Sir Colin Davis, London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus - G.F. Handel: Messiah (2007) MCH SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

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Sir Colin Davis, London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus - G.F. Handel: Messiah (2007) MCH SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Sir Colin Davis, London Symphony Orchestra & The Tenebrae Choir - G.F. Handel: Messiah (2007)
SACD Rip | 2x SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 146:05 min | Scans & PDF included | 8,84 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/96 kHz | Scans & PDF included | 3,18 GB
Features Stereo and Multichannel Surround Sound | LSO Live # LSO0607

It's hard to imagine another orchestra and chorus coming as close to perfection as the LSO do on this disc. With even tempo, clear articulation and well-mannered dynamics throughout, like Handel himself would have felt his composition was given as fine a treatment as any. The piece itself needs no introduction. If the climax on this recording of the Hallelujah chorus doesn't send chills down your spine while simultaneously uplifting your soul, well, I don't know what will! Absolutely magnificent.

With an outstanding solo quartet and a great chorus and orchestra, Davis leads a sterling performance that challenges the supremacy of his 1966 Philips recording of Messiah. Davis leads a dramatic performance; the famous "Hallelujah" chorus appropriately grand, the final "Amen" bristling with brazen energy, both sung with extraordinary tonal coloring and precise articulation by the chorus, which also shines in a lithe "He shall purify" and a vividly virtuoso "For unto us a child is born". Soprano Susan Gritton's solos are a delight, whether in the measured "Behold, a virgin shall conceive" or her exuberant "Rejoice greatly". The vocal purity of her "I know my redeemer liveth" makes this track a highlight. Alto Sara Mingardo's darker tones are especially moving in her arias and dramatic in "He was despised". The men are almost as good; Alistair Miles sonorous in the bass arias and Mark Padmore recovering nicely after a somewhat mannered "Evr'y valley". The LSO is in excellent form too, the strings expressive in the orchestral interludes and the brass shining brightly in the big choruses of Part III, where the tympani thwacks are startling in their power. The Tenebrae Choir, with its thirty-odd voices, proves near ideal for a performance on this sort of scale, and their sheer neatness is a delight. And whatever the lack of period sensitivities among the LSO, there’s no denying that this is high-quality playing, even if the music’s character registers more strongly with period forces. One or two tempos may be on the slow side, but generally Davis motivates Handel’s music with dynamism. The sound is airy, clear and well balanced, marred only by the odd suggestion of Davis himself singing along.

Tracklist

DISC ONE:
01. Messiah: No 1: Sinfonia (Overture)
02. Messiah: No 2: Comfort ye My people
03. Messiah: No 3: Ev'ry valley shall be exalted
04. Messiah: No 4: And the glory of the Lord
05. Messiah: No 5: Thus saith the Lord
06. Messiah: No 6: But who may abide the day of His coming?
07. Messiah: No 7: And He shall purify
08. Messiah: No 8: Behold, a virgin shall conceive
09. Messiah: No 9: O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion
10. Messiah: No 9 (cont.): O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion
11. Messiah: No 10: For, behold, darkness shall cover the earth
12. Messiah: No 11: The people that walked in darkness
13. Messiah: No 12: For unto us a child is born
14. Messiah: No 13: Pifa ('Pastoral Symphony')
15. Messiah: No 14a, 14b, 15, 16: There were shepherds abiding in the field
16. Messiah: No 17: Glory to God
17. Messiah: No 18: Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion
18. Messiah: No 19: Then shall the eyes of the blind
19. Messiah: No 20: He shall feed His flock like a shepherd
20. Messiah: No 21: His yoke is easy
21. Messiah: No 22: Behold the Lamb of God
22. Messiah: No 23: He was despised
23. Messiah: No 24: Surley He hath borne our griefs
24. Messiah: No 25: And with His stripes we are healed

