sábado, 30 de enero de 2010


Handel. El Mesías
Oratorio en tres partes, HWV 56

London Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Chor
Colin Davis

Heather Harper, soprano
Helen Watts, contralto
John Wakefield, tenor
John Shirley-Quirk, bajo

Primera Parte

1. Sinfonía
[4' 08'']


2. Nros. 1 y 2
[6' 33'']


1. Recitativo (tenor)
(Isaías 40:1-3)
Comfort ye, comfort ye my people,
saith your God. Speak ye comfortably
to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her
warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity
is pardoned. The voice of him that crieth
in the wilderness: Prepare ye the way of
the Lord, make straight in the desert a
highway for our God.

2. Aria (tenor)
(Isaías 40:4)
Every valley shall be exalted, and every
mountain and hill made low: the crooked
straight, and the rough places plain.

3. Nro. 3
[2' 45'']


3. Coro
(Isaías 40:5)
And the glory of the Lord shall be
revealed, and all flesh shall see it together:
for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.

4. Nros. 4 y 5
[5' 48'']


4. Recitativo (Bajo)
(Ageo 2:6-7)
Thus saith the Lord of hosts; Yet once, a
little while, and I will shake the heavens,
and the earth, the sea, and the dry land;
And I will shake all nations, and the desire
of all nations shall come.

(Malaquías 3:1)
The Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly
come to His temple, even the messenger of
the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold,
He shall come, saith the Lord of hosts.

5. Aria (Alto)
(Malaquías 3:2)
But who may abide the day of His coming?
and who shall stand when He appeareth?
for He is like a refiner's fire.

5. Nro. 6
[2' 13'']


6. Chorus
(Malaquías 3:3)
And He shall purify the sons of Levi,
that they may offer unto the Lord
an offering in righteousness.

6. Nros. 7, 8 y 9
[6' 38]


7. Recitativo (Alto)
(Isaías 7:14)
(Mateo 1:23)
Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear
a son, and shall call his name Emmanuel.
"God with us".

8. Aria (Alto)
(Isaías 40:9)
O thou, that tellest good tidings to Zion,
get thee up into the high mountain;
O thou, that tellest good tidings to Jerusalem,
lift up thy voice with strength; lift it up,
be not afraid; say unto the cities of Judah,
Behold your God!

(Isaías 60:1)
Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and
the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.

9. Coro
(Isaías 40:9)
O thou, that tellest good tidings to Zion,
get thee up into the high mountain;
O thou, that tellest good tidings to Jerusalem,
lift up thy voice with strength; lift it up,
be not afraid; say unto the cities of Judah,
Behold your God!

(Isaías 60:1)
Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and
the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.

7. Nros. 10 y 11
[5' 59'']


10. Recitativo (Bajo)
(Isaías 60:2-3)
For, behold, darkness shall cover the
earth, and gross darkness the people: but
the Lord shall arise upon thee, and His
glory shall be seen upon thee. And the
Gentiles shall come to thy light, and
kings to the brightness of thy rising.

11. Aria (Bajo)
(Isaías 9:2)
The people that walked in darkness have
seen a great light: they that dwell in the
land of the shadow of death, upon them
hath the light shined.

8. Nro. 12
[3' 55'']


12. Coro
(Isaías 9:6)
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son
is given: and the government shall be upon
His shoulder: and His name shall be called
Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God,
The everlasting Father,
The Prince of Peace.

9. Nro. 13 Sinfonía pastoral
[3' 01'']


10. Nros. 14, 15 y 16
[7' 28'']


14. Recitativo (Soprano)
(Lucas 2:8-9)
There were shepherds abiding in the field,
keeping watch over their flock by night.
And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon
them, and the glory of the Lord shone round
about them: and they were sore afraid.

