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CO 6019
 
Multiple Set of 2 CDs
Handel: Esther
Label Catalogue Number:
COR16019
Running Time: 104:53
Digital UPC: 0828021601927

Release Date: November 2007
Originally recorded in 2007
Composer (1685-1759)
George Frideric Handel
Solo oboe
Anthony Robson
Solo soprano - Esther
Lynda Russell
Solo soprano - Israelite Woman
Nancy Argenta
Solo alto - Priest of the Israelites
Michael Chance
Solo tenor - Ahasuerus, Second Israelite
Thomas Randle
Solo tenor - Mordecai,First Israelite
Mark Padmore
Solo tenor - Officer, Fourth Israelite
Matthew Vine
Solo tenor - Habdonah, Third Israelite
Simon Berridge
Solo bass - Haman
Michael George
Choral
Sixteen, The
Orchestra
Symphony of Harmony and Invention
Conductor
Harry Christophers
Venue
St Jude on the Hill, Hampstead
Producer
Mark Brown
Engineer
Mike Hatch
Genre:
Choir
Orchestral & Concertos

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COMPACT DISC ONE

GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL

(1685-1759)

Esther

97:36
1.
Overture
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Andante - Larghetto - Allegro
Scene 1
Recitative
2.
' 'Tis greater far to spare'
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Habdonah, Haman
Aria
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'Pluck root and branch from out the land'
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Haman
Recitative
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'Our souls with ardour glow'
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Persian Officer
Chorus
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'Shall we the God of Israel fear?'
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Scene 2
Recitative
6.
'Now persection shall lay by her iron rod'
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First Israelite
Aria
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'Tune your harps to cheerful strains'
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Chorus
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'Shall we of servitude complain'
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Aria
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'Praise the Lord with cheerful noise'
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Israelite Woman
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'O God, who from the suckling's mouth'
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Israelite Women
Aria
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'Sing songs of praise, bow down the knee'
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Second Israelite
Chorus
12.
'Shall we of servitude complain'
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Recitative
13.
'How have our sins provoked the Lord!'
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Priest of the Israelites
Chorus
14.
'Ye sons of Israel mourn'
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Aria
15.
'O Jordan, Jordan, sacred tide'
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Priest of the Israelites
Chorus
16.
'Ye sons of Israel mourn'
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Oboe Sonata in G minor (HWV 404)

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Andante
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Allegro
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Solo: Anthony Robson oboe
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COMPACT DISC TWO
Esther (continued)
Scene 4
1.
'Why sits that sorrow on thy brow?'
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Esther, Mordecai
Aria
2.
'Dreat not, righteous Queen, the danger'
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Mordecai
Recitative
3.
'I go before the King to stand'
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Esther
Aria
4.
'Tears assist me, pity moving'
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Esther
Chorus
5.
'Save us, O Lord'
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Scene 5
Recitative
6.
'Who dares intrude into our presence'
1:16
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Ahasuerus, Esther
Duet
7.
'Who calls my parting soul from death?'
2:30
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Esther, Ahasuerus
Aria
8.
'O beauteous Queen, unclose those eyes!'
6:43
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Ahasuerus
Recitative
9.
'If I find favour in thy sight'
0:20
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Esther
Aria
10.
'How can I stay when love invites?'
3:21
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Ahasuerus
Recitative
11.
'With inward joy his visage glows'
0:18
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Third Israelite, Fourth Israelite
Chorus
12.
'Virture, truth and innocence'
2:39
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Arioso
13.
'Jehovah, crown'd with glory bright'
1:33
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Priest of the Israelites
Chorus
14.
'He comes, he comes to end our woes'
4:00
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Scene 6
Recitative
15.
'Now, O Queen, they suit declare'
1:27
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Ahasuerus, Esther
Arioso
16.
'Turn not, O Queen, thy face away'
2:31
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Haman
Aria
17.
'Flatt'ring tongue, no more I hear thee!'
5:00
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Esther
Recitative
18.
'Guards, seize the traitor, bear him hence!'
0:35
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Ahasuerus
Aria
19.
'How art thou fall'n from thy height!'
5:05
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Haman
Chorus
20.
'The Lord our enemy has slain'
11:00
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57:49
Solo: Lynda Russell soprano - Esther
Solo: Nancy Argenta soprano - Israelite Woman
Solo: Michael Chance alto - Priest of the Israelites
Solo: Thomas Randle tenor - Ahasuerus, Second Israelite
Solo: Mark Padmore tenor - Mordecai,First Israelite
Solo: Matthew Vine tenor - Officer, Fourth Israelite
Solo: Simon Berridge tenor - Habdonah, Third Israelite
Solo: Michael George bass - Haman
Choral: Sixteen, The
Orchestra: Symphony of Harmony and Invention
Conductor: Harry Christophers
18-22 May 1995

