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Handel Edition - SBĚRATELSKÁ DÁRKOVÁ EDICE (65CD)

BRILLIANT CLASSICS

AKCE DÁRKOVÁ EDICE

SKLADEM

 

Dostupnost: SKLADEM v eshopu
Číslo produktu: BRIL95050
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Zvuk: STEREO
Format / Balení: 65CD
EAN kód: 5028421950501
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CD1

WASSERMUSIC

Suite I in F major HWV348
1. 01. Ouverture: Largo – Allegro 3’23
2. 02. Adagio e staccato 1’54
3. 03. (-) 2’13
4. 04. Andante 2’01
5. 03. da capo 2’16
6. 05. (-) 2’35
7. 06. Air 4’09
8. 07. Minuet 2’11
9. 08. Bourrée 1’18
10. 09. Hornpipe 1’17
11. 10. (-) 3’16


Suite II in D major HWV349
12. 11. (-) 2’02
13. 12. Alla Hornpipe 3’42
14. 13. Minuet 0’52
15. 14. Lentement 2’13
16. 15. Bourée 1’14


Suite III in G major HWV350
17. 16. (-) 2’09
18. 17. Rigaudon 1’02
19. 18. (-) 0’59
20. 17. da capo 0’34
21. 19. Menuet 0’44
22. 20. (-) 1’32
23. 21. (-) 0’28
24. 22. (-) 0’44


Concerto Koln

Anton Steck concertmaster and rehearsal direction


Anton Steck · Markus Hoffmann · Jörg Burschhaus · Stephan Sänger · Hedwig van der Linde violin I

Sylvie Kraus · Frauke Pöhl · Horst-Peter Steffen · Anna von Raußendorff violin II

Antje Sabinski · Aino Hildebrandt · Claudia Steeb viola

Werner Matzke · Sibylle Huntgeburth cello

Roberto Fernandez de Larrinoa · Silvia Jimenez Soriano double bass

Cordula Breuer traverse flute, piccolo and recorder

Susanne Regel · Kirstin Linde oboe

Lorenzo Alpert bassoon

Thomas Müller · Renée Allen horn

Hannes Rux · Almut Rux trumpet

Gerald Hambitzer harpsichord

Total time:

Recording: 13-16 May 2007, Studio Stolberger Straße, Köln, Germany


CD2

FEUERWERKMUSIK (CONCERTO GROSSO NO.26)
1. 1. Ouvertüre 9’49
2. 2. Bourée 1’07
3. 3. La Paix 4’06
4. 4. La Réjouissance 2’14
5. 5. Menuet I 0’48
6. 6. Menuet II 1’20


Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester Berlin

Helmut Koch conductor

Recording: March 1974, SKR Berlin, Germany


Sinfonia in B flat major HWV339
7. 1. Allegro 3’33
8. 2. Adagio 3’44
9. 3. Allegro 2’18

Sinfonia in B flat major HWV347
10. 1. Pomposo 3’20
11. 2. Air lentement 2’49
12. 3. Air: A tempo ordinario 1’35


Concerto Koln

Anton Steck concertmaster and rehearsal direction

 

Anton Steck · Markus Hoffmann · Jörg Burschhaus · Stephan Sänger · Hedwig van der Linde violin I

Sylvie Kraus · Frauke Pöhl · Horst-Peter Steffen · Anna von Raußendorff violin II

Antje Sabinski · Aino Hildebrandt · Claudia Steeb viola

Werner Matzke · Sibylle Huntgeburth cello

Roberto Fernandez de Larrinoa · Silvia Jimenez Soriano double bass

Cordula Breuer traverse flute, piccolo and recorder

Susanne Regel · Kirstin Linde oboe

Lorenzo Alpert bassoon

Thomas Müller · Renée Allen horn

Hannes Rux · Almut Rux trumpet

Gerald Hambitzer harpsichord

Total time:
Recording: 13-16 May 2007, Studio Stolberger Straße, Köln, Germany


CD3

CONCERTI GROSSI OP.3

Concerto Grosso in B flat major Op.3 No.1 HWV312
1. I. Allegro 2’31
2. II. Largo 4’18
3. III. Allegro 1’24


Concerto Grosso in B flat major Op.3 No.2 HWV313
4. I. Vivace 1’50
5. II. Largo 2’27
6. III. Allegro 2’14
7. IV. Moderato 1’48
8. V. Allegro 3’12


Concerto Grosso in G major Op.3 No.3 HWV314
9. I. Largo, e staccato – allegro 3’10
10. II. Andante 1’04
11. III. Allegro 3’53


Concerto Grosso in F major Op.3 No.4 HWV315
12. I. Largo 5’50
13. II. Andante 1’36
14. III. Allegro 1’34
15. IV. Allegro 2’56


Concerto Grosso in D minor Op.3 No.5 HWV316
16. I. Largo 1’27
17. II. Fuga, allegro 2’19
18. III. Adagio 1’44
19. IV. Allegro, ma non troppo 1’53
20. V. Allegro 2’35


Concerto Grosso in D major Op.3 No.6 HWV317
21. I. Vivace 2’47
22. II. Adagio 2’29
23. III. Allegro 1’56


Concerto Grosso in F major Op.3 No.4a (Corelli)
24. I. Adagio – Allegro 1’26
25. II. Adagio 3’25
26. III. Vivace 3’05
27. IV. (Giga) Allegro 1’29


Neues Bachisches Collegium Musicum Leipzig

Max Pommer conductor

Recording: 1983, Paul-Gerhard-Kirche, Leipzig, Germany


CD4

CONCERTI GROSSI OP.6 NOS. 1-4
Concerto Grosso Op.6 No.1 in G major HWV319 11’18

1. 1. A tempo giusto

2. 2. Allegro

3. 3. Adagio

4. 4. Allegro

5. 5. Larghetto

Concerto Grosso Op.6 No.2 in F major HWV320 10’57
6. 1. Andante larghetto
7. 2. Allegro
8. 3. Largo
9. 4. Allgro, ma non troppo

Concerto Grosso Op.6 No.3 in E minor HWV321 11’44
10. 1. Larghetto
11. 2. Andante
12. 3. Allegro
13. 4. Polonaise · Andante
14. 5. Allegro, ma non troppo

Concerto Grosso Op.6 No.4 in A minor HWV322 10’51
15. 1. Larghetto affettuoso
16. 2. Allegro
17. 3. Largo, e piano
18. 4. Allegro


Neues Bachisches Collegium Musicum Leipzig

Max Pommer conductor

Recording: 1983, Paul-Gerhard-Kirche, Leipzig, Germany


CD5

CONCERTI GROSSI OP.6 NOS. 5-8
Concerto Grosso Op.6 No.5 in D major 17’06
1. 1. (Maestoso)
2. 2. Allegro
3. 3. Presto
4. 4. Largo
5. 5. Allegro
6. 6. Menuett: un poco larghetto

Concerto Grosso Op.6 No.6 in G minor 16’28
7. 1. Largo affettuoso
8. 2. A tempo guisto
9. 3. Musette: Larghetto
10. 4. Allegro
11. 5. Allegro

Concerto Grosso Op.6 No.7 in B flat 14’10
12. 1. Largo
13. 2. Allegro
14. 3. Largo, e piano
15. 4. Andante
16. 5. Hornpipe

Concerto Grosso Op.6 No.8 in C minor 16’28
17.1 Allemande: Andante
18.2. Grave
19. 3. Andante allegro
20. 4. Adagio
21. 5. Siciliana. Andante
22. 6. Allegro


Neues Bachisches Collegium Musicum Leipzig

Max Pommer conductor

Recording: 1983, Paul-Gerhard-Kirche, Leipzig, Germany

 


CD6

CONCERTI GROSSI OP.6 NOS. 9-12
Concerto Grosso Op.6 No.9 in F major HWV327 13’24
1. 1. Largo
2. 2. Allegro
3. 3. Larghetto
4. 4. Allegro
5. 5. Menuett
6. 6. Gigue

Concerto Grosso Op.6 No.10 in D minor HWV328 14’39
7. 1. Ouvertüre
8. 2. Allegro
9. 3. Air: Lento
10. 4. Allegro
11. 5. Allegro
12. 6. Allegro moderato

Concerto Grosso Op.6 No.11 in a major HWV329 17’57
13. 1. Andante larghetto, e staccato
14. 2. Allegro
15. 3. Largo, e staccato
16. 4. Andante
17. 5. Allegro

Concerto Grosso Op.6 No.12 in B minor HWV330 11’44
18. 1. Largo
19. 2. Allegro
20. 3. Aria. Larghetto e piano
21. 4. Largo
22. 5. Allegro


Neues Bachisches Collegium Musicum Leipzig

Max Pommer conductor

Recording: 1983, Paul-Gerhard-Kirche, Leipzig, Germany


CD7

DOPPELCHÖRIGE ORCHESTERKONZERTE

Concerto a due cori B-dur HWV332 für zwei Oboen, je ein Fagott, Streicher und Basso continuo
1. 1. Ouvertüre 1’30
2. 2. Allegro ma non troppo 2’33
3. 3. Allegro 2’11
4. 4. Largo 2’36
5. 5. A tempo ordinario 1’25
6. 6. Alla breve moderato 1’33
7. 7. Menuet 3’32


Concerto a due cori F-Dur HWV333 für zwei Hörner, je zwei Oboen, je ein Fagot, Streicher und Basso Continuo
8. 1. Pomposo 2’15
9. 2. Allegro 1’56
10. 3. A tempo giusto 3’03
11. 4. Largo 2’13
12. 5. Allgro ma non troppo 4’29
13. 6. A tempo ordinairo 3’36


Concerto a due cori F-Dur HWV334 für zwei Hörner, je zwei Oboen, je ein Fagott, Streicher und Basso Continuo (Concerto in Judas Maccabaeus)
14. 1. Ouvertüre 1’27
15. 2. Allegro 2’55
16. 3. Allegro ma non troppo 2’57
17. 4. Adagio 1’50
18. 5. Andante larghetto 4’14
19. 6. Allegro 4’17


Coro I

Günter Heidrich Oboe I

Gerhard Flade Oboe II

Gerd Schulze bassoon

Rolf Sehring Horn I

Wilhelm Fuchs Horn II

Coro II

Klaus Peter Gütz Oboe I

Holger Ladmann Oboe

Klaus Martinec Bassoon

Siegfried Gizyki Horn I

Manfred John Horn II


Neues Bachisches Collegium Musicum

Max Pommer conductor

Recording: February 1980, Paul-Gerhardt-Kirche, Leipzig, Germany


CD8

ORGAN CONCERTOS I

Concerto No.1 in G minor HWV289 Op.4/1
1. Larghetto e staccato 5’14
2. Allegro 5’30
3. Adagio 1’09
4. Andante 4’12


Concerto No.2 in B flat major HWV290 Op.4/2
5. A tempo ordinario e staccato 0’56
6. Allegro 5’03
7. Adagio e staccato 0’41
8. Allegro ma non presto 4’03


Concerto No.3 in G minor HWV291 Op.4/3
9. Adagio 3’50
10. Allegro 3’57
11. Adagio 1’01
12. Allegro 2’33


Concerto No.4 in F major HWV292 Op.4/4
13. Allegro 3’48
14. Andante 6’11
15. Adagio 1’09
16. Allegro 3’36


Christian Schmitt organ

Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, Nicol Matt

Recordings: Summer/Autumn 2004, Ev. Schlosskapelle Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany


CD9

ORGAN CONCERTOS II

Concerto No.5 in F major HWV293 Op.4/5
1. Larghetto 1’59
2. Allegro 2’23
3. Alla Siciliana 1’34
4. Presto 2’35


Harp Concerto in B flat major HWV294
5. Andante allegro 4’18
6. Larghetto 5’30
7. Allegro moderato
2’40

Charlotte Balzereit harp

Juliane Heutjer, Elodie Wiemer recorder


Concerto No.6 in B flat major HWV294 Op.4/6
8. Andante allegro 6’07
9. Larghetto 3’50
10. Allegro moderato 2’42

 

Juliane Heutjer, Elodie Wiemer recorder


Concerto No.7 in B flat major HWV306 Op.7/1
11. Andante 9’45
12. Largo e piano 3’01
13. Fuga 2’19
14.Adagio 2’28
15. Bourrée 2’45


Christian Schmitt organ

Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, Nicol Matt

Recordings: Summer/Autumn 2004, Ev. Schlosskapelle Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany


CD10

ORGAN CONCERTOS III

Concerto No.8 in A major HWV307 Op.7/2
1. Ouverture 2’49
2. A tempo ordinario 5’16
3. Organo ad libitum 1’42
4. Allegro 4’52


Concerto No.9 in B flat major HWV308 Op.7/3
5. Andante 5’21
6. Organo ad Libitum: Sarabande 3’06
7. Spiritoso 4’36
8. Minuet I 1’30
9. Minuet II 3’57


Concerto No.10 in D minor HWV309 Op.7/4
10. Adagio 5’38
11. Allegro così così 4’57
12. Organo ad Libitum 0’45
13. Allegro 4’35


Concerto No.11 in G minor HWV310 Op.7/5
14. Staccato ma non troppo allegro/Adagio 3’35
15. Andante larghetto e staccato/Adagio 3’43
16. Menuet 2’09
17. Gavotte 3’39


Christian Schmitt organ

Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, Nicol Matt

Recordings: Summer/Autumn 2004, Ev. Schlosskapelle Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany


CD11

ORGAN CONCERTOS IV

Concerto No.12 in B flat major HWV311 Op.7/6
1. Pomposo 3’58
2. Organo ad libitum 2’04
3. Largo 2’57


Concerto No.13 in F major HWV295 No.1, 2nd set "The Cuckoo and the Nightingale"
4. Larghetto 2’25
5. Allegro 3’28
6. Organo ad libitum: Fuga HWV609 4’49
7. Larghetto 2’46
8. Allegro 3’20


