Handel: Messiah, Athalia, Esther, La Resurrezione

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  • Release Date: 10/11/2005
  • Label: Decca
  • UPC: 028947567318
  • Catalog Number: 000529602
  • Sales rank: 99,473

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1–37 Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56 - George Frideric Handel & Academy of Ancient Music (136:31)
    Composed byGeorge Frideric Handel
    Conducted byChristopher Hogwood
    Performed byAcademy of Ancient Music, Christ Church Cathedral Choir, Oxford, Paul Elliott, Christopher Hogwood, Emma Kirkby, Judith Nelson, Simon Preston, Carolyn Watkinson, David Thomas
    1. 1Part 1. No. 1. Sinfony
    2. 2Part 1. No. 2. Recitative. Comfort ye my people / No. 3. Song. Every valley shall be exalted
    3. 3Part 1. No. 4. Chorus. And the glory of the Lord
    4. 4Part 1. No. 5. Recitative. Thus saith the Lord / No. 6. Song. But who may abide the day of his comi
    5. 5Part 1. No. 7. Chorus. And he shall purify
    6. 6Part 1. No. 8. Recitative. Behold, a virgin shall conceive / No. 9. Song. O thou that tellest good
    7. 7Part 1. No. 10. Recitative. For behold, darkness shall cover the earth / No. 11. Song. The people t
    8. 8Part 1. No. 12. Chorus. For unto us a child is born
    9. 9Part 1. No. 13. Pifa
    10. 10Part 1. No. 14a. Recitative. There were shepherds, abiding in the field / No. 14b. Recitative. And
    11. 11Part 1. No. 18. Song. Rejoice greatly, o daughter of Zion
    12. 12Part 1. No. 19. Recitative. Then shall the eyes of the blind / No. 20. Song. He shall feed his floc
    13. 13Part 1. No. 21. Chorus. His yoke is easy, and his burden is light
    14. 14Part 2. No. 22. Chorus. Behold the Lamb of God
    15. 15Part 2. No. 23. Song. He was despised
    16. 16Part 2. No. 24. Chorus. Surely he hath borne our griefs / No. 25. Chorus. And with His stripes we a
    17. 17Part 2. No. 26. Chorus. All we like sheep have gone astray
    18. 18Part 2. No. 27. Recitative. All they that see him laugh him to scorn / No. 28. Chorus. He trusted i
    19. 19Part 2. No. 29. Recitative. Thy rebuke hath broken his heart / No. 30. Song. Behold and see if ther
    20. 20Part 2. No. 32. Song. But thou didst not leave his soul in hell
    21. 21Part 2. No. 33. Chorus. Lift up your heads, o ye gates
    22. 22Part 2. No. 34. Recitative. Unto which of the angels said he at any time / No. 35. Chorus. Let all
    23. 23Part 2. No. 36. Song. Thou art gone up on high
    24. 24Part 2. No. 37. Chorus. The Lord gave the word
    25. 25Part 2. No. 38. Song. How beautiful are the feet
    26. 26Part 2. No. 39. Chorus. Their sound is gone out
    27. 27Part 2. No. 40. Song. Why do the nations so furiously rage together? / No. 41. Chorus. Let us break
    28. 28Part 2. No. 42. Recitative. He that dwelleth in heaven / No. 43. Song. Thou shalt break them
    29. 29Part 2. No. 44. Chorus. Hallelujah
    30. 30Part 3. No. 45. Song. I know that my redeemer liveth
    31. 31Part 3. No. 46. Chorus. Since by man came death
    32. 32Part 3. No. 47. Recitative. Behold, I tell you a mystery / No. 48. Song. The trumpet shall sound
    33. 33Part 3. No. 49. Recitative. Then shall be brought to pass / No. 50. Duet. O Death, where is thy sti
    34. 34Part 3. No. 51. Chorus. But thanks be to God
    35. 35Part 3. No. 52. Song. If God be for us
    36. 36Part 3. No. 53. Chorus. Worthy is the lamb that was slain
    37. 37Part 3. No. 54. Chorus. Amen
Disc 2
Disc 3
  1. 1–33 Athalia, oratorio, HWV 52 - George Frideric Handel & Joan Sutherland (121:22)
    Composed byGeorge Frideric Handel
    Conducted byChristopher Hogwood
    Performed byJoan Sutherland, Academy of Ancient Music, James Bowman, Choir of New College, Oxford, Edward Higginbottom, Christopher Hogwood, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Aled Jones, Emma Kirkby, David Thomas
    1. 1Act 1. Scene 1. Sinfonia
    2. 2Act 1. Scene 1. Aria. Blooming virgins, spotless train
    3. 3Act 1. Scene 1. Chorus. The rising world Jehovah crown'd
    4. 4Act 1. Scene 1. Solo & Chorus. Tyrants would in impious throngs
    5. 5Act 1. Scene 1. Recitative. When he is in his wrath reveal'd
    6. 6Act 1. Scene 2. Recitative. Your sacred songs awhile forbear
    7. 7Act 1. Scene 3. Recitative. What scenes of horror round me rise!