DISC TWO:
01. Messiah: No 26: All we like sheep have gone astray
02. Messiah: No 27: All they that see Him laugh Him to scorn
03. Messiah: No 28: He trusted in God that He would deliver Him
04. Messiah: No 29: Thy rebuke hath broken His heart
05. Messiah: No 30: Behold, and see if there be any sorrow
06. Messiah: No 31: He was cut off out of the land of the living
07. Messiah: No 32: But Thou didst not leave His soul in hell
08. Messiah: No 33: Lift up your heads, O ye gates
09. Messiah: No 34: Unto which of the angels said He at any time
10. Messiah: No 35: Let all the angels of God worship Him
11. Messiah: No 36: Thou art gone up on high
12. Messiah: No 37: The Lord gave the word
13. Messiah: No 38: How beautiful are the feet
14. Messiah: No 39: Their sound is gone out
15. Messiah: No 40: Why do the nations so furiously rage together?
16. Messiah: No 41: Let us break their bonds asunder
17. Messiah: No 42: He that dwelleth in Heaven
18. Messiah: No 43: Thou shalt break them
19. Messiah: No 44: Hallelujah
20. Messiah: No 45: I know that my Redeemer liveth
21. Messiah: No 46: Since by man came death
22. Messiah: No 47: Behold, I tell you a mystery
23. Messiah: No 48: The trumpet shall sound
24. Messiah: No 49: Then shall be brought to pass
25. Messiah: No 50: O death, where is thy sting?
26. Messiah: No 51: But thanks be to God
27. Messiah: No 52: If God be for us
28. Messiah: No 53a: Worthy is the Lamb that was slain
29. Messiah: No 53b: Amen

Personnel
Susan Gritton - soprano
Sara Mingardo - alto
Mark Padmore - tenor
Alastair Miles - bass
Tenebrae Choir
Nigel Short - Chorus Director
London Symphony Orchestra
Sir Colin Davis - Conductor

Produced by James Mallinson. Engineered by Jonathan Stokes & Neil Hutchinson.
Recorded Live on December 10 & 12, 2006 at Barbican, London, U.K.
Edited by Ian Watson & Jenni Whiteside. Pure DSD Recording.

foobar2000 1.5.4 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1

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Analyzed: Sir Colin Davis, Susan Gritton, Sara Mingardo, Mark Padmore, Alastair Miles, Tenebrae Choir, London Symphony Orchestra / HANDEL Messiah
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR12 -13.21 dB -30.74 dB 3:45 01-Messiah: No 1: Sinfonia (Overture)
DR13 -9.73 dB -30.55 dB 3:00 02-Messiah: No 2: Comfort ye My people
DR13 -10.20 dB -31.09 dB 3:34 03-Messiah: No 3: Ev'ry valley shall be exalted
DR12 -9.99 dB -28.49 dB 2:46 04-Messiah: No 4: And the glory of the Lord
DR13 -8.47 dB -30.43 dB 1:31 05-Messiah: No 5: Thus saith the Lord
DR12 -14.71 dB -31.60 dB 4:17 06-Messiah: No 6: But who may abide the day of His coming?
DR13 -9.38 dB -29.17 dB 2:21 07-Messiah: No 7: And He shall purify
DR11 -17.31 dB -32.52 dB 0:23 08-Messiah: No 8: Behold, a virgin shall conceive
DR12 -15.39 dB -31.83 dB 3:56 09-Messiah: No 9: O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion
DR13 -9.88 dB -28.63 dB 1:44 10-Messiah: No 9 (cont.): O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion
DR12 -14.50 dB -31.84 dB 2:27 11-Messiah: No 10: For, behold, darkness shall cover the earth
DR12 -14.32 dB -31.07 dB 3:10 12-Messiah: No 11: The people that walked in darkness
DR14 -7.04 dB -29.30 dB 4:07 13-Messiah: No 12: For unto us a child is born
DR12 -16.61 dB -32.10 dB 3:08 14-Messiah: No 13: Pifa ('Pastoral Symphony')
DR13 -5.49 dB -31.00 dB 1:54 15-Messiah: No 14a, 14b, 15, 16: There were shepherds abiding in the field
DR12 -7.70 dB -27.93 dB 1:40 16-Messiah: No 17: Glory to God
DR14 -9.35 dB -31.35 dB 4:39 17-Messiah: No 18: Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion
DR11 -16.71 dB -32.50 dB 0:27 18-Messiah: No 19: Then shall the eyes of the blind
DR12 -14.91 dB -31.68 dB 4:59 19-Messiah: No 20: He shall feed His flock like a shepherd
DR12 -9.49 dB -29.06 dB 2:11 20-Messiah: No 21: His yoke is easy
DR13 -13.88 dB -31.89 dB 3:28 21-Messiah: No 22: Behold the Lamb of God
DR12 -16.06 dB -32.00 dB 9:56 22-Messiah: No 23: He was despised
DR12 -6.94 dB -26.66 dB 2:20 23-Messiah: No 24: Surley He hath borne our griefs
DR12 -16.79 dB -32.05 dB 2:39 24-Messiah: No 25: And with His stripes we are healed
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Number of tracks: 24
Official DR value: DR12