Concerto No.14 in A major HWV296a No.2, 2nd set
9. Largo e staccato 4’25
10. Organo ad libitum: Air A major HWV468 1’21
11. Andante 4’39
12. Grave: Organo ad libitum 0’36
13. Allegro 6’23


Concerto No.15 in D minor HWV304
14. Andante 5’36
15. Grave 2’11
16. Organo ad libitum: Fuga G major HWV 606 4’11
17. Allegro 4’39


Christian Schmitt organ

Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, Nicol Matt

Recordings: Summer/Autumn 2004, Ev. Schlosskapelle Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany


CD12

ORGAN CONCERTOS V

Concerto No.16 in F major HWV305a
1. Ouverture 1’31
2. Allegro 3’19
3. Organo ad libitum 2’08
4. Allegro ma non troppo 3’53
5. Adagio 1’23
6. Andante 3’42
7. Allegro 1’44
8. Marche Allegro 1’49


Manuel Schmidt, Kirsty Wilson oboe

Josef Weissteiner, Wolfgang Wipfler horn

Frank Lehmann, Ulrich Herman bassoon


From „Six Fugues or Voluntarys for the Organ or Harpsichord"
9. HWV605 Fugue in G minor 4’04
10. HWV607 Fugue in B flat major 2’50
11. HWV608 Fugue in B flat minor 5’16
12. HWV610 Fugue in C minor 3’33


Christian Schmitt organ

Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, Nicol Matt

Recordings: Summer/Autumn 2004, Ev. Schlosskapelle Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany


CD13

OBOE CONCERTOS

Oboe Concerto No.3 in G minor HWV287
1. Grave 2’29
2. Allegro 1’53
3. Sarabande: Largo 3’02
4. Allegro 2’01


Oboe Concerto No.2 in B flat major HWV302a
5. Vivace 2’12
6. Fuga: Allegro 1’55
7. Andante 2’49
8. Allegro 1’43


Oboe Concerto No.1 in B flat major HVW301
9. Adagio 1’48
10. Allegro 1’50
11. Siciliana 2’20
12. Vivace 1’48


Air and Rondo (Orch. A. Camden)
13. Air in G minor 3’03
14. Rondo in G major 2’28


Suite in G minor (ed. A Camden) *
15. Ouverture 6’32
16. Gavotte 1’48
17. Bourrée I 1’41
18. Bourrée II 1’27
19. Bourrée I (rept) 0’55
20. Sarabande 4’50
21. Rigaudon 1’36
22. Passacaille 3’19
23. Passepied 1’28


Overture to “Otho” in B flat major *
24. Meastoso 2’57
25. Allegro 2’22
26. Gavotta 1’37


Anthony Camden · Julia Girdwood oboes *

City of London Sinfonia

Nicholas Ward conductor

Recording: 24 and 27 April 1995, All Saints Church, East Finchley, UK

 


CD14

CHAMBER MUSIC I

Flute Sonatas
1. Op.1 No.1a in E minor: Larghetto (adagio)-andante-largo-allegro-presto 11’51
2. Hallenser Sonata No.1 in A minor: Adagio-allegro-adagio-allegro 10’59
3. Hallenser Sonata No.2 in E minor: Adagio-allegro-grave-minuet 7’00
4. Hallenser Sonata No.3 in B minor: Adagio-allegro-largo-allegro 7’38
5. Sonata in D major (HWV378): Adagio-allegro-adagio-allegro 7’19
6. Op.1 No.5 in G major: Adagio-allegro-adagio-boree-menuetto 7’48
7. Op.1 No.9 in B minor: Largo-vivace-presto-adagio-alla breve-andante-a tempo di minuet 14’43
8. Op.1 No.1b in E minor: Grave-allegro-adagio-allegro 6’58


L’Ecole d’Orphée

Stephen Preston flute

Susan Sheppard cello

John Toll harpsichord

Lucy Carolan harpsichord

Recording: 1991


CD15

CHAMBER MUSIC II
1. Violin Sonata in A major: Andante-allegro-adagio-allegro 7’19
2. Violin Sonata in G minor: Larghetto-allegro-adagio-allegro 6’11
3. Oboe Sonata in B flat major: Andante-grave-allegro 6’14
4. Violin Sonata in D minor: Grave-allegro-adagio-allegro 7’04
5. Oboe Sonata in C minor: Largo-allegro-bourrée angloise-allegro 6’20
6. Violin movement in A minor 2’03
7. Violin movement (allegro) in C minor 3’06
8. Oboe Sonata in F major: Adagio-allegro-adagio-bourrée angloise-menuetto 8’06
9. Violin Sonata in D major: Affetuoso-allegro-larghetto-allegro 11’12


L’Ecole d’Orphée

Stephen Preston flute

Susan Sheppard cello

Lucy Carolan harpsichord
Recording: 1991


CD16

CHAMBER MUSIC III

Trio Sonatas Op.2
1. No.1 in B minor for flute, violin & b.c.: Andante-allegro-largo-allegro 10’55
2. No.2 in G minor for 2 violins & b.c.: Andante-allegro-largo-allegro 9’40
3. No.3 in B flat major for 2 violins & b.c.: Andante-allegro-larghetto-allegro 10’52
4. No.4 in F major for recorderviolin & b.c.: Larghetto-allegro-adagio-allegro (adagio)-allegro 11’33
5. No.5 in G minor for 2 violins & b.c.: Larghetto-allegro-adagio-allegro 10’15
6. No.6 in G minor for 2 violins & b.c.: Andante-allegro-arioso-allegro 8’01


L’Ecole d’Orphée

John Holloway violin

Micaela Comberti violin

Stephen Preston flute

Philip Pickett recorder

Susan Sheppard cello

Robert Woolley harpsichord

John Toll harpsichord

Recording: 1991


CD17

CHAMBER MUSIC IV

Trio Sonatas Op.5
1. No.1 in A major: Andante-allegro-larghetto-allegro-gavotte (allegro) 7’14
2. No.2 in D major: Adagio-allegro-musette (andante, allegro, andante) -marche-gavotte (allegro) 8’14
3. No.3 in E minor: Andante larghetto-allegro-sarabande (largo assai)-allemande (andante allegro)-rondeau-gavotte (allegro) 9’41
4. No.4 in G major: Allegro-A tempo ordinario (allegro non presto)-passacaille-gigue (presto)-menuetto (allegro moderato) 12’48
5. No.5 in G minor: Largo-come alla breve-larghetto-a tempo giusto-air (andante)-bouree 10’30
6. No.6 in F major: Largo-allegro, adagio-adagio-allegro-andante variation 12’20
7. No.7 in B flat major: Larghetto-allegro ma non prestoadagio, allegro-gavotte (allegro)-menuet (andante allegro) 9’26


L’Ecole d’Orphée

John Holloway violin

Micaela Comberti violin

Lucy Carolan harpsichord

Susan Sheppard cello

Recording: 1991


CD18

CHAMBER MUSIC V

Trio Sonatas for 2 violins & b.c.
1. Sinfonia in B flat major: Allegro-adagio-allegro 10’42
2. Trio Sonata in F major: Andante-allegro-adagio-allegro 11’00
3. Trio Sonata in C minor Op.2 No.1a: Andante-allegro-andante-allegro 11’09
4. Trio Sonata in G minor: Andante-allegro-largo-allegro 10’33
5. Trio Sonata in C major: Allegro-andante larghetto-allegro-allegro 12’25
6. Trio Sonata in E major: Adagio-allegro-adagio-allegro 10’45


L’Ecole d’Orphée

John Holloway violin

Micaela Comberti violin

Alison Bury violin

Susan Sheppard cello

Robert Wolley harpsichord

Lucy Carolan harpsichord

Recording: 1991


CD19

THE RECORDER SONATAS

Sonata in C major HWV365, for alto recorder and basso continuo
1. Larghetto 3’35
2. Allegro 1’51
3. Larghetto 2’05
4. A tempo di Gavotta 1’42
5. Allegro 1’57


Sonata in B minor HWV367a, for voice flute and basso continuo
6. Largo 2’03
7. Vivace 2’47
8. Furioso 1’44
9. Adagio 1’23
10. Alla breve 1’31
11. Andante 2’34
12. A tempo di menuet 1’18


Sonata in G minor HWV360, for alto recorder and basso continuo
13. Larghetto 1’58
14. Andante 2’35
15. Adagio 0’46
16. Presto 1’29


Sonata in B-flat major HWV377, for alto recorder* and basso continuo
17. Allegro 1’50
18. Adagio 1’24
19. Allegro 2’00


Sonata in A minor HWV362, for alto recorder and basso continuo
20. Larghetto 2’40
21. Allegro 2’09
22. Adagio 1’51
23. Allegro 3’00


Sonata in D major HWV369, fors voice flute and basso continuo
24. Grave 2’32
25. Allegro 1’52
26. Alla Siciliana 1’08
27. Allegro 1’38


Sonata in F major HWV358, for sopranino recorder and basso continuo
28. Allegro 1’35
29. Adagio 0’35
30. Allegro 1’56


Erik Bosgraaf recorder

Francesco Corti harpiscord

Recorded: 23 & 24 June 2008, Nederlandse Hervormde Kerk, Rhoon, The Netherlands


CD20

Suites de pièces pour le clavecin I (1720)

Suite No.1 in A HWV426
1 I. Prelude 2’35
2 II. Allemande 4’19
3 III. Courante 2’36
4 IV. Gigue 2’43


Suite No.2 in F HWV427
5 I. Adagio 2’30
6 II. Allegro 2’29
7 III. Adagio 1’32
8 IV. Allegro 2’21


Suite No.3 in D minor HWV428
9 I. Prelude: Presto 1’08
10 II. Allegro 2’11
11 III. Allemande 4’31
12 IV. Courante 2’20
13 V. Air 9’16
14 VI. Presto 4’58


Suite No.4 in E minor HWV429
15 I. Allegro 3’43
16 II. Allemande 2’43
17 III. Courante 2’40
18 IV. Sarabande 4’18
19 V. Gigue 1’31


Michael Borgstede harpsichord

Recording: 21–25 January 2008, Remonstrantse Doopsgezinde Church, Deventer, The Netherlands

CD21

SUITES DE PIECES POUR LE CLAVECIN II

Suite No.5 in E major HWV430
1 I. Prelude 2’13
2 II. Allemande 5’48
3 III. Courante 1’50
4 IV. Air 4’34


Suite No.6 in F sharp minor HWV431
5 I. Prelude 2’02
6 II. Largo 1’58
7 III. Allegro 2’31
8 IV. Gigue (Presto) 2’39


Suite No.7 in G minor HWV432
9 I. Ouverture: Largo – Presto – Lentement 5’36
10 II. Andante 3’57
11 III. Allegro 2’01
12 IV. Sarabande 4’00
13 V. Gigue 1’24
14 VI. Passacaille 2’18


Suite No.8 in F minor HWV433
15 I. Prelude:Adagio 2’30
16 II. Fugue 2’39
17 III. Allemande 4’02
18 IV. Courante 1’45
19 V. Gigue 2’15


Michael Borgstede harpsichord

Recording: 21-25 January 2008, Remonstrantse Doopsgezinde Church, Deventer, The Netherlands


CD22

SUITES DE PIECES POUR LE CLAVECIN III

Suite No.1 in B flat major HWV434
1 I. Prelude 3’03
2 II. Sonata 1’44
3 III. Aria con Variazioni 3’58
4 IV. Minuet 1’52

5 Chacone in G major HWV435 10’49


Suite No.3 in D minor HWV436
6 I. Allemande 3’48
7 II. Allegro 1’31
8 III. Air: Lentement 2’35
9 IV. Gigue: Presto 1’53
10 V. Menuetto 3’46


Suite No.4 in D minor HWV437
11 I. Allmand 2’41
12 II. Corrant 1’43
13 III. Saraband 2’12
14 IV. Jigg 0’44


Suite No.5 in E minor HWV438
15 I. Allmand 3’21
16 II. Saraband 2’52
17 III. Jigg 1’39


Michael Borgstede harpsichord

Recording: 10-13 December 2007, Remonstrantse Doopsgezinde Church, Deventer, The Netherlands


CD23

SUITES DE PIECES POUR LE CLAVECIN IV

Suite No.6 in G minor HWV439
1 I. Allmand 6’37
2 II. Corrant 3’35
3 III. Jigg 4’38

Suite No.7 in B flat major HWV440
4 I. Allmand 2’39
5 II. Corrant 1’55
6 III. Saraband 2’53
7 IV. Jigg 1’27


Suite No.8 in G major HWV441
8 I. Allemande 1’56
9 II. Allegro 3’25
10 III. Corante 3’21
11 IV. Aria: Presto 1’27
12 V. Menuetto 3’19
13 VI. Gavotta 3’22
14 VII. Gigue 2’39

15 Preludio: Allegro 1’12

16 Vo´ far guerra from Rinaldo 11’31


Michael Borgstede harpsichord

Recording: 10-13 December 2007, Remonstrantse Doopsgezinde Church, Deventer, The Netherlands


CD24

COMPLETE HARPSICHORD MUSIC I

Suite in C HWV443
1 – Praeludium 3’53
2 - Allemande 2’47
3 - Courante 1’14
4 - Sarabande Double 4’10
5 - Gigue 0’44
6- Chaconne 14’11


Partita in G HWV450
7 - Preludio 2’18
8 - Allemande 2’16
9 - Courante 1’32
10 - Sarabande 3’10
11 - Gigue 0’50
12 – Menuet 1’12


13 - Prelude in D minor HWV563 2’23


Prelude – Capriccio in G HWV571
14 - Prelude 1’55
15 – Capriccio 3’18


Ouverture in G minor HWV453
16 - Ouverture (Grave- Allegro) 3’19
17 – Entrée 1’50
18 - Chaconne 2’47

