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HANDEL: Music for the Chapel Royal

This recording restores some of Handel’s finest but least-known music to the choir for which he wrote it and to the building where he performed it, probably for the first time since his own performances there. Forming one of the most impressive areas of Baroque music, Handel’s English church music spans his entire active career in London, from his first anthem composed soon after his arrival, to his last works nearly forty years later. Most of it was stimulated by Handel’s creative contact with the English Chapel Royal, a group of professional singers in a different tradition from the opera stars with whom he worked in the theatre.


Handel, George Frideric
Bible - Old Testament, lyricist(s)

  Let God arise, HWV 265b
1.   Play with flash player Let God arise, and let his enemies be scattered (Chorus) 00:03:20
2.   Play with flash player Duet: Like as the smoke vanisheth, so shalt thou drive them away (bass, alto) 00:05:33
3.   Play with flash player Duet: O sing unto God, and sing praises unto his name (bass, alto) 00:01:40
4.   Play with flash player Blessed be God. Alleluja (chorus) 00:01:59

Handel, George Frideric

  I will magnify Thee, O God, HWV 250b
5.   Play with flash player I will magnify thee, O God my King (alto) 00:03:51
6.   Play with flash player Duet: O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness (bass, alto) 00:02:35
7.   Play with flash player Glory and worship are before him (chorus, solo quartet) 00:01:55
8.   Play with flash player Duet and chorus: Tell it out among the heathen that the Lord is King (bass, alto, chorus) 00:03:49
9.   Play with flash player Righteousness and equity are the habitation of thy seat (alto) 00:03:00
10.   Play with flash player Duet and chorus: My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord (bass, alto, chorus) 00:03:01

Handel, George Frideric
Arbuthnot, John, lyricist(s)

  As pants the hart, HWV 251d
11.   Play with flash player Sextet and chorus: As pants the hart for cooling streams 00:02:57
12.   Play with flash player Tears are my daily food (alto, vocal quartet) - Recitative: Now when I think thereupon, I pour out my heart by myself (bass) 00:02:23
13.   Play with flash player In the voice of praise and thanksgiving (chorus) 00:01:45
14.   Play with flash player Duet: Why so full of grief, O my soul (alto 1 and 2) 00:03:25
15.   Play with flash player Put thy trust in God (chorus) 00:01:24

Handel, George Frideric

  O sing unto the Lord, HWV 249a
16.   Play with flash player O sing unto the Lord a new song, all the whole earth (alto, chorus) 00:02:03
17.   Play with flash player Sing unto the Lord, and praise his name (alto) 00:02:59
18.   Play with flash player Accompagnetto: The Lord is great, and cannot worthily be praised (bass) 00:01:05
19.   Play with flash player Glory and worship are before him (bass) 00:02:22
20.   Play with flash player Duet and chorus: O worship the lord in the beauty of holiness (bass, alto, chorus) 00:02:22
21.   Play with flash player Let the heavens rejoice and let the earth be glad (alto, chorus) 00:01:12

Handel, George Frideric
Arbuthnot, John, lyricist(s)

  As pants the hart, HWV 251a (excerpt)
22.   Play with flash player Tears are my daily food (alto) 00:04:03
23.   Play with flash player Why so full of grief, O my soul (treble, alto) 00:02:56

Total Playing Time: 01:01:39






Composer(s):
Handel, George Frideric

Lyricist(s):
Arbuthnot, John; Bible - Old Testament

Conductor(s):
Gant, Andrew

Orchestra(s):
Musicians Extra-ordinary

Choir(s):
Chapel Royal Choir

Artist(s):
Ashwin, Andrew; Bowman, James; Ferguson-Lobo, Jacob; Finnis, Jerome; May, Alexander; McGuire, Michael; Shea, Maciek O'

Label: Naxos

Genre: Choral - Sacred

Period: Baroque

Catalogue No: 8.557935

Barcode: 747313293520

Release Date: 04/2007

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