Samplerate: 2822400 Hz / PCM Samplerate: 176400 Hz
Channels: 5
Bits per sample: 1
Bitrate: 14112 kbps
Codec: DST64
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Analyzed: Sir Colin Davis, Susan Gritton, Sara Mingardo, Mark Padmore, Alastair Miles, Tenebrae Choir, London Symphony Orchestra / HANDEL Messiah
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR13 -9.13 dB -29.36 dB 4:08 01-Messiah: No 26: All we like sheep have gone astray
DR12 -14.30 dB -31.52 dB 0:49 02-Messiah: No 27: All they that see Him laugh Him to scorn
DR13 -7.37 dB -29.06 dB 2:29 03-Messiah: No 28: He trusted in God that He would deliver Him
DR13 -15.74 dB -33.16 dB 2:27 04-Messiah: No 29: Thy rebuke hath broken His heart
DR12 -16.30 dB -33.12 dB 1:27 05-Messiah: No 30: Behold, and see if there be any sorrow
DR12 -12.98 dB -32.51 dB 0:22 06-Messiah: No 31: He was cut off out of the land of the living
DR12 -15.75 dB -32.90 dB 2:29 07-Messiah: No 32: But Thou didst not leave His soul in hell
DR13 -9.01 dB -28.48 dB 3:12 08-Messiah: No 33: Lift up your heads, O ye gates
DR11 -13.50 dB -32.93 dB 0:15 09-Messiah: No 34: Unto which of the angels said He at any time
DR12 -6.89 dB -27.57 dB 1:27 10-Messiah: No 35: Let all the angels of God worship Him
DR12 -12.81 dB -32.17 dB 3:23 11-Messiah: No 36: Thou art gone up on high
DR12 -7.04 dB -27.76 dB 1:11 12-Messiah: No 37: The Lord gave the word
DR13 -14.84 dB -32.85 dB 2:25 13-Messiah: No 38: How beautiful are the feet
DR12 -8.91 dB -27.91 dB 1:36 14-Messiah: No 39: Their sound is gone out
DR13 -11.22 dB -31.62 dB 2:41 15-Messiah: No 40: Why do the nations so furiously rage together?
DR13 -8.86 dB -28.57 dB 1:45 16-Messiah: No 41: Let us break their bonds asunder
DR11 -12.36 dB -32.07 dB 0:16 17-Messiah: No 42: He that dwelleth in Heaven
DR12 -12.90 dB -32.15 dB 2:06 18-Messiah: No 43: Thou shalt break them
DR15 -3.49 dB -25.33 dB 3:43 19-Messiah: No 44: Hallelujah
DR14 -10.44 dB -32.91 dB 6:00 20-Messiah: No 45: I know that my Redeemer liveth
DR13 -8.23 dB -29.86 dB 2:19 21-Messiah: No 46: Since by man came death
DR11 -14.48 dB -32.91 dB 0:36 22-Messiah: No 47: Behold, I tell you a mystery
DR13 -10.74 dB -30.55 dB 8:38 23-Messiah: No 48: The trumpet shall sound
DR11 -18.89 dB -34.46 dB 0:19 24-Messiah: No 49: Then shall be brought to pass
DR12 -17.55 dB -33.33 dB 1:10 25-Messiah: No 50: O death, where is thy sting?
DR13 -10.49 dB -30.25 dB 2:06 26-Messiah: No 51: But thanks be to God
DR13 -13.67 dB -33.07 dB 4:50 27-Messiah: No 52: If God be for us
DR14 -5.20 dB -26.96 dB 3:28 28-Messiah: No 53a: Worthy is the Lamb that was slain
DR14 -4.74 dB -27.32 dB 4:11 29-Messiah: No 53b: Amen
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Number of tracks: 29
Official DR value: DR13

