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CHAN 241-48
 
Multiple Set of 2 CDs
Mendelssohn: Elijah
Release Date: August 2014
Originally recorded in 1989
Composer (1809-1847)
Felix Mendelssohn
Solo bass - Elijah
Willard White
Solo soprano - The Widow, Angel, Soprano Solos
Rosalind Plowright
Solo contralto - Angel, The Queen, Contralto Solos
Linda Finnie
Solo tenor - Obadiah, Ahab, Tenor Solos
Arthur Davies
Solo treble - The Youth
Jeremy Budd
Choral
London Symphony Chorus
Solo organ
Roderick Elms
Venue
Church of St Jude-on-the Hill, Central Square, London NW11
Conductor
Richard Hickox
Producer
Brian Couzens
Engineer
Ralph Couzens
Engineer
Ben Connellan
Mastering engineer
Rosanna Fish
Genre:
Orchestral & Concertos
Choir

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FELIX MENDELSSOHN

(1809-1847)

Elijah, Op. 70

131:24
First Part
1.
Introduction. Recitative. Elijah: 'As God the Lord of Israel liveth' -
1:08
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Overture -
3:25
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3.
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Chorus. The People: 'Help, Lord! wilt Thou quite
4:35
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destroy us?' -
Recitative. Chorus: 'The deep afford no water' -
4.
2
Duet with Chorus. The People: 'Lord! bow Thine ear to our prayer!' -
1:55
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Duet (soprano and contralto); 'Zion spreadeth her hands for aid' -
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3
Recitative. Obadiah: 'Ye people, rend your hearts, and not
0:45
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your garments' -
6.
4
Air. Obadiah: 'If with all your hearts ye truly seek Me' -
2:13
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Chorus. The People: 'Yet doth the Lord see it not' -
4:04
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Recitative. An Angel (contralto): 'Elijah! get thee
0:59
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hence, Elijah!' -
9.
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Semi-chorus. Angels: 'For He shall give His angels
3:39
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charger over thee' -
Recitative. An Angel (contralto): 'Now Cherith's brook is dried up' -
10.
8
Recitative, Air, and Duet. The Widow (soprano): 'What have
5:38
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I to do with thee, O man of God?' -
11.
9
Chorus: 'Blessed are the men who fear Him' -
3:41
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12.
10
Recitative. Elijah, Ahab, and Chorus: 'As God the
3:55
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Lord of Sabaoth liveth; -
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Chorus: Priests of Baal: 'Baal, we cry to thee;
3:24
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hear and answer us!' -
14.
12
Recitative. Elijah: 'Call him louder, for he is a god!' -
1:09
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Chorus. Priests of Baal: 'Hear our cry, O Baal!' -
15.
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Recitative. Elijah: 'Call him louder! he heareth not' -
1:59
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Chorus. Priests of Baal: 'Hear and answer Baal!' -
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14
Recitative and Air. Elijah: 'Draw near, all ye people:
3:33
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come to me!' -
17.
15
Chorale: Angels: 'Cast they burden upon the Lord' -
2:12
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16
Recitative. Elijah: 'O Thou, who makest Thine angels spirits' -
2:46
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Chorus. The People; 'The fire descends from heaven' -
Recitative. Elijah: 'Take all the prophets of Baal' -
Chorus. The People: 'Take all the prophets of Baal' -
19.
17
Air. Elijah: 'Is not His word like a fire' -
1:53
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20.
18
Arioso (contralto): 'Woe unto them who forsake Him!' -
3:15
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19
Recitative with Chorus. Obadiah: 'O man of god,
