Handel: Messiah (Dublin Version, 1742) - Annie Gill (contralto); Clare Wilkinson (contralto); Dunedin Players; Edward Caswell (bass); Heather Cairncross (alto);...
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  1. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56
  2. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Appendix. Recit. He that dwelleth in Heaven shall laugh them to scorn
  3. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Appendix. Air. Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron
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This recording of Messiah by the Dunedin Consort is based on a reconstruction of the original version premiered in Dublin in 1742. The Dublin version is rarely performed because the composer had simplified parts in deference to the vocal limitations of some of the local soloists, because it is not as complete as later versions of the score and because revisions Handel made after the first performance have become standard. This recording also seeks to duplicate the original performing forces as authentically as possible by ...

Handel: Messiah (Dublin Version, 1742) 2006, Linn Records

UPC: 691062028523