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Handel: Esther

Handel / Bowman
Release Date: 10/11/2011 
Label:  Somm   Catalog #: 238   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Andrew KennedySusan BickleyRosemary JoshuaChristopher Watson,   ... 
Conductor:  Laurence Cummings
Number of Discs: 2 
Length: 2 Hours 17 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Esther, HWV 50b by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Andrew Kennedy (), Susan Bickley (), Rosemary Joshua (),
Christopher Watson (), Cecilia Osmond (), Christopher Purves (),
James Bowman (), Rebecca Outram (), Angus Smith ()
Conductor:  Laurence Cummings
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1732; London, England 
Venue:  Live  St. George's Church, Hanover Square, Lon 
Length: 119 Minutes 32 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Esther, HWV 50b: Overture
Esther, HWV 50b: Act I Scene 1: Breathe soft ye gales (Israelite Woman)
Esther, HWV 50b: Act I Scene 1: Watchful angels (Israelite Woman)
Esther, HWV 50b: Act I Scene 1: O King of kings, celestial Lord! (Esther)
Esther, HWV 50b: Act I Scene 1: Alleluia (Esther)
Esther, HWV 50b: Act I Scene 1: With transport, lovely queen (Mordecai)
Esther, HWV 50b: Act I Scene 1: So much beauty sweetly blooming (Mordecai)
Esther, HWV 50b: Act I Scene 1: Again shall Salem, to the skies (Mordecai)
Esther, HWV 50b: Act I Scene 1: My heart is inditing (Chorus)
Esther, HWV 50b: Act I Scene 1: King's daughter (Chorus)
Esther, HWV 50b: Act I Scene 1: Upon the right hand (Chorus)
Esther, HWV 50b: Act I Scene 1: Kings shall be thy nursing fathers (Chorus)
Esther, HWV 50b: Act I Scene 2: Let me with freedom thy petition know (Ahasuerus)
Esther, HWV 50b: Act I Scene 2: Endless fame (Ahasuerus)
Esther, HWV 50b: Act I Scene 3: 'Tis greater far to spare (Harbonah)
Esther, HWV 50b: Act I Scene 3: Pluck root and branch (Harman)
Esther, HWV 50b: Act I Scene 3: Our souls with ardour glow (Officer)
Esther, HWV 50b: Act I Scene 3: Shall we the God of Israel fear (Chorus)
Esther, HWV 50b: Act I Scene 4: Jerusalem no more shall mourn (First Israelite)
Esther, HWV 50b: Act I Scene 4: Tune your harps to cheerful strains (Israelite Woman)
Esther, HWV 50b: Act I Scene 4: Shall we of servitude complain (Second Israelite)
Esther, HWV 50b: Act I Scene 4: Praise the Lord with cheerful noise (Israelite Woman)
Esther, HWV 50b: Act I Scene 5: How have our sins provok'd the Lord! (Mordecai)
Esther, HWV 50b: Act I Scene 5: Ye sons of Israel, mourn (Chorus)
Esther, HWV 50b: Act I Scene 5: O Jordan, Jordan, sacred tide! (Mordecai)
Esther, HWV 50b: Act I Scene 5: Ye sons of Israel, mourn (Chorus)
Esther, HWV 50b: Act II Scene 1: Tyrants may awhile presume (Chorus)
Esther, HWV 50b: Act II Scene 2: Why sits that sorrow on thy brow? (Esther)
Esther, HWV 50b: Act II Scene 2: Dread not, righteous Queen (Modecai)
Esther, HWV 50b: Act II Scene 2: O heaven, protect her (Israelite Woman)
Esther, HWV 50b: Act II Scene 2: Duet: Blessings descend on downy wings (Israelite Woman, Mordecai)
Esther, HWV 50b: Act II Scene 2: I go, the pow'r of grief to prove (Esther)
Esther, HWV 50b: Act II Scene 2: Tears assist me, pity moving (Esther)
Esther, HWV 50b: Act II Scene 2: Save us, O Lord! (Chorus)
Esther, HWV 50b: Act II Scene 3: Who dares intrude into our presence (Ahasuerus)
Esther, HWV 50b: Act II Scene 3: Duet: Who calls my parting soul from death? (Esther, Ahasuerus)
Esther, HWV 50b: Act II Scene 3: O beauteous queen, unclose those eyes (Ahasuerus)
Esther, HWV 50b: Act II Scene 3: I find favour in thy sight (Esther)
Esther, HWV 50b: Act II Scene 3: How can I stay when love invites? (Esther)
Esther, HWV 50b: Act II Scene 4: With inward joy his visage glows (First Israelite)
Esther, HWV 50b: Act II Scene 4: Heav'n has lent her ev'ry charm (Israelite Woman)
Esther, HWV 50b: Act II Scene 4: The king will listen to the royal fair (First Israelite)
Esther, HWV 50b: Act II Scene 4: Blessed are they that fear the Lord (Chorus)
Esther, HWV 50b: Act III Scene 1: Jehovah crown'd with glory bright (Mordecai)
Esther, HWV 50b: Act III Scene 1: He comes! He comes to end our woes (Chorus)
Esther, HWV 50b: Act III Scene 2: Now O my queen, thy suit declare (Ahasuerus)
Esther, HWV 50b: Act III Scene 2: Turn not, O queen, thy face away (Haman)
Esther, HWV 50b: Act III Scene 2: Flatt'ring tongue, no more I hear thee (Esther)
Esther, HWV 50b: Act III Scene 2: Guards, seize the traitor (Ahasuerus)
Esther, HWV 50b: Act III Scene 2: Through the nation he shall be (Ahasuerus)
Esther, HWV 50b: Act III Scene 2: All applauding crowds, around (Chorus)
Esther, HWV 50b: Act III Scene 2: How art thou fall'n from thy height! (Haman)
Esther, HWV 50b: Act III Scene 2: Duet: I'll proclaim the wond'rous story (Esther, Israelite Woman)
Esther, HWV 50b: Act III Scene 3: The Lord our enemy has slain, Allelujah! (Chorus)

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