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CO 6019
 
Multiple Set of 2 CDs
Handel: Esther
Label Catalogue Number:
COR16019
Running Time: 104:53
UPC Code: 828021601927

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
The Sixteen
Orchestra
The Symphony of Harmony and Invention
Conductor
Harry Christophers
Venue
St Jude on the Hill, Hampstead, London
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
3.
'Pluck root and branch from out the land'
1:56
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Haman
Recitative
4.
'Our souls with ardour glow'
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Persian Officer
Chorus
5.
'Shall we the God of Israel fear?'
1:38
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Scene 2
Recitative
6.
'Now persection shall lay by her iron rod'
0:17
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First Israelite
Aria
7.
'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
Recitative
10.
'O God, who from the suckling's mouth'
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Israelite Women
Aria
11.
'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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Scene 3
Recitative
13.
'How have our sins provoked the Lord!'
1:00
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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'
2:07
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Oboe Sonata in G minor (HWV 404)

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17.
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'
2:59
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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: The Sixteen
Orchestra: The 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: The Sixteen
Orchestra: The Symphony of Harmony and Invention
Conductor: Harry Christophers
18-22 May 1995




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