Georg Friederich Händel - Oratorien (FLAC)
Georg Friederich Händel – Oratorien (FLAC)

Composer: Georg Friederich Händel
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 13
Format: FLAC (image+cue)
Label: Carus
Size: 3.76 GB
Recovery: +3%
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CD 01 Brockes-Passion
01. Sinfonia
02. Soli und Chor (Chor der glaubigen Seelen)- Kommet, ihr verworfnen Sünder
03. Rezitativ (Evangelist) – Als Jesus nun zu Tische saß
04. Accompagnato (Jesus) – Das ist mein Leib
05. Arie (Tochter Zion) – Der Gott, dem alle
06. Rezitativ (Evangelist) – Und bald hernach + Accomp. (Jesus) – Das ist mein Blut
07. Arie (Tochter Zion) – Gott selbst, der Brunnquell
08. Choral (Die christliche Kirche) – Ach, wie hungert mein Gemüte
09. Rezitativ (Evangelist) – Drauf sagten sie
10. Chor (Chor der Junger) – Wir alle wollen eh’ erblassen
11. Rezitativ (Jesus) – Es ist gewiss
12. Arie (Jesus) – Weil ich den Hirten
13. Rezitativ (Petrus, Jesus) – Aufs wenigste
14. Arie (Jesus) – Mein Vater, schau wie ich
15. Rezitativ (Jesus) – Mich drückt der Sünden
16. Arie (Jesus) – Ist’s möglich, dass dein Zorn
17. Arioso (Tochter Zion) – Sünder, schaut mit Furcht
18. Rezitativ (Evangelist) – Die Pein vermehrte sich
19. Arie (Tochter Zion) – Brich, mein Herz
20. Rezitativ (Evangelist) – Ein Engel aber kam
21. Arioso (Jesus, Petrus, Johannes, Jakobus) – Erwachet doch!
22. Rezitativ (Evangelist) – Und eh’ die Rede
23. Chor (Chor der Kriegsknechte) – Greift zu, schlagt tot
24. Rezitativ (Evangelist) – Und der Verräter
25. Chor (Chor der Kriegsknechte) – Er soll uns nicht entlaufen
26. Rezitativ (Judas, Jesus) – Nimm, Rabbi
27. Arie (Petrus) – Gift und Glut, Strahl und Flut
28. Rezitativ (Jesus) – Steck nur das Schwert
29. Chor (Chor der Junger) – O weh, sie binden ihn
30. Rezitativ (Petrus) – Wo flieht ihr hin?
31. Arie (Petrus) – Nehmt mich mit
32. Rezitativ (Evangelist, Kaiphas, Jesus, Knecht) – Und Jesus ward
33. Arie (Tochter Zion) – Was Bärentatzen
34. Rezitativ (Evangelist, Ancilla, Petrus) – Dies sahe Petrus
35. Arioso (Petrus) – Ich will versinken
36. Rezitativ (Evangelist, Petrus) – Drauf krähete der Hahn
37. Arie (Petrus) – Heul, du Schaum
38. Rezitativ (Petrus) – Doch wie will ich verzweifelnd
39. Arie (Petrus) – Schau, ich fall’ in strenger Buße
40. Choral (Chor der christlichen Kirche) – Ach, Gott und Herr
41. Rezitativ (Evangelist, Kaiphas, Jesus) – Als Jesus nun
42. Arie (Glaubige Seele) – Erwäg, ergrimmte
43. Rezitativ (Evangelist, Tochter Zion) – Die Nacht
44. Arie (Tochter Zion) – Meine Laster sind die Stricke
45. Rezitativ (Judas) – O was hab’ ich
46. Arie (Judas) – Lasst diese Tat nicht ungerochen
47. Rezitativ (Judas) – Unsäglich ist mein Schmerz
48. Arie (Tochter Zion) – Die ihr Gottes Gnad’
49. Rezitativ (Evangelist, Jesus) – Wie nun Pilatus
50. Chor (hohen Rats und Altesten) – Bestrafe diesen + Rezit. (Pilatus, Evangelist)
51. Duett (Tochter Zion, Jesus) – Sprichst du denn