    8. 8Act 1. Scene 3. Chorus. The gods, who chosen blessings shed
    9. 9Act 1. Scene 3. Chorus. Cheer her, o Baal
    10. 10Act 1. Scene 3. Aria. Gentle airs, melodious strains!
    11. 11Act 1. Scene 3. Aria. Softest sounds no more can ease me
    12. 12Act 1. Scene 3. Chorus. The traitor if you there descry / Scene 4. Recitative. My Josabeth! the gra
    13. 13Act 1. Scene 4. Aria. Faithful cares in vain extended
    14. 14Act 1. Scene 4. Aria. Gloomy tyrants, we disdain
    15. 15Act 2. Scene 1. Chorus. The mighty pow'r
    16. 16Act 2. Scene 1. Aria. Through the land so lovely blessing
    17. 17Act 2. Scene 1. Aria. Ah, canst thou but prove me! / Scene 2. Recitative. Confusion to my thoughts!
    18. 18Act 2. Scene 2. Aria. Will God, whose mercies ever flow
    19. 19Act 2. Scene 2. Aria. My vengeance awakes me
    20. 20Act 2. Scene 2. Duet. My spirits fail, I faint, I die! / Scene 3. Recitative. Dear Josabeth
    21. 21Act 2. Scene 3. Duet. Cease thy anguish, smile once more
    22. 22Act 2. Scene 3. Chorus. The clouded scene begins to clear
    23. 23Act 3. Scene 1. Recitative. What sacred horrors shake my breast!
    24. 24Act 3. Scene 1. Chorus. Unfold, great seer, what heav'n imparts
    25. 25Act 3. Scene 1. Recitative. Let harmony breathe soft around
    26. 26Act 3. Scene 1. Chorus. With firm united hearts/ Scene 2. Recitative.
    27. 27Act 3. Scene 2. Aria. O princess, I approach thee / Scene 3. Recitative. Soothing tyrant, falsely s
    28. 28Act 3. Scene 4. Chorus. O bold seducer, art thou there?
    29. 29Act 3. Scene 4. Aria. Around let acclamations ring
    30. 30Act 3. Scene 4. Aria. Oppression, no longer I dread thee
    31. 31Act 3. Scene 4. Aria. To darkness eternal
    32. 32Act 3. Scene the last. Duet. Now, Josabeth, thy fears are o'er!
    33. 33Act 3. Scene the last. Chorus. Give glory to his awful name
Disc 4
Disc 5
  1. 1–22 Esther, oratorio, HWV 50a - George Frideric Handel & Academy of Ancient Music (96:31)
    Composed byGeorge Frideric Handel
    Conducted byChristopher Hogwood
    Performed byAcademy of Ancient Music, Paul Elliott, Christopher Hogwood, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Andrew King, Emma Kirkby, Patrizia Kwella, Drew Minter, Ian Partridge, Richard Wistreich, David Thomas, Academy of Ancient Music Chorus
    1. 1Scene 1. Ouverture / Recitative. Tis greater far to spare
    2. 2Scene 1. Aria. Pluck root and branch from out the land
    3. 3Scene 1. Chorus. Shall we the God of Israel fear?