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GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL

(1685-1759)

Esther

97:36
COMPACT DISC ONE
1.
Overture
7:00
Andante - Larghetto - Allegro
Scene 1
Recitative
2.
' 'Tis greater far to spare'
0:38
Habdonah, Haman
Aria
3.
'Pluck root and branch from out the land'
1:56
Haman
Recitative
4.
'Our souls with ardour glow'
0:08
Persian Officer
Chorus
5.
'Shall we the God of Israel fear?'
1:38
Scene 2
Recitative
6.
'Now persection shall lay by her iron rod'
0:17
First Israelite
Aria
7.
'Tune your harps to cheerful strains'
3:53
Chorus
8.
'Shall we of servitude complain'
1:20
Aria
9.
'Praise the Lord with cheerful noise'
5:35
Israelite Woman
Recitative
10.
'O God, who from the suckling's mouth'
0:20
Israelite Women
Aria
11.
'Sing songs of praise, bow down the knee'
3:33
Second Israelite
Chorus
12.
'Shall we of servitude complain'
1:17
Scene 3
Recitative
13.
'How have our sins provoked the Lord!'
1:00
Priest of the Israelites
Chorus
14.
'Ye sons of Israel mourn'
2:01
Aria
15.
'O Jordan, Jordan, sacred tide'
6:48
Priest of the Israelites
Chorus
16.
'Ye sons of Israel mourn'
2:07

Oboe Sonata in G minor (HWV 404)

7:44
17.
Andante
2:20
18.
Allegro
1:48
19.
Adagio
1:08
20.
Allegro
2:28
Solo: Anthony Robson oboe
COMPACT DISC TWO
Esther (continued)
Scene 4
1.
'Why sits that sorrow on thy brow?'
0:58
Esther, Mordecai
Aria
2.
'Dreat not, righteous Queen, the danger'
4:10
Mordecai
Recitative
3.
'I go before the King to stand'
0:15
Esther
Aria
4.
'Tears assist me, pity moving'
2:59
Esther
Chorus
5.
'Save us, O Lord'
0:58
Scene 5
Recitative
6.
'Who dares intrude into our presence'
1:16
Ahasuerus, Esther
Duet
7.
'Who calls my parting soul from death?'
2:30
Esther, Ahasuerus
Aria
8.
'O beauteous Queen, unclose those eyes!'
6:43
Ahasuerus
Recitative
9.
'If I find favour in thy sight'
0:20
Esther
Aria
10.
'How can I stay when love invites?'
3:21
Ahasuerus
Recitative
11.
'With inward joy his visage glows'
0:18
Third Israelite, Fourth Israelite
Chorus
12.
'Virture, truth and innocence'
2:39
Arioso
13.
'Jehovah, crown'd with glory bright'
1:33
Priest of the Israelites
Chorus
14.
'He comes, he comes to end our woes'
4:00
Scene 6
Recitative
15.
'Now, O Queen, they suit declare'
1:27
Ahasuerus, Esther
Arioso
16.
'Turn not, O Queen, thy face away'
2:31
Haman
Aria
17.
'Flatt'ring tongue, no more I hear thee!'
5:00
Esther
Recitative
18.
'Guards, seize the traitor, bear him hence!'
0:35
Ahasuerus
Aria
19.
'How art thou fall'n from thy height!'
5:05
Haman
Chorus
20.
'The Lord our enemy has slain'
11:00
57:49
Solo: Lynda Russell soprano - Esther
Solo: Nancy Argenta soprano - Israelite Woman
Solo: Michael Chance alto - Priest of the Israelites
Solo: Thomas Randle tenor - Ahasuerus, Second Israelite
Solo: Mark Padmore tenor - Mordecai,First Israelite
Solo: Matthew Vine tenor - Officer, Fourth Israelite
Solo: Simon Berridge tenor - Habdonah, Third Israelite
Solo: Michael George bass - Haman
Choral: Sixteen, The
Orchestra: Symphony of Harmony and Invention
Conductor: Harry Christophers
18-22 May 1995




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