(Lucas 2:10-11)
And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for,
behold, I bring you good tidings of great
joy, which shall be to all people. For unto
you is born this day in the city of David a
Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

(Lucas 2:13)
And suddenly there was with the angel a
multitude of the heavenly host, praising
God, and saying:

15. Coro
(Lucas 2:14)
Glory to God in the highest,
and peace on earth,
goodwill toward men!

16. Aria (Soprano)
(Zacarías 9:9-10)
Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion;
shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold,
thy King cometh unto thee. He is the
righteous Saviour and He shall speak
peace unto the heathen.

11. Nros. 17 y 18
[5' 36]


17. Recitativ (Alto)
(Isaiah 35:5-6)
Then shall the eyes of the blind be opened,
and the ears of the deaf be unstopped.
Then shall the lame man leap as an hart,
and the tongue of the dumb shall sing.

18. Dueto (Soprano y Alto)
(Isaías 40:11)
He shall feed His flock like a shepherd:
He shall gather the lambs with His arm,
and carry them in His bosom, and shall
gently lead those that are with young.

(Mateo 11:28-29)
Come unto Him, all ye that labour and
are heavy laden, and He will give you rest.
Take His yoke upon you, and learn of Him;
for He is meek and lowly of heart: and ye
shall find rest unto your souls.

12. Nro. 19
[2' 14'']


19. Coro
(Mateo 11:30)
His yoke is easy, His burthen is light.

Dalí. Cristo de San Juan de la Cruz

Segunda Parte

1. Nro. 20
[3' 07'']


20. Coro
(Juan 1:29)
Behold the Lamb of God,
that taketh away the sin of the world.

2. Nro. 21
[9' 29 '']


21. Aria (Alto)
(Isaías 53:3)
He was despised and rejected of men; a
man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief.

(Isaías 50:6)
He gave His back to the smiters,
and His cheeks to them that plucked
off the hair: He hid not His face
from shame and spitting.

3. Nros. 22, 23 y 24
[8' 46'']


22. Coro
(Isaías 50:6)
Surely He hath borne our griefs, and
carried our sorrows; He was wounded for
our transgressions, He was bruised for our
iniquities: the chastisement of our peace
was upon Him.

23. Coro
(Isaías 53:5)
And with His stripes we are healed.

24. Coro
(Isaías 53:6)
All we like sheep have gone astray;
we have turned every one to his own
way; and the Lord hath laid on Him
the iniquity of us all.

4. Nros. 25 a 30
[9' 03 '']


25. Recitativo (Tenor)
(Salmo 22:7)
All they that see Him laugh Him to scorn:
they shoot out their lips, and shake their
heads, saying,

26. Coro
(Salmo 22:8)
He trusted in God that He would
deliver Him: let Him deliver Him,
if He delight in Him.

27. Recitativo (Tenor)
(Salmo 69:20)
Thy rebuke hath broken His heart; He is
full of heaviness: He looked for some to
have pity on Him, but there was no man;
neither found He any to comfort Him.

28. Aria (Tenor)
(Lamentaciones 1:12)
Behold, and see if there be any
sorrow like unto His sorrow.

29. Recitativo (Tenor)
(Isaías 53:8)
He was cut off out of the land of the living:
for the transgressions of Thy people was
He stricken.

30. Aria (Tenor)
(Salmo 16:10)
But Thou didst not leave His soul in hell;
nor didst Thou suffer Thy Holy One to
see corruption.

5. Nros. 31, 32 y 33
[4' 52'']


31. Coro
(Salmo 24:7-10)
Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye
lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King
of Glory shall come in! Who is this King
of Glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the
Lord mighty in battle.

32. Recitativo (Tenor)
(Hebreos 1:5)
Unto which of the angels said He at any
time, Thou art My Son, this day have I
begotten Thee?

33. Coro
(Hebreos 1:6)
Let all the angels of God worship Him.

6. Nro. 34
[3' 17'']


34. Aria (Bajo)
(Salmo 68:18)
Thou art gone up on high,
Thou hast led captivity captive
and received gifts for men;
yea, even for Thine enemies,
that the Lord God might dwell among them.

