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Händel - Kirkby • Kwella • Minter • Rolfe-Johnson • Elliott • King • Partridge • Thomas • Westminster Cathedral Boys Choir • Chorus & Orchestra of The Academy Of Ancient Music • Christopher Hogwood - Esther

Singer:

Händel

Album:

Esther

Genre:

Classical

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1558 mb

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1589 mb

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Rating:

4.7 ✱

Label: L'Oiseau-Lyre ‎– 414 423 - 1
Series: Florilegium Series –
Type: 2 x Vinyl, LP Box Set
Country: UK
Date of released: 1985
Category: Classical
Style: Baroque
Händel - Kirkby • Kwella • Minter • Rolfe-Johnson • Elliott • King • Partridge • Thomas • Westminster Cathedral Boys Choir • Chorus & Orchestra of The Academy Of Ancient Music • Christopher Hogwood - Esther

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Oratorio "Esther"
A1 Ouverture
Scene 1
A2 No. 1 Recitative - "Tis Greater Far To Spare"
Bass Vocals [Haman] – David Thomas Vocals [Habdonnah] – Andrew King
A3 No. 2 Aria - "Pluck Root And Branch From Out The Land"
Bass Vocals [Haman] – David Thomas
A4 No. 3 Recitative - "Our Souls With Ardour Glow"
Vocals [Officer] – Andrew King
A5 No. 4 Chorus - "Shall We The God Of Israel Fear?"
Choir – Chorus AAM*, Westminster Cathedral Boys Choir*
Scene 2
A6 No. 5 Recitative - "Now Persecution"
Tenor Vocals [1st Israelite] – Paul Elliott
A7 No. 6 Aria - "Tune Your Harps To Cheerful Strains"
Tenor Vocals [1st Israelite] – Paul Elliott
A8 No. 7 Chorus - "Shall We Of Servitude Complain"
Choir – Chorus AAM*, Westminster Cathedral Boys Choir*
A9 No. 8 Aria - "Praise The Lord With Cheerful Noise"
Soprano Vocals [Israelite Woman] – Emma Kirkby
A10 No. 9 Recitative - O God, Who From The Suckling's Mouth"
Soprano Vocals [Israelite Woman] – Emma Kirkby
A11 No. 10 Aria - "Sing Songs Of Praise, Bow Down The Knee"
Vocals [2nd Israelite] – Andrew King
A12 No. 11 Chorus - "Shall We Of Servitude Complain"
Choir – Chorus AAM*, Westminster Cathedral Boys Choir*
Scene 3
B1 No. 12 Recitative - "How Have Our Sins Provoked The Lord!"
Vocals [Priest] – Drew Minter
B2 No. 13 Chorus - "Ye Sons Of Israel Mourn"
Choir – Chorus AAM*, Westminster Cathedral Boys Choir*
B3 No. 14 Aria- O Jordan, Jordan, Sacred Tide
Vocals [Priest] – Drew Minter
B4 No. 15 Chorus - "Ye Sons Of Israel Mourn"
Choir – Chorus AAM*, Westminster Cathedral Boys Choir*
Scene 4
B5 No. 16 Recitative - "Why Sits That Sorrow On Thy Brow?"
Vocals [Esther] – Patrizia KwellaVocals [Mordecai] – Ian Partridge
B6 No. 17 Aria - "Dread Not, Righteous Queen, The Danger"
Vocals [Mordecai] – Ian Partridge
B7 No.18 Recitative - "I Go Before The King"
Vocals [Esther] – Patrizia Kwella
B8 No. 19 Aria - "Tears Assist Me, Pity Moving"
Vocals [Esther] – Patrizia Kwella
B9 No. 20 Chorus - "Save Us, O Lord"
Choir – Chorus AAM*, Westminster Cathedral Boys Choir*
Scene 5
C1 No. 21 Recitative - "Who Dares Intrude Into Our Presence"
Vocals [Ahasuerus] – Anthony Rolfe JohnsonVocals [Esther] – Patrizia Kwella
C2 No. 22 Duet - "Who Calls My Parting Soul From Death?"
Vocals [Ahasuerus] – Anthony Rolfe JohnsonVocals [Esther] – Patrizia Kwella
C3 No. 23 Aria - "O Beauteous Queen"
Vocals [Ahasuerus] – Anthony Rolfe Johnson
C4 No. 24 Recitative - "If I Find Favour In Thy Sight"
Vocals [Esther] – Patrizia Kwella
C5 No. 25 Aria - "How Can I Stay When Love Invites"
Vocals [Ahasuerus] – Anthony Rolfe Johnson
C6 No. 26 Recitative - "With Inward Joy"
Tenor Vocals [1st Israelite] – Paul ElliottVocals [2nd Israelite] – Andrew King
C7 No. 27 Chorus - "Virtue, Truth And Innocence"
Choir – Chorus AAM*, Westminster Cathedral Boys Choir*
C8 No. 28 Arioso - "Jehovah, Crown'd With Glory"
Vocals [Priest] – Drew Minter
C9 No. 29 Chorus - "He Comes, He Comes To End Our Woes"
Choir – Chorus AAM*, Westminster Cathedral Boys Choir*
Scene 6
D1 No. 30 Recitative - "Now, O Queen, Thy Suit Declare"
Vocals [Ahasuerus] – Anthony Rolfe JohnsonVocals [Esther] – Patrizia Kwella
D2 No. 31 Arioso - "Turn Not, O Queen, Thy Face Away"
Bass Vocals [Haman] – David Thomas
D3 No. 32 Aria - "Flatt'ring Tongue, No More I Hear Thee!"
Vocals [Esther] – Patrizia Kwella
D4 No. 33 Recitative - "Guards, Seize The Traitor"
Vocals [Ahasuerus] – Anthony Rolfe Johnson
D5 No. 34 Aria - "How Art Thou Fall'n From Thy Height!"
Bass Vocals [Haman] – David Thomas
D6a No. 35a Chorus - "The Lord Our Enemy Has Slain"
Choir – Chorus AAM*, Westminster Cathedral Boys Choir*
D6b No. 35b Solo - "Let Israel Songs Of Joy Repeat"
Vocals [Alto Solo] – Drew Minter
D6c No. 35c Chorus - "For Ever Blessed Be Thy Holy Name"
Choir – Chorus AAM*, Westminster Cathedral Boys Choir*
D6d No. 35d Duet - "The Lord His People Shall Restore"
Vocals [Esther] – Patrizia KwellaVocals [Mordecai] – Ian Partridge
D6e No. 35e Chorus - "For Ever Blessed Be Thy Holy Name"
Choir – Chorus AAM*, Westminster Cathedral Boys Choir*
D6f No. 35f Duet - "Mount Lebanon His First Resigns"
Bass Vocals [Solo] – David Thomas Vocals [Solo] – Richard Wistreich
D6g No. 35g Chorus - "For Ever Blessed Be Thy Holy Name"
Choir – Chorus AAM*, Westminster Cathedral Boys Choir*