CD 02
01. Rezitativ (Evangelist, Pilatus) und Chor des Volks – Pilatus wunderte sich
02. Rezitativ (Evangelist) – Wie er nun sah
03. Arioso (Tochter Zion) – Besinne dich, Pilatus
04. Rezitativ (Evangelist) – Drauf zerreten
05. Arioso (Glaubige Seele) – Ich seh’ an einen Stein
06. Rezitativ (Glaubige Seele) – Drum, Seele, schau
07. Arie (Glaubige Seele) – Dem Himmel gleicht
08. Rezitativ (Evangelist) – Wie nun das Blut als Strome
09. Arie (Tochter Zion) – Die Rosen krönen
10. Rezitativ (Tochter Zion) – Verwegner Dorn
11. Arie (Tochter Zion) – Lass doch
12. Rezitativ (Tochter Zion) – Die zarten Schläfen
13. Arie (Tochter Zion) – Jesu! Dich mit unsern Seelen
14. Rezitativ (Evangelist) – Drauf beugten sie
15. Rezitativ (Evangelist) und Arie (Tochter Zion) – Ja, scheueten… Schaumest du
16. Rezitativ (Evangelist) – Worauf sie mit dem Rohr
17. Rezitativ (Tochter Zion) – Bestürzter Sünder
18. Arie (Tochter Zion) – Heil der Welt
19. Rezitativ (Evangelist) – Wie man ihm nun genug
20. Solo und Chor (Tochter Zion, Glaubige Seelen) – Eilt, ihr angefochtnen
21. Rezitativ (Maria) – Ach Gott, mein Sohn
22. Duett (Maria, Jesus) – Soll mein Kind
23. Rezitativ (Evangelist, Tochter Zion) – Und er trug
24. Arie (Tochter Zion) – Es scheint
25. Rezitativ (Evangelist) – Wie sie nun an die Stätte
26. Arie (Glaubige Seele) – Hier erstarrt mein Herz
27. Rezitativ (Glaubige Seele) – O Anblick
28. Choral (Chor der christlichen Kirche) – O Menschenkind, nur deine Sünd’
29. Rezit. (Evangelist) und Chor (des Volksund der Morder) – Sobald er nun gekreu…
30. Rezitativ (Evangelist) – Und eine dicke Finsternis
31. Arie (Glaubige Seele) – Was Wunder
32. Rezitativ (Evangelist) – Dies war zur neunten Stund’
33. Arioso (Glaubige Seele) – Mein Heiland
34. Rezitativ (Evangelist) – Drauf lief ein Kriegsknecht
35. Terzett (Glaubige Seelen) – O Donnerwort!
36. Rezitativ (Glaubige Seele, Evangelist) – O selig
37. Arie (Tochter Zion, Glaubige Seele) – Sind meiner Seelen
38. Rezitativ (Tochter Zion, Evangelist) – O Großmut!
39. Arie (Glaubige Seele) – Brich, brüllender Abgrund
40. Rezitativ (Glaubige Seele, Hauptmann) – Ja, ja, es brüllet schon
41. Arie (Glaubige Seele) – Wie kommt’s
42. Accompagnato (Glaubige Seele) – Bei Jesus’ Tod
43. Choral (Chor der christlichen Kirche) – Mein’ Sünd’ mich werd kränken
44. Arie (Tochter Zion) – Wisch ab der Tränen
45. Choral (Chor der christlichen Kirche) – Ich bin ein Glied an deinem Leib

Nele Gramß – Tochter Zion
Johanna Winkel – Gläubige Seele
Markus Brutscher – Evangelist
Markus Flaig – Jesus
Elvira Bill – Maria
Jan Thomer – Judas
James Oxley – Petrus
Michael Dahmen – Bass
Kölner Kammerchor
Collegium Cartusianum
Peter Neumann

CD 03 Alexander’s Feast
01. ALEXANDER’S FEAST – Ouverture
02. Recitative (Tenore) – ‘Twas at the royal feast
03. Air (Tenore) and Chorus – Happy, happy, happy pair!
04. Recitative (Tenore) – Timotheus plac’d on high
05. Accompagnato (Soprano) – The song began from Jove
06. Chorus – The list’ning crowd admire the lofty sound
07. Air (Soprano) – With ravish’d ears
08. Recitative (Tenore) – The praise of Bacchus
09. Air (Basso) & Chorus – Bacchus, ever fair … Bacchus’ blessing
10. Recitative (Tenore) – Sooth’d with the sound
11. Accompagnato (Soprano) – He chose a mournful muse
12. Air (Soprano) – He sung Darius great and good
13. Accompagnato (Soprano) – With downcast looks the joyless victo
14. Chorus – Behold Darius, great and good
15. Recitative (Tenore) – The mighty master smil’d to see
16. Arioso (Soprano) – Softly sweet, in Lydian measures
17. Air (Soprano) – War, he sung, is toil and trouble
18. Chorus – The many rend the skies
19. Air (Soprano) – The Prince, unable to conceal his pain
20. Chorus – The many rend the skies

