Handel: Esther (1718 version)

Handel: Esther (1718 version)

by Harry Christophers

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Product Details

Release Date: 05/11/2004
Label: Coro
UPC: 0828021601927
catalogNumber: 16019
Rank: 180943

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Esther, oratorio, HWV 50a: Overture. Andante - Larghetto - Allegro

    1. Overture. Andante - Larghetto - Allegro  (07:00)
  2. Esther, oratorio, HWV 50a: Scene 1. Recitative. 'Tis greater far to spare

    1. Scene 1. Recitative. 'Tis greater far to spare  (00:38)
  3. Esther, oratorio, HWV 50a: Scene 1. Aria. Pluck root and branch

    1. Scene 1. Aria. Pluck root and branch  (01:56)
  4. Esther, oratorio, HWV 50a: Scene 1. Recitative. Our souls with ardour glow

    1. Scene 1. Recitative. Our souls with ardour glow  (00:08)
  5. Esther, oratorio, HWV 50a: Scene 1. Chorus. Shall we the God of Israel fear?

    1. Scene 1. Chorus. Shall we the God of Israel fear?  (01:38)
  6. Esther, oratorio, HWV 50a: Scene 2. Recitative. Now persecution shall lay by

    1. Scene 2. Recitative. Now persecution shall lay by her iron rod  (00:17)
  7. Esther, oratorio, HWV 50a: Scene 2. Aria. Tune your harps to cheerful strains

    1. Scene 2. Aria. Tune your harps to cheerful strains  (03:53)
  8. Esther, oratorio, HWV 50a: Scene 2. Chorus. Shall we of servitude complain

    1. Scene 2. Chorus. Shall we of servitude complain  (01:20)
  9. Esther, oratorio, HWV 50a: Scene 2. Aria. Praise the Lord with cheerful noise

    1. Scene 2. Aria. Praise the Lord with cheerful noise  (05:35)
  10. Esther, oratorio, HWV 50a: Scene 2. Recitative. O God, who from the suckling'

    1. Scene 2. Recitative. O God, who from the suckling's mouth  (00:20)
  11. Esther, oratorio, HWV 50a: Scene 2. Aria. Sing songs of praise, bow down the

    1. Scene 2. Aria. Sing songs of praise, bow down the knee  (03:33)
  12. Esther, oratorio, HWV 50a: Scene 2. Chorus. Shall we of servitude complain

    1. Scene 2. Chorus. Shall we of servitude complain  (01:17)
  13. Esther, oratorio, HWV 50a: Scene 3. Recitative. How have our sins provoked th

    1. Scene 3. Recitative. How have our sins provoked the Lord!  (01:00)
  14. Esther, oratorio, HWV 50a: Scene 3. Chorus. Ye sons of Israel mourn

    1. Scene 3. Chorus. Ye sons of Israel mourn  (02:01)
  15. Esther, oratorio, HWV 50a: Scene 3. Aria. O Jordan, Jordan, sacred tide

    1. Scene 3. Aria. O Jordan, Jordan, sacred tide  (06:48)
  16. Esther, oratorio, HWV 50a: Scene 3. Chorus. Ye sons of Israel mourn

    1. Scene 3. Chorus. Ye sons of Israel mourn  (02:10)
  17. Oboe Sonata in G minor, HWV 404

    1. Andante  (02:20)
    2. Allegro  (01:49)
    3. Adagio  (01:08)
    4. Allegro  (02:28)

Disc 2

  1. Esther, oratorio, HWV 50a: Scene 4. Recitative. Why sits that sorrow on thy b

    1. Scene 4. Recitative. Why sits that sorrow on thy brow?  (00:58)
  2. Esther, oratorio, HWV 50a: Scene 4. Aria. Dread not, righteous Queen, the dan

    1. Scene 4. Aria. Dread not, righteous Queen, the danger  (04:10)
  3. Esther, oratorio, HWV 50a: Scene 4. Recitative. I go before the King to stand

    1. Scene 4. Recitative. I go before the King to stand  (00:15)
  4. Esther, oratorio, HWV 50a: Scene 4. Aria. Tears assist me, pity moving

    1. Scene 4. Aria. Tears assist me, pity moving  (02:59)
  5. Esther, oratorio, HWV 50a: Scene 4. Chorus. Save us, O Lord

    1. Scene 4. Chorus. Save us, O Lord  (00:58)
  6. Esther, oratorio, HWV 50a: Scene 5. Recitative. Who dares intrude into our pr

    1. Scene 5. Recitative. Who dares intrude into our presence  (01:16)
  7. Esther, oratorio, HWV 50a: Scene 5. Duet. Who calls my parting soul from deat

    1. Scene 5. Duet. Who calls my parting soul from death?  (02:30)
  8. Esther, oratorio, HWV 50a: Scene 5. Aria. O beauteous Queen, unclose those ey

    1. Scene 5. Aria. O beauteous Queen, unclose those eyes!  (06:43)
  9. Esther, oratorio, HWV 50a: Scene 5. Recitative. If I find favour in thy sight

    1. Scene 5. Recitative. If I find favour in thy sight  (00:20)
  10. Esther, oratorio, HWV 50a: Scene 5. Aria. How can I stay when love invites?

    1. Scene 5. Aria. How can I stay when love invites?  (03:21)
  11. Esther, oratorio, HWV 50a: Scene 5. Recitative. With inward joy his visage gl

    1. Scene 5. Recitative. With inward joy his visage glows  (00:18)
  12. Esther, oratorio, HWV 50a: Scene 5. Chorus. Virtue, truth and innocence

    1. Scene 5. Chorus. Virtue, truth and innocence  (02:39)
  13. Esther, oratorio, HWV 50a: Scene 5. Arioso. Jehovah, crown'd with glory brigh

    1. Scene 5. Arioso. Jehovah, crown'd with glory bright  (01:33)
  14. Esther, oratorio, HWV 50a: Scene 5. Chorus. He comes, he comes to end our woe

    1. Scene 5. Chorus. He comes, he comes to end our woes  (04:00)
  15. Esther, oratorio, HWV 50a: Scene 6. Recitative. Now, O Queen, thy suit declar

    1. Scene 6. Recitative. Now, O Queen, thy suit declare  (01:27)
  16. Esther, oratorio, HWV 50a: Scene 6. Arioso. Turn not, O Queen, thy face away

    1. Scene 6. Arioso. Turn not, O Queen, thy face away  (02:31)
  17. Esther, oratorio, HWV 50a: Scene 6. Aria. Flatt'ring tongue, no more I hear t

    1. Scene 6. Aria. Flatt'ring tongue, no more I hear thee!  (05:00)
  18. Esther, oratorio, HWV 50a: Scene 6. Recitative. Guards, seize the traitor, be

    1. Scene 6. Recitative. Guards, seize the traitor, bear him hence!  (00:35)
  19. Esther, oratorio, HWV 50a: Scene 6. Aria. How art thou fallen from thy height

    1. Scene 6. Aria. How art thou fallen from thy height!  (05:05)
  20. Esther, oratorio, HWV 50a: Scene 6. Chorus. The Lord our enemy has slain

    1. Scene 6. Chorus. The Lord our enemy has slain  (11:00)

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