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HANDEL: Esther, HWV 50a (1718 version)

HANDEL: Esther, HWV 50a (1718 version)

Composer(s)Handel, George Frideric
Period(s) Baroque (1600-1750)
Genre Classical Music
Category Choral - SacredConcertos
Catalogue COR16019
Label Coro
Quality   320kbps
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HANDEL: Esther, HWV 50a (1718 version) 1:46:07   
  Esther, HWV 50a (1718 version): Overture and Scenes 1 to 3          
      Overture 7:00       
      Scene I: Recitative: 'Tis greater far to spare (Habdonah, Haman) 0:38       
      Scene I: Aria: Pluck root and branch from out the land (Haman) 1:56       
      Scene I: Recitative: Our souls with ardour glow (Persian Officer) 0:08       
      Scene I: Shall we the God of Israel fear? (Chorus) 1:38       
      Scene II: Recitative: Now persecution shall lay by her iron rod (First Israelite) 0:17       
      Scene II: Aria: Tune your harps to cheerful strains (First Israelite) 3:53       
      Scene II: Shall we of servitude complain (Chorus) 1:20       
      Scene II: Aria: Praise the Lord with cheerful noise (Israelite Woman) 5:35       
      Scene II: Recitative: O God, who from the suckling's mouth (Israelite Woman) 0:20       
      Scene II: Aria: Sing songs of praise, bow down the knee (Second Israelite) 3:33       
      Scene II: Shall we of servitude complain (Chorus) 1:17       
      Scene III: Recitative: How have our sins provoked the Lord! (Priest of the Israelites) 1:00       
      Scene III: Ye sons of Israel mourn (Chorus) 2:01       
      Scene III: Aria: O Jordan, Jordan, sacred tide (Priest of the Israelites) 6:48       
      Scene III: Ye sons of Israel mourn (Chorus) 2:07       
  Oboe Sonata (Concerto) in G minor, HWV 404          
      I. Andante 2:20       
      II. Allegro 1:48       
      III. Adagio 1:08       
      IV. Allegro 2:28       
  Esther, HWV 50a (1718 version): Scenes 4 to 6          
      Scene IV: Recitative: Why sits that sorrow on thy brow? (Esther, Mordecai) 0:58       
      Scene IV: Aria: Dread not, righteous Queen, the danger (Mordecai) 4:10       
      Scene IV: Recitative: I go before the King to stand (Esther) 0:15       
      Scene IV: Aria: Tears assist me, pity moving (Esther) 2:59       
      Scene IV: Save us, O Lord (Chorus) 0:58       
      Scene V: Recitative: Who dares intrude into our presence (Ahasuerus, Esther) 2:30       
      Scene V: Duet: Who calls my parting soul from death? (Esther, Ahasuerus) 2:30       
      Scene V: Aria: O beauteous Queen, unclose those eyes! (Ahasuerus) 6:43       
      Scene V: Recitative: If I find favour in thy sight (Esther) 0:20       
      Scene V: Aria: How can I stay when love invites? (Ahasuerus) 3:21       
      Scene V: Recitative: With inward joy his visage glows (Third Israelite, Fourth Israelite) 0:18       
      Scene V: Virtue, truth and innocence (Chorus) 2:39       
      Scene V: Arioso: Jehovah, crown'd with glory bright (Priest of the Israelites) 1:33       
      Scene V: He comes, he comes to end our woes (Chorus) 4:00       
      Scene VI: Recitative: Now, O Queen, thy suit declare (Ahasuerus, Esther) 1:27       
      Scene VI: Arioso: Turn not, O Queen, thy face away (Haman) 2:31       
      Scene VI: Aria: Flatt'ring tongue, no more I hear thee! (Esther) 5:00       
      Scene VI: Recitative: Guards, seize the traitor, bear him hence! (Ahasuerus) 0:35       
      Scene VI: Aria: How art thou fall'n from thy height! (Haman) 5:05       
      Scene VI: The Lord our enemy has slain (Chorus) 11:00       
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