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Collectors Edition - Handel: Oratorios / Hogwood, Et Al


Release Date: 10/11/2005 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 000529602   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Emma KirkbyJudith NelsonDavid ThomasPaul Elliott,   ... 
Conductor:  Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient MusicChrist Church Cathedral ChoirOxford New College Choir,   ... 
Number of Discs: 8 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 7 Hours 45 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1. Messiah, HWV 56 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Emma Kirkby (Soprano), Judith Nelson (Soprano), David Thomas (Bass),
Paul Elliott (Tenor), Carolyn Watkinson (Alto)
Conductor:  Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music,  Christ Church Cathedral Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1741; London, England 
Date of Recording: 1979 
Venue:  St. Jude's Church, Hampstead, London, UK 
Length: 136 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Version: 1754 
2. Athalia, HWV 52 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Emma Kirkby (Soprano), Anthony Rolfe Johnson (Tenor), James Bowman (Countertenor),
Aled Jones (Boy Soprano), David Thomas (Bass), Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano)
Conductor:  Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music,  Oxford New College Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1733; London, England 
Venue:  St. Jude's Church, Hampstead, London, UK 
Length: 121 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: St. Jude's Church, Hampstead, London, UK (05/1985 - 06/1985) 
3. Esther, HWV 50b by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Patrizia Kwella (Soprano), Drew Minter (Countertenor), Andrew King (Tenor),
David Thomas (Bass), Paul Elliott (Countertenor), Emma Kirkby (Soprano),
Ian Partridge (Tenor), Anthony Rolfe Johnson (Tenor)
Conductor:  Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music,  Westminster Cathedral Boys Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1732; London, England 
Date of Recording: 10/1984 
Venue:  St. Jude's Church, Hampstead, London, UK 
Length: 96 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: English 
4. La resurrezione, HWV 47 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  David Thomas (Bass), Patrizia Kwella (Soprano), Carolyn Watkinson (Alto),
Ian Partridge (Tenor), Emma Kirkby (Soprano)
Conductor:  Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1708; Italy 
Date of Recording: 03/1981 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 109 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Language: Italian 

Sound Samples

Messiah / Part 1: Symphony
Messiah - Part 1: Comfort ye, My people - Ev'ry Valley shall be exalted
Messiah / Part 1: And the glory of the Lord
Messiah / Part 1: Thus saith the Lord - But who may abide...
Messiah / Part 1: And He shall purify the sons of Levi
Messiah - Part 1: Behold, a Virgin shall conceive - O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion
Messiah - Part 1: For behold, darkness shall cover the earth - The people that walked in darkness
Messiah / Part 1: For unto us a Child is born
Messiah / Part 1: Pifa (Pastoral Symphony)
Messiah - Part 1: There were shepherds - Glory to God
Messiah / Part 1: Rejoice greatly, o daughter of Zion
Messiah / Part 1: Then shall the eyes of the blind - He shall feed his flock
Messiah - Part 1: His yoke is easy
Messiah / Part 2: Behold the Lamb of God
Messiah / Part 2: He was despised
Messiah / Part 2: Surely he hath borne our griefs - And with his stripes
Messiah / Part 2: All we like sheep have gone astray
Messiah / Part 2: All they that see him - He trusted in God
Messiah / Part 2: Thy rebuke hath broken his heart - He was cut off
Messiah / Part 2: But thou didst not leave his soul in hell
Messiah / Part 2: Lift up your heads
Messiah / Part 2: Unto which of the angels - Let all the Angels
Messiah / Part 2: Thou art gone up on high
Messiah / Part 2: The Lord gave the word
Messiah / Part 2: How beautiful are the feet
Messiah / Part 2: Their sound is gone out
Messiah / Part 2: Why do the nations so furiously rage together? - Let us break their bonds asunder
Messiah / Part 2: He that dwelleth in heaven - Thou shalt break them
Messiah / Part 2: Hallelujah
Messiah / Part 3: I know that my Redeemer liveth
Messiah / Part 3: Since by man came death
Messiah / Part 3: Behold, I tell you a mystery -The Trumpet shall sound
Messiah / Part 3: Then shall be brought to pass - O Death, where is thy sting?
Messiah / Part 3: But thanks be to God
Messiah / Part 3: If God be for us
Messiah / Part 3: Worthy is the Lamb - Blessing and honour
Messiah / Part 3: Amen

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