Geoge Frideric Handel: Alexander's Feast; Ode for St. Cecilia's Day

Geoge Frideric Handel: Alexander's Feast; Ode for St. Cecilia's Day

by Peter NeumannPeter Neumann

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Release Date: 07/14/2009
Label: Carus
UPC: 0409350834240
catalogNumber: 83424
Rank: 144928

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Alexander's Feast, ode for St. Cecilia's Day, HWV 75

    1. Ouverture  (06:08)
    2. Accompagnato. Now strike the golden lyre / Chorus. Break his bands of sleep / Accompagnato. Hark! h  (02:49)
    3. Recitative. 'Twas at the royal feast  (01:08)
    4. Air. Revenge, Timotheus cries  (05:01)
    5. Air and Chorus. Happy, happy, happy pair!  (04:31)
    6. Accompagnato. Give the vengeance due  (01:29)
    7. Recitative. Timotheus plac'd on high  (00:26)
    8. Air. The princes applaud with a furious joy  (02:01)
    9. Accompagnato. The song began from Jove  (01:09)
    10. Air. Thais led the way / Chorus. The princes applaud with a furious joy  (06:18)
    11. Chorus. The list'ning crowd admire the lofty sound  (02:19)
    12. Accompagnato. Thus long ago / Chorus. At last divine Cecilia came  (06:08)
    13. Air. With ravish'd ears  (03:17)
    14. Recitative. Let old Timotheus yield the prize  (00:22)
    15. Recitative. The praise of Bacchus  (00:32)
    16. Chorus. Let old Timotheus yield the prize  (03:43)
    17. Air. Bacchus, ever fair / Chorus. Bacchus' blessings are a treasure  (04:01)
    18. Recitative. Sooth'd with the sound  (00:38)
    19. Accompagnato. He chose a mournful muse  (01:31)
    20. Air. He sung Darius great and good  (03:40)
    21. Accompagnato. With downcast looks the joyless victor sate  (01:09)
    22. Chorus. Behold Darius, great and good  (03:02)
    23. Recitative. The mighty master smil'd to see  (00:34)
    24. Arioso. Softly sweet, in Lydian measures  (03:32)
    25. Air. War, he sung, is toil and trouble  (04:29)
    26. Chorus. The many rend the skies  (04:03)
    27. Air. The Prince, unable to conceal his pain  (06:30)
    28. Chorus. The many rend the skies  (04:16)

Disc 2

  1. Ode for St Cecilia's Day (Song for St Cecilia's Day) for soloists, chorus & orchestra, HWV 76

    1. Ouverture - Menuet  (04:59)
    2. Recitative. From harmony, from heav'nly harmony / Accompagnato. When nature, underneath a heap  (03:45)
    3. Chorus. From harmony, from heav'nly harmony  (03:47)
    4. Air. What passion cannot Music raise  (08:06)
    5. Air and Chorus. The Trumpets loud clangor  (03:24)
    6. La Marche  (02:02)
    7. Air. The soft complaining Flute  (05:24)
    8. Air. Sharp Violins proclaim  (04:04)
    9. Air. But oh! what art can teach  (05:20)
    10. Air. Orpheus could lead could lead the savage race  (01:42)
    11. Accompagnato. But bright Cecilia rais'd the wonder high'r  (00:44)
    12. Chorus. As from the pow'r of sacred lays  (07:07)

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