Sinfony: Grave - Allegro moderato 3:32£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Messiah, Part One: Comfort ye my people (tenor) 2:48£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Messiah, Part One: Ev'ry valley shall be exalted (tenor) 3:21£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Messiah, Part One: And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed 2:52£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Messiah, Part One: Thus saith the Lord of Hosts (bass) 1:31£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Messiah, Part One: But who may abide the day of His coming (counter-tenor) 4:41£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Messiah, Part One: And he shall Purify 2:23£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Messiah, Part One: Behold a virgin shall conceive (alto)0:25£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Messiah, Part One: O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion (alto/chorus) 5:27£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Messiah, Part One: For behold, darkness shall cover the earth (bass) 2:42£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Messiah, Part One: The people that walked in darkness (bass) 4:17£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Messiah, Part One: For unto us a child is born 3:57£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Messiah, Part One: Pifa (Pastoral Symphony) 3:06£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Messiah, Part One: There were shepards0:16£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Messiah, Part One: And lo, the Angel of the Lord0:20£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Messiah, Part One: And the angel said unto them0:38£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Messiah, Part One: And suddenly there was with the angel0:17£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Messiah, Part One: Glory to God in the highest 1:57£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Messiah, Part One: Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion (soprano I) 4:34£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Messiah, Part One: Then shall the eyes of the blind be open'd (counter-tenor)0:30£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen21. Messiah, Part One: He shall feed His flock like a shepherd (counter-tenor/soprano I) 5:23£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen22. Messiah, Part One: His yoke is easy, his burthen is light 2:23£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen23. Messiah, Part Two: Behold, The Lamb of God 3:12£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen24. Messiah, Part Two: He was despised (alto)12:22£2.49  Buy MP3 


Disc 2:

Samples
Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. Messiah, Part Two: Surely, He hath borne our griefs 1:56£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Messiah, Part Two: And with His stipes we are healed 1:43£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Messiah, Part Two: All we like sheep have gone astray 3:53£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Messiah, Part Two: All they that see Him, laugh Him to scorn (tenor)0:43£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Messiah, Part Two: He trusted in God 2:16£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Messiah, Part Two: Thy rebuke hath broken His heart (tenor) 1:52£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Messiah, Part Two: Behold, and see if there be any sorrow (tenor) 1:31£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Messiah, Part Two: He was cut off out of the land of the living (soprano II)0:17£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Messiah, Part Two: But Thou didst not leave His soul in hell (soprano II) 2:07£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Messiah, Part Two: Lift up your heads, O ye gates 3:07£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Messiah, Part Two: Unto which of the Angels (tenor)0:16£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Messiah, Part Two: Let all the angels of God worship Him 1:22£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Messiah, Part Two: Thou art gone up on high (counter-tenor) 3:21£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Messiah, Part Two: The Lord gave the word 1:08£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Messiah, Part Two: How beautiful are the feet (soprano I) 2:13£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Messiah, Part Two: Their sound is gone out into all lands 1:25£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Messiah, Part Two: Why do the nations so furiously rage together (bass) 2:43£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Messiah, Part Two: Let us break their bonds asunder 1:42£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Messiah, Part Two: He that dwelleth in heaven (tenor)0:13£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Messiah, Part Two: Thou shalt break them (tenor) 1:59£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen21. Messiah, Part Two: Hallelujah 3:53£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen22. Messiah, Part Three: I know that my redeemer liveth (soprano I) 6:09£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen23. Messiah, Part Three: Since by man came death 2:03£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen24. Messiah, Part Three: Behold, I tell you a mystery (bass)0:33£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen25. Messiah, Part Three: The trumpet shall sound (bass) 8:59£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen26. Messiah, Part Three: Then shall be brought to pass the saying (counter-tenor)0:18£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen27. Messiah, Part Three: O death, where is thy sting (counter-tenor/tenor)0:54£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen28. Messiah, Part Three: But thanks be to God 2:03£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen29. Messiah, Part Three: If God be for us (alto) 4:56£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen30. Messiah, Part Three: Worthy is Lamb that was slain ... Amen 7:08£0.99  Buy MP3 


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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Messiah 14 Nov 2011
By John D
Format:Audio CD
This may be a recording from the '80's but does it get any better - not really.

If ever there has been a better bass baritone than Samuel Ramey I don't know him!

This production has perfect tempo beautiful diction and real strength of purpose. There are no weakness's and terrific value. Handel: Messiah
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3.0 out of 5 stars New, not necessarily improved 22 Nov 2012
By Tight-Wad - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Just a general warning about remastered recordings: they're not consistently "better" than the original for home listening.

Frequently, the purpose of the remastering is to make the recording more compatible with mobile listening environments such as your car, or through ear buds. This is done by reducing the apparent "width" of the "stereo image" to produce a wide monaural recording. ("Stereo image" is the acoustic effect of making the performers sound as if they are spread out realistically in front of the listener.) The stereo effect only works when your speakers are located in front of you, and you are situated roughly midway between them. This is not the case when listening in a car, or through any type of earphones.

As a marketing strategy, these remasterings make good business sense, since the automobile has become the most common listening environment. But in a car the only way one could experience anything approaching true stereo would be to straddle the center console - not a very practical solution that could even be injurious to some very sensitive body parts.

(Typical example: DG's remaster of Anne-Sophie Mutter's recordings of Mozart's Violin Concertos, which is almost monaural. I'll take it in my car, but original is far superior for home listening.)

Enough said. If you like listening at home, listen to the previews through your home system and compare them to your CDs.
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