George Frideric Handel: Joshua

George Frideric Handel: Joshua

by Laurence Cummings

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Product Details

Release Date: 11/10/2009
Label: Somm Recordings
UPC: 0748871224025
catalogNumber: 240/42
Rank: 237093

Tracks

  1. Joshua, oratorio, HWV 64

    1. Part 1. Introduzione. A tempo di Ouverture  (01:35)
    2. Part 2. Scene 1. Recitative. 'Tis well; six times the Lord hath been obey'd  (00:29)
    3. Part 1. Scene 1. Chorus. Ye sons of Israel, ev'ry tribe attend  (04:48)
    4. Part 2. Scene 1. A solemn march during the circumvention of the Ark of the Covenant  (01:16)
    5. Part 1. Scene 1. Recitative. Behold, my friends, what vast rewards are giv'n  (01:00)
    6. Part 2. Scene 1. Solo and Chorus. Glory to God! - The nations tremble  (05:06)
    7. Part 1. Scene 1. Aria. O first in wisdom, first in pow'r!  (02:15)
    8. Part 2. Scene 1. Recitative. The walls are levell'd  (00:31)
    9. Part 1. Scene 1. Recitative. Matrons, and virgins, with unwearied pray'r  (00:22)
    10. Part 2. Scene 1. Aria. See, the raging flames arise  (03:02)
    11. Part 1. Scene 1. Aria. Oh! who can tell, oh! who can hear  (05:13)
    12. Part 2. Scene 1. Aria. To vanity and earthly pride  (03:40)
    13. Part 1. Scene 1. Recitative. Caleb, attend to all I now prescribe  (00:42)
    14. Part 2. Scene 2. Recitative. Let all the seed of Abrah'm now prepare  (00:26)
    15. Part 1. Scene 1. Solo and Chorus. To long posterity we here record  (02:55)
    16. Part 2. Scene 2. Solo and Chorus. Almighty Ruler of the skies  (03:11)
    17. Part 1. Scene 1. Accompagnato. So long the memory shall last  (00:37)
    18. Part 2. Scene 3. Recitative. Joshua, the men dispatch'd by thee  (00:52)
    19. Part 1. Scene 1. Air. While Kedron's brook to Jordan's stream  (04:36)
    20. Part 2. Scene 3. Chorus. How soon our tow'ring hopes are cross'd!  (02:56)
    21. Part 1. Scene 2. Recitative. But, who is he? - tremendous to behold!  (00:37)
    22. Part 2. Scene 3. Recitative. Whence this dejection?  (00:19)
    23. Part 1. Scene 2. Aria. Awful, pleasing being say  (02:42)
    24. Part 2. Scene 3. Air and Chorus. We with redoubled rage return  (03:00)
    25. Part 1. Scene 2. Recitative. Joshua, I come commission'd from on high  (00:40)
    26. Part 2. Scene 4. Recitative. Now give the army breath; let war a while  (00:18)
    27. Part 1. Scene 2. Accompagnato. Leader of Israel, 'tis the Lord's decree  (01:08)
    28. Part 2. Scene 4. Aria. Heroes, when with glory burning  (03:25)
    29. Part 1. Scene 2. Recitative. To give command, prerogative is thine  (00:11)
    30. Part 2. Scene 4. Recitative. Indulgent heav'n hath heard my virgin pray'r  (00:25)
    31. Part 1. Scene 2. Air. Haste, Israel, haste  (02:11)
    32. Part 2. Scene 4. Air. As cheers the sun the tender flow'r  (02:42)
    33. Part 1. Scene 2. Chorus. The Lord commands, and Joshua leads  (02:10)
    34. Part 2. Scene 5. Recitative. Sure I'm deceiv'd, with sorrow I behold  (01:15)
    35. Part 1. Scene 3. Accompagnato. In these blest scenes  (02:39)
    36. Part 2. Scene 6. Aria. Nations, who in future story  (03:06)
    37. Part 1. Scene 3. Recitative. 'Tis Achsah's voice  (00:17)
    38. Part 2. Scene 7. Recitative. Brethren and friends, what joy this scene imparts  (00:29)
    39. Part 1. Scene 3. Accompagnato. Hail, lovely virgin of this blissful bow'r!  (00:38)
    40. Part 2. Scene 7. Flourish of warlike instruments  (00:05)
    41. Part 1. Scene 3. Aria. Hark, 'tis the linnet and the thrush!  (05:33)
    42. Part 2. Scene 7. Recitative. Thus far our cause is favour'd by the Lord  (00:10)
    43. Part 1. Scene 3. Recitative. Oh Achsah! form'd for ev'ry chaste delight  (00:35)
    44. Part 2. Scene 7. Flourish of warlike instruments  (00:15)
    45. Part 1. Scene 3. Duet. Our limpid streams with freedom flow  (02:45)
    46. Part 2. Scene 7. Solo and Chorus. O thou bright orb, great ruler of the day  (02:27)
    47. Part 1. Scene 3. Trumptets flourish  (00:04)
    48. Part 3. Scene 1. Chorus. Hail, mighty Joshua, hail!  (03:43)
    49. Part 1. Scene 3. Recitative. The trumpet calls; now Jericho shall know  (00:16)
    50. Part 3. Scene 1. Aria. Happy, oh, thrice happy we  (02:33)
    51. Part 1. Scene 3. Aria. May all the host of Heav'n attend him round  (02:14)
    52. Part 3. Scene 1. Recitative. Caleb, for holy Eleazer send  (01:54)
    53. Part 3. Scene 1. Aria. Shall I in Mamre's fertile plain  (02:48)
    54. Part 3. Scene 1. Chorus. For all these mercies we will sing  (02:12)
    55. Part 3. Scene 1. Recitative. O Caleb, fear'd by foes, by friends ador'd  (01:02)
    56. Part 3. Scene 1. Air. Place danger around me  (01:36)
    57. Part 3. Scene 2. Chorus. Father of mercy, hear the pray'r we make  (02:13)
    58. Part 3. Scene 2. Recitative. In bloom of youth, this stripling hath achiev'd  (00:30)
    59. Part 3. Scene 2. Chorus. See, the conqu'ring hero comes!  (00:47)
    60. Part 3. Scene 2. Duet. See the godlike youth advance!  (00:46)
    61. Part 3. Scene 2. Chorus. See, the conqu'ring hero comes!  (00:52)
    62. Part 3. Scene 3. Recitative. Welcome, my son, my Othniel, good and great  (00:39)
    63. Part 3. Scene 3. Aria. Oh! had I Jubal's lyre  (02:27)
    64. Part 3. Scene 3. Recitative. While life shall last  (00:11)
    65. Part 3. Scene 3. Duet. O peerless maid, with beauty blest  (02:37)
    66. Part 3. Scene 3. Recitative. While lawless tyrants, with ambition blind  (00:33)
    67. Part 3. Scene 3. Chorus. The great Jehovah is our awful theme  (02:27)

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