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100 Best Choruses

Best Choruses 100 / Various
Release Date: 11/01/2011 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 828262   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  George Frideric HandelAntonio VivaldiJohann Sebastian BachHenry Purcell,   ... 
Conductor:  Sir Charles MackerrasSir Neville MarrinerWolfgang GönnenweinDavid Munrow,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber OrchestraAmbrosian SingersAcademy of St. Martin in the Fields,   ... 
Number of Discs: 6 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 6 Hours 34 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Messiah, HWV 56: Hallelujah! by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra,  Ambrosian Singers
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
2.
Gloria in D major, RV 589: Gloria in excelsis Deo by Antonio Vivaldi
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields,  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chorus
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
3.
Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140: no 4, Zion hört die Wächter singen, das Herz tut in ihr by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Wolfgang Gönnenwein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  South German Madrigal Choir Stuttgart,  Consortium Musicum
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1731; Leipzig, Germany 
4.
Come, ye sons of art, away, Z 323: Come Ye Sons of Art by Henry Purcell
Conductor:  David Munrow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Early Music Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1694; England 
5.
Orfeo ed Euridice: Trionfi Amore by Christoph W. Gluck
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Monteverdi Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: 1762/1774; Vienna, Austria 
6.
The Creation, H 21 no 2: The heavens are telling by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Sir David Willcocks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: 1796-1798; Vienna, Austria 
7.
The Creation, H 21 no 2: Awake the harp by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1798 
8.
Elijah, Op. 70: And then shall your light break forth by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra,  New Philharmonia Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Germany 
9.
Die Zauberflöte, K 620: O Isis und Osiris (Chorus) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
10.
Die Entführung aus dem Serail, K 384: Bassa Selim lebe lange by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Josef Krips
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus Konzertvereinigung
Period: Classical 
Written: 1782; Vienna, Austria 
11.
Così fan tutte, K 588: Bella vita militar! by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus Konzertvereinigung
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; Vienna, Austria 
12.
Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Die Strahlen der Sonne by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Wolfgang Sawallisch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian State Opera Chorus
Written: 1791 
13.
Idomeneo, K 366: Nettuno s'onori, quel nome risuoni" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Edinburgh Festival Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Munich, Germany 
14.
Idomeneo, K 366: Scenda Amor, scenda Imeneo by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Edinburgh Festival Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Munich, Germany 
15.
Fidelio, Op. 72: Wer ein holdes Weib errungen by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra,  Berlin Deutsche Oper Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: Vienna, Austria 
16.
Fidelio, Op. 72: Heil sei dem Tag by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra,  Berlin Deutsche Oper Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1805/1814; Vienna, Austria 
17.
Fidelio, Op. 72: O, welche Lust! by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra,  Berlin Deutsche Oper Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1805/1814; Vienna, Austria 
18.
Der Freischütz, J 277: Was gleicht wohl "Hunters' Chorus" by Carl Maria von Weber
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817-1821; Dresden, Germany 
19.
Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor: O süsser Mond by Otto Nicolai
Conductor:  Robert Heger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian State Opera Orchestra,  Bavarian State Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Berlin, Germany 
20.
Tannhäuser: Freudig begrüssen "Entrance of the Guests" by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Robert Heger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian State Opera Orchestra,  Bavarian State Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845/1861; Germany 
21.
Tannhäuser: Beglückt darf nun dich "Pilgrims' Chorus" by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Robert Heger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian State Opera Orchestra,  Bavarian State Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845/1861; Germany 
22.
Lohengrin: Treulich geführt "Bridal Chorus" by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Robert Heger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian State Opera Orchestra,  Bavarian State Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
23.
Der fliegende Holländer: Summ und brumm, du gutes Rädchen by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Robert Heger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian State Opera Orchestra,  Bavarian State Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841/1852; Germany 
24.
Der fliegende Holländer: Steuermann! Lass die Wacht by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Robert Heger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian State Opera Orchestra,  Bavarian State Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841/1852; Germany 
25.
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Wach' auf, es nahet gen den Tag by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Robert Heger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian State Opera Orchestra,  Bavarian State Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862-1867; Germany 
26.
Götterdämmerung: Gross Glück und Heil by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869-1874; Germany 
27.
Der Wildschütz: Seht dort den muntern Jäger by Albert Lortzing
Conductor:  Robert Heger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian State Opera Orchestra,  Bavarian State Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842 
28.
Eugene Onegin, Op. 24: Waltz by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Antonio Pappano
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877-1878; Russia 
29.
Boris Godunov: Prologue - I am oppressed "Coronation scene" by Modest Mussorgsky
Conductor:  André Cluytens
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sofia National Opera Chorus,  Society of the Conservatory Concerts Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
30.
Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dances by Alexander Borodin
Conductor:  Jerzy Semkow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sofia National Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
31.
Faust: Gloire immortelle [Soldiers' Chorus] by Charles Gounod
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra,  Toulouse Capitole Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 
32.
Faust: Ainsi que la brise légère [Act 2 Waltz] by Charles Gounod
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra,  Toulouse Capitole Chorus
33.
Faust: Christ est ressuscite! "Apothéosis" by Charles Gounod
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra,  Toulouse Capitole Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 
34.
Faust: Vin ou bièrre "Kermesse Scene" by Charles Gounod
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra,  Toulouse Capitole Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 
35.
Roméo et Juliette: L'heure s'envole by Charles Gounod
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra,  Toulouse Capitole Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1865-1871 
36.
Mireille: La Farandole joyeuse et folle by Charles Gounod
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra,  Toulouse Capitole Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863-1864; France 
37.
Mireille: Ô vous qui du haut des cieux by Charles Gounod
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra,  Toulouse Capitole Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863-1864; France 
38.
Les contes d'Hoffmann: Drig! Drig! Drig! Maitre Luther! by Jacques Offenbach
Conductor:  Sylvain Cambreling
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brussels Théâtre de la Monnaie Orchestra,  Brussels Théâtre de la Monnaie Chorus
Period: Romantic 
39.
Carmen: Les voici! Les voici! by Georges Bizet
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra,  Toulouse Capitole Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
40.
Carmen: Dans l'air nous suivons "Cigarette Girls' Chorus" by Georges Bizet
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra,  Toulouse Capitole Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
41.
Carmen: Avec la garde montante "Children's Chorus" by Georges Bizet
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra,  Toulouse Capitole Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
42.
Les pêcheurs de perles: Dès que le soleil by Georges Bizet
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra,  Toulouse Capitole Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863; France 
43.
Les Pêcheurs de Perles: Brahma, divin Brahma by Georges Bizet
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra,  Toulouse Capitole Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863; France 
44.
Les pêcheurs de perles: Sois la bienvenue by Georges Bizet
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra,  Toulouse Capitole Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863; France 
45.
Hérodiade: Romains! Romains! Nous somme tous Romains! by Jules Massenet
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra,  Toulouse Capitole Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
46.
Padmâvatî, Op. 18: Dans la nuit flamboyante by Albert Roussel
Conductor:  Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra,  Orféon Donostiarra
Period: Romantic 
47.
Don Pasquale: Che interminabile andiri "Servants' Chorus" by Gaetano Donizetti
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ambrosian Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Italy 
48.
Lucia di Lammermoor: Per te d'immenso giubilo (Bridal Chorus) by Gaetano Donizetti
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Italy 
49.
Mosè in Egitto: Dal tuo stellato soglio "Prayer" by Gioachino Rossini
Conductor:  Lamberto Gardelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Italy 

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