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CD 04 Alexander’s Feast. Ode For St. Cecilia’s Day
01. Accompagnato (Tenore) & Chorus – Now strike the golden lyre … Break his bands
02. Air (Bass) – Revenge, Timotheus cries
03. Accompagnato (Tenore) – Give the vengeance due
04. Air (Tenore) – The princes applaud with a furious joy
05. Air (Soprano) & Chorus – Thais led the way … The princes applaud
06. Accompagnato (Tenore) & Chorus – Thus long ago … At last divine Cecilia
07. Recitative (Tenore, Baso) – Let old Timotheus yield the prize
08. Chorus – Let old Timotheus yield the prize
09. ODE FOR ST. CECILIA’S DAY – Ouverture – Menuet
10. Recitative & Accompagnato (Tenore) – From harmony, from heav’nly harmony
11. Chorus – From harmony, from heav’nly harmony
12. Air (Soprano) – What passion cannot Music raise and quell?
13. Air (Tenore) & Chorus – The Trumpets loud clangor
14. La Marche
15. Air (Soprano) – The soft complaining Flute
16. Air (Tenore) – Sharp Violins proclaim
17. Air (Soprano) – But oh! what art can teach
18. Air (Soprano) – Orpheus could lead the savage race
19. Accompagnato (Soprano) – But bright Cecilia rais’d the wonder high’r
20. Chorus – As from the pow’r of sacred lays

Simone Kermes – soprano
Virgil Hartinger – tenor
Konstantin Wolff – bass
Kölner Kammerchor
Collegium Cartusianum
Peter Neumann

CD 05 Israel In Egypt
01. PART 1 (The Lamentation of the Israelites for the Death of Joseph) – Symphony
02. Chorus – The sons of Israel do mourn
03. Quartetto (S I, A II, T, B I) – When the ear heard him
04. Chorus – How is the mighty fall’n
05. Soli (S I, A II, T, B I) and Chorus – The righteous shall be had
06. Chorus – Their bodies are buried in peace
07. Chorus – The people will tell of their wisdom
08. Quartetto (S II, A II, T, B II) – They shall receive
09. Chorus – The merciful goodness of the Lord
10. PART 2 (Exodus) – Recitative (Tenor) – Now there arose a new king
11. Solo (Alto I) and Chorus – And the children of Israel sigh’d
12. Recitative (Tenore) – Then sent he Moses
13. Chorus – They loathed to drink of the river
14. Air (Alto I) – Their land brought forth frogs
15. Chorus – He spake the word
16. Chorus – He gave them hailstones for rain
17. Chorus – He sent a thick darkness
18. Chorus – He smote all the firstborn of Egypt
19. Chorus – But as for his people
20. Chorus – Egypt was glad when they departed
21. Chorus – He rebuked the Red Sea
22. Chorus – And Israel saw that great work

CD 06 Israel In Egypt
01. PART 3 (Moses’ Song) – Chorus – Moses and the children of Israel
02. Duet (Soprano I e II) – The Lord is my strength
03. Chorus – He is my God
04. Duet (Basso I e II) – The Lord is a man of war
05. Chorus – The depths have cover’d them
06. Chorus – Thy right hand, O Lord
07. Chorus – And with the blast of thy nostrils
08. Air (Tenore) – The enemy said, I will pursue
09. Air (Soprano I) – Thou didst blow with the wind
10. Chorus – Who is like unto thee, O Lord
11. Duet (Alto I e Tenore) – Thou in thy mercy hast led forth thy people
12. Chorus – The people shall hear
13. Air (Alto I) – Thou shalt bring them in
14. Chorus – The Lord shall reign for ever and ever
15. Recitative (Tenore) – For the horse of Pharaoh
16. Chorus – The Lord shall reign for ever and ever
17. Recitative (Tenore) – And Miriam the prophetess
18. Solo (Soprano II) and Chorus – Sing ye to the Lord

Antonia Bourvé (soprano I)
Cornelia Winter (soprano II)
Terry Wey (alto I)
Michael Hofmeister (alto II)
Jan Kobow (tenore)
Konstantin Wolff (basso I)
Markus Flaig (basso II)
Vokalensemble Rastatt
Les Favorites
Holger Speck

