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CHSA 5268
 
Multiple Set of 2 CDs
Parry: Judith
Running Time: 130:53
UPC Code: 095115526828

Release Date: March 2020
Originally recorded in April 2019
Solo
Sarah Fox
Solo
Henry Waddington
Choral His Children
Children's Chorus
Solo organ
William Whitehead
Conductor
William Vann
Genre:
Vocal & Song

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COMPACT DISC ONE

SIR CHARLES HUBERT H. PARRY

Judith, or The Regeneration of Manasseh (1888)

An Oratorio in Two Acts with an Introduction and an Intermezzo for Soprano,
Alto, Tenor, and Bass Soli, Chorus and Orchestra
1.
Introduction
5:10
Allegro spiritoso - Meno mosso -
Act 1: [56:30]
Scene 1. Moloch: 13:42
2.
Processional Music of Worshippers. Allegro maestoso -
3:14
Worshippers; 'Hail, Moloch!'. [ ] -
3.
Manasseh: 'Draw near and worship. O my people!'.
1:32
L'istesso tempo -
4.
Worshippers: 'Have mercy, dread Moloch'. [ ] -
0:41
5.
High Priest: 'Hear ye the word of your god!'. Ad libitum sostenuto -
0:53
6.
Worshippers: 'Hail! thou art highly favoured, King!. Animato -
2:13
Manasseh: 'My children Moloch's!'. Agitato - Animato -
7.
Worshippers: 'Bring now the children!'. Allegro -
2:27
'It is the god's decree'. Con spirito - Poco più animato -
8.
High Priest: 'Hearken, O King!'. Lento pomposo -
1:07
9.
Worshippers: 'Hail, Moloch, hail!'. Allegro
1:31
Scene 2: The Children: 20:43
10.
Dialogue. Andante sostenuto -
5:31
Children and Meshullemeth: 'O mother, tell us once again'. [ ] -
Agitato. Più mosso -
11.
Ballad. Meshullemeth and Children: 'Long since in Egypt's plenteous land'.
4:37
Allegretto semplice -
12.
Chours of Priests of Moloch, Meshullemeth, and Children:
5:22
'Great Queen, the King calls for his children'. Maestoso moderato -
Piü mosso - Tranquillo - A tempo piü animato -
13.
Judith: 'Lady! thou Queen of Israel!'. Lento - Andante molto sostenuto -
5:12
Poco animato - Poco piü animato
Scene 3. The Sacrifice: 11:40
14.
Chorus of Priests: 'Moloch! Moloch! give ear!'. Allegro comodo -
5:26
Manasseh: 'My people, see, the holy children come'. [ ] -
Chorus of People: 'Crown we the stainless victims'. [ ] -
15.
Judith: 'Stay your hideous mockeries!'. [ ] - Meno mosso -
1:34
16.
Judith: 'Now shall the Lord Jehovah visit you'. Alla breve - Sostenuto -
2:13
17.
Chorus. Worshippers of Moloch: 'Who is this that raileth at Moloch?'.
1:11
L'istesso tempo, fieramente -
18.
Messenger: 'O King, give ear!'. L'istesso tempo. Agitato -
0:40
19.
Manasseh: 'Fear not, my people'. Sostenuto -
0:33
Finale. The Coming of the Assyrians: 10:25
20.
Chorus. Worshippers of Moloch: 'The host of Assur is like a swarm of locusts'.
1:19
Allegro moderato -
21.
Judith: 'Jerusalem was loved of the Lord'. [ ] - Meno mosso -
0:26
Allegro moderato, marziale -
22.
Chorus. Priests of Moloch: 'Moloch, Moloch, hear us now'.
3:24
Allegro molto -
Chorus. Worshippers of Moloch: 'Rise in might and scatter our foes'. [ ] -
23.
People: 'Fly! Fly! The host of Assur is come on us'. Più moto - Più moto -
3:25
24.
People: 'Jerusalem, that was Queen of the nations'. Maestoso - Più lento
1:49
Total time: 61:30
COMPACT DISC TWO
Intermezzo
1.
Babylon. The Repentance of Manasseh
5:23
Lento espressivo -
Manasseh: 'I will bear the indignation of God'. [ ] - Poco più mosso
Act II: [64:09]
Scene 1. The Return of Manasseh: 18:48
2.
Maestoso. Sostenuto espressivo -
5:51
Jews of Jerusalem: 'Wail! wail! ye solitary people!'. [ ]
3.
Solo. Meshullemeth: 'The Lord is long-suffering and merciful'.
3:50
Lento - Allegro sostenuto - Allegretto semplice -
4.
Jews of Jerusalem: 'Our King is come again from distant lands'.
2:46
Allegro al prima moderato, sempre accelerando al vivacissimo Tempo -
Allegro molto -
5.
Manasseh: 'Behold, how great is the mercy of our God'. Meno mosso -
6:19
'When we rebelled against the word of the Lord'.
Scene 2: The Message of Holofernes: 16:38
6.
Messenger: 'Hear ye the words of the captain of the great King'.
3:46
Allegro maestoso - Allegro - Più mosso - Più moss. Animando - Tempo I -
7.
Jews of Jerusalem: 'Woe, woe! Our city's walls are broken'. [ ] -
3:06
8.
Solo. Judith: 'Let us give thanks unto the Lord our God'.
2:27
L'istesso tempo - Più moto -
9.
Judith: 'I pray Thee, O God of my fathers'. Lento - Più lento - Più moto
3:12
10.
People: 'The God of our fathers give thee favour'. Allegro con spirito -
4:05
Meno mosso - Tempo I - Più lento
Scene 3. The Exploit of Judith: 19:01
11.
The Walls of Jerusalem. Night. Lento tranquillo - Poco più animato -
8:27
Chorus of Watchmen on the Walls: 'See ye the campfires of the host of Assur'. Più mosso -
12.
Judith: 'Ho! ye upon the walls!'. Con spirito - Allegro - Meno mosso -
2:43
Allegro - Moderato -
13.
Jews of Jerusalem: 'Arise, O Israel! Smite ye your enemies'. Allegro -
3:43
14.
Solo. Manasseh: 'God breaketh the battle'. Allegro con spirito -
4:05
Animato - Poco meno mosso
Finale. Judith and Chorus: 9:42
15.
Allegro maestoso -
4:40
Judith: 'I will sing unto the Lord'. [ ] - Animandosi - Poco più moto -
16.
Allegro molto - Chorus: 'Put off, O Jerusalem, the garment of thy mourning'.
5:00
Allegro alla breve - Animato
Total time: 69:23
Solo: Toby Spence
tenor - Manasseh, King of Israel
Solo: Kathryn Rudge
mezzo-soprano Meshullemeth, his wife
Solo: Sarah Fox
soprano - Judith
Solo: Henry Waddington
bass-baritone - High Priest of Moloch & Messenger of Holofernes
Choral: Children's Chorus His Children
Lydia South, soloist
Chorus of Worshippers and Priests of Moloch, Inhabitants of Jerusalem,
Assyrian Soldiers, Watchmen, etc
Choral: Crouch End Festival Chorus
David Temple MBE musical director
Orchestra: London Mozart Players
Ruth Rogers leader
Solo: William Whitehead organ
Conductor: William Vann




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