19 – Preludio in D minor HWV564 1’13
20 - Allegro in C HWV472 1’09
21 - Chaconne in F HWV485 5’33


Suite D minor HWV448
22 - Ouverture (Grave- Allegro –Adagio - Allegro) 3’15
23 – Allemande 2’56
24 – Courante 1’48
25 - Sarabande I Sarabande II 4’45
26 – Chaconne 2’35


Roberto Loreggian harpsichord

Clavicembalo Fiamingo copia J. Ruckers “grand ravalement”Antwerp 1612

Costruito da Frezzato-Di Mattia 2014 Este (Pd)

Recording: 7-9 April and 11-13 May 2015, Abbazia di Santa Maria delle Carceri d’Este (PD), Italy

 

 


CD25

COMPLETE HARPSICHORD MUSIC II

Suite in D minor HWV449
1 – Prelude 1’28
2 – Allemande 3’34
3 – Courante 2’06
4 – Sarabande 1’34
5 – Aria 4’57
6 - (Gigue) 1’25
7 – Menuet 1’29

8 - Sonatina in D mjnor HWV581 1’38
9 - Allemande in A minor HWV478 2’39
10 - Fuga in F HWV611 2’42
11 - Chaconne in G minor HWV486 4’18


Partita in C minor HWV444
12 – Prelude 1’03
13 – Allemande 4’15
14 – Courante 1’49
15 – Gavotte 0’48
16 – Menuet 1’25


Suite in C minor HWV445
17 – Prelude 1’13
18 – Allemande 4’46
19 – Courante 2’16


Prelude – Allegro in A minor HWV576
20 – Prelude 1’08
21 – Allegro 1’41

22 - Air in G minor HWV467 2’29
23 - Toccata in G minor HWV586 1’00
24 - Sonatina in G minor HWV583 1’48
25 - Sonata (Larghetto) in G minor HWV580 2’05


Concerto in G HWV487
26 – Allegro 1’31
27 – Andante 1’47

28 - Air in B flat HWV471 1’08
29 - Preludium in F HWV567 * 2’27
30 - Preludium in F minor HWV568 * 1’46
31 - Prelude in g minor HWV573 * 2’05
32 - Prelude in E HWV566 * 2’05
33 - Air in G minor HWV466 1’49
34 - Air in B flat HWV470 2’05
35 - Impertinence in G minor HWV494 0’59

36 - Air in F HWV465 1’15
37 - Allegro in D minor HWV475 1’55
38 – Courante B minor HWV489 2’07


Roberto Loreggian harpsichord

Clavicembalo Fiamingo copia J. Ruckers “grand ravalement”Antwerp 1612

Costruito da Frezzato-Di Mattia 2014 Este (Pd)


* Clavicembalo Italiano copia G.B. Giusti

Frezzato – Di Mattia 2014 Este (PD)

Recording: 7-9 April and 11-13 May 2015, Abbazia di Santa Maria delle Carceri d’Este (PD), Italy


CD26

COMPLETE HARPSICHORD MUSIC III

Prelude Chaconne in G HWV442
1 – Prelude 1’14
2 – Chaconne 14’52


Sechs Fugen:
3 - Fuga I HWV605 3’01
4 - Fuga II HWV606 4’28
5 - Fuga III HWV607 3’17
6 - Fuga IV HWV608 5’21
7 - Fuga V HWV609 3’32
8 - Fuga VI HWV610 3’36

9 - Sonata in C HWV577 3’59
10 - Capriccio in F HWV481 4’32
11 - Preludio ed Allegro in G minor HWV574 2’50
12 - Fantasie in C HWV490 3’51


Suite in D minor HWV447
13 - Allemande 2’28
14 - Courante 2’00
15 - Sarabande 2’27
16 – Gigue 1’01


Suite in G minor HWV452
17 - Allemande 3’54
18 - Courante 2’10
19 - Sarabande 2’38
20 – Gigue 1’19

21 - Capriccio in G minor HWV483 1’47


Roberto Loreggian harpsichord

Clavicembalo Italiano copia G.B. Giusti

Frezzato – Di Mattia 2014 Este (PD)
Recording: 7-9 April and 11-13 May 2015, Abbazia di Santa Maria delle Carceri d’Este (PD), Italy

CD27

COMPLETE HARPSICHORD MUSIC IV

Suite à deux clavecins HWV446 *
1 – Allemande 3’36
2 – Courante 2’15
3 – Sarabande 3’06
4 – Chaconne 1’26

5 - Allemande in A HWV477 3’14
6 - Allemande in F HWV476 3’53
7 - Gigue in F HWV492 0’54
8 - Prelude in D minor HWV562 1’35
9 - Sonatina in G HWV582 0’45
10 - Sonatina in B-flat HWV585 0’61
11 - Prelude in F-sharp minor HWV570 1’30
12 - Air in A HWV468 1’11

 

Sonata in C HWV578
13 – Allegro 3’17
14 - Trio (Larghetto) 2’37
15 - Gavotte (Non troppo presto) 1’08

16 - Prelude in A minor HWV575 2’01
17 - Lesson in A minor HWV496 2’07


Partita in A HWV454
18 - Allemande 5’56
19 - Courante 3’04
20 - Sarabande 1’49
21 – Gigue 2’58

22 - Prelude G minor HWV572 1’07
23 - Sonata for two cimbalo’s in G HWV579 * 5’02


Roberto Loreggian harpsichord

Clavicembalo Italiano copia G.B. Giusti

Frezzato – Di Mattia 2014 Este (PD)


* Clavicembalo Italiano copia G.B. Giusti

Frezzato – Di Mattia 2015 Este (PD)
Recording: 7-9 April and 11-13 May 2015, Abbazia di Santa Maria delle Carceri d’Este (PD), Italy

 

CD28

ROMANTIC ORGAN TRANSCRIPTIONS

Occasional Oratorio HWV62 – Overture

arr. William Thomas Best (1826–1897)
1 I. Andante maestoso – Allegro 4’49
2 II. Largo 2’41
3 III. March 2’18


Suite No.1 in B flat HWV434
arr. W.T. Best
4 I. Prelude 2’00
5 II. Allegro moderato 2’18
6 III. Air – Five variations 4’32


7 Serse HWV40 – Largo (‘Ombra mai fu’)

arr. George Clement Martin (1844–1916)


Saul HWV53 – Symphony (Act I)

arr. W.T. Best
8 I. Allegro 5’25
9 II. Andante 2’34
10 III. Allegro 3’26
11 IV. Larghetto 2’52


Saul HWV53 – Symphony (Act 2)

arr. Alexandre Guilmant (1837–1911)
12 I. Largo 2’20
13 II. Allegro 3’51


Messiah HWV56
14 I know that my Redeemer liveth 3’35

arr. Francis Cunningham Woods (1862–1929)

15 Messiah HWV56 – Hallelujah 4’35

arr. Théodore Dubois (1837–1924)


Prelude and Fugue in F minor

arr. A. Guilmant
16 Prelude 2’55
17 Fugue 4’00

18 Zadok the Priest HWV258 6’09

arr. W.T. Best


Alexandre Guilmant 1837–1911
19 Paraphrase on ‘See the conqu’ring hero comes’ (Judas Maccabaeus HWV63) 3’54
20 Marche religieuse on ‘Lift up your heads’ (Messiah HWV56) 6’18


Massimo Gabba

at the Mascioni organ of the Church of San Giovanni Evangelista, Alessandria, Italy

Recording: 28 & 29 September 2012, Church of San Giovanni Evangelista, Alessandria, Italy


CD29

NINE GERMAN ARIAS

Words: Barthold Heinrich Brockes
1. Künft’ger Zeiten eitler Kummer 4’52
2. Das zitternde Glänzen der spielenden Wellen 6’57
3. Süßer Blumen Ambraflocken 6’29
4. Süße Stille, sanfte Quelle 5’38
5. Singe, Seele, Gott zum Preise 5’36
6. Meine Seele hört im Sehen 6’33
7. Die ihr aus dunkeln Grüften 5’34
8. In den angenehmen Büschen 4’58
9. Flammende Rose, Zierde der Erden 5’46


Arleen Augér soprano

Peter Mirring violin (1, 3, 5, 7, 8)

Werner Tast flute (4, 9)

Burkhard Glaetzner oboe (2, 6)

Matthias Pfaender cello (2, 5, 8, 9)

Dieter Zahn violone (1, 3-7)

Günter Klier bassoon (1, 3, 6, 7)

Walter Heinz Bernstein harpsichord

Recording: April 1980, Paul-Gerhard-Kirche, Leipzig, Germany


CD30

COMPLETE CANTATAS I

Da quel giorno fatale (Delirio amoroso) HWV99
1 Introduzione (Hautboy, violini unisoni, viola, cello, double bass, harpsichord) 4’43
2 Recitativo: Da quel giorno fatale (cello, harpsichord) 1’04
3 Aria: Un pensiero voli in ciel (hautboy, violins I. II. III, viola, cello, double bass, harpsichord) 8’35
4 Recitativo: Ma fermati pensier (cello, harpsichord) 1’12
5 Aria: Per te lasciai la luce (cello, harpsichord) 7’26
6 Recitativo: Non ti bastava ingrato (cello, harpsichord) 0’57
7 Aria: Lascia omai le brune vele (recorder, violins I. II, cello, harpsichord) 4’51
8 Recitativo: Ma siamo giunti in Lete (cello, harpsichord) 0’21
9 Entrée (hautboy, violins I. II. III, viola, cello, double bass, harpsichord) 1’55
10 Minuet e Arietta: In queste amene piagge serene (bautboy, violins I. II. III, viola, cello, double bass, harpsichord) 2’46
11 Recitativo: Sì disse Clori (cello, harpsichord) 0’22
12 Minuet (hautboy, violins I. II. III, viola, cello, double bass, harpsichord ) 0’41


Ditemi, o piante HWV107 (cello, harpsichord)
13 Recitativo: Ditemi, o piante 1’02
14 Aria: Il candore tolse al giglio 5’36
15 Recitativo: Ma la beltà del volto 0’44
16 Aria: Per formar sì vaga e bella pastorella 2’55


Care selve, aure grate HWV88 (cello, harpsichord)
17 Recitativo: Care selve, aure grate 0’40
18 Aria: Ridite a Clori 2’51
19 Recitativo: Se cangiarsi potesse 0’40
20 Aria: Non ha forza nel mio petto 2’31


Allor ch’io dissi addio HWV80 (harpsichord)
21 Recitativo: Allor ch’io dissi addio 1’04
22 Aria: Son qual cerva ferita che fugge 2’47
23 Recitativo: Anzi se nacque il mio amoroso desio 0’49
24 Aria: Il dolce foco mio 3’08


Stefanie True soprano


Contrasto Armonico

Violins: Joanna Huszcza, Enrique Gomez Cabrero Fernandez, Antina Hugosson, James Hewitt

Viola: Toni Arregui

Cello and continuo: Marta Semkiw

Double bass: Chen Goldsobel
Oboe: Diego Nadra

Recorder: Nico Chaves

Marco Vitale harpsichord, conductor

Recording: 14-15 January and 4-5 February 2009, Oud Katholieke Kerk, Delft, The Netherlands


CD31

COMPLETE CANTATAS II

Un’alma innamorata HWV173
1 Recitativo: Un’alma innamorata 0’36
2 Aria: Quel povero core 7’11
3 Recitativo: E pur benché egli veda 0’24
4 Aria: Io godo, rido e spero 5’11
5 Recitativo: In quanto a me 0’19
6 Aria: Ben impari come s’ama 1’37


O lucenti, o sereni occhi HWV144
7 Recitativo: O lucenti, o sereni occhi 0’34
8 Aria: Per voi languisco e moro 3’52
9 Recitativo: Messaggiero verace 0’32
10 Aria: In voi, pupille ardenti 3’08
11 Recitativo: Del bell’idolo mio 0’54
12 Aria: Formidabil gondoliero 4’19
13 Recitativo: Ma se non la rinvengo 0’18
14 Aria: Piangerò 3’29
15 Recitativo: Fra quell’orride soglie 0’20
16 Aria: Su rendetemi colei 1’20


Aure soavi e liete HWV84
17 Recitativo: Aure soavi e liete 1’18
18 Aria: Care luci 2’06
19 Recitativo: Pietà, Clori, pietà 0’32
20 Aria: Un’aura flebile 1’32


Tra le fiamme (Il consiglio) HWV170
21 Aria: Tra le fiamme 5’34
22 Recitativo: Dedalo già 1’02
23 Aria: Pien di nuovo e bel diletto 5’04
24 Recitativo: Sì, sì, purtroppo è vero 0’17
25 Aria: Voli per l’aria 2’42
26 Recitativo: L’uomo che nacque per salire al cielo 0’25
27 Aria: Tra le fiamme 2’27


Stefanie True soprano


Contrasto Armonico

Violins: Joanna Huszcza, Enrique Gomez Cabrero Fernandez, Antina Hugosson, James Hewitt

Viola: Toni Arregui

Cello and continuo: Marta Semkiw

Double bass: Chen Goldsobel
Hautboy: Diego Nadra

Recorder: Nico Chaves

Marco Vitale harpsichord, conductor
Recording: 14-15 January and 4-5 February 2009, Oud Katholieke Kerk, Delft, The Netherlands