CD 07 L’allegro, Il Penseroso Ed Il Moderato
01. Concerto Grosso in G major, Op.6/1, HWV 319: A tempo giusto – Allegro
02. PARTE PRIMA – L’Allegro. No. 1. Accompagnato (Tenore) -Hence! loathed Melancholy
03. Il Penseroso. No. 2. Accompagnato (Soprano) – Hence! vain deluding Joys
04. L’Allegro. No. 3. Aria (Soprano) – Come, thou goddess fair and free
05. Il Penseroso. No. 4. Aria (Soprano) – Come rather, goddess, sage and holy
06. L’Allegro. No. 5. Aria (Tenore) – Haste thee, nymph
07. No. 6. Chorus – Haste thee, nymph
08. No. 7. Aria (Tenore) – Come, and trip it as you go
09. No. 8. Chorus – Come, and trip it
10. Il Penseroso. No. 9. Accompagnato (Soprano) – Come, pensive nun
11. No. 10. Aria (Soprano) – Come, but keep thy wonted state
12. No. 11. Accompagnato & Aria (Soprano) – There held in holy passion still
13. No. 12. Chorus – And join with thee
14. L’Allegro. No. 13. Recitativo (Tenore) – Hence! loathed Melancholy
15. No. 14. Recitativo (Soprano) – And if I give thee honour due
16. No. 15. Aria (Soprano) – Mirth, admit me of thy crew
17. Il Penseroso. No. 16. Accompagnato (Soprano) – First, and chief, on golden wing
18. No. 17. Aria (Soprano) – Sweet bird, that shun’st the noise of folly
19. L’Allegro. No. 18. Recitativo (Basso) – If I give thee honour due
20. No. 19. Aria (Basso) – Mirth, admit me of thy crew
21. Il Penseroso. No. 20. Aria (Soprano) – Oft on a plat of rising ground
22. No. 21. Aria (Soprano) – Far from all resort of mirth
23. L’Allegro. No. 22. Recitativo (Tenore) – If I give thee honour due
24. No. 23. Siciliana (Tenore) – Let me wander, not unseen
25. No. 24. Aria (Soprano) – Straight mine eye hath caught new pleasures
26. No. 25. Accompagnato (Basso) – Mountains, on whose barren brest
27. Aria (Soprano) – Or let the merry bells ring round
28. No. 27. Chorus – And young and old come forth to play

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CD 08 L’allegro, Il Penseroso Ed Il Moderato
01. PARTE SECONDA – Il Penseroso. No. 28. Acc. (Soprano) – Hence, vain deluding Joys
02. No. 29. Air (Soprano) – Sometimes let gorgeous Tragedy
03. No. 30. Air (Soprano) – But oh, sad virgin
04. No. 31. Recitativo (Soprano) – Thus, Night, oft see me
05. L’Allegro. No. 32. Solo (Basso) & Chorus – Populous cities please me then
06. No. 33. Aria (Tenore) – There let Hymen oft appear
07. Il Penseroso. No. 34. Accompagnato (Soprano) – Me, when the Sun begins to fling
08. No. 35. Aria (Soprano) – Hide me from Day’s garnish eye
09. L’Allegro. No. 36. Aria (Tenore) – I’ll to the well-trod stage anon
10. No. 37. Aria (Soprano) – And ever against eating cares
11. No. 38. Aria (Soprano) – Orpheus self may have his head
12. No. 39. Aria (Tenore) – These delights if thou canst give
13. No. 40. Chorus – These delights if thou canst give
14. Il Penseroso. No. 41. Recitativo (Soprano) – But ley my due feet never fail
15. No. 42. Chorus & Soprano solo – There let the pealing organ blow
16. No. 44. Solo (Soprano) & Chorus – These pleasures, Melancholy, give
17. PARTE TERZA – Il Moderato. No. 45. Acc. (Basso) – Hence! Boast not, ye profane
18. No. 46. Aria (Basso) – Come, with native lustre shine
19. No. 47. Accompagnato (Basso) – Sweet Temp’rance
20. No. 48. Chorus – All this company serene
21. No. 49. Aria (Soprano) – Come, with gentle hand restrain
22. No. 50. Recitativo (Tenore) – No more short life they then will spend in stra…
23. No. 51. Aria (Tenore) – Each action will derive new grace
24. No. 52. Duetto (Soprano, Tenore) – As steals the morn upon the night
25. No. 53. Chorus – Thy pleasures, Moderation, give

