RECORDINGS

LABEL: LORENZ PUBLISHING COMPANY
CATALOG NUMBER: CC44
UPC NUMBER: UNKNOWN
NUMBER OF DISCS: 1
RUNNING TIME: UNKNOWN
YEAR RECORDED: 1982
CD RELEASE DATE: 1982
CONDUCTOR: LARRY PUGH
ORCHESTRA: N/A
CHOIR: N/A
SOPRANO: UNKNOWN
MEZZO-SOPRANO: UNKNOWN
TENOR: UNKNOWN
BARITONE: UNKNOWN

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DISC ONE

1. Overture and Comfort Ye My People 4:12
2. And the Glory of the Lord 1:56
3. The Lord Whom Ye Seek :33
4. But Who May Abide 2:48
5. Behold! A Virgin Shall Conceive :28
6. O Thou That Tellest Good Tidings to Zion 1:35
7. For Unto Us A Child is Born 2:40
8. There Were Sheperds Abiding in the Fields :17
9. And Lo! The Angel of the Lord Came Upon Them :21
10. And the Angel said Unto Them :35
11. And Suddenly, There was With the Angel :23
12. Glory to God 2:14
13. Then Shall the Eyes of the Blind Be Opened :32
14. He Shall Feed His Flock 5:51
15. Hallelujah 3:57

SITE RATING:  1/10
SITE REVIEW:  Not a performance, per se, but a promotional recording using studio synthesizers and multi-tracked voices in an effort to sell a "simplified" version of Messiah arranged by Larry Pugh.  As such, it's not much to listen to - the performance is rather cold and robotic, and the "soloists" are definitely not "classically" trained - the tenor sounds like he dropped in from a karaoke bar, and in fact, he takes the bass solos as well - which is a little odd.  And the soprano and alto soloist are about the same caliber - nice clear, unaffected voices, such as you might find in any community college or local talent show.  As far as the "simplified arrangement" goes, imagine Messiah without all those pesky melismas - not unlike The Young Messiah or The New Young Messiah, but still maintaining some semblance of baroque purity about it.  The question I have for purchasers of this simplified arrangement is this - if you really can't realistically tackle a fully-realized Messiah, why bother?  Do you really think that audiences will enjoy a "dumbed-down" version?  Or that anyone would want to hear a Messiah performed with the synthesized "performance tracks" which you can purchase on CD?  Huh.  A karaoke Messiah.  I think I'll pass.


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