CD32

COMPLETE CANTATAS III

Aminta e Fillide (Arresta il passo) HWV83
1 Ouverture/Recitativo Arresta il passo (Aminta) 2’30
2 Aria Fermati, non fuggir! (Aminta) 3’29
3 Recitativo Questa sol volta almeno (Aminta, Fillide) 0’43
4 Aria Fiamma bella (Fillide) 5’14
5 Recitativo Credi a miei detti (Fillide, Aminta) 0’38
6 Aria Forse che un giorno (Aminta) 3’17
7 Recitativo Invano, in van presumi (Fillide, Aminta) 1’36
8 Aria Fu scherzo, fu gioco (Fillide) 5’12
9 Recitativo Libero piè fugga dal laccio (Fillide, Aminta) 1’34
10 Aria Se vago rio (Aminta) 3’04
11 Recitativo D’un incognito foco (Fillide) 0’31
12 Aria Sento che il Dio bambin (Fillide) 4’04
13 Recitativo Felicissimo punto (Aminta) 0’17
14 Aria Al dispetto di sorte crudele (Aminta) 4’56
15 Recitativo Vincesti Aminta (Fillide) 0’51
16 Aria È un foco, quel d’amore (Fillide) 2’38
17 Recitativo Gloria bella di Aminta (Aminta, Fillide) 0’50
18 Duo Per abbatter il rigore (Aminta, Fillide) 6’18


Klaartje van Veldhoven soprano (Aminta)

Stefanie True soprano (Fillide)


Contrasto Armonico

Violins: Joanna Huszcza, Enrique Gómez-Cabrero Fernández, James Hewitt

Cello: Marta Semkiw

Marco Vitale harpsichord, conductor

Recording: 3-7 October 2010, Oud-Katholieke Kerk, Deventer, The Netherlands


CD33

COMPLETE CANTATAS IV

Clori, mia bella Clori HWV92
1 Recitativo Clori, mia bella Clori 0’53
2 Aria Chiari lumi 2’46
3 Recitativo Temo ma pure io spero 0’46
4 Aria Ne’ gigli e nelle rose 2’40
5 Recitativo Non è però che non molesta e grave 0’31
6 Aria Mie pupille 3’53
7 Recitativo Tu nobil alma 0’32
8 Aria Di gelosia il timore
2’28

Stefanie True soprano


Sans y penser (Cantate française) HWV155
9 Chanson Sans y penser (Silvie) 1’17
10 Récitatif S’il ne falloit que bien aimer pour attendrir (Tirsis) 0’47
11 Air Petite fleur brunette (Tirsis) 2’10
12 Récitatif Vous, qui m’aviez procuré une amour éternelle (Tirsis) 1’11
13 Air Nos plaisirs seront peudurables (Silvie) 2’39
14 Récitatif Vous ne sauriez flatter ma peine (Silvie) 0’55
15 Air Non, non, je ne puis plus souffrir (Tirsis)
1’02

Stefanie True soprano (Silvie)

Klaartje van Veldhoven soprano (Tirsis)


Clori, vezzosa Clori HWV95
16 Recitativo Clori, vezzosa Clori 0’37
17 Aria Il bosco, il prato, il rio 2’32
18 Recitativo Se l’usignol canoro 0’54
19 Aria Non è possibile o Clori amabile 1’29


Stefanie True soprano


Pensieri notturni di Filli (Nel dolce dell’oblio) HWV134
20 Recitativo Nel dolce dell’oblio 0’40
21 Aria Giacché il sonno a lei dipinge 3’02
22 Recitativo Così fida ella vive 0’29
23 Aria Ha l’inganno il suo diletto 2’08

Klaartje van Veldhoven soprano


Lungi n’andò Fileno HWV128
24 Recitativo Lungi, lungi n’andò Fileno 1’19
25 Aria Si piangete, o mie pupille 6’09
26 Recitativo Ahi! M’inganno, infelice 1’20
27 Aria Dunque se il tanto piangere
4’37

Stefanie True soprano


Contrasto Armonico

Violins: Joanna Huszcza, Enrique Gómez-Cabrero Fernández, James Hewitt

Recorder: Nico Chaves

Cello: Marta Semkiw

Marco Vitale harpsichord, conductor

Recording: April 2010, Oud-Katholieke Kerk, Delft, The Netherlands


CD34

ITALIAN CANTATAS

George Frideric Handel

Mira Lilla gentile

cantata à canto solo con violino obbligato del signor Federico Hendel
1 Recitativo Mira Lilla gentile 1’08
2 Aria Non dar più pena o cara 6’23
3 Recitativo Ferma deh ferma o bella 0’40
4 Aria Consolati mio core 2’34
5 Recitativo Sogno o son desto 0’48
6 Aria Benché infida tu mi fuggi 3’45


Anonymous

La caduta di Icaro

cantata a canto solo con violini
7 Sinfonia 1’38
8 Aria Tra le fiamme tu scherzi per gioco 3’02
9 Recitativo Dedalo già le fortunate penne 0’54
10 Aria Pien di nuovo e bel diletto 4’03
11 Recitativo Si sì, purtroppo è vero 0’14
12 Aria Impenni l’ali chi può volare 4’53
13 Recitativo L’uomo che nacque per salire al Cielo 0’21
14 Aria Tra le fiamme tu scherzi per gioco (reprise) 3’09


George Frideric Handel

Mira Lilla gentile*

cantata à canto solo con violoncello obbligato del signor Federico Hendel
15 Recitativo Mira Lilla gentile 0’50
16 Aria Non dar più pena o cara 8’10
17 Recitativo Ferma deh ferma o bella 0’37
18 Aria Consolati mio core 2’33
19 Recitativo Sogno o son desto 0’36
20 Aria Benché infida tu mi fuggi 2’21


Tra le fiamme (Il consiglio) HWV170
21 Aria Tra le fiamme tu scherzi per gioco 5’20
22 Recitativo Dedalo già le fortunate penne 1’00
23 Aria Pien di nuovo e bel diletto 5’00
24 Recitativo Si sì, purtroppo è vero 0’16
25 Aria Voli nell’aria chi può volare 2’57
26 Recitativo L’uomo che nacque per salire al Cielo 0’22
27 Aria Tra le fiamme tu scherzi per gioco (reprise) 5’25


MVSICA PERDVTA

Valentina Varriale soprano
Monika Tòth first violin

Danuta Zawada second violin

Jasmina Capitanio viola da gamba

Luca Marzetti violone and double bass

Michele Carreca archlute

Carolina Pace recorder and oboe

Alberto Bagnai harpsichord and recorder

Renato Criscuolo cello, violoncello piccolo and leader
Recording: 14–16 December 2011, 8 & 9 May 2012, Oratorio dei padre Barnabiti, Rome


CD35

ITALIAN DUETS
1 Sonata in B 1’10
2 Quel fior che all’alba ride 5’10
3 Preludio in D minor 1’11
4 Và, và, speme infida, pur 7’08
5 Prelude 1’33
6 Amor gioie mi porge 6’35
7 Entreé 1’52
8 Caro autor di mia doglia 6’02
9 Toccata 1’25
10 Ahi, nelle sorti umane 5’33
11 Prelude 2’33
12 No, di voi non vò fidarmi 6’15


Harmonices Mundi

Gemma Bertagnolli soprano

Susanne Rydén soprano
Alessandro Palmeri cello
Pietro Prosser theorbo, archlute

Marco Facchin organ

Claudio Astronio harpsichord & conductor

Recorded: 26–29 July 2009, Vereinshaus, Lengmoos, Süd-Tirol


CD36

The Alchymist HWV43* – Incidental music
1 Overture 4’40
2 Air 1’13
3 Minuet 1’09
4 Sarabande 4’20
5 Bourrée 2’14
6 Air 0’52
7 Minuet 1’12
8 (Air) 2’10
9 Gigue 1’03


Apollo e Dafne (La terra è liberata) HWV122
10 Recitative: La terra e liberata 0’43
11 Aria: Pende il ben dell’universo 4’08
12 Recitative: Ch’il superbetto Amore 0’37
13 Aria: Spezza l’arco e getta l’armi 3’06
14 Aria: Felicissima quest’alma 5’25
15 Recitative: Che voce 0’58
16 Aria: Ardi, adori, e preghi in vano 3’08
17 Recitative Che crudel 0’18
18 Duet: Una guerra ho dentro il seno 1’57
19 Recitative: Placati al fin, o cara 0’22
20 Aria: Come rosa in su la spina 2’22
21 Recitative: Ah, ch’ un Dio non dovrebbe 0’22
22 Aria: Come in Ciel benigna stella 2’44
23 Recitative: Odi la mia ragion 0’23
24 Duet: Deh, lascia addolcire 3’00
25 Recitative: Sempre t’adorero 0’19
26 Aria – Recitative: Mie piante correte 3’05
27 Aria: Cara pianta 6’04


Tom Sol Apollo

Nicola Wemyss Dafne

*Michael Borgstede harpsichord


Musica ad Rhenum

Jed Wentz

Recording: 2006

 

 

 


CD37

ACI, GALATEA & POLIFEMO I
1. Duetto (Aci, Galatea) - Sorge il dì 3'14
2. Recitativo (Aci, Galatea) - Vanti, o cara, il ruscello 1'13
3. Aria (Galatea) - Sforzano a piangere con più dolor 5'14
4. Recitativo (Aci, Galatea) - E qual nuova sventura 1'06
5. Aria (Aci) - Che non può la gelosia 3'55
6. Accompagnato (Galatea, Aci) - Ma qual orrido suono 0'31
7. Recitativo (Galatea, Aci) - Ahi, che dall’ombre eterne 1'07
8. Aria (Polifemo) - Sibilar l’angui d’Aletto 4'23
9. Recitativo (Galatea, Polifemo) - Deh lascia, o Polifemo 1'18
10. Aria (Galatea) - Benché tuoni e l'etra avvampi 2'47
11. Recitativo (Polifemo, Galatea) - Cadrai depressa e vinta 0'46
12. Aria (Polifemo) - Non sempre, no, crudele 2'23
13. Recitativo (Galatea, Polifemo, Aci) - Folle, quanto mi rido 1'07
14. Aria (Aci) - Dell’aquila l’artigli 3'17
15. Recitativo (Polifemo, Aci) - Meglio spiega i tuoi sensi 0'44
16. Aria (Polifemo) - Precipitoso nel mar che freme 2'57
17. Recitativo (Galatea) - Sì, t’intendo, inumano 0'50
18. Aria (Galatea) - S’agita in mezzo all’onde 3'31
19. Recitativo (Polifemo, Aci) - So che le cinosure 1'37
20. Terzetto (Aci, Galatea, Polifemo) - Proverà lo sdegno mio 2'02


Aci: Stefani True soprano

Galatea: Luciana Mancini mezzo-soprano

Polifermo: Mitchell Sandler bass


Contrasto Armonico

Marco Vitale conductor

Recording: 15-15 October 2007, Oud-Katholieke Kerk, Delft, The Netherlands


CD38

ACI, GALATEA & POLIFEMO II
1. Recitativo (Polifemo, Galatea, Aci) - Ingrata, se mi nieghi 1'49
2. Aria (Polifemo) - Fra l’ombre e gl’orrori 4'50
3. Recitativo (Polifemo, Aci) - Ma che? non andrà inulta 1'24
4. Aria (Aci) - Qui l’augel da pianta in pianta 7'03
5. Recitativo (Galatea, Aci) - Giunsi al fin, mio tesoro 1'05
6. Aria (Galatea) - Se m’ami, o caro 3'47
7. Recitativo (Polifemo, Aci, Galatea) - Qui sull’alto del monte 1'35
8. Terzetto (Aci, Galatea, Polifemo) - Dolce amico amplesso 2'31
9. Recitativo (Polifemo, Aci) - Or poiché sordi sono 1'25
10. Aria (Aci) - Verso già l’alma col sangue 3'50
11. Recitativo (Galatea) - Misera, e dove sono? 1'36
12. Aria (Polifemo) - Impara, ingrata, impara 2'16
13. Recitativo (Galatea, Polifemo) - Ah, tiranno inumano! 1'34
14. Aria (Galatea) - Del mar fra l’onde 1'49
15. Recitativo (Polifemo) - Ferma, ma già nel mare 0'38
16. Accompagnato (Polifemo) - “Vissi fedel, mia vita” 1'51
17. Recitativo (Polifemo) - Ed io, che tanto ascolto 0'25
18. Terzetto (Aci, Galatea, Polifemo) - Chi ben ama ha per oggetti 1'41


Aci: Stefani True soprano

Galatea: Luciana Mancini mezzo-soprano

Polifermo: Mitchell Sandler bass


Contrasto Armonico

Marco Vitale conductor

Recording: 15-15 October 2007, Oud-Katholieke Kerk, Delft, The Netherlands


CD39

ALEXANDER'S FEAST I

Alexander’s Feast or The Power of Musick

Part 1
1. 1. Overture – maestoso-Allegro ma non troppo-Andante 6’45
2. 2. Recitative – Tenor “Twas at the royal feast, for Persia won” 1’25
3. 3. Air and Chorus – Allegro ma non troppo – Tenor, Chorus, Soloists “Happy, happy, happy pair” 5’04
4. 4. Recitative – Tenor “Timotheus, plac’d on high” 0’34
5. 5. Accompanied Recitative – Soprano “The song began from Jove” 1’03
6. 6. Chorus – Andante “The list’ning crowd” 2’43
7. 7. Air – Allegro ma non presto – Soprano “With ravish’d ears” 4’05
8. 8. Recitative – Tenor “The praise of Bacchus then the sweet musicican sung” 0’37
9. 9. Air and Chorus – Andante – Bass Chorus “Bacchus, ever fair and young” 4’12
10. 10. Recitative – Tenor “sooth’d with the sound, the king grew vain” 0’57
11. 11. Accompanied Recitative – Adagio e piano – Soprano “He chose a mournful Muse” 1’29
12. 12. Air – Largo e piano – Soprano “He sung Darius, great and good” 3’43
13. 13. Accompanied Recitative – Soprano “With downcast looks the joyless victor sate” 1’11
14. 14. Chorus – Larghetto “Behold Darius great and good” 3’34
15. 15. Recitative – Tenor “The mighty master smil’d to see” 0’40
16. 16. Air – Largo – Soprano “Softly sweet in lydian measures” 3’26
17. 17. Air – Andante Allegro – Tenor “War, he sung, is toil and trouble” 5’40
18. 18. Chorus – Andante “The many rend the skies with loud applause’ 4’02
19. 19. Air – Allegro moderato – Soprano “The Prince, unable to conceal his pain” 11’46
Chorus “The many rend the skies”