Maria Keohane, Soprano
Julia Doyle, Soprano
Benjamin Hulett, Tenore
Andreas Wolf, Basso
Kolner Kammerchoir
Collegium Cartusianum
Peter Neumann

CD 09 Messiah
01. PART THE FIRST. No. 1. Sinfony
02. No. 2. Accompagnato (Tenore) – Comfort ye my people
03. No. 3. Air (Tenore) – Ev’ry valley shall be exalted
04. No. 4. Chorus – And the glory of the Lord
05. No. 5. Accompagnato (Basso) – Thus saith the Lord
06. No. 6. Air (Alto) – But who may abide
07. No. 7. Chorus – And He shall purify
08. No. 8. Rec. & Air (Alto) and Chorus – Behold, a virgin … O thou that tellest
09. No. 9. Accompagnato (Basso) – For behold, darkness shall cover the earth
10. No. 10. Air (Basso) – The people that walked in darkness
11. No. 11. Chorus – For unto us a child is born
12. No. 12. Pifa. Recitative (Soprano) – There were shepherds
13. No. 13a. Accompagnato (Soprano) – And lo, the angel of the Lord
14. Rec. (Soprano) – And the angel said… No. 14. Acc. (Soprano) – And suddenly…
15. No. 15. Chorus – Glory to God in the highest
16. No. 16b. Air (Soprano) – Rejoice greatly
17. Rec. (Alto) -Then shall the eyes… No. 17c. Air (Soprano & Alto) -He shall feed
18. No. 18. Chorus – His yoke is easy
19. PART THE SECOND – No. 19. Chorus – Behold the Lamb of God
20. No. 20. Air (Alto) – He was despised

CD 10 Messiah
01. No. 21. Chorus – Surely He hath borne our griefs
02. No. 22. Chorus – And with His stripes we are healed
03. No. 23. Chorus – All we, like sheep
04. No. 24. Accompagnato (Tenore) – All they that see Him
05. No. 25. Chorus – He trusted in God that He would deliver Him
06. No. 26. Accompagnato (Tenore) – Thy rebuke hath broken His heart
07. No. 27. Arioso (Tenore) – Behold, and see, if there be any sorrow
08. No. 28. Accompagnato (Tenore) – He was cut off out of the land of the living
09. No. 29. Air (Tenore) – But Thou didst not leave His soul in hell
10. No. 30. Chorus – Lift up your heads
11. Rec. (Tenore) – Unto which of the angels – No. 31. Chorus -Let all the angels…
12. No. 32b. Air (Alto) – Thou art gone up on high
13. No. 33. Chorus – The Lord gave the word
14. No. 34c. Air (Soprano) – How beautiful are the feet of them
15. No. 35b. Chorus – Their sound is gone out
16. No. 36b. Air (Basso) – Why do the nations
17. No. 37. Chorus – Let us break their bonds asunder
18. Rec. (Tenore) -He that dwelleth… No. 38a. Air (Tenore) -Thou shalt break them
19. No. 39. Chorus – Halleluja
20. PART THE THIRD – No. 40. Air (Soprano) – I know that my Redeemer liveth
21. No. 41. Chorus – Since by man came death
22. No. 42. Accompagnato (Basso) – Behold, I tell you a mystery
23. No. 43. Air (Basso) – The trumpet shall sound
24. Rec. (Alto) – Then shall be… No. 44a. Duet (Alto & Tenore) – O death, where…
25. No. 45. Chorus – But thanks be to God
26. No. 46a. Air (Soprano) – If God be for us
27. No. 47. Chorus – Worthy is the Lamb that was slain – No. 48. Chorus – Amen

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Carolyn Sampson (soprano)
Daniel Taylor (alto)
Benjamin Hulett (tenore)
Peter Harvey (basso)
Kammerchor Stuttgart
Barockorchester Stuttgart
Frieder Bernius