Samplerate: 2822400 Hz / PCM Samplerate: 176400 Hz
Channels: 5
Bits per sample: 1
Bitrate: 14112 kbps
Codec: DST64
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Analyzed: Sir Colin Davis, Susan Gritton, Sara Mingardo, Mark Padmore, Alastair Miles, Tenebrae Choir, London Symphony Orchestra / HANDEL Messiah
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR12 -13.17 dB -27.60 dB 3:45 01-Messiah: No 1: Sinfonia (Overture)
DR14 -9.90 dB -27.44 dB 3:00 02-Messiah: No 2: Comfort ye My people
DR13 -11.56 dB -27.84 dB 3:34 03-Messiah: No 3: Ev'ry valley shall be exalted
DR12 -10.12 dB -25.34 dB 2:46 04-Messiah: No 4: And the glory of the Lord
DR14 -10.15 dB -27.21 dB 1:31 05-Messiah: No 5: Thus saith the Lord
DR13 -13.86 dB -28.54 dB 4:17 06-Messiah: No 6: But who may abide the day of His coming?
DR13 -7.66 dB -26.05 dB 2:21 07-Messiah: No 7: And He shall purify
DR11 -16.52 dB -29.55 dB 0:23 08-Messiah: No 8: Behold, a virgin shall conceive
DR12 -16.23 dB -28.85 dB 3:56 09-Messiah: No 9: O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion
DR13 -9.18 dB -25.56 dB 1:44 10-Messiah: No 9 (cont.): O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion
DR12 -13.64 dB -28.78 dB 2:27 11-Messiah: No 10: For, behold, darkness shall cover the earth
DR12 -11.90 dB -27.82 dB 3:10 12-Messiah: No 11: The people that walked in darkness
DR15 -5.15 dB -26.12 dB 4:07 13-Messiah: No 12: For unto us a child is born
DR12 -16.44 dB -29.16 dB 3:08 14-Messiah: No 13: Pifa ('Pastoral Symphony')
DR13 -5.95 dB -27.84 dB 1:54 15-Messiah: No 14a, 14b, 15, 16: There were shepherds abiding in the field
DR13 -7.73 dB -24.89 dB 1:40 16-Messiah: No 17: Glory to God
DR15 -8.84 dB -28.28 dB 4:39 17-Messiah: No 18: Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion
DR11 -16.77 dB -29.53 dB 0:27 18-Messiah: No 19: Then shall the eyes of the blind
DR12 -13.55 dB -28.68 dB 4:59 19-Messiah: No 20: He shall feed His flock like a shepherd
DR12 -8.83 dB -25.86 dB 2:11 20-Messiah: No 21: His yoke is easy
DR13 -13.18 dB -28.95 dB 3:28 21-Messiah: No 22: Behold the Lamb of God
DR12 -15.48 dB -29.06 dB 9:56 22-Messiah: No 23: He was despised
DR12 -6.66 dB -23.28 dB 2:20 23-Messiah: No 24: Surley He hath borne our griefs
DR11 -16.62 dB -29.12 dB 2:39 24-Messiah: No 25: And with His stripes we are healed
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Number of tracks: 24
Official DR value: DR13