Alexander’s Feast:

Alfred Deller countertenor

Honor Sheppard soprano

Max Worthley tenor

Maurice Bevan bass


Oriana Concert Choir and Orchestra

Alfred Deller conductor


Ode:

Alfred Deller countertenor
Mark Deller countertenor

Honor Sheppard soprano

Mary Thomas soprano
Maurice Bevan baritone


Oriana Concert Choir and Chamber Orchestra of the Vienna Symphony

Alfred Deller condutor

Recording: 1963, Large hall of the Konzerthaus, Vienna, Austria (Ode); 1964, Baumgarten, Vienna


CD40

ALEXANDERS’S FEAST II

Part 2
1. 20. Accompanied Recitative – Tenor “Now strike the golden Lyre again!” 3’29

Chorus – Allegro ma non troppo “Breaks his bands of sleep asunder”
Recitative “Hark, Hark the horrid sound”
2. 21. Air – Andante allegro – Bass “revenge, revenge, Timotheus cries” 8’58
3. 22. Accompanied Recitative – Tenor “Give the vengeance due” 2’09
4. 23. Air – Allegro – Tenor “the princess applaud” 2’29
5. 24. Air – Andante laghetto – Soprano “Thais led the way” 5’03
Chorus “The princess applaud with a furious joy”
6. 25. Accompanied Recitative – Tenor “thus long ago” 7’30
Chorus – Largo “At last divine Cecilia”
7. 26. Recitative – Tenor and Bass “Let old Timotheus yield the prize” 0’34
8. 27. Chorus and Soloists – Andante-Allegro – Countertenor ”Let old Thimotheus yield the prize” 3’59

Ode for the birthday of Queen Anna
9. 1. Largo – Countertenor “Eternal source of light divine!” 6’56
Allegro – Countertenor and Chorus “the day that gave great Anna birth, Who fix’d a lasting peace on earth”
10. 2. Andante – Soprano “Let all the winged race with joy” 2’59
Chorus “The day…”
11. 3. Andante – Countertenor “let flocks and herds their fear forget” 2’25
Countertenor, Soprano and Chorus “The day…”
12. 4. Countertenor and Bass “Let rolling streams their gladness show” 2’47
Chorus “The day…”
13. 5. Andate – Sopranos “kind health descends on downy wings” 6’04
Soprano, Countertenor and Chorus “The day…”
14. 6. Allegro – Bass “Let envy then conceal her head” 2’26
Chorus “The day…”
15. 7. Allegro – Countertenor and Double Chorus “United nations shall combine” 3’14


Alexander’s Feast:

Alfred Deller countertenor

Honor Sheppard soprano

Max Worthley tenor

Maurice Bevan bass


Oriana Concert Choir and Orchestra

Alfred Deller conductor


Ode:

Alfred Deller countertenor

Mark Deller countertenor

Honor Sheppard soprano

Mary Thomas soprano

Maurice Bevan baritone


Oriana Concert Choir and Chamber Orchestra of the Vienna Symphony

Alfred Deller conductor

Recording: 1963, Large hall of the Konzerthaus, Vienna, Austria (Ode); 1964, Baumgarten, Vienna


CD41

CORONATION ANTHEMS
1 Zadok the Priest HWV258 5’16


My Heart is Inditing HWV261
2 My Heart is inditing 3’02
3 King’s daughters were among thy honourable women 3’00
4 Upon thy right hand 2’55
5 Kings shall be thy nursing fathers 2’57


Let Thy Hand Be Strengthened HWV259
6 Let thy hand be strengthened 3’07
7 Let justice and judgement 3’07
8 Allelujah! 1’56


The King Shall Rejoice HWV260
9 The King shall rejoice 2’50
10 Exceedingly glad shall he be 2’55
11 Glory and great worship hast Thou laid upon him 5’09


Organ Concerto No.7 in B flat HWV306 (Op.7 No.1)
12 I. Andante 6’00
13 II. Andante 3’47
14 III. Adagio 2’09
15 IV. Largo e piano 3’14
16 V. Fuga ex B 2’23
17 VI. Larghetto 2’08
18 VII. Bourrée 2’38


Hollands Boys’ Choir

Dutch Baroque Orchestra

Rien Voskuilen organ (12-18)

Sir David Willcocks conductor

Recording: 1996


CD42

DETTINGER TE DEUM

The Deum Laudamus
1. Nr.1 Chor “Herr Gott! Dir sei lob!” 4’05
2. Nr.2 Chor “Alle Welt verehret dich 2’44
3. Nr.3 Chor “Dir singt der Engel reiner Chor” 2’12
4. Nr.4 Chor “Vor dir Cherubim und Seraphim” 3’29
5. Nr.5 Chor “Der hochgelobte Gott der APostel 3’00
6. Nr.6 Baßsolo und Chor “Du bist der Ehrenk’nig, o Chirst” 3’04
7. Nr.7 Arie (Bass) “Als du auf dich genommen” 3’44
8. Nr.8 Chor “Als du siegreich zerbrachst den Stachel des Todes” 1’51
9. Nr.9 Chor (trio) “Du sitzest zu der Rechten des Herrn” 5’05
10. Nr.10. Chor “Nimm uns auf in deiner Heil’gen Zahl” 1’27
11. Nr.11. Chor “Tag für Tag sei Dank und Lob dir” 3’25
12. Nr.12. Arioso (bass) “Bewahr, o Herr, du treuer Gott” 1’45
13. Nr.13. Chor “O Herr, auf dich steht mein Hoffen” 4’11


Günter Leib baritone


Soloistenvereinigung und Großer Chor des Berliner Rundfunks

Berliner Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester

Helmut Koch conductor

Recording: September 1968, SRK, Berlin, Germany


CD43

FRIEDENSODE, UTRECHTER TE DEUM

Friedensode (Ode für den Geburtstag der Königin Anna - Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne)
1. 1. O ew’ger Quell von Licht und GLut (tenor) 2’39
2. 2. Am Tag, der uns den Frieden bringt (tenor, chorus) 2’47
3. 3. Ihr holden Sänger in der Luft (soprano, chorus) 2’39
4. 4. Seid, Hirt und Herde, ohne Furcht (alto, chorus) 2’28
5. 5. Der Woge Lauf ist froh erregt (soprano, bass, chorus) 2’30
6. 6. Gesundheit, komm auch du herbei (soprano, alto) 3’54
7. 7. Am Tag, der uns den Frieden bringt (soprano, alto, chorus) 1’45
8. 8. O Mißgunst, hier verbirg dein Haupt (bass, chorus) 2’15
9. 9. vereinter Völker Stimm’ erschalt (tenor, chorus) 3’22


Inge Uibel soprano

Ingerborg Springer alto

Eberhard Büchner tenor

Armin Thalheim harpsichord


Utrechter Te Deum – The Deum Laudamus
10. 1. Wir preisen dich (chorus) 5’39
Dir singen Engelscharen laut (soloist, chorus)
Zu Cherubim (soloist, chorus)
11. 2. Der hocherhabene Chor der Apostel (soloist, chorus) 4’37
Du bist der Herr (chorus)
12. 3. Als du nahmest auf dich (soloist, chorus) 3’03
Du sitzest zur Rechten des Herrn (chorus)
13. 4. Und wir glauben, daß du kommst (soloist, chorus) 2’34
14. 5. Tag für Tag (chorus) 1’59
15. 6. Verleih’ uns Herr (soloist, chorus) 2’55
16. 7. O Herr, auf dich (chorus) 1’00


Inge Uibel soprano

Gisela Pohl mezzo-soprano

Eberhard Büchner tenor

Hans-Jürgen Wachsmuth tenor

Siegfried Lorentz baritone

Michael Pohl organ


Berliner Singakademie

Kammerorchester Berlin

Dietrich Knothe conductor

Recording: 1974 (Te Deum); 1975 (Friedensode)


CD44

Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day – Cäcilienode
1. 1. Overture 5’09
2. 2. Accompagnato (tenor) - From Harmony 3’27
3. 3. Chorus – From Harmony 3’50
4. 4. Air (soprano) – What passion cannot music raise and quell! 7’38
5. 5. Air – The trumpet’s loud 2’16
6. Chorus – The trumpet’s loud
6. 7. March 2’02
7. 8. Air (soprano) – The soft complaining flute 5’01
8. 9. Air (tenor) – Sharp violins proclaim 4’01
9. 10. Air (soprano) – But oh! What art can teach 3’56
10. 11. Air (soprano) – Orpheus could lead 1’39
11. 12. Accompagnato (soprano) – But bright Cecilia 0’42
12. 13. Chorus with soprano solo – As from pow’r of sacred lays 7’00


Monika Frimmer soprano
Eberhard Büchner tenor


Hans-Rüdiger Hulsch cello (4)

Klaus Hückstedt trumpet (5)

Ulrike Neef flute (7)

Reinhardt Vogel harpsichord

Hans-Jürgen Scholze organ

Roland Zimmer lute

Kurt Wölfer viola da gamba

Horst Baermann double bass


Mitglieder des Chores des Landestheaters Halle, der Halleschen Chorsoloisten und des Collegiums Vocale

Dietrich Schlegel chorus master


Händel-Festspielorchester Halle

Christian Kluttig conductor

Recording: July 1982, Paul-Gerhard-Kirche, Leipzig, Germany


CD45

MESSIAH I

Part 1
1. Sinfonia (Ouverture) 3’02
2. Recitative (Tenor) Comfort ye my people 2’50
3. Air (Tenor) Ev'ry valley shall be exalted 3’20
4. Chorus - And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed 2’51
5. Recitative (Bass) Thus said the Lord of Hosts 1’19
6. Air (Alto) But who may abide 4’04
7. Chorus - And He shall purify 3’00
8. Recitative (Alto) Behold, a virgin shall conceive 0’22
9. Air (Alto & Chorus) O thou that tellest 5’26
10. Recitative (Bass) For behold, darkness shall cover the earth 2’01
11. Air (Bass) The people that walked in darkness 3’17
12. Chorus For unto us a Child is born 4’04
13. Pifa (Pastoral Symphony) 2’30
14. Recitative (Soprano) There were shepherds 0’31
15. Recitative (Soprano) And the angel said unto them 0’31
16. Recitative (Soprano) And suddenly there was with the angel 0’16
17. Chorus - Glory to God in the highest 1’52
18. Air (Soprano) Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion 4’16
19. Recitative (Alto) Then shall the eyes of the blind 0’23
20. Duet (Alto & Soprano) He shall feed His flock 4’33
21. Chorus - His yoke is easy 2’19


Part 2
22. Chorus - Behold, the Lamb of God 2’21
23. Air (Tenor) He was despised and rejected of men 9’50


Lynne Dawson soprano

Hillary Summers alto

John Mark Ainsley tenor

Alastair Miles bass

Crispian Steel Perkins trumpet


Choir of King’s College, Cambridge

Brandenburg Consort

Roy Goodman leader

Stephen Cleobury conductor

Total time 64’40

Recording: 1993, Pieterskerk, Leiden, The Netherlands


CD46

MESSIAH II
1. Chorus - Surely He hath borne our griefs 1’42
2. Chorus - And with His stripes we are healed 1’47
3. Chorus - All we like sheep have gone astray 3’43
4. Recitative (Tenor) All they that see Him 0’40
5. Chorus - He trusted in God 2’18
6. Recitative (Tenor) Thy rebuke hath broken His heart 1’48
7. Air (Tenor) Behold, and see if there be any sorrow 1’21
8. Recitative (Tenor) He was cut off out of the land 0’16
9. Air (Soprano) But Thou didst not leave 2’20
10. Chorus - Lift up your heads 2’58
11. Recitative (Tenor) Unto which of the angels 0’18
12. Chorus - Let all the angels of God worship Him 1’27
13. Air (Alto) Thou art gone up on high 3’11
14. Chorus - The Lord gave the word 1’04
15. Air(Soprano) How beautiful are the feet 2’02
16. Chorus - Their sound is gone out 1’29
17. Air (Bass) Why do the nations? 1’25
18. Chorus - Let us break their bonds asunder 1’42
19. Recitative (Tenor) He that dwelleth in heaven 0’11
20. Air (Tenor) Thou shalt break them 1’58
21. Chorus - Hallelujah! 3’35


Part 3
22. Air (Soprano) I know that my Redeemer 5’47
23. Chorus - Since by man came death 2’02
24. Recitative (Bass) Behold, I tell you a mystery 0’34
25. Air (Bass) The trumpet shall sound 8’30
26. Recitative (Alto) Then shall be brought to pass 0’16
27. Duet (Alto & Tenor) O death, where is thy sting? 1’02
28. Chorus - But thanks be to God 2’02
29. Air (Soprano) If God be for us 5’06
30. Chorus - Worthy is the Lamb... Amen 6’49


Lynne Dawson soprano

Hillary Summers alto

John Mark Ainsley tenor

Alastair Miles bass

Crispian Steel Perkins trumpet


Choir of King’s College, Cambridge

Brandenburg Consort
Roy Goodman leader

Stephen Cleobury conductor

Recording: 1993, Pieterskerk, Leiden, The Netherlands


CD47

LA RESURREZIONE

Oratorio per la Risurretione di Nostro Signor Giesù Cristo HWV47

First performance: 8 April 1708, Palazzo Ruspoli, Rome

Libretto by Carlo Sigismondo Capece

 

