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George Frideric Händel: Oratorio Highlights

Jurgen Budday, Christopher Purves, Mark Le Brocq, Michael Chance, Hannoversche Hofkapelle

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Messiah, HWV 56  
1.1
Part II: Aria: Why do the nations so furiously rage together
George Frideric Händel; Jurgen Budday; Christopher Purves; Hannoversche Hofkapelle
2:40
1.2
Part II: Let us Break their Bonds Asunder
George Frideric Händel; Jurgen Budday; Maulbronner Kammerchor; Hannoversche Hofkapelle
1:35
1.3
Part II: Recitative: He that dwelleth in heaven shall laugh them to scorn
George Frideric Händel; Jurgen Budday; Mark Le Brocq; Hannoversche Hofkapelle
0:15
1.4
Part II: Aria: Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron
George Frideric Händel; Jurgen Budday; Mark Le Brocq; Hannoversche Hofkapelle
2:04
1.5
Part II: Hallelujah!
George Frideric Händel; Jurgen Budday; Maulbronner Kammerchor; Hannoversche Hofkapelle
3:40
Joshua, HWV 64  
1.6
Act II: Glory to God!
George Frideric Händel; Mark Le Brocq; Hannoversche Hofkapelle; Jurgen Budday; Maulbronner Kammerchor
5:45
1.7
Act III: Aria: Shall I in mamre's fertile plain
George Frideric Händel; Hannoversche Hofkapelle; Jurgen Budday
2:54
1.8
Act III: For all these mercies we will sing
George Frideric Händel; Jurgen Budday; Hannoversche Hofkapelle; Maulbronner Kammerchor
2:25
1.9
Act III: Aria: Oh! Had I Jubal's lyre
George Frideric Händel; Hannoversche Hofkapelle; Jurgen Budday
1:04
1.10
Act III: The great Jehovah is our awful theme
George Frideric Händel; Jurgen Budday; Hannoversche Hofkapelle; Maulbronner Kammerchor
3:11
Solomon, HWV 67  
1.11
Part I: Your harps and cymbals sound
George Frideric Händel; Jurgen Budday; Maulbronner Kammerchor; Hannoversche Hofkapelle
3:24
1.12
Part III: Sinfonia, "Arrival of the Queen of Sheba"
George Frideric Händel; Jurgen Budday; Hannoversche Hofkapelle
2:15
1.13
Part III: Air and Chorus: Music, spread thy voice around
George Frideric Händel; Michael Chance; Maulbronner Kammerchor; Hannoversche Hofkapelle; Jurgen Budday
3:02
1.14
Part III: Air: Now a diff'rent measure try
George Frideric Händel; Michael Chance; Hannoversche Hofkapelle; Jurgen Budday
0:29
1.15
Part III: Shake the Dome
George Frideric Händel; Jurgen Budday; Maulbronner Kammerchor; Hannoversche Hofkapelle
1:17
1.16
Part III: Recitative: Then at once
George Frideric Händel; Michael Chance; Jurgen Budday; Hannoversche Hofkapelle
0:32
1.17
Part III: Draw the tear from hopeless love
George Frideric Händel; Jurgen Budday; Maulbronner Kammerchor; Hannoversche Hofkapelle
3:05
1.18
Part III: Recitative: Next the tortur'd soul release
George Frideric Händel; Michael Chance; Jurgen Budday; Hannoversche Hofkapelle
0:16
1.19
Part III: Air and Chorus: Thus rolling surges rise
George Frideric Händel; Michael Chance; Maulbronner Kammerchor; Hannoversche Hofkapelle; Jurgen Budday
3:22
Belshazzar, HWV 61  
1.20
Act I: Chorus: By slow degress the wrath of God
George Frideric Händel; Jurgen Budday; Maulbronner Kammerchor; Hannoversche Hofkapelle
4:57
1.21
Act II: Recitative: Where is the God of Judah's boasted pow'r?
George Frideric Händel; Mark Le Brocq; Hannoversche Hofkapelle; Jurgen Budday
0:44
1.22
Act II: Chorus - Recitative: Help, help the king!
George Frideric Händel; Mark Le Brocq; Maulbronner Kammerchor; Hannoversche Hofkapelle; Jurgen Budday
2:24
1.23