    4. 4Scene 2. Aria. Tune your harps to cheerful strains
    5. 5Scene 2. Chorus. Shall we of servitude complain
    6. 6Scene 2. Aria. Praise the Lord with cheerful noise
    7. 7Scene 2. Aria. Sing songs of praise, bow down the knee/ Scene 3. Recitative. How have our sins prov
    8. 8Scene 3. Chorus. Ye sons of Israel mourn
    9. 9Scene 3. Aria. O Jordan, Jordan, sacred tide / Scene 4. Recitative. Why sits that sorrow on thy bro
    10. 10Scene 4. Aria. Dread not, righteous Queen, the danger
    11. 11Scene 4. Aria. Tears assist me, pity moving
    12. 12Scene 4. Chorus. Save us, o Lord
    13. 13Scene 5. Recitative. Who dares intrude into our presence
    14. 14Scene 5. Duet. Who calls my parting soul from death? Awake, my soul, my life, my breath!
    15. 15Scene 5. Aria. O beauteous Queen / Recitative. If I find favour in thy sight
    16. 16Scene 5. Aria. How can I stay when love invites
    17. 17Scene 5. Chorus. Virtue, truth and innocence
    18. 18Scene 5. Arioso. Jehovah, crown'd with glory bright / Chorus. He comes, he comes to end our woes /
    19. 19Scene 6. Arioso. Turn not, o Queen, thy face away
    20. 20Scene 6. Aria. Flatt'ring tongue, no more I hear thee! / Recitative. Guards, seize the traitor
    21. 21Scene 6. Aria. How art thou fall'n from thy height!
    22. 22Scene 6. Chorus. The Lord our enemy has slain / Chorus. For ever blessed be thy holy name / Solo. L
Disc 6
Disc 7
  1. 1–28 La Resurrezione, oratorio, HWV 47 - George Frideric Handel & Academy of Ancient Music (109:22)
    Composed byGeorge Frideric Handel
    Conducted byChristopher Hogwood
    Performed byAcademy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood, Emma Kirkby, Patrizia Kwella, Ian Partridge, Carolyn Watkinson, David Thomas
    1. 1Part 1. Sonata
    2. 2Part 1. Scene 1. Disserratevi, o porte d'Averno
    3. 3Part 1. Scene 1. Qual'insolita luca
    4. 4Part 1. Scene 1. Ma che veggio?
    5. 5Part 1. Scene 1. D'amor fu consiglio
    6. 6Part 1. Scene 1. O voi, dell'Erebo
    7. 7Part 1. Scene 2. Notte, notte funesta
    8. 8Part 1. Scene 2. Piangete, sì, piangete
    9. 9Part 1. Scene 2. Dolci chiodi, amate spine
    10. 10Part 1. Scene 2. Quando è parto dell'affetto
    11. 11Part 1. Scene 2. Naufragando va per l'onde
    12. 12Part 1. Scene 2. Così la tortorella
    13. 13Part 1. Scene 2. Ho un non so che nel cor
    14. 14Part 1. Scene 3. Il nume vincitor
    15. 15Part 2. Introduzione
    16. 16Part 2. Scene 1. Ecco il sol, ch'esce dal mare
    17. 17Part 2. Scene 2. Risorga il mondo
    18. 18Part 2. Scene 2. Di rabbia indarno freme
    19. 19Part 2. Scene 2. Per celare il nuovo scorno
    20. 20Part 2. Scene 2. Impedirlo saprò
    21. 21Part 2. Scene 3. Per me già di morite
    22. 22Part 2. Scene 4. Vedo il Ciel che più sereno
    23. 23Part 2. Scene 4. Se per copla di donna infelice
    24. 24Part 2. Scene 4. Del ciglio dolente
    25. 25Part 2. Scene 4. Augelletti, ruscelletti
    26. 26Part 2. Scene 5. Caro Figlio!
    27. 27Part 2. Scene 5. Se impassibile, immortale
    28. 28Part 2. Scene 5. Dissi lode in Cielo, in terra
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