Part 1
1. Sonata 3’30
Tromba I.II, oboe I.II, violins I.II.III, viola, viola da gamba, cellos, double bass, bassoon, trombone, theorbo, harpsichord
2. Aria: Disserratevi, oh porte d’Averno! (Angelo) 5’16
Tromba I.II, oboe I.II, violins I.II, viola, cellos, double bass, bassoon, trombone, theorbo, harpsichord
3. Accompagnato: Qual insolita luce (Lucifero) 1’14
Violins I.II, viola, cellos, double bass, theorbo, harpsichord
4. Aria: Caddi, è ver (Lucifero) 3’57
Violini unisoni, cellos, double bass, bassoon, theorbo, harpsichord
5. Accompagnato: Mà, che veggio (Lucifero) 0’50
Violins I.II, viola, cellos, double bass, theorbo
6. Recitativo: Chi sei? Chi è questo Re (Lucifero, Angelo) 1’05
Cello, harpsichord
7. Aria: D’amor fù consiglio (Angelo) 2’50
Violin I (solo), violins II.III.IV, viola, cello, violone, archlute, harpsichord
8. Recitativo: E ben, questo tuo Nume (Lucifero, Angelo) 1’45
Cello, harpsichord
9. Aria: O voi dell’Erebo (Lucifero) 3’19
Violini unisoni, cellos, double bass, harpsichord
10. Accompagnato: Notte, notte funesta (Maddalena) 0’50
Flauto I.II, viola da gamba senza continuo
11. Aria: Ferma l’ali (Maddalena) 6’33
Flauto I.II, violini sordi, viola da gamba, violoni, theorbo, harpsichord
12. Recitativo: Concedi, o Maddalena (Cleofe, Maddalena) 1’34
Cello, harpsichord
13. Aria: Piangete, sì, piangete (Cleofe) 2’23
Viole unis. Colla viola da gamba, cellos, violone, theorbo
14. Recitativo: Ahi dolce mio Signore (Cleofe, Maddalena) 2’34
Cello, harpsichord
15. Duetto: Dolci chiodi, amate spine (Maddalena, Cleofe) 3’26
Violins I.II, cellos, double bass, theorbo, harpsichord
16. Recitativo: O Cleofe, o Maddalena (S. Giovanni, Maddalena) 2’19
Cello, harpsichord
17. Aria: Quando è parto dell’affetto (S. Giovanni) 3’54
Cello, harpsichord
18. Recitativo: Mà dinne, e sarà vero (Cleofe, S. Giovanni, Maddalena) 1’33
Cello, harpsichord
19. Aria: Naufragando và per l’onde (Cleofe) 5’38
Oboe I.II, violins I.II.III, viola, cellos, double bass, archlute, harpsichord
20. Recitativo: Itene pure, o fide amiche donne (S. Giovanni, Maddalena) 1’45
Cello, harpsichord
21. Aria: Così la tortorella (S. Giovanni) 4’31
Traversiera, viola da gamba, theorbo (ritornello and B-part: traverso, violini unisoni, viola da gamba, cellos, violone, theorbo)
22. Recitativo: Se Maria dunque spera (Maddalena) 1’13
cello, harpsichord
23. Aria: Hò un non sò che nel cor (Maddalena) 2’38
Tutti violini unisoni, cellos, double bass, harpsichord (ritornello: oboe & tutti i violini unisoni, cellos, double bass, theorbo, harpsichord)
24. Recitativo: Uscite pur, uscite (Angelo) 1’51
Cello, harpsichord
25. Choro: Il Nume vincitor 2’42
Oboe I.II, violins I.II, viola, cellos, double bass, bassoon, theorbo, harpsichord


Angelo - Klaartje van Veldhoven soprano

Maddalena - Stefanie True soprano

Cleofe - Kristine Gether alto

San Giovanni - Marcel Beekman tenor

Lucifero - Mitchell Sandler bass


Contrasto Armonico

Marco Vitale conductor

Recording: Autumn 2008, Oud-Katholieke Kerk, Delft, The Netherlands


CD48

LA RESURREZIONE II

Part 2
1. Sinfonia 1’30
Tromba I.II, oboe I.II, violins I.II, viola, cellos, double bass, bassoon, trombone, theorbo, harpsichord
2. Recitativo: Di quai nuovi portenti (S. Giovanni) 0’58
Cello, harpsichord
3. Aria: Ecco il sol (S. Giovanni) 4’38
Cello, harpsichord (ritornello: violins I.II, viola, cellos, double bass, harpsichord)
4. Recitativo: Mà dove Maria dimora (S. Giovanni) 0’30
Cello, harpsichord
5. Aria: Risorga il mondo (Angelo) 2’53
Oboe I.II, bassoon, violins I.II, viola, cellos, double bass, theorbo, harpsichord
6. Accompagnato: Di rabbia indarno freme (Angelo) 1’17
Violins I.II, viola, cellos, double bass, theorbo, harpsichord
7. Recitativo: Misero! hò pure udito? (Lucifero, Angelo) 0’50
Cello, harpsichord
8. Aria: Per celare il nuovo scorno (Lucifero) 1’41
Violins I.II soli, cello, harpsichord (ritornello: violins I.II tutti, cellos, double bass, harpsichord)
9. Recitativo: Oh come cieco (Angelo) 0’44
Cello, harpsichord
10. Duetto: Impedirlo saprò (Lucifero, Angelo) 0’34
Cello, harpsichord
11. Recitativo: Amica, troppo tardo fù il nostro piè (Maddalena, Cleofe) 1’08
Cello, harpsichord
12. Aria: Per me già di morire (Maddalena) 5’46
Violin solo per tutto, viola da gamba, tutti flauti & un oboe sordo, violins I.II, viola, cellos, double bass, theorbo, harpsichord
13. Recitativo: Ahi, abborrito nome (Lucifero) 0’37
Cello, harpsichord
14. Aria: Vedo il ciel (Cleofe) 3’54
Trombe, oboi, violini, cellos, double bass, bassoon, trombone, theorbo, harpsichord
15. Recitativo: Cleofe, siam giunte al luogo (Maddalena, Cleofe, Angelo) 2’00
Cello, harpsichord
16. Aria: Se per colpa di donna infelice (Angelo) 3’06
Cello, harpsichord (ritornello: violini unisoni, cellos, double bass, harpsichord)
17. Recitativo: Mio Giesù, mio Signore (Maddalena) 1’13
Harpsichord
18. Aria: Del cielo dolente (Maddalena) 2’42
Oboe & tutti violini unisoni, cellos, double bass, bassoon, theorbo, harpsichord
19. Recitativo: Sì, sì, cerchiamo pure (Cleofe) 0’31
Cello, harpsichord
20. Aria: Augelletti, ruscelletti (Cleofe) 3’07
Violini unisoni, cellos, double bass, harpsichord
21. Recitativo: Dove si frettolosi (S. Giovanni, Cleofe) 1’31
Cello, harpsichord
22. Aria: Caro figlio (S. Giovanni) 4’12
Cello, harpsichord (ritornello: violins I.II, viola, cellos, double bass, harpsichord)
23. Recitativo: Cleofe, Giovanni, udite (Maddalena, S. Giovanni, Cleofe) 1’56
Cello, harpsichord
24. Aria: Se impassibile, immortale (Maddalena) 4’00
Oboe I.II, violin solo, viola da gamba, (concerto grosso: violins I.II, viola, cellos, double bass, theorbo, harpsichord)
25. Recitativo: Sì, sì, col Redentore (S. Giovanni) 0’28
Cello, harpsichord
26. Choro: Diasi lode in cielo 1’34
Tromba I.II, oboe I.II, violins I.II, cellos & viola, bassoon, trombone, double bass, theorbo, harpsichord


Angelo - Klaartje van Veldhoven soprano

Maddalena - Stefanie True soprano

Cleofe - Kristine Gether alto

San Giovanni - Marcel Beekman tenor

Lucifero - Mitchell Sandler bass


Contrasto Armonico

Marco Vitale conductor

Recording: Autumn 2008, Oud-Katholieke Kerk, Delft, The Netherlands


CD49

JEPHTHA I
1.Overture 5’29
2. Menuet 1’36

ACT I
3.1. Accompagnato (Zebul) It must be so 1’30
4.2. Air (Zebul) Pour forth no more unheeded prayr’s 4’58
5. 3. Chorus No more to Ammon’s god and king 2’38
6. Recitative (Zebul, Jephtha) But Jehphta comes 1’05
7.4. Air (Jephtha) Virtue my soul shall still embrace 4’07
8. Recitative (Storgè) ‘Twill be a painful separation 0’29
9.5. Air (Storgè) In gentle murmurs will mourn 5’10
10.Recitative (Hamor) Happy this embassy, my charming Iphis 0’51
11.6. Air (Hamor) Dull delay, in piercing anguish 3’05
12.Recitative (Iphis) Ill suits the voice of love 0’30
13.7. Air (Iphis) Take the heart you foundly gave 3’57
14.Recitative (Hamor) I go: - my soul 0’30
15.8. Duet (Jephtha) These labours past, how happy we 5’47
16.Recitative (Jephtha) What mean these doubtful fancies 0’56
17.9. Accompagnato (Jephtha) If, Lord, sustain’d by thy almighty pow’r 1’10

Recitative (Jephtha) ‘tis said. Attend, ye Chiefs
18.10. Chorus O God, behold our sore distress 4’10
19.Recitative (Storgè) Some dire event hangs o’er our heads 0’28
20.11. Air (Storgè) Scenes of horror, scenes of woe 4’17
21.Recitative (Iphis, Storgè) Say, my dear mother 0’59
22.12. Air (Iphis) The smiling dawn of happy days 3’18
23.Recitative (Zebul, Jephtha) Such, Jephtha, was the haughty king’s reply 0’29
24.13. Chorus When his loud voice in thunder spoke 4’20

 

Jephtha - JOHN MARK AINSLEY tenor

Zebul, his brother - MICHAEL GEORGE bass

Storge, his wife - CATHERINE DENLEY mezzo-soprano

Iphis, his daughter - CHRISTIANE OELZE soprano

Hamor, in love with Iphis - AXEL KOHLER alto

Angel - JULIA GOODING soprano


RIAS-Kammerchor

AKADEMIE FUR ALTE MUSIK BERLIN

MARCUS CREED conductor

Recording: June 1992, Kirche Zur frohen Botschaft, Berlin-Karlshorst


CD50

JEPHTHA II

ACT II
1. Recitative (Hamor) Glad tidings of great joy 1’19
2. 14. Chorus Cherub and Seraphim, unbodied forms 3’07
3. 15. Air (hamor) Up the dreadful steep ascending 4’33
4. Recitative (Iphis) ‘Tis well. Haste, haste, ye maidens 0’23
5. 16. Air (Iphis) Tune the soft melodious lute 4’19
6. Recitative (Jephtha) Heav’n smiles once more 0’33
7. 18. Air (Jephtha) His mighty arm 5’26
8. 19. Chorus In glory high 2’24
9. 20. Symphony 1’13
10. Recitative (Iphis) Hail, glorious conqueror! 0’24
11. 21. Air (Iphis) Welcome, as the cheerful light 3’57
and Chorus Welcome thou, whose deeds conspire
12. Recitative (Jephtha) Horror! Confusion! 0’26
13. 22. Air (Jephtha) Open thy marble jaws, O tomb 4’32
14. Recitative (Zebul, Jephtha) Why is my brother thus afflicted? 1’06
15. 23. Accompagnato and Arioso (Storgè) First perish thou – Let other creatures 2’13
16. Recitative (Hamor) If such thy cruel purpose 0’23
17. 24. Air (Hamor) On me let blind mistaken zeal 1’36
18. 25. Quartet (Storgè, Hamor, Jephtha, Zebul) O spare your daughter! 2’47
19. Recitative (Iphis) Such news flies swift 0’30
20. 26. Accompagnato (Iphis) For joys so vast 0’49
21. 27. Air (Iphis) Happy they! 3’40
22. 28. Accompagnato (Jephtha) Deeper and deeper still 3’37
23. 29. Chorus How dark, O Lord, are thy decrees! 7’09

 

Jephtha - JOHN MARK AINSLEY tenor

Zebul, his brother - MICHAEL GEORGE bass

Storge, his wife - CATHERINE DENLEY mezzo-soprano

Iphis, his daughter - CHRISTIANE OELZE soprano

Hamor, in love with Iphis - AXEL KOHLER alto

Angel - JULIA GOODING soprano


RIAS-Kammerchor

AKADEMIE FUR ALTE MUSIK BERLIN

MARCUS CREED conductor

Recording: June 1992, Kirche Zur frohen Botschaft, Berlin-Karlshorst


CD51

JEPHTHA III

ACT III
1. 30. Arioso (Jephtha) Hide thou thy hated beams 2’40
2. 31. Accompagnato (Jephtha) A father, off ring up 0’26
3. 32. Air (Jephtha) Waft her, angels 4’06
4. 33. Accompagnato (Iphis) Ye sacred priests 0’35
5. 34. Air (Iphis) Farewell, ye limpid springs 5’02
6. 35. Chorus (Priests) Doubtful fear and reverend awe 3’42
7. 36. Symphony 1’54
8. Recitative (Angel) Rise, Jephtha 1’10
9. 37. Air (Angel) Happy, Iphis, shalt thou live 4’42
10. 38. Arioso (Jephtha) For ever blessed be 1’31
11. 39. Chorus Theme sublime 3’25
12. Recitative (Zebul) Let me congratulate 0’30
13. 40. Air (Zebul) Laud her, all ye virgin train 2’16
14. Recitative (Storgè) O let me fold thee 0’20
15. 41. Air (Storgè) Sweet as sight to the blind 1’56
16. Recitative (Hamor) With transport, Iphis 0’21
17. Recitative (Iphis) My faithful Hamor 0’15
18. 43. Quintet All that is in Hamor mine 3’36
19. 44. Chorus Ye house of Gilead 3’21


