Hallelujah Hallelujah !!! - HANDEL: MESSIAH - An Oratorio Joseph Messner, conductor (Salzburg, 1950) - Free Download @ CRQ Editions UK

Posted 10th Feb 2021
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Performance given on 20 August 1950 in the Aula academica, Salzburg

Transfer of 3 LPs – Remington R-199-69-I/II/III
Issued 1952

A Treasure Island Records production in association with CRQ Editions
released December 6, 2014

Technical Note & Comment: Analogue chain: Thorens TD 125 Mk II turntable with SME 3012 tone-arm supporting Ortofon ‘Concorde’ moving-magnet cartridge feeding QUAD33 Control Unit as phono-amplifier & equaliser into QUAD44 pre-amplifier Digital chain: QUADD44 to Terratec a-d/d-a converter to PC using SONY ‘Sound Forge’ & ‘CD Architect’ software for restoration & CD-R production.


The condition of the original LPs varied from fair to very poor and required maximum digital processing to achieve an acceptable sound, though there are audible digital artefacts as a result.CD1 track 1 had significant groove-wall damage which caused the stylus to skip – nothing could be done to restore this fault.

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01 Sinfonia 03:57
02 Accompagnato: Comfort ye my people 03:13
03 Air: Ev’ry valley shall be exalted 04:46
04 Chorus: And the glory of the Lord 03:27
05 Accompagnato: Thus saith the Lord 02:19
06 Air: But who may abide the day of His coming? 05:20
07 Recitative: Behold! A virgin shall conceive 00:57
08 Chorus: O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion 02:08
09 Accompagnato: For behold, darkness shall cover the Earth 03:06
10 Air: The people that walked in darkness 05:36
11 Chorus: For unto us a child is born 05:48
12 Pastoral symphony 03:16
13 Recitative & Air: There were shepherds abiding in the fields 02:13
14 Chorus: Glory to God 02:31
15 Air: Rejoice greatly, O daughter 05:04
16 Recitative: The shall the eyes of the blind be open’d 00:38
17 Air: He shall feed His flock like a shepherd 05:50
18 Chorus: Behold the Lamb of God 03:33
19 Air: He was despised and rejected of men 08:06
20 Chorus: Surely, He hath borne our griefs 02:59
21 Chorus: And with His stripes we are healed 02:16
22 Accompagnato: Thy rebuke hath broken His heart 05:04
23 Chorus: Lift up your heads, O ye gates 02:51
24 Chorus: The Lord gave the word 01:20
25 Air: How beautiful are the feet 02:47
26 Chorus: Their sound is gone out into all lands 01:29
27 Air: Why do the nations so furiously rage together? 05:30
28 Chorus: Let us break their bonds asunder 02:39
29 Air: Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron 03:11
30 Chorus: Hallelujah 04:19
31 Air: I know that my Redeemer liveth 06:59
32 Chorus: Since by man came death (free) 02:24
33 Air: The trumpet shall sound 04:00
34 Chorus: Worthy is the Lamb that was slain 03:25
35 Chorus: Amen 03:34

George Handel

Messiah – An Oratorio
(Sung in German)

Anneliese Kupper (soprano)
Rosette Anday (contralto)
Lorenz Fehenberger (tenor)
Josef Greindl (bass)

The Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra
The Salzburg Dom Choir

Conducted by Josef Messner
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