2016 Messiah Recordings
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A Landmark Recording of Handel's Messiah
The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square landmark recording of Handel's beloved oratorio is based on a new edition of the piece by Mack Wilberg, the Choir's music director. Willberg's edition for large choir and orchestra still retains the Baroque aesthetics and sound of Handel's original masterpiece. Relying on history and musical tradition, Wilberg has created a Messiah or our own time.
Here's What Others Are Saying
"It is the singing of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir that is the core of this Messiah… The precision with which a choir of such prodigious numbers executes Handel's contrapuntal writing is staggering." (Voix Des Arts, Joseph Newsome)
"With so many recordings of Messiah out there right now, I guess I had kind of expected that all the bases were already covered…I was wrong. This is a recording that defies expectations...In fact, what I'm hearing here is a very large choir that sings most of the choruses with the kind of finesse, precision, restraint, flawless intonation, and subtlety that would be the envy of choirs one-tenth its size." (Amazon review)
Available in Two Versions
To meet the needs of fans of the beloved oratorio, the Choir's landmark recording comes in two versions: the Complete Oratorio with a behind-the-scenes DVD, and a 60-minute Highlights version.
Messiah Complete Oratorio
The Complete Oratorio version contains every movement of Messiah on two compact discs and comes with a DVD with over 40 minutes of bonus content. An added feature is a code for a free high definition 320k mp3 or FLAC digital download.
The bonus DVD includes exclusive footage of interviews with the soloists, with conductor Mack Wilberg on the motivation for this recording, with musicologist Luke Howard on Messiah's historical background, and with painter J. Kirk Richards about the creation of the moving cover artwork, plus a special music video of the Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square performing Handel's "Hallelujah" chorus in the historic Tabernacle on Temple Square.
The Highlights version includes some of the most well-known arias, recitatives, and choruses from Handel's Messiah including the "Hallelujah" chorus. The 60-minute CD features performances by each of the acclaimed soloists featured on the Complete Oratorio version.