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – The Decca Record Company Limited
  • Copyright (c) – The Decca Record Company Limited

Credits

  • Bass Vocals [Chorus AAM] – Brian Etheridge, Richard Wistreich
  • Bassoon – Alastair Mitchell, Felix Warnock
  • Cello [Violincello] – Jane Coe, Mark Caudle
  • Choir – Chorus AAM*, Chorus Westminster Cathedral*
  • Chorus Master [Westminster Cathedral Boys Choir] – David Hill
  • Composed By – George Frideric Handel*
  • Conductor – Christopher Hogwood
  • Countertenor Vocals [Chorus AAM] – Drew Minter, Michael Chance
  • Double Bass – Barry Guy
  • Engineer – John Pellowe
  • Harp [Triple Harp] – Ann Griffiths
  • Harpsichord – Alastair Ross
  • Horn – Anthony Halstead, Christian Rutherford
  • Oboe – Clare Shanks
  • Orchestra – Orchestra AAM*
  • Painting – Sebastiano Ricci
  • Photography By – Clive Barda, Jason Shenai, Martin Cole
  • Producer – Peter Wadland
  • Sleeve Notes – Anthony Hicks
  • Tenor Vocals [Tenor 1, Chorus AAM] – Brian Parsons, Rufus Müller
  • Tenor Vocals [Tenor 2, Chorus AAM] – Julian Pike, Neil Lunce
  • Trumpet – Crispian Steele-Perkins
  • Viola – Judith Tarling, Katharine Hart*
  • Violin – Brian Smith , Catherine Mackintosh, Christopher Hirons, David Woodcock, Elizabeth Wallfisch, John Willison, Julie Miller , William Thorp
  • Vocals [Chorus Westminster Cathedral] – Anthony Oliver , Domenic Sewell, Francis Sheperd, Keith Roberts , Marc Stevens , Robert Ogden, Roderic Unwin, Sean Evans

Notes

℗ & © 1985 The Decca Record Company Limited, London
Made in Holland. Printed in England.
"The Academy Of Ancient Music" on authentic instruments. A = 415

This box set comes with an 16-page booklet (the size of the box) with extensive information on Händel's Oratorio Esther.
Included are a lot of photographs of the vocalists, conductor, choirs and orchestra.
The notes are in English, French and German.
Also the texts of the Oratorio vocalists are included.

Digital Recording.
This issue is part of the FLORILEGIUM series of Decca.
Cover illustration: "Esther before Ahasuerus" by Sebastiano Ricci (1659-1734), National Gallery, London.
Booklet cover illustration: "Händel", after a painting by Hudson, BBC Hulton Picture Library.

Plum L'Oiseau-Lyre labels with silver lettering.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 28941 44231 4

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
6.35686, 414 423 - 1 Händel* - Kirkby* • Kwella* • Minter* • Rolfe-Johnson* • Elliott* • King* • Partridge* • Thomas* • Westminster Cathedral Boys Choir* • Chorus & Orchestra Of The Academy Of Ancient Music • Christopher Hogwood Händel* - Kirkby* • Kwella* • Minter* • Rolfe-Johnson* • Elliott* • King* • Partridge* • Thomas* • Westminster Cathedral Boys Choir* • Chorus & Orchestra Of The Academy Of Ancient Music • Christopher Hogwood - Esther ‎(2xLP + Box) Decca, L'Oiseau-Lyre 6.35686, 414 423 - 1 Europe 1985

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