Samplerate: 2822400 Hz / PCM Samplerate: 176400 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 1
Bitrate: 5645 kbps
Codec: DST64
================================================================================

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Analyzed: Sir Colin Davis, Susan Gritton, Sara Mingardo, Mark Padmore, Alastair Miles, Tenebrae Choir, London Symphony Orchestra / HANDEL Messiah
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR13 -8.20 dB -26.22 dB 4:08 01-Messiah: No 26: All we like sheep have gone astray
DR12 -12.66 dB -28.20 dB 0:49 02-Messiah: No 27: All they that see Him laugh Him to scorn
DR13 -8.01 dB -25.97 dB 2:29 03-Messiah: No 28: He trusted in God that He would deliver Him
DR14 -14.41 dB -30.26 dB 2:27 04-Messiah: No 29: Thy rebuke hath broken His heart
DR14 -13.75 dB -30.20 dB 1:27 05-Messiah: No 30: Behold, and see if there be any sorrow
DR12 -13.10 dB -29.56 dB 0:22 06-Messiah: No 31: He was cut off out of the land of the living
DR12 -15.10 dB -30.02 dB 2:29 07-Messiah: No 32: But Thou didst not leave His soul in hell
DR13 -8.96 dB -25.32 dB 3:12 08-Messiah: No 33: Lift up your heads, O ye gates
DR11 -14.04 dB -29.91 dB 0:15 09-Messiah: No 34: Unto which of the angels said He at any time
DR11 -7.59 dB -24.23 dB 1:27 10-Messiah: No 35: Let all the angels of God worship Him
DR13 -14.21 dB -29.15 dB 3:23 11-Messiah: No 36: Thou art gone up on high
DR13 -8.17 dB -24.51 dB 1:11 12-Messiah: No 37: The Lord gave the word
DR13 -12.66 dB -29.69 dB 2:25 13-Messiah: No 38: How beautiful are the feet
DR12 -8.44 dB -24.79 dB 1:36 14-Messiah: No 39: Their sound is gone out
DR13 -11.33 dB -28.45 dB 2:41 15-Messiah: No 40: Why do the nations so furiously rage together?
DR13 -8.52 dB -25.25 dB 1:45 16-Messiah: No 41: Let us break their bonds asunder
DR12 -12.07 dB -28.93 dB 0:16 17-Messiah: No 42: He that dwelleth in Heaven
DR12 -13.06 dB -29.16 dB 2:06 18-Messiah: No 43: Thou shalt break them
DR14 -4.20 dB -22.24 dB 3:43 19-Messiah: No 44: Hallelujah
DR15 -10.69 dB -29.84 dB 6:00 20-Messiah: No 45: I know that my Redeemer liveth
DR14 -7.29 dB -26.63 dB 2:19 21-Messiah: No 46: Since by man came death
DR11 -12.33 dB -29.81 dB 0:36 22-Messiah: No 47: Behold, I tell you a mystery
DR13 -11.68 dB -27.39 dB 8:38 23-Messiah: No 48: The trumpet shall sound
DR11 -17.89 dB -31.74 dB 0:19 24-Messiah: No 49: Then shall be brought to pass
DR12 -16.69 dB -30.49 dB 1:10 25-Messiah: No 50: O death, where is thy sting?
DR13 -10.88 dB -27.20 dB 2:06 26-Messiah: No 51: But thanks be to God
DR13 -13.49 dB -29.96 dB 4:50 27-Messiah: No 52: If God be for us
DR13 -7.32 dB -23.82 dB 3:28 28-Messiah: No 53a: Worthy is the Lamb that was slain
DR14 -4.56 dB -24.14 dB 4:11 29-Messiah: No 53b: Amen
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Number of tracks: 29
Official DR value: DR13

Samplerate: 2822400 Hz / PCM Samplerate: 176400 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 1
Bitrate: 5645 kbps
Codec: DST64


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