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Title HANDEL: Esther, HWV 50a (1718 version) [electronic resource]

Published Coro


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Physical description Esther, HWV 50a (1718 version): Overture and Scenes 1 to 3(39 min. 31 sec.)Oboe Sonata (Concerto) in G Minor, HWV 404(07 min. 44 sec.)Esther, HWV 50a (1718 version): Scenes 4 to 6(58 min. 52 sec.)
Series Esther, HWV 50a (1718 version): Overture and Scenes 1 to 3 -- Oboe Sonata (Concerto) in G Minor, HWV 404 -- Esther, HWV 50a (1718 version): Scenes 4 to 6
Notes Coro is The Sixteen’s own record label, dedicated to the choral group’s own repertoire and reflecting the immaculate performances for which it has become known. It offers new recordings each year and is also reissuing the Collins catalogue.
Contents Overture -- Scene I: Recitative: 'Tis greater far to spare (Habdonah, Haman) -- Scene I: Aria: Pluck root and branch from out the land (Haman) -- Scene I: Recitative: Our souls with ardour glow (Persian Officer) -- Scene I: Shall we the God of Israel fear? (Chorus) -- Scene II: Recitative: Now persecution shall lay by her iron rod (First Israelite) -- Scene II: Aria: Tune your harps to cheerful strains (First Israelite) -- Scene II: Shall we of servitude complain (Chorus) -- Scene II: Aria: Praise the Lord with cheerful noise (Israelite Woman) -- Scene II: Recitative: O God, who from the suckling's mouth (Israelite Woman) -- Scene II: Aria: Sing songs of praise, bow down the knee (Second Israelite) -- Scene II: Shall we of servitude complain (Chorus) -- Scene III: Recitative: How have our sins provoked the Lord! (Priest of the Israelites) -- Scene III: Ye sons of Israel mourn (Chorus) -- Scene III: Aria: O Jordan, Jordan, sacred tide (Priest of the Israelites) -- Scene III: Ye sons of Israel mourn (Chorus) -- I. Andante -- II. Allegro -- III. Adagio -- IV. Allegro -- Scene IV: Recitative: Why sits that sorrow on thy brow? (Esther, Mordecai) -- Scene IV: Aria: Dread not, righteous Queen, the danger (Mordecai) -- Scene IV: Recitative: I go before the King to stand (Esther) -- Scene IV: Aria: Tears assist me, pity moving (Esther) -- Scene IV: Save us, O Lord (Chorus) -- Scene V: Recitative: Who dares intrude into our presence (Ahasuerus, Esther) -- Scene V: Duet: Who calls my parting soul from death? (Esther, Ahasuerus) -- Scene V: Aria: O beauteous Queen, unclose those eyes! (Ahasuerus) -- Scene V: Recitative: If I find favour in thy sight (Esther) -- Scene V: Aria: How can I stay when love invites? (Ahasuerus) -- Scene V: Recitative: With inward joy his visage glows (Third Israelite, Fourth Israelite) -- Scene V: Virtue, truth and innocence (Chorus) -- Scene V: Arioso: Jehovah, crown'd with glory bright (Priest of the Israelites) -- Scene V: He comes, he comes to end our woes (Chorus) -- Scene VI: Recitative: Now, O Queen, thy suit declare (Ahasuerus, Esther) -- Scene VI: Arioso: Turn not, O Queen, thy face away (Haman) -- Scene VI: Aria: Flatt'ring tongue, no more I hear thee! (Esther) -- Scene VI: Recitative: Guards, seize the traitor, bear him hence! (Ahasuerus) -- Scene VI: Aria: How art thou fall'n from thy height! (Haman) -- Scene VI: The Lord our enemy has slain (Chorus)
Performers Russell, Lynda, Artist -- Argenta, Nancy, Artist -- Randle, Thomas, Artist -- Chance, Michael, Artist -- Padmore, Mark, Artist -- Birchall, Simon, Artist -- Vine, Matthew, Artist -- George, Michael, Artist -- Berridge, Simon, Artist -- Evans, Robert, Artist -- Christophers, Harry, Conductor -- Sixteen, The, Choir -- Symphony of Harmony and Invention, Orchestra -- Robson, Anthony, Artist -- Pope, Alexander, Lyricist -- Handel, George Frideric, Composer
Other author Pope, Alexander Lyricist
Handel, George Frideric Composer
Standard Number 828021601927