CD 11 Solomon
01. ACT I. Ouverture
02. Scene 1. Chorus of Priests – Your harps and cymbals
03. Air (Levite) – Praise ye the Lord
04. Chorus of Priests – With pious heart
05. Air (Solomon) – Almighty pow’r
06. Recitative (Zadok) – Imperial Solomon
07. Air (Zadok) – Sacred raptures cheer my breast
08. Chorus of Israelites – Throughout thy land
09. Recitative (Solomon) – Bless’d be the Lord
10. Air (Solomon) – What though I trace
11. Scene 2. Recitative (Solomon) – And see my queen
12. Air (Queen) – Bless’d the day
13. Recitative (Solomon, Queen) – Thou fair inhabitant
14. Duet (Queen, Solomon) – Welcome as the dawn of day
15. Recitative (Zadok) – Vain are the transient beauties
16. Air (Zadok) – Indulge thy faith
17. Recitative (Solomon) – My blooming fair
18. Air (Solomon) – Haste, haste to the cedar grove
19. Recitative (Queen) – When thou art absent
20. Air (Queen) – With thee th’unshelter’d moor
21. Recitative (Zadok) – Search round the world
22. Chorus – May no rash intruder

CD 12 Solomon
01. ACT II – Scene 1. Chorus of Israelites – From the censer curling rise
02. Recitative (Solomon – Prais’d be the Lord
03. Air (Solomon) – When the sun o’er yonder hills
04. Recitative (Levite) – Great prince
05. Air (Levite) – Thrice bless’d
06. Scene 2-3. Recitative (Attendant, Solomon, First Harlot) – My sovereign liege
07. Trio (First Harlot, Second Harlot, Solomon) – Words are weak
08. Recitative (Solomon, Second Harlot) – What says the other
09. Air (Second Harlot0 – Thy sentence, great king
10. Recitative (First Harlot) – Withhold, withhold the executing hand
11. Air (First Harlot) – Can I see my infant
12. Recitative (Solomon) – Israel, attend
13. Duet (First Harlot & Solomon) – Thrice bless’d be the king
14. Chorus of Israelites – From the east unto the west
15. Recitative (Zadok) – From morn to eve
16. Air (Zadok) – See the tall palm
17. Recitative (First Harlot) – No more shall
18. Air (First Harlot) – Beneath the vine
19. Chorus of Priests – Swell, swell

CD 13 Solomon
01. ACT III – Symphony – Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
02. Recitative (Queen of Sheba, Solomon) – From Arabia’s spicy shores
03. Air (Queen of Sheba) – Ev’ry sight these eyes behold
04. Recitative (Solomon) – Sweep, sweep the string
05. Solo and Chorus (Solomon & Israelites) – Music, spread thy voice around
06. Solo and Chorus (Solomon & Israelites) – Now a diff’rent measure try
07. Recitative (Solomon) – Then at once from rage remove
08. Chorus of Israelites – Draw the tear from hopeless love
09. Recitative (Solomon) – Next the tortur’d soul release
10. Solo and Chorus (Solomon & Israelites) – Thus rolling surges rise
11. Recitative (Queen of Sheba) – Thy harmony’s divine
12. Air (Levite) – Pious king, and virtuous queen
13. Recitative (Zadok) – Thrice happy king
14. Air (Zadok) – Golden columns, fair and bright
15. Double Chorus – Praise the Lord
16. Recitative (Solomon) – Gold now is common
17. Air (Solomon) – How green our fertile pastures look
18. Recitative (Queen of Sheba) – May peace in Salem ever dwell
19. Air (Queen of Sheba) – Will the sun forget to streak
20. Recitative (Solomon) – Adieu, fair queen
21. Duet (Queen of Sheba & Solomon) – Ev’ry joy that wisdom knows
22. Chorus of Israelites – The name of the wicked
23. Applause

Tim Mead (Solomon -alto-)
Dominique Labelle (Queen/First Harlot -soprano-)
Claron McFadden (Queen of Sheba/Second Harlot -soprano-)
Michael Slattery (High Priest Zadok -tenor-)
William Kendall (Attendant -tenor-)
Roderick Williams (Levite -bass-)
Winchester Cathedral Choir
FestspielOrchester Göttingen
Nicholas McGegan

“The finest Composition of Musick that ever was heard” – this was only one of the enthusiastic press reviews written after the world premiere of Handel’s Messiah. Handel’s oratorios were, overall,already very popular during his lifetime and were frequently performed. Since 2009, Carus has been issuing a CD series with Handel’s oratorios as well as select vocal works, operas and instrumental compositions. Now a box containing 13 CDs and comprising several large-scale oratorios has been compiled: it includes, in addition to Messiah, Alexander’s Feast, Israel in Egypt,Brockes-Passion, Solomon as well as the relatively unknown gem L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato. The artists on this CD collection include the Kölner Kammerchor under Peter Neumann,Kammerchor Stuttgart under Frieder Bernius, Vocalensemble Rastatt under Holger Speck and Winchester Cathedral Choir under Nicolas McGegan.

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