7. Nro. 35
[1' 09'']


35. Coro
(Salmo 68:11)
The Lord gave the word: great was
the company of the preachers.

8. Nro. 36
[2' 28'']


36. Aria (Soprano)
(Romanos 10:15)
How beautiful are the feet of them
that preach the gospel of peace,
and bring glad tidings of good things!

9. Nros. 37, 38 y 39
[5' 53'']


37. Coro
(Romanos 10:18)
Their sound is gone out into all lands, and
their words unto the ends of the world.

38. Aria (Bajo)
(Salmos 2:1-2)
Why do the nations so furiously rage
together, why do the people imagine a
vain thing? The kings of the earth rise up,
and the rulers take counsel together, against
the Lord, and against His anointed.

39. Coro
(Salmo 2:3)
Let us break their bonds asunder,
and cast away their yokes from us.

10. Nros. 40 y 41
[2' 22'']


40. Recitativo (Tenor)
(Salmo 2:4)
He that dwelleth in heaven shall laugh
them to scorn: the Lord shall have them
in derision.

41. Aria (Tenor)
(Salmo 2:9)
Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron;
Thou shalt dash them in pieces like a
potter's vessel.

11. Nro 42
[3' 56'']


42. Coro
(Apocalipsis 19:6)
Hallelujah, for the Lord God
Omnipotent reigneth, Hallelujah!

(Apocalipsis 11:15)
The Kingdom of this world is become the
Kingdom of our Lord, and of His Christ;
and He shall reign for ever and ever,

(Apocalipsis 19:16)
King of Kings, and Lord of Lords, and
He shall reign for ever and ever,

Rubens. Cristo triunfante

Tercera Parte

1. Nro. 43
[6' 16'']


43. Aria (Soprano)
(Job 19:25-26)
I know that my Redeemer liveth, and that
He shall stand at the latter day upon the
earth: And though worms destroy this body,
yet in my flesh shall I see God.

(1 Corintios 15:20)
For now is Christ risen
from the dead, the first fruits
of them that sleep.

2. Nro. 44
[2' 28'']


44. Chorus
(1 Corintios 15:21-22)
Since by man came death, by man came
also the resurrection of the dead. For as in
Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be
made alive.

3. Nros. 45 y 46
[9' 06'']


45. Recitativo (Bajo)
(1 Corintios 15:51-52)
Behold, I tell you a mystery; We shall
not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye,
at the last trumpet.

46. Aria (Bajo)
(1 Corintios 15:52-53)
The trumpet shall sound, and the dead
shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall
be changed. For this corruptible must put
on incorruption, and this mortal must put
on immortality.

4. Nros. 47, 48 y 49
[3' 48'']


47. Recitativo (Alto)
(1 Corintios 15:54)
Then shall be brought to pass the saying
that is written, Death is swallowed up in

48. Duo (Alto y Tenor)
(1 Corintios 15:55-56)
O death, where is thy sting?
O grave, where is thy victory?
The sting of death is sin;
and the strength of sin is the law.

49. Coro
(1 Corintios 15:57)
But thanks be to God, who giveth us the
victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

5. Nro. 50
[4' 19'']


50. Aria (Soprano)
(Romanos 8:31)
If God is for us,
who can be against us?

(Romanos 8:33-34)
Who shall lay anything to the charge
of God's elect? It is God that justifieth.
Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ
that died, yea rather, that is risen again,
who is at the right hand of God, who
makes intercession for us.

6. Nros. 51 y 52
[7' 09 '']


51. Chorus
(Apocalipsis 5:12-14)
Worthy is the Lamb that was slain, and
hath redeemed us to God by His blood,
to receive power, and riches, and wisdom,
and strength, and honour, and glory, and
blessing. Blessing, and honour, glory and
power, be unto Him that sitteth upon the
throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and

52 Chorus

Velazquez. Cristo crucificado