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help they people!' -
Elijah: 'O Lord, Thou hast overthrown Thine enemies and destroyed them' -
22.
20
Chorus. The People: 'Thanks be to God! He laveth
3:58
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the thirsty land!
Second Part
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21
Air (soprano): 'Hear ye, Israel; hear what the Lord speaketh' -
5:20
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Chorus: 'Be not afraid, saith God the Lord' -
4:23
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23
Recitative. Elijah: 'The Lord hath exalted thee from among
3:26
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the people' -
Recitative with Chorus. The Queen: 'Have ye not heard he hath prophesied against all Israel? ' -
26.
24
Chorus: 'Woe to him, he sall perish; for he closed
1:35
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the heavens!' -
27.
25
Recitative. Obadiah: 'Man of god, now let my words
2:08
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be precious in thy sight' -
28.
26
Air. Elijah: 'It is enough; O Lord, now take away my life' -
5:15
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29.
27
Recitative (tenor): 'See, now he sleepeth beneath a juniper
0:40
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tree in the wilderness' -
30.
28
Soprano and Alto Trio. The Angels: 'Lift thine eyes to the
2:09
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mountains, whence cometh help' -
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29
Chorus. Angels: 'He, watching over Israel, slumbers
3:58
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not, nor sleeps' -
32.
30
Recitative. The Angel (contralto): 'Aris, Elijah, for thou hast a
1:57
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long journey before thee' -
33.
31
Air. The Angel (contralto): 'O rest in the Lord' -
3:28
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34.
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Chorus: 'He that shall endure to the end, shall be saved' -
2:44
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35.
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Recitative. Elijah: 'Night falleth round me, O Lord!' -
1:42
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36.
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Chorus: 'Behold! God the Lord passed by!' -
3:43
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37.
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Recitative (contralto): 'Above Him stood the Seraphim' -
3:41
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Chorus: 'Go, return upon they way!' -
1:22
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Recitative. Elijah: 'I go on my way in the strength of the Lord' -
39.
37
Arioso. Elijah: 'For the mountains shall depart, and the
2:20
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hills be removed' -
40.
38
Chorus: 'Then did Elijah the prophet break forth like a fire' -
2:13
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41.
39
Air (tenor): 'Then shall the righteous shine forth as
2:07
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the sun in their heavenly Father's realm' -
42.
40
Recitative (soprano): 'Behold, God hath sent Elijah the prophet' -
1:05
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43.
41
Chorus: 'But the Lord from the north hath raised one' -
3:22
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Quartet: 'O come everyone that thirsteth, O come to
2:43
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the waters' -
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42
Chorus: 'And then shall your light break forth as the
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light of the morning breaketh'
Solo: Willard White bass - Elijah
Solo: Rosalind Plowright soprano - The Widow, Angel, Soprano Solos
Solo: Linda Finnie contralto - Angel, The Queen, Contralto Solos
Solo: Arthur Davies tenor - Obadiah, Ahab, Tenor Solos
Solo: Jeremy Budd treble - The Youth
Solo: Roderick Elms organ
Conductor: Richard Hickox
21-25 April 1989