Jephtha - JOHN MARK AINSLEY tenor

Zebul, his brother - MICHAEL GEORGE bass

Storge, his wife - CATHERINE DENLEY mezzo-soprano

Iphis, his daughter - CHRISTIANE OELZE soprano

Hamor, in love with Iphis - AXEL KOHLER alto

Angel - JULIA GOODING soprano


RIAS-Kammerchor

AKADEMIE FUR ALTE MUSIK BERLIN

MARCUS CREED conductor

Recording: June 1992, Kirche Zur frohen Botschaft, Berlin-Karlshorst

 

CD52

ISRAEL IN EGYPT I

Oratorio in three Acts HWV54

PART I The Lamentation of the Israelites for the Death of Joseph
1. Nr.1 Symphony, Largo assai 2’29
2. Nr.2 Chorus, Larghetto e staccato "The sons of Israel mourn" 4’57
3. Nr.3 Chorus, "How is the mighty fall'n" 1’58
4. Nr.4 Chorus, "He put on righteousness" 2’17
5. Nr.5 Chorus (Soli), Andante larghetto "When the ear heard him" 3’08
6. Nr.6 Chorus, Adagio "How is the mighty fall'n" 0’56
7. Nr.9 Chorus (Soli), Larghetto e staccato
"The righteous shall be had in everlasting remembrance" 3’53
8. Nr.10 Chorus, Grave "Their bodies are buried in peace" 5’07
9. Nr.11 Chorus, Grave "The people will tell of their wisdom" 2’01
10. Nr.12 Chorus (Soli), Larghetto "They shall receive a glorious kingdom" 3’32
11. Nr.13 Chorus, Largo "The merciful goodness of the Lord" 4’32


PART II Exodus
12. Rez + Nr.14 Solo and Chorus, "And the children of Israel sigh'd" 3’38
13. Rez + Nr.15 Chorus, Largo assai "They loathed to drink of the river" 2’29
14. Nr.16 Air, Andante "Their land brought forth frogs" 2’06
15. Nr.17 Chorus, Andante larghetto "He spake the word" 1’59
16. Nr.18 Chorus, Allegro "He gave them hailstones for rain" 1’52
17. Nr.19 Chorus, Largo "He sent a thick darkness" 3’07
18. Nr.20 Chorus, a tempo giusto e staccato "He smote all the firstborn of Egypt" 2’40
19. Nr.21 Chorus, Andante "But as for his people" 4’20
20. Nr.23 Chorus, Grave e staccato "He rebuked the Red Sea" 2’58
21. Nr.24 Chorus, Grave "And Israel saw that great work" 3’38

Susanne Cornelius soprano I

Antonia Bourvé soprano II

Tim Mead, counter tenor

Bernhard Berchtold tenor
Klemens Sander bass I

Mika Kares bass II


Chamber Choir of Europe

Orchester der Deutschen Händel-Solisten

Anthony Bramall conductor

Recording: Live 26 February 2006, Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe, Germany


CD53

ISRAEL IN EGYPT II

PART III Moses’ Song
1. Nr.25 Chorus, Introitus, a tempo giusto “Moses and the children of Israel" 3’28
2. Nr.26 Duet, Larghetto "The Lord is my strength an my song" 3’44
3. Nr.27 Chorus, Grave "He is my God" 3’13
4. Nr.28 Duet, Andante allegro "The Lord is a man of war" 5’04
5. Nr.29 Chorus, Largo "The depths have cover'd them" 2’27
6. Nr.30 Chorus, Andante "Tha right hand, O Lord" 1’29
7. Nr.31 Chorus, "And with the blast of thy nostrils" 2’19
8. Nr.32 Air, Andante "The enemy said" 2’18
9. Nr.33 Air, Andante larghetto "Thou didst blow with the wind" 1’45
10. Nr.34 Chorus, Grave "Who is like unto thee, O Lord, among the gods?" 1’21
11. Nr.35 Duet, Larghetto "Thou in thy mercy" 4’03
12. Nr.36 Chorus, Largo e staccato "The people shall hear" 4’23
13. Nr.37 Air, Largo "Thou shalt bring them in" 4’19
14. Nr.38 Chorus, A tempo giusto "The Lord shall reign forever and ever" 0’41
15. Rez + Nr.39 Solo and Chorus, a tempo giusto "Sing ye to the Lord" 5’03

Susanne Cornelius soprano I

Antonia Bourvé soprano II

Tim Mead, counter tenor

Bernhard Berchtold tenor
Klemens Sander bass I

Mika Kares bass II


Chamber Choir of Europe

Orchester der Deutschen Händel-Solisten

Anthony Bramall conductor

Recording: Live 26 February 2006, Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe, Germany


CD54

JUDAS MACCABAEUS I

Oratorio in three acts HWV63
1 Overture: Largo – Allegro – Largo 4’43

Act I
2 Chorus: Mourn, ye afflicted children 6’32
3 Well may your sorrows (Israelite Man and Woman) 1’36
4 Chorus: For Zion lamentation make 2’57
5 Not in vain is all this storm (Israelite Man) 1’04
6 Pious orgies (Israelite Woman) 2’51
7 Chorus: O Father, whose almighty power 2’48
8 I feel the Deity within (Simon) 1’06
9 Arm arm, ye brave (Simon) 3’20
10 Chorus: We come in bright array 1’07
11 Tis well, my friends (Judas) 0’42
12 Call forth thy powers (Judas) 2’06
13 Come, ever-smiling liberty (Israelite Woman) 1’33
14 Chorus: Lead on, lead on 0’53
15 So willed my father (Judas) 1’30
16 Chorus: Disdainful of danger 2’09
17 Ambition (Judas) 0’20
18 No unhallowed desire (Judas) 2’15
19 Haste we, my brethren (Israelite Man) 0’14
20 Chorus: Hear us, oh Lord 3’28


Act II (beginning)
21 Chorus: Fallen is the foe 3’32
22 Soprano duet and Chorus: Zion now her head shall raise 5’46
23 Oh, let eternal honours (Israelite Woman) 0’41
24 From mighty kings (Israelite Woman) 8’40
25 Duet and Chorus: Hail, hail, Judea (Israelite Woman and Man) 2’24
26 Thanks to my brethren (Judas) 0’49
27 How vain is man (Judas) 6’05


Israelite Woman - Heather Harper soprano

Israelite Man - Helen Watts contralto

Judas Maccabaeus - Alexander Young tenor

Simon - John Shirley-Quirk baritone

Harold Lester harpsichord & organ


Amor Artis Chorale

John McCarthy chorus master


English Chamber Orchestra

Johannes Somary conductor

Recording: 1972


CD55

JUDAS MACCABAEUS II

Act II (conclusion)
1 Oh Judas, oh my brethren (Israelite Messenger) 0’40
2 Ah! Wretched Israel! (Israelite Woman/Chorus) 7’16
3 Be comforted (Simon) 0’48
4 The Lord worketh wonders (Simon) 3’05
5 My arms (Judas) 0’25
6 Sound an alarm (Judas/Chorus) 1’39
7 Chorus: We hear 2’32
8 Enough! To heaven we leave the rest (Simon) 0’53
9 With pious hearts (Simon) 3’25
10 Ye worshippers (Israelite Man and Woman) 1’21
11 Wise man, flattering (Israelite Woman) 5’39
12 Duet: Oh! never, never bow (Israelite Man and Woman) 2’26
13 Chorus: We never will bow down 4’01


Act III
14 Father of Heaven (Israelite Man) 6’18
15 See yon flames (Israelite Man) 0’40
16 Oh grant it (Israelite Woman) 0’41
17 So shall the lute (Israelite Woman) 4’32
18 From Capharsalama (Israelite Messenger) 1’30
19 Chorus: See the conquering Hero 2’50
20 March 1’53
21 Duet and Chorus: Sing unto God 3’04
22 Sweet flow the strains (Judas) 1’00
23 With honour let desert (Judas) 3’14
24 Peace to my countrymen (Eupolemus) 0’51
25 Chorus: To our great God 2’27
26 Again to Earth (Israelite Woman) 1’06
27 Duet: Oh lovely peace (Israelite Woman and Man) 4’19
28 Rejoice, o Judah! (Simon) 1’57
29 Chorus: Hallelujah…Amen 1’45

Israelite Woman - Heather Harper soprano

Israelite Man - Helen Watts contralto

Judas Maccabaeus - Alexander Young tenor

Simon - John Shirley-Quirk baritone

Harold Lester harpsichord & organ


Amor Artis Chorale

John McCarthy chorus master


English Chamber Orchestra

Johannes Somary conductor

Recording: 1972


CD56

SAMSON I

Oratorio in three acts

ACTI
1. Sinfonia. Andante, Pomposo-Allegro-Menuetto 7’25
2. Recitative (Samson, Chorus of philistines) 2’22
3. Aria (A Philistine Woman) 3’39
4. (Chorus of Philistines) 0’29
5. Aria (A Philistine Man) 3’30
6. Recitative, Aria (Samson) 5’54
7. Recitatives (Micah, Samson & Micah) 2’09
8. Aria (Samson) 3’42
9. (Chorus of Israelites) 3’24
10. Recitative (Manoah & Micah) 1’19
11. Aria (Manoah) 4’25
12. Recitative, Aria (Samson) 6’14
13. Recitative (Micah, Chorus) 2’38
14. Recitatives Manoah & Samson, Samson) 1’39
15. (Chorus of Israelites) 2’40

 

ACTII
16. Recitative, Aria (Samson & Micah, Micah) 4’56
17. Aria (Micah, chorus of Israelites) 3’37
18. Recitative (Micah, Samson & Delilah) 2’13
19. Aria (Delilah) 6’50
20. Recitatives (Samson, Delilah) 1’11
21. Duet, Chorus (Delilah and a Maiden) 6’35

 

Samson – Jan Peerce tenor

Delilah (also arias of Philistine Woman and Israelite Woman) – Phyllis Curtin soprano

Micah – Louise Parker contralto

Harapha – Malcolm Smith bass

Manoah – Roy Samuelsen baritone

A Maiden – Jean Preston soprano

A Messenger – Kenny Whitelock tenor

 

University of Utah Symphonic Chorale

Dr. Newell B. Weight director

 

Utah Symphony Orchestra

Dr. Alexander Schreiner organ and harpsichord

Maurice Abravanel conductor

 

CD57

SAMSON II

Oratorio in three acts
1. Recitative, Duet (Samson, Delilah) 2’32
2. Recitative, Duet, Recitative (Samson & Delilah, Micah & Samson) 3’16
3. Recitative, Chorus (Micah & Samson) 3’06
4. Recitative (Micah, Harapha, Samson) 1’47
5. Aria (Harapha) 4’33
6. Recitative, Duet (Samson & Harapha) 3’05
7. Recitative, Chorus (Micah, Chorus of Israelites) 3’43
8. Recitative, Chorus (Harapha, Chorus of Philistines) 2’19


ACTIII
9. (Chorus of Philistines & Israelites with Delilah, Samson, Manoah, Harapha) 3’48
10. Recitative, Aria (Micah, Harapha, Samson) 4’13
11. Recitative (Micah & Samson) 2’56
12. Recitative, Aria (Samson, Micah, Harapha) 6’15
13. Recitative, Aria (Micah, Chorus) 3’04
14. Recitative, Aria (Micah, Manoath, Philistine Woman and Chorus) 5’17
15. Recitative, Aria (Manoah, Micah) 3’51
16. Recitative, Confonia, Recitative, Chorus (Micah & Manoah. Chorus of Philistines) 1’59
17. Recitative (Micah, Manoah & Messenger) 2’06
18. Aria (Micah) 3’52
19. Funeral March 2’15
20. Recitative, Chorus (Micah & Manoah, Israelites, Israelite Woman and Maidens) 6’39
21. Recitative (Manoah) 3’36
22. Aria, Chorus (Israelite Woman, Chorus of Israelites) 2’44


Samson – Jan Peerce tenor

Delilah (also arias of Philistine Woman and Israelite Woman) – Phyllis Curtin soprano

Micah – Louise Parker contralto

Harapha – Malcolm Smith bass

Manoah – Roy Samuelsen baritone

A Maiden – Jean Preston soprano

A Messenger – Kenny Whitelock tenor


University of Utah Symphonic Chorale

Dr. Newell B. Weight director

 

Utah Symphony Orchestra

Dr. Alexander Schreiner organ and harpsichord

Maurice Abravanel conductor

 

CD58

THEODORA I

Oratorio in three acts

ACT I
1. Overture 3’59
2. Valens – Recitative, Aria; Chorus 5’05
3. Didimus, Valens – Recitative; Valens – Aria 3’10
4. Chorus 2’56
5. Didimus – Recitative, Aria 5’08
6. Septimus – Recitative, Aria 4’46
7. Theodora – Recitative, Aria 5’32
8. Irene – Recitative 0’37
9. Chorus 4’02
10. Messenger – Recitative; Irene – Recitative, Aria 4’39
11. Chorus 2’05
12. Septimus, Theodora – Recitative 1’15
13. Theodora – Recitative, Aria 4’05
14. Didimus, Irene, Recitative 0’48
15. Didmus – Aria 2’34
16. Irene – Recitative; Chorus 6’16


ACT II
17. Valens – Recitative; Chorus 1’47
18. Valens – Aria 2’29
19. Valens – Recitative; Chorus 2’28
20. Symphony 1’36
21. Theodora – Recitative, Aria 4’52
22. Symphony 2’25
23. Theodora, Recitative, Aria 4’11


