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Handel: Esther (1718 version)

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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/11/2004
  • Label: Coro
  • UPC: 828021601927
  • Catalog Number: 16019
  • Sales rank: 66,486

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Esther, oratorio, HWV 50a: Overture. Andante - Larghetto - Allegro - George Frideric Handel & Harry Christophers (7:00)
  2. 2 Esther, oratorio, HWV 50a: Scene 1. Recitative. 'Tis greater far to spare - George Frideric Handel & Simon Berridge (0:38)
  3. 3 Esther, oratorio, HWV 50a: Scene 1. Aria. Pluck root and branch - George Frideric Handel & Harry Christophers (1:56)
  4. 4 Esther, oratorio, HWV 50a: Scene 1. Recitative. Our souls with ardour glow - George Frideric Handel & Harry Christophers (0:08)
  5. 5 Esther, oratorio, HWV 50a: Scene 1. Chorus. Shall we the God of Israel fear? - George Frideric Handel & Harry Christophers (1:38)
  6. 6 Esther, oratorio, HWV 50a: Scene 2. Recitative. Now persecution shall lay by - George Frideric Handel & Harry Christophers (0:17)
  7. 7 Esther, oratorio, HWV 50a: Scene 2. Aria. Tune your harps to cheerful strains - George Frideric Handel & Harry Christophers (3:53)
  8. 8 Esther, oratorio, HWV 50a: Scene 2. Chorus. Shall we of servitude complain - George Frideric Handel & Harry Christophers (1:20)
  9. 9 Esther, oratorio, HWV 50a: Scene 2. Aria. Praise the Lord with cheerful noise - George Frideric Handel & Nancy Argenta (5:35)
  10. 10 Esther, oratorio, HWV 50a: Scene 2. Recitative. O God, who from the suckling' - George Frideric Handel & Nancy Argenta (0:20)
  11. 11 Esther, oratorio, HWV 50a: Scene 2. Aria. Sing songs of praise, bow down the - George Frideric Handel & Harry Christophers (3:33)
  12. 12 Esther, oratorio, HWV 50a: Scene 2. Chorus. Shall we of servitude complain - George Frideric Handel & Harry Christophers (1:17)
  13. 13 Esther, oratorio, HWV 50a: Scene 3. Recitative. How have our sins provoked th - George Frideric Handel & Michael Chance (1:00)
  14. 14 Esther, oratorio, HWV 50a: Scene 3. Chorus. Ye sons of Israel mourn - George Frideric Handel & Harry Christophers (2:01)
  15. 15 Esther, oratorio, HWV 50a: Scene 3. Aria. O Jordan, Jordan, sacred tide - George Frideric Handel & Michael Chance (6:48)
  16. 16 Esther, oratorio, HWV 50a: Scene 3. Chorus. Ye sons of Israel mourn - George Frideric Handel & Harry Christophers (2:10)
  17. 17–20 Oboe Sonata in G minor, HWV 404 - George Frideric Handel & Harry Christophers (7:45)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Esther, oratorio, HWV 50a: Scene 4. Recitative. Why sits that sorrow on thy b - George Frideric Handel & Harry Christophers (0:58)
  2. 2 Esther, oratorio, HWV 50a: Scene 4. Aria. Dread not, righteous Queen, the dan - George Frideric Handel & Harry Christophers (4:10)
  3. 3 Esther, oratorio, HWV 50a: Scene 4. Recitative. I go before the King to stand - George Frideric Handel & Harry Christophers (0:15)
  4. 4 Esther, oratorio, HWV 50a: Scene 4. Aria. Tears assist me, pity moving - George Frideric Handel & Harry Christophers (2:59)
  5. 5 Esther, oratorio, HWV 50a: Scene 4. Chorus. Save us, O Lord - George Frideric Handel & Harry Christophers (0:58)
  6. 6 Esther, oratorio, HWV 50a: Scene 5. Recitative. Who dares intrude into our pr - George Frideric Handel & Harry Christophers (1:16)
  7. 7 Esther, oratorio, HWV 50a: Scene 5. Duet. Who calls my parting soul from deat - George Frideric Handel & Harry Christophers (2:30)
  8. 8 Esther, oratorio, HWV 50a: Scene 5. Aria. O beauteous Queen, unclose those ey - George Frideric Handel & Harry Christophers (6:43)
  9. 9 Esther, oratorio, HWV 50a: Scene 5. Recitative. If I find favour in thy sight - George Frideric Handel & Harry Christophers (0:20)
  10. 10 Esther, oratorio, HWV 50a: Scene 5. Aria. How can I stay when love invites? - George Frideric Handel & Harry Christophers (3:21)
  11. 11 Esther, oratorio, HWV 50a: Scene 5. Recitative. With inward joy his visage gl - George Frideric Handel & Simon Berridge (0:18)
  12. 12 Esther, oratorio, HWV 50a: Scene 5. Chorus. Virtue, truth and innocence - George Frideric Handel & Harry Christophers (2:39)
  13. 13 Esther, oratorio, HWV 50a: Scene 5. Arioso. Jehovah, crown'd with glory brigh - George Frideric Handel & Michael Chance (1:33)
  14. 14 Esther, oratorio, HWV 50a: Scene 5. Chorus. He comes, he comes to end our woe - George Frideric Handel & Harry Christophers (4:00)
  15. 15 Esther, oratorio, HWV 50a: Scene 6. Recitative. Now, O Queen, thy suit declar - George Frideric Handel & Harry Christophers (1:27)
  16. 16 Esther, oratorio, HWV 50a: Scene 6. Arioso. Turn not, O Queen, thy face away - George Frideric Handel & Harry Christophers (2:31)
  17. 17 Esther, oratorio, HWV 50a: Scene 6. Aria. Flatt'ring tongue, no more I hear t - George Frideric Handel & Harry Christophers (5:00)
  18. 18 Esther, oratorio, HWV 50a: Scene 6. Recitative. Guards, seize the traitor, be - George Frideric Handel & Harry Christophers (0:35)
  19. 19 Esther, oratorio, HWV 50a: Scene 6. Aria. How art thou fallen from thy height - George Frideric Handel & Harry Christophers (5:05)
  20. 20 Esther, oratorio, HWV 50a: Scene 6. Chorus. The Lord our enemy has slain - George Frideric Handel & Harry Christophers (11:00)
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