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Handel: Dixit Dominus, Ode For The Birthday Of Queen Anne / Apollo’s Fire


Release Date: 10/09/2012 
Label:  Avie   Catalog #: 2270  
Composer:  George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Jeannette Sorrell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Apollo's Fire
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Apollo’s Fire has won critical acclaim and enjoyed Top 10 Billboard Classical chart success with their half-dozen releases on AVIE. Returning to their baroque roots, they offer a selection of works by Handel that showcase the Apollo’s Fire chorus. The centerpiece of the album is the grand Dixit Dominus, written during the composer’s early days in Rome. In a gesture to Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee year, Sorrell has chosen two works written for the monarch’s forbearers: the “Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne” and “Zadok the Priest.” As a bonus, Sorrell includes “The Lord Shall Reign” from the epic Israel in Egypt. Apollo’s Fire has won critical acclaim and enjoyed Top 10 Billboard Classical chart success with their half-dozen releases on AVIE. Returning to their baroque roots, they offer a selection of works by Handel that showcase the Apollo’s Fire chorus. The centerpiece of the album is the grand Dixit Dominus, written during the composer’s early days in Rome. In a gesture to Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee year, Sorrell has chosen two works written for the monarch’s forbearers: the “Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne” and “Zadok the Priest.” As a bonus, Sorrell includes “The Lord Shall Reign” from the epic Israel in Egypt. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne, HWV 74: Eternal source of light by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Jeannette Sorrell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Apollo's Fire
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1713; London, England 
2. Dixit Dominus, HWV 232 by George Frideric Handel
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1707; Italy 
3. Coronation Anthems (4): no 1, HWV 258 "Zadok the priest" by George Frideric Handel
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1727; London, England 
4. Israel in Egypt, HWV 54: The Lord shall reign by George Frideric Handel
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1739; London, England 

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