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MENDELSSOHN, Felix: Elijah [Oratorio] (Sung in English) (London Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra, Krips) (1954)


MENDELSSOHN, Felix: Elijah [Oratorio] (Sung in English) (London Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra, Krips) (1954)

Disc 1

Mendelssohn, Felix
Schubring, Julius, lyricist(s)

  Elijah, Op. 70 (Sung in English)
1.   Part I: Introduction: Recitative: As God the Lord of Israel liveth (Elijah) 00:01:01
2.   Part I: Overture 00:03:57
3.   Part I: Help, Lord! Wilt Thou quite destroy us (Chorus) 00:03:24
4.   Part I: The deeps afford no water (Chorus) 00:00:53
5.   Part I: Duet with Chorus: Lord! Bow Thine ear to our prayer! (Soprano, Contralto, Chorus) 00:01:59
6.   Part I: Recitative: Ye people, rend you hearts (Obadiah) 00:00:50
7.   Part I: Aria: If with all your hearts ye truly seek Me (Obadiah) 00:02:22
8.   Part I: Yet doth the Lord see it not (Chorus) 00:03:48
9.   Part I: Recitative: Elijah! Get thee hence (Angel) 00:00:45
10.   Part I: For He shall give His angels charge over thee (Chorus) 00:02:14
11.   Part II: Recitative: Now Cherith's brook is dried up (Angel) 00:01:09
12.   Part I: Recitative: What have I to do with thee, O man of God (Widow) 00:02:15
13.   Part I: Give me thy son (Elijah) 00:04:04
14.   Part I: Blessed are the men who fear Him (Chorus) 00:03:15
15.   Part I: Recitative: As God the Lord of Sabaoth liveth (Elijah, Ahab, Chorus) 00:03:56
16.   Part I: Baal, we cry to thee (Chorus) 00:02:46
17.   Part I: Recitative: Call him louder, for he is a god! (Elijah, Chorus) 00:02:40
18.   Part I: Recitative and Aria: Draw near, all ye people (Elijah) 00:03:38
19.   Part I: Chorale: Cast the burden upon the Lord (Angels) 00:02:13
20.   Part I: Recitative: O Thou, who makest Thine angels spirits (Elijah, Chorus) 00:03:01
21.   Part I: Aria: Is not His word like a fire (Elijah) 00:02:03
22.   Part I: Arioso: Woe unto them who forsake him! (Contralto) 00:03:07
23.   Part I: Recitative: O man of God, help Thy people! (Obadiah, Elijah, Youth, Chorus) 00:05:20
24.   Part I: Thanks be to God! (Chorus) 00:03:43

Disc 2

Mendelssohn, Felix
Schubring, Julius, lyricist(s)

  Elijah, Op. 70 (Sung in English)
1.   Part II: Aria: Hear ye, Israel (Soprano) 00:05:12
2.   Part II: Be not afraid, saith God the Lord (Chorus) 00:04:18
3.   Part II: Recitative: The Lord hath exalted thee from among the people (Elijah) 00:01:31
4.   Part II: Have ye not heard (Contralto) 00:02:02
5.   Part II: Woe to him, he shall perish (Chorus) 00:01:38
6.   Part II: Recitative: Man of God, now let my words be precious in thy sight (Obadiah, Elijah) 00:02:09
7.   Part II: Aria: It is enough Lord (Elijah) 00:05:00
8.   Part II: Recitative: See, now he sleepeth beneath a juniper tree (Tenor) 00:00:43
9.   Part II: Lift thine eyes to the mountains (Chorus) 00:02:05
10.   Part II: He, watching over Israel (Chorus) 00:04:06
11.   Part II: Recitative: Arise, Elijah, for thou hast a long journey before thee (Angel, Elijah) 00:01:41
12.   Part II: Aria: O rest in the Lord (Angel) 00:03:44
13.   Part II: He that shall endure to the end, shall be saved (Chorus) 00:02:44
14.   Part II: Recitative: Night falleth round me, O Lord (Elijah) 00:01:38
15.   Part II: Behold! God the Lord passed by! (Chorus) 00:03:35
16.   Part II: Recitative: Above him stood the Seraphim (Contralto) 00:00:24
17.   Part II: Holy, Holy, Holy is God (Chorus) 00:03:53
18.   Part II: Recitative: I go on my way in the strength of the Lord (Elijah) 00:00:38
19.   Part II: Arioso: For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed (Elijah) 00:02:11
20.   Part II: Then did Elijah the prophet break forth like a fire (Chorus) 00:02:27
21.   Part II: Aria: Then shall the righteous shine forth (Tenor) 00:02:22
22.   Part II: Recitative: Behold, God hath sent Elijah the prophet (Soprano) 00:01:19
23.   Part II: But the Lord from the north hath raised one (Chorus) 00:03:10
24.   Part II: Quartet: O come everyone that thirsteth (Soprano, Contralto, Tenor, Bass) 00:03:13
25.   Part II: And then shall your light break forth (Chorus) 00:03:18

Total Playing Time: 02:09:24

Mendelssohn, Felix

Schubring, Julius

Krips, Josef

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Hampstead Parish Church Choir; London Philharmonic Choir

Boyce, Bruce; Cunningham, Michael G.; Delman, Jacqueline; Maran, George; Procter, Norma

Label: Naxos Classical Archives

Genre: Choral - Sacred

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 9.80859-60

Barcode: 747313085910

Distribution Note(s):

Not available in the United States due to possible copyright restrictions. Exclusively available for streaming and download. Not available on CD



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