Act II: Recitative: Ye sages, welcome always to your king
George Frideric Händel; Mark Le Brocq; Hannoversche Hofkapelle; Jurgen Budday
0:39
1.24
Act II: Chorus: Alas, too hard a task the king imposes
George Frideric Händel; Jurgen Budday; Maulbronner Kammerchor; Hannoversche Hofkapelle
0:27
1.25
Act II: Chorus: Oh, misery! Oh terror, hopeless grief!
George Frideric Händel; Jurgen Budday; Maulbronner Kammerchor; Hannoversche Hofkapelle
1:59
1.26
Act III: Tell it out among the heathen
George Frideric Händel; Mark Le Brocq; Miriam Allan; Michael Chance; Patrick van Goethem; Andre Morsch; Maulbronner Kammerchor; Hannoversche Hofkapelle; Jurgen Budday
1:59
Saul, HWV 53  
1.27
Act I: Recitative: Already see the Daughters of the Land
George Frideric Händel; Jurgen Budday; Nancy Argenta; Hannoversche Hofkapelle
0:17
1.28
Act I: Chorus: Welcome, welcome, mighty King!
George Frideric Händel; Jurgen Budday; Maulbronner Kammerchor; Hannoversche Hofkapelle
1:47
1.29
Act I: Accompagnato: What do I hear?
George Frideric Händel; Stephen Varcoe; Hannoversche Hofkapelle; Jurgen Budday
0:26
1.30
Act I: Chorus: David his Ten Thousands slew
George Frideric Händel; Jurgen Budday; Maulbronner Kammerchor; Hannoversche Hofkapelle
0:37
Jephtha, HWV 70  
1.31
Act II: Accompagnato: First perish thou
George Frideric Händel; Jurgen Budday; Melinda Paulsen; Monastery Baroque Orchestra
0:32
1.32
Act II: Arioso: Let other creatures die
George Frideric Händel; Jurgen Budday; Melinda Paulsen; Monastery Baroque Orchestra
1:51
Samson, HWV 57  
1.33
Act I: Chorus: Awake the trumpet's lofty sound!
George Frideric Händel; Jurgen Budday; Maulbronner Kammerchor; Monastery Baroque Orchestra
1:51
1.34
Act I: Return, O God of hosts
George Frideric Händel; Jurgen Budday; Michael Chance; Maulbronner Kammerchor; Monastery Baroque Orchestra
4:12
Judas Maccabaeus, HWV 63  
1.35
Part II: Duet: Sion now her head shall raise
George Frideric Händel; Jurgen Budday; Musica Florea
1:32
1.36
Part II: Tune your harps to song of praise
George Frideric Händel; Jurgen Budday; Maulbronner Kammerchor; Musica Florea
4:29
1.37
Part II: Sound an alarm!
George Frideric Händel; Mark Le Brocq; Musica Florea; Jurgen Budday
3:53
1.38
Part III: Sing unto God
George Frideric Händel; Jurgen Budday; Maulbronner Kammerchor; Musica Florea
2:41
1.39
Part III: Hallelujah, Amen
George Frideric Händel; Jurgen Budday; Maulbronner Kammerchor; Musica Florea
2:34
Total Playing Time    1:23:06
This compilation brings together highlights from a cycle of Handel oratorios and masses, recorded in concert between 1998 and 2008 at the Maulbronn Monastery, a UNESCO world cultural heritage site. Under the direction of Jürgen Budday, the series combines authentic presentations with the optimal acoustics and atmosphere of the unique monastery, recorded live direct to two-track stereo digital. Performers, audience, opus and venue enter into an intimate dialogue that in its form, expression and atmosphere, is unique and unrepeatable. Sung in English according to the traditions of the time, these excerpts feature the Maulbronn Chamber Choir and esteemed soloists including Michael Chance and Miriam Allan.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – K&K Verlagsanstalt Studio Masters

Recording and mastering engineer: Andreas Otto Grimminger
Photos, illustrations and liner notes: Josef-Stefan Kindler

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