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Handel: Choruses / Harry Christophers, The Sixteen

Handel / Christophers
Release Date: 10/02/2020 
Label:  Coro   Catalog #: 16180  
Composer:  George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Mark PadmoreMichael ChanceLynda RussellRobert Evans,   ... 
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Is there another composer who can match Handel’s genius for writing choruses? He is quite simply the master of chorus and on this compilation of tracks, taken from The Sixteen’s award-winning Handel back-catalogue, there is much rejoicing. Revel in the some of Handel’s finest writing from the universally loved Hallelujah chorus to the exuberance of I will sing unto the Lord from Israel in Egypt and the longest of his choruses – the magnificent The Lord our enemy has slain from the first version of Esther. Sit back, turn up the volume and marvel at his brilliance! Whether performing a simple medieval hymn or expressing the complex musical and emotional language of a contemporary choral composition, The Sixteen does so with qualities common Read more to all great ensembles. Tonal warmth, rhythmic precision and immaculate intonation are clearly essential to the mix. But it is the courage and intensity with which The Sixteen makes music that speak above all to so many people. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Samson, HWV 57: Awake the trumpet's lofty sound by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1743; London, England 
2.
Alexander's Feast, HWV 75: Your voices tune, and raise them high by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1736; London, England 
3.
Saul, HWV 53: Welcome, welcome mighty king by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738-1739; London, England 
4.
Acis and Galatea, HWV 49: Wretched lovers! by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
5.
Esther, HWV 50a: Ye sons of Israel mourn by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
6.
Messiah, HWV 56: Worthy is the Lamb that was slain by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
7.
Israel in Egypt, HWV 54: He gave them hailstones by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1739; London, England 
8.
Samson, HWV 57: With thunder arm'd, great God, arise! by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
9.
Jephtha, HWV 70: O God, behold our sore distress by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1752 
10.
Israel in Egypt, HWV 54: He smote all the firstborn of Egypt by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1739; London, England 
11.
Saul, HWV 53: How excellent Thy name, O Lord by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
12.
Messiah, HWV 56: And He shall purify the sons of Levi by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
13.
Samson, HWV 57: Hear, Jacob's God, Jehovah, hear! by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
14.
Jephtha, HWV 70: Ye house of Gilead by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1752; London, England 
15.
Messiah, HWV 56: Hallelujah! by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
16.
Esther, HWV 50a: The Lord our enemy has slain (1718 version) by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Mark Padmore (Tenor), Michael Chance (Countertenor), Lynda Russell (Soprano),
Robert Evans (Bass), Simon Birchall (Bass)
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
17.
Israel in Egypt, HWV 54: I will sing unto the Lord by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
18.
Samson, HWV 57: Then round about the starry throne by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
19.
Alexander's Feast, HWV 75: The many rend the skies by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1736; London, England 
20.
Saul, HWV 53: Gird on thy sword by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738-1739; London, England 
21.
Messiah, HWV 56: And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
22.
Samson, HWV 57: Let the bright Seraphim by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1743; London, England 
23.
Israel in Egypt, HWV 54: He Is My God by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
24.
Messiah, HWV 56: Amen by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Harry Christophers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Sixteen
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 

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