Messiash highlights & choral favourites
   
  Great Christmas Classics  
   
 GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL
1  For unto us a child is born 3:52
2  Every valley shall be exalted 3:25
3  Rejoice greatly 4:20
 Valentin Radu
 David Price tenor
 Jennifer Lane mezzo-soprano
   
 ALESSANDRO SCARLATTI
 Christmas Pastoral Cantata  
  (Cantata Pastorale per la nativita di Nostro Signore Gesu Christo)  
4 Introduction 2:55
5 Recitative. O Betlemme altera povertà venturoso 0:50
6 Aria. Dal ben seno d'una stella 2:15
7 Recitative. Preso d'uomo la forma, alle gelide tempre 1:06
8 Aria. L'autor d'ogni mio bene 4:31
9 Recitative. Fortunati pastori giacchè v'è dato in sorte 0:51
10 Aria. Tocco la prima sorte a voi, pastori 4:04
 Günter Kehr
 Gertraud Stocklassa soprano
   
 JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
 Magnificat  
11 Et exultavit spiritus meus (And my spirit shall rejoice) 2:50
12 Omnes generations (All generations shall be exalted) 1:32
13 Gloria patri (Glory to the Father, Son and Holy Ghost) 2:36
 Helmuth Rilling
 Hildegard Ruttgers alto
   
 HEINRICH SCHÜTZ
14  Magnificat 13:36
 Helmuth Rilling
 Elisabeth Speiser soprano
 Kurt Huber counter-tenor
 Josef Schmallhofer tenor
 Gunther Wilhelms bass
   
 JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
 Christmas Oratorio  
15 Jauchzet frohlocket (Christmas be joyful) 6:18
16 Ich will nur Dir zu Ehren leben (Thee alone I would praise) 4:36
17 Jesus richte mein Beginnen (Jesus guide my beginnings) 2:13
 Ferdinand Grossman
 Erich Majkut tenor