RECORDINGS

LABEL: NITELIFE MUSIC
CATALOG NUMBER: N/A
UPC NUMBER: N/A
NUMBER OF DISCS: 2
RUNNING TIME: 2:19:38
YEAR RECORDED: 2007
CD RELEASE DATE: MAY 1, 2007
CONDUCTOR: JEFF TINCHER
ORCHESTRA: N/A
CHOIR: N/A
SOPRANO: N/A
CONTRALTO: N/A
TENOR: N/A
BASS: N/A


AUDIO SAMPLES HIGHLIGHTS OTHER RELEASES



DISC ONE

1. Sinfonia    4:50
2. Comfort Ye    2:04
3. Every Valley    4:15
4. And The Glory Of The Lord    3:36
5. Thus Saith The Lord    1:33
6. But Who May Abide    4:43
7. And He Shall Purify    2:23
8. Behold A Virgin Shall Concieve    0:30
9. O Thou That Tellest Good Tidings To Zion (Solo)    3:59
10. O Thou That Tellest Good Tidings To Zion (Chorus)    1:42
11. For Behold Darkness Shall Cover The Earth    1:11
12. The People That Walketh In Darkness    3:12
13. For Unto Us A Child Is Born    4:14
14. Pifa (Pastoral Symphony)    3:21
15. There Were Shepherds    0:21
16. And Lo The Angel    0:23
17. And The Angels Said    0:39
18. And Suddenly    0:22
19. Glory To God    1:40
20. Rejoice Greatly  4:01
21. Then Shall The Eyes    0:33
22. He Shall Feed    4:13
23. His Yoke Is Easy    2:06
24. Behold The Lamb Of God    2:11
25. He Was Despised    9:52
DISC TWO

1. Surely He Hath Borne Our Griefs    2:04
2. And With His Stripes We Are Healed    1:42
3. All We Like Sheep    4:12
4. All They that See Him    0:52
5. He Trusted In God    2:15
6. Thy Rebuke Hath Broken His Heart    1:28
7. Behold And See    1:32
8. He Was Cutoff    0:30
9. But Thou Didst Not Leave    2:13
10. Lift Up Your Heads    3:08
11. Unto Which Of The Angels    0:29
12. Let All The Angels    1:17
13. Thou Art Gone Up On High    2:58
14. The Lord Gave The Word    1:02
15. How Beautiful Are The Feet    2:27
16. Their Sound Is Gone Out    1:44
17. Why Do The Nations So Furiously Rage    1:30
18. Let Us Break Their Bonds Asunder    1:44
19. He That Dwelleth    0:24
20. Thou Shalt Break Them    1:55
21. Hallelujah    3:53
22. I know That My Redeemer Liveth    5:04
23. Since By Man Came Death    2:12
24. Behold I Tell You A Mystery    0:32
25. The Trumpet Shall Sound    8:55
26. Thou Shalt Be Brought To Pass    0:33
27. O Death Where Is Thy Sting    0:57
28. But Thanks Be To God    2:08
29. If God Be For Us    4:38
30. Worthy Is The Lamb That Was Slain    3:47
31. Amen    3:40

SITE RATING:  1/10
SITE REVIEW:  According to his own press release, Jeff Tincher spent seven years of his life creating this completely computer-driven recreation of the complete Handel's Messiah.  Instruments, voices, tempos, were all artificially recreated via computer, and the package is only available as a digital download.  The result is curious, certainly, but a few short seconds of listening is all that's needed to discern the whole.  Such artificial production produces mechanical, soulless results, and the perhaps unintended outcome of Tincher's seven years of work is a reverse testimonial to the worth of a human soul.  The sound is hard and shrill, the instrumentation is mushy and heavily synthesized, and the overall effect is completely lifeless.  There's no suprising changes in dynamic, or meaning afforded the text, there's no musicianship, or fine feeling, or inspiration, or art.  All his years of work to create this work is immediately undone by listening to ANY human-made recording, which will be infinitely warmer and more accessible than this.  If Handel truly wrote this work in twenty-four days, and a living, breathing peformance of Messiah can be put together in a similar time-frame, all that can be said of Jeff Tincher's seven years creating is that it was time well and truly wasted.  For the curious only.


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