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Puer Natus Est Nobis: Unto Us A Child Is Born (Tudor Christmas Music by Tallis and Byrd) [Z6771]
Handel and Haydn Society Chorus
Grant Llewellyn: director
John Finney: chorusmaster
William Byrd

Propers for the Nativity
1. Introit: Puer natus est nobis
2. Gradual: Viderunt omnes
Alleluia: Dies sanctificatus
3. Offertory: Tui sunt coeli
4. Communion: Viderunt omnes

5. Hodie Christus natus est
6. O admirabile commertium
7. O magnum misterium / Beata Virgo

Thomas Tallis

Missa Puer natus est nobis
8. Gloria
9. Sanctus
10. Agnus Dei

Suscipe quaeso
11. Part 1
12. Part 2

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Handel arranged by Mozart: Alexander's Feast, K591 & Ode For St. Cecilia's Day, K592 [Z6762-2]
Handel and Haydn Society Orchestra
Handel and Haydn Society Chorus
Christopher Hogwood: conductor
John Finney: chorusmaster
Lynn Dawson: soprano
John Mark Ainsley: tenor
Alastair Miles: bass
         Alexander's Feast
William Sharp: baritone
         Ode for St. Cecilia's Day
Disc 1

Alexander's Feast, K591 (Part One)
1. Overture
2. 'Twas at the royal feast..."
3. "Happy, happy, happy pair!" (A)
4. "Happy, happy, happy pair!" (B)
5. "Timotheus plac'd on high"
6. "The song began from Jove"
7. "The list'ning crowd admire the lofty sound!"
8. "Wish ravish'd ears"
9. "The praise of Bacchus..."
10. "Bacchus, ever fair and young" (A)
11. "Bacchus, ever fair and young" (B)
12. "Sooth'd with the sound..."
13. "He chose a mournful Muse"
14. "He sung Darius great and good"
15. "With downcast looks the joyless victor sate"
16. "Behold Darius, great and good"
17. "The mighty master smil'd to see"
18. "Softly sweet, in Lydian measures"
19. "War, he sung, is toil and trouble"
20. "The many rend the skies, with loud applause"
21. "The Prince, unable to conceal his pain"
22. "The many rend the skies..."

Disc 2

Alexander's Feast, K591 (Part Two)
1. "Now strike the golden lyre again!"
2. "Break his hands..."
3. "Hark, hark! the horrid sound"
4. "Revenge, revenge, Timotheus cries"
5. "Behold a ghastly band"
6. "Revenge, revenge..."
7. "Give the vengeance due"
8. "The Princes applaud with a furious joy"
9. "Thaïs led the way"
10. "The Princes applaud..."
11. "Thus long ago"
12. "At last divine Cecilia came"
13. "Let old Timotheus yield the prize" (A)
14. "Let old Timotheus yield the prize" (B)

Ode for St. Cecilia's Day, K592
15. Overture and Minuet
16. "From harmony..."
17. "When nature underneath a heap"
18. "From harmony, from heav'nly Harmony"
19. "What passion cannot Music raise and quell!"
20. "The trumpet's lound clangor" (A)
21. "The trumpet's lound clangor" (B)
22. March
23. "The soft complaining Flute..."
24. "Sharp Violins proclaim their jealous pangs"
25. "But oh! what art can teach"
26. "Orpheus could lead the savage race"
27. "But bright Cecilia rais'd the wonder high'r"
28. "As from the pow'r of sacred lays"
29. "The dead shall live, the living die"

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Handel arranged by Mozart: Messiah [Z6743-2]
Handel and Haydn Society Orchestra
Handel and Haydn Society Chorus
Andrew Parrott: conductor
John Finney: chorusmaster
Karina Gauvin: soprano
Jennifer Lane: mezzo-soprano
John Elwes: tenor
Brett Polegato: bass
Disc 1

Part the First
1. Overture
2. Recitative: Comfort Ye
3. Aria: Ev'ry Valley Shall Be Exalted
4. Chorus: And The Glory Of The Lord Shall
     Be Revealed
5. Recitative: Thus Saith The Lord Of Hosts
6. Aria: But Who May Abide The Day Of
     His Coming
7. Soloists And Chorus: And He Shall Purify The
     Sons Of Levi
8. Recitative: Behold, A Virgin Shall Conceive
9. Aria: O Thou That Tellest Good Tidings
     To Zion
10. Chorus: O Thou That Tellest Good Tidings
       To Zion
11. Recitative: For Behold, Darkness Shall Cover
      The Earth
12. Aria: The People That Walked In Darkness
       Have Seen A Great Light
13. Soloists And Chorus: For Unto Us A Child
        Is Born
14. Pifa
15. Recitative: There Were Shepherds Abiding In
       The Field
16. Recitative: And The Angel Said Unto Them
17. Recitative: And Suddenly There Was With
       The Angel
18. Chorus: Glory To God In The Highest
19. Aria: Rejoice Greatly, O Daughter
       Of Zion!
20. Recitative: Then Shall The Eyes Of
        The Blind Be Open'd
21. Aria: He Shall Feed His Flock Like
       A Shepherd
22. Soloists And Chorus: His Yoke Is Easy

Part the Second
23. Chorus: Behold The Lamb Of God
24. Aria: He Was Despised And Rejected Of Men

Disc 2

Part the Second
1. Chorus: Surely He Hath Borne Our Griefs
2. Chorus: And With His Stripes We Are Healed
3. Chorus: All We Like Sheep, Have Gone Astray
4. Recitative: All They That See Him
5. Chorus: He Trusted In God That He Would
     Deliver Him
6. Recitative: Thy Rebuke Hath Broken His Heart
7. Aria: Behold, And See If There Be Any Sorrow
8. Recitative: He Was Cut Off Out Of The Land
    Of The Living
9. Aria: But Thou Didst Not Leave His Soul
     In Hell
10. Chorus: Lift Up Your Heads
11. Recitative: Unto Which Of The Angels Said
       He At Any Time
12. Chorus: The Lord Gave The Word
13. Chorus: How Beautiful Are The Feet
14. Chorus: Their Sound Is Gone Out Into
       All Lands
15. Aria: Why Do The Nations So Furiously
       Rage Together
16. Chorus: Let Us Break Their Bonds Asunder
17. Recitative And Aria: He That Dwelleth/
        Thou Shalt Break Them
18. Chorus: Hallelujah

Part the Third
19. Aria: I Know That My Redeemer Liveth
20. Chorus: Since By Man Came Death
21. Recitative: Behold I Tell You A Mystery
22. Aria: The Trumpet Shall Sound
23. Recitative: Then Shall Be Brought To Pass
24. Duet: O Death, Where Is Thy Sting?
25. PChorus: But Thanks Be To God
26. Recitative: If God Be For Us
27. Chorus: Worthy Is The Lamb That Was Slain
28. Chorus: Amen

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