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FELIX MENDELSSOHN

(1809-1847)

Elijah, Op. 70

131:24
COMPACT DISC ONE
First Part
1.
Introduction. Recitative. Elijah: 'As God the Lord of Israel liveth' -
1:08
2.
Overture -
3:25
3.
1
Chorus. The People: 'Help, Lord! wilt Thou quite
4:35
destroy us?' -
Recitative. Chorus: 'The deep afford no water' -
4.
2
Duet with Chorus. The People: 'Lord! bow Thine ear to our prayer!' -
1:55
Duet (soprano and contralto); 'Zion spreadeth her hands for aid' -
5.
3
Recitative. Obadiah: 'Ye people, rend your hearts, and not
0:45
your garments' -
6.
4
Air. Obadiah: 'If with all your hearts ye truly seek Me' -
2:13
7.
5
Chorus. The People: 'Yet doth the Lord see it not' -
4:04
8.
6
Recitative. An Angel (contralto): 'Elijah! get thee
0:59
hence, Elijah!' -
9.
7
Semi-chorus. Angels: 'For He shall give His angels
3:39
charger over thee' -
Recitative. An Angel (contralto): 'Now Cherith's brook is dried up' -
10.
8
Recitative, Air, and Duet. The Widow (soprano): 'What have
5:38
I to do with thee, O man of God?' -
11.
9
Chorus: 'Blessed are the men who fear Him' -
3:41
12.
10
Recitative. Elijah, Ahab, and Chorus: 'As God the
3:55
Lord of Sabaoth liveth; -
13.
11
Chorus: Priests of Baal: 'Baal, we cry to thee;
3:24
hear and answer us!' -
14.
12
Recitative. Elijah: 'Call him louder, for he is a god!' -
1:09
Chorus. Priests of Baal: 'Hear our cry, O Baal!' -
15.
13
Recitative. Elijah: 'Call him louder! he heareth not' -
1:59
Chorus. Priests of Baal: 'Hear and answer Baal!' -
16.
14
Recitative and Air. Elijah: 'Draw near, all ye people:
3:33
come to me!' -
17.
15
Chorale: Angels: 'Cast they burden upon the Lord' -
2:12
18.
16
Recitative. Elijah: 'O Thou, who makest Thine angels spirits' -
2:46
Chorus. The People; 'The fire descends from heaven' -
Recitative. Elijah: 'Take all the prophets of Baal' -
Chorus. The People: 'Take all the prophets of Baal' -
19.
17
Air. Elijah: 'Is not His word like a fire' -
1:53
20.
18
Arioso (contralto): 'Woe unto them who forsake Him!' -
3:15
21.
19
Recitative with Chorus. Obadiah: 'O man of god,
5:44
help they people!' -
Elijah: 'O Lord, Thou hast overthrown Thine enemies and destroyed them' -
22.
20
Chorus. The People: 'Thanks be to God! He laveth
3:58
the thirsty land!
Total time: 66:03
COMPACT DISC TWO
Second Part
1.
21
Air (soprano): 'Hear ye, Israel; hear what the Lord speaketh' -
5:20
2.
22
Chorus: 'Be not afraid, saith God the Lord' -
4:23
3.
23
Recitative. Elijah: 'The Lord hath exalted thee from among
3:26
the people' -
Recitative with Chorus. The Queen: 'Have ye not heard he hath prophesied against all Israel? ' -
4.
24
Chorus: 'Woe to him, he sall perish; for he closed
1:35
the heavens!' -
5.
25
Recitative. Obadiah: 'Man of god, now let my words
2:08
be precious in thy sight' -
6.
26
Air. Elijah: 'It is enough; O Lord, now take away my life' -
5:15
7.
27
Recitative (tenor): 'See, now he sleepeth beneath a juniper
0:40
tree in the wilderness' -
8.
28
Soprano and Alto Trio. The Angels: 'Lift thine eyes to the
2:09
mountains, whence cometh help' -
9.
29
Chorus. Angels: 'He, watching over Israel, slumbers
3:58
not, nor sleeps' -
10.
30
Recitative. The Angel (contralto): 'Aris, Elijah, for thou hast a
1:57
long journey before thee' -
11.
31
Air. The Angel (contralto): 'O rest in the Lord' -
3:28
12.
32
Chorus: 'He that shall endure to the end, shall be saved' -
2:44
13.
33
Recitative. Elijah: 'Night falleth round me, O Lord!' -
1:42
14.
34
Chorus: 'Behold! God the Lord passed by!' -
3:43
15.
35
Recitative (contralto): 'Above Him stood the Seraphim' -
3:41
16.
36
Chorus: 'Go, return upon they way!' -
1:22
Recitative. Elijah: 'I go on my way in the strength of the Lord' -
17.
37
Arioso. Elijah: 'For the mountains shall depart, and the
2:20
hills be removed' -
18.
38
Chorus: 'Then did Elijah the prophet break forth like a fire' -
2:13
19.
39
Air (tenor): 'Then shall the righteous shine forth as
2:07
the sun in their heavenly Father's realm' -
20.
40
Recitative (soprano): 'Behold, God hath sent Elijah the prophet' -
1:05
21.
41
Chorus: 'But the Lord from the north hath raised one' -
3:22
22.
41A
Quartet: 'O come everyone that thirsteth, O come to
2:43
the waters' -
23.
42
Chorus: 'And then shall your light break forth as the
3:43
light of the morning breaketh'
Total time: 65:21
Solo: Willard White bass - Elijah
Solo: Rosalind Plowright soprano - The Widow, Angel, Soprano Solos
Solo: Linda Finnie contralto - Angel, The Queen, Contralto Solos
Solo: Arthur Davies tenor - Obadiah, Ahab, Tenor Solos
Solo: Jeremy Budd treble - The Youth
Solo: Roderick Elms organ
Conductor: Richard Hickox
21-25 April 1989




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