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Handel: Messiah - Alexander Young (tenor); Colin Tilney (harpsichord); Colin Tilney (organ); Justino Diaz (bass); Margaret Price (soprano);...
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  1. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56

While Johannes Somary's 1970 Vanguard recording of Handel's Messiah provides an early example of authentic period re-creation -- it is a complete performance of the 1966 Watkins Shaw edition, with pared-down choral and orchestral forces, appropriate ornamentation, and a continuo alternating between harpsichord and organ -- it sounds a little stilted and awkward by contemporary standards. The rhythms have more than enough snap, and Somary's tempos are respectably brisk, but the Amor Artis Chorale and the English Chamber ...

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Handel: Messiah 2006, Vanguard

UPC: 699675196929


Handel: Messiah 2006, Vanguard

UPC: 762184596525