Mormon Tabernacle Choir: Handel's Messiah – The Complete Oratorio (Music CD)*
Author : Mormon Tabernacle Choir
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square present the triumphant and angelic sound of George Frideric Handel’s masterpiece, Messiah. Taking over two years to record, the choir conductor, Mack Wilberg, has painstakingly captured an awe-inspiring version of arguably the best choral work ever written. The attention to every detail is impeccable, the vocal performances are unforgettable, and the “Hallelujah” chorus performed by the 360-member Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the 85-member Orchestra at Temple Square will long be considered one of the best versions ever recorded.
This deluxe version features the complete Messiah on two discs as well as a bonus DVD with behind-the-scenes footage of the making of this landmark recording, interviews with Mack Wilberg, and insight into the fascinating history of Handel’s Messiah.
The Complete Oratorio
Total Time: 2 hours 23 minutes
Guest Soloists: Thoughts and Reflections
Why Another Recording of Messiah: An Interview with Mack Wilberg, conductor
Historical Setting of Messiah: Thoughts from Musicologist Luke Howard
A New Painting for Messiah: J. Kirk Richards Talks about Painting the CD Cover Art
Hallelujah from Messiah: Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square
Posted by Bobo on 11th Mar 2016
Love it, love it, love it!! My new favorite recording of Messiah. The soloists sing with emotion and commitment, the choir is so unified and expressive, and the Orchestra at Temple Square knocks it out of the park. But this recording isn't meant to showcase the choir or the soloists or the orchestra. It's all about the music and its message, and that comes across in abundance. Bonus DVD is a winner, too. Rolando Villazon got it exactly right--when you combine musical excellence with faith and love, the end result is so powerful.