Theodora – Heather Harper soprano

Didimus – Maureen Forrester contralto

Irene – Maureen Lehane contralto

Septimus – Alexander Young tenor

Valens – John Lawrenson baritone

Messenger – Edgar Fleet tenor

Harold Lester harpsichord


Amor Artis Chorale

John McCarthy chorus master


English Chamber Orchestra

Johannes Somary conductor

Recording: 1968


CD59

THEODORA II
1. Didimus – Recitative; Septimus – Recitative; Chorus 5’37
2. Didimus, Septimus – Recitative 0’43
3. Irene – Recitative, Aria 8’12
4. Didimus – Recitative, Aria 3’29
5. Theodora, Didimus – Recitative 1’15
6. Theodors – Aria 1’58
7. Didimus, Theodora – Recitative 2’00
8. Theodora, Didimus – Duet 5’08
9. Irene – Recitative 0’42
10. Chorus 6’38


ACT III
11. Irene – Aria 6’30
12. Irene, Theodora – Recitative 0’43
13. Chorus 3’21
14. Messenger, Irene, Theodora – Recitative 1’52
15. Irene, Theodora – Duet 1’43
16. Irene – Recitative 0’33
17. Valens, Didimus, Theodora, Septimus – Recitative; Septimus – Aria 7’40
18. Valens – Aria 1’19
19. Didimus, Theodora – Recitative 1’13
20. Chorus 3’31
21. Didimus, Theodora, Valens, Septimus – Recitative 1’44
22. Didimus, Theodora – Duet 5’31
23. Irene – Recitative 0’25
24. Chorus 3’54


Theodora – Heather Harper soprano

Didimus – Maureen Forrester contralto

Irene – Maureen Lehane contralto

Septimus – Alexander Young tenor

Valens – John Lawrenson baritone

Messenger – Edgar Fleet tenor

Harold Lester harpsichord


Amor Artis Chorale

John McCarthy chorus master


English Chamber Orchestra

Johannes Somary conductor

Recording: 1968


CD60

SAUL I
HWV53

English Oratorio in three acts

Librettist: Charles Jennens

ACT I

Scene 1
1. Overture – Chorus: how excellent thy name, O Lord 3’00
2. Air: An infant rais’d by thy command 1’33
3. Trio: Along the monster atheist strode 3’43
Chorus: The youth inspir’d by Thee, O Lord
4. Chorus: How excellent Thy name, O Lord 2’43


Scene 2
5. Recitative: Behold, O King 5’46
Air: O King, your favours with delight
6. Recitative: Oh, early piety! 2’31
Recitative: Thou, Merab, first in birth
Air: My soul rejects the thought with scorn
7. Air: See, with what a scornful air 2’28

Scene 3
8. Symphony 1’20
9. Recitative: Already see the daughters of the land 2’17
Chorus: Welcome, welcome, mighty King!
10. Accompagnato: What do I hear? Am I then sung so low 1’15
Chorus: David his ten thousand slew
11. Accompagnato: To him ten thousands, and to me but thousands! 1’55
Air: With rage I shall burst his praises to hear!
12. Recitative: Imprudent woman! 4’17
Air: Fell rage and black despair possess’d
13. Recitative: Racked with infernal pains 4’20
Air: O Lord, whose mercies numberless
14. Recitative: ‘tis all in vain 2’29
Air: A serpent, in my bosom warm’d
15. Recitative: Has he escap’d my rage? 4’24
Accompagnato: O filial piety!

Air: No, cruel father, no!
16. Chorus: Preserve him for the glory of Thy name 2’58


Laurence Dutoit soprano

Herbert Handt tenor

Thomas Hemsley bass

Erling Thorborg tenor

Jennifer Vyvyian soprano

Helen Watts contralto

Anton Heiller organ

Erna Heiller cembalo


Vienna Symphony Orchestra

Copenhagen Boys Choir

Mogens Wöldike conductor

Recording: 1972, Grossesaal Musikverein, Vienna


CD61

SAUL II

ACT II

Scene 1
1. Chorus: Envy, eldest born of hell 2’42
2. Recitative: Hast thou obey’d my orders 2’45

Air: Sin not, O King
3. Air: As great Jehova lives, I swear 3’33
Air: From cities stormed, and battles won
4. Recitative: Appear, my friend 0’42


Scene 2
5. Recitative: A father’s will has authorized my love 3’27
Duet: O fairest of ten thousand fair
6. Chorus: Is there a man, who all his way 1’41
7. Symphony 5’16


Scene 3
8. Recitative: Thy father is as cruel 2’03
Duet: At persecution I can laugh
9. Recitative: Whom dost thou seek 3’11
Air: No, No, let the guilty tremble
10. Symphony 1’25


Scene 4
11. Accompagnato: The time at length is come 2’17
Accompagnato: Where is the son of Jesse?
12. Chorus: Oh, fatal consequence of rage 5’30


ACT III

Scene 1
13. Accompagnato: Wretch that I am 4’22
Accompagnato: ‘Tis said, here lives a Jesse?


Scene 2
14. Recitative: With me what should’st thou? 2’59
Air: Infernal spirits
15. Accompagnato: Why hast thou forc’d me from the realms of peace 3’14


Scene 3
16. Symphony 0’45
17. Recitative: Whence comest thou? 3’28
Air: Impious wretch, of race accurst!
18. Symphony: Dead March 2’41
19. Chorus: Mourn, Israel, mourn 3’44
20. Air: Brave Jonathan his bow never drew 2’16
21. Chorus: Eagles were not so swift as they 0’28
22. Air: In sweetest harmony they lived 9’11
23. Recitative: Ye men of Judah, weep no more! 6’28
Chorus: Gird on thy sword, thou man of might


Laurence Dutoit soprano

Herbert Handt tenor
Thomas Hemsley bass

Erling Thorborg tenor

Jennifer Vyvyian soprano

Helen Watts contralto

Anton Heiller organ

Erna Heiller cembalo


Vienna Symphony Orchestra

Copenhagen Boys Choir

Mogens Wöldike conductor

Recording: 1972, Grossesaal Musikverein, Vienna


CD62

SOLOMON I

Oratorio in three acts HWV67
1 Overture 6’31

Act I

Scene 1
2 Chorus of Priests: Your harps and cymbals sound 3’37
3 Praise ye the Lord (A Levite) 5’29
4 Chorus: With pious heart 5’19
5 Recitative: Almighty power! (Solomon) 3’00
6 Recitative & Aria: Imperial Solomon (Zadok) 6’10
7 Chorus: Throughout the land Jehovah’s praise record 2’19
8 Recitative & Aria: Blest be the Lord (Solomon) 6’41


Scene 2
9 Recitative & Aria: And see, my queen (Solomon, Queen of Sheba) 6’42
10 Recitative: Thou fair inhabitant of Nile (Solomon, Queen of Sheba) 4’47
11 Recitative & Aria: Myrtle grove (Solomon) 4’08
12 Recitative & Aria: When thou art absent (Queen of Sheba) 2’47
13 Recitative: Search round the world (Zadok, Chorus) 3’54


Act II

Scene 1
14 Chorus: From the censer 4’59
15 Recitative & Aria: Praised be the Lord (Solomon) 4’44


Scene 2 (beginning)
16 Recitative, Aria & Trio with Solomon: My sovereign liege (Attendant, Solomon, First Harlot and Second Harlot) 6’16


Solomon - Justino Diaz bass

Zadok - Robert Tear tenor

A Levite - Michael Rippon bass

Pharaoh’s Daughter, First Harlot and Queen of Sheba - Sheila Armstrong soprano
Second Harlot - Felicity Palmer soprano

Harold Lester harpsichord & organ


Amor Artis Chorale

John McCarthy chorus master


English Chamber Orchestra
Johannes Somary conductor

Recording: 1974, Conway Hall, London, UK


CD63

SOLOMON II

Act II

Scene 2 (conclusion)
1 Recitative & Aria: What says the other (Solomon, Second Harlot) 4’28
2 Recitative & Aria: Withhold! (First Harlot) 5’15
3 Recitative: Israel, attend to what your king shall say (Solomon, First Harlot) 6’10
4 Chorus: From the east unto the west 3’12
5 Recitative & Aria: From morn to eve I could (Zadok) 6’20
6 Recitative & Aria: No more shall armed bands (First Harlot) 8’04
7 Chorus: Swell, swell the full chorus 3’02


Act III
8 Sinfonia 3’15


Scene 1
9 Recitative & Aria: From Arabia’s spicy shores (Queen of Sheba, Solomon, Chorus) 5’13
10 Aria: Now a different measure try (Solomon, Chorus) 1’51
11 Recitative: Then at once from rage remove (Solomon, Chorus) 4’11
12 Recitative: Next the tortured soul release (Solomon, Chorus) 4’11
13 Recitative & Aria: Thy harmony’s divine, great king (Queen of Sheba) 1’15
14 Recitative & Aria: Thrice happy king (Zadok) 4’14
15 Recitative & Aria: May peace in Salem ever dwell! (Queen of Sheba) 5’38
16 Recitative & Aria: Adieu, fair queen (Solomon and Queen of Sheba, Chorus) 8’22


Solomon - Justino Diaz bass
Zadok - Robert Tear tenor

A Levite - Michael Rippon bass

Pharaoh’s Daughter, First Harlot and Queen of Sheba - Sheila Armstrong soprano
Second Harlot - Felicity Palmer soprano

Harold Lester harpsichord & organ


Amor Artis Chorale

John McCarthy chorus master


English Chamber Orchestra

Johannes Somary conductor

Recording: 1974, Conway Hall, London, UK

 


CD64

SEMELE I

Oratorio in three acts HWV58

Act I

Scene 1
1 Overture 5’59
2 Recitative: Behold! (Priest) 1’55
3 Chorus of Priests: Lucky omens bless our rites 3’54
4 Recitative & Duet: Daughter, obey (Cadmus, Athamas) 1’14
5 Recitative & Aria: Ah me! (Semele) 3’37
6 Recitative & Quartet: Alas! She yields (Ino, Athamas, Semele, Cadmus) 4’28
7 Chorus of Priests: Avert these omens 2’12
8 Recitative: Again auspicious flashes rise (Cadmus, Athamas, Semele, Chorus of Priests) 2’06


Scene 3
9 Recitative & Aria: Ah, wretched prince (Cadmus, Athamas, Ino) 3’07


Scene 4
10 Recitative: See, see! (Cadmus, Chorus of Priests and Augurs) 1’38
11 Aria: Endless pleasure (Semele, Chorus) 4’54


Act II

Scene 1
12 Sinfonia 1’52
13 Recitative & Aria: No more! (June, Iris) 6’17


Scene 2
14 Recitative: Oh sleep, why dost thou leave me? (Semele) 3’50


Scene 3
15 Aria: Let me not another moment (Semele, Jupiter) 4’14
16 Recitative & Aria: You are mortal (Jupiter, Semele, Chorus of Loves and Zephyrs) 4’55
17 Recitative & Aria: Why sighs my Semele! (Jupiter, Semele) 3’55
18 Chorus of Loves and Zephyrs: Now love that everlasting boy invites 2’43
19 Recitative & Aria: By my command (Jupiter, Semele) 6’47


Scene 4 (beginning)
20 Recitative & Aria: Dear sister (Semele, Ino) 3’41

Cadmus, King of Thebes, and Somnus - Justino Diaz bass
Athamas, Prince of Boeotia – Mark Deller countertenor
Semele, daughter of Cadmus - Sheila Armstrong soprano

Ino, sister to Semele, and Juno - Helen Watts contralto
Jupiter - Robert Tear tenor

Apollo - Edgar Fleet tenor

Iris - Felicity Palmer soprano

Harold Lester harpsichord & organ


Amor Artis Chorale

John McCarthy chorus master

English Chamber Orchestra

Johannes Somary conductor

Recording: 1973


CD65

SEMELE II

Act II

Scene 4 (conclusion)
1 Duet: Prepare then (Semele & Ino) 2’28
2 Chorus: Bless the glad earth 2’58


Act III
3 Sinfonia 1’58


Scene 1
4 Recitative & Aria: Somnus, awake! (Juno, Iris, Somnus) 5’08
5 Recitative & Aria: Dull God (Juno, Iris, Somnus) 3’37
6 Aria: More sweet is that name (Juno, Somnus, Semele) 3’17


Scene 3
7 Aria: O ecstasy of happiness! (Semele) 7’29
8 Recitative & Aria: Nor lose this opportunity (Juno, Semele) 4’56
9 Recitative & Aria: Rich odours (Juno, Semele) 4’07


Scene 4
10 Aria: Come to my arms (Semele) 2’55
11 Recitative & Aria: Speak, speak your desire (Jupiter, Semele) 3’28
12 Aria: No, no, I’ll take no less (Semele) 5’56


Scene 5
13 Aria: Ah, whither is she gone? (Jupiter) 3’51


Scene 6
14 Aria: Above measure (Juno) 2’20


Scene 7
15 Aria: Ah me! (Semele) 4’19


Scene 8
16 Recitative: Of my ill-boding dream (Ino, Chorus) 5’08


Scene the last
17 Sinfonia: A bright cloud 1’44
18 Recitative & Aria: Apollo comes (Apollo, Chorus) 4’31

Cadmus, King of Thebes, and Somnus - Justino Diaz bass
Athamas, Prince of Boeotia – Mark Deller countertenor

Semele, daughter of Cadmus - Sheila Armstrong soprano
Ino, sister to Semele, and Juno - Helen Watts contralto
Jupiter - Robert Tear tenor

Apollo - Edgar Fleet tenor
Iris - Felicity Palmer soprano

Harold Lester harpsichord & organ


Amor Artis Chorale

John McCarthy chorus master

English Chamber Orchestra

Johannes Somary conductor

Recording: 1973