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HANDEL, G.F.: Alexander's Feast (excerpts) / Saul (excerpts) (Total Eclipse: Music for Handel's Tenor) (Sheehan, Pacific MusicWorks Orchestra, Stubbs)

    
      

 

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HANDEL, G.F.: Alexander's Feast (excerpts) / Saul (excerpts) (Total Eclipse: Music for Handel's Tenor) (Sheehan, Pacific MusicWorks Orchestra, Stubbs)

John Beard (c. 1716–1791) was a young tenor who came to George Frideric Handel’s attention when still a teenager. He inspired the great composer to give new focus to the tenor voice within his English oratorios. Beard was Handel’s ideal in his demands for ‘articulate utterance of the words and a just expression of the melody’—a collaboration that climaxed in Handel’s creation of the first truly great tenor part as the hero in Samson. GRAMMY® Award-winning tenor Aaron Sheehan steps into John Beard’s shoes equipped with a voice of ‘shining quality and deep sensitivity’ (The New York Times).


Handel, George Frideric
Dryden, John / Hamilton, Newburgh, lyricist(s)

  Alexander's Feast, HWV 75 (excerpts)
1.   Play with flash player Part II: Recitative: Give the vengeance due 00:01:22
2.   Play with flash player Part II: Aria: The princes applaud with a furious joy 00:02:08

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

  Israel in Egypt, HWV 54, Part III, "Moses' Song": Air: The enemy said: I will pursue
3.   Play with flash player Israel in Egypt, HWV 54, Part III, "Moses' Song": Air: The enemy said: I will pursue 00:02:04

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

  Ode for St. Cecilia's Day, HWV 76: Aria: Sharp violins proclaim their jealous pangs
4.   Play with flash player Ode for St. Cecilia's Day, HWV 76: Aria: Sharp violins proclaim their jealous pangs 00:04:23

Handel, George Frideric
Jennens, Charles, lyricist(s)

  Saul, HWV 53 (excerpts)
5.   Play with flash player Act I: Accompagnato: O filial piety! 00:01:21
6.   Play with flash player Act I: Air: No, cruel father, no! 00:01:25
7.   Play with flash player Act II: Recitative: Ah, dearest friend 00:00:36
8.   Play with flash player Act II: Air: But sooner Jordan's stream 00:02:55

Handel, George Frideric

  Concerto Grosso in B-Flat Major, Op. 3, No. 2, HWV 313
9.   Play with flash player I. Vivace 00:01:48
10.   Play with flash player II. Largo 00:02:28
11.   Play with flash player III. Allegro 00:01:52
12.   Play with flash player IV. Minuet 00:01:26
13.   Play with flash player V. Gavotte 00:03:07

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

  Messiah, HWV 56 (excerpts)
14.   Play with flash player Part II: Recitative: Thy rebuke 00:01:35
15.   Play with flash player Part II: Arioso: Behold and see 00:01:31
16.   Play with flash player Part II: Aria: But thou didst not leave his soul in hell 00:02:15
17.   Play with flash player Part II: Aria: Thou shalt break them 00:02:00

Handel, George Frideric

  Concerto Grosso in B-Flat Major, Op. 6, No. 7, HWV 325
18.   Play with flash player I. Largo 00:01:06
19.   Play with flash player II. Allegro 00:02:32
20.   Play with flash player III. Largo e piano 00:01:59
21.   Play with flash player IV. Andante 00:03:54
22.   Play with flash player V. Hornpipe 00:03:05

Handel, George Frideric
Hamilton, Newburgh, lyricist(s)

  Samson, HWV 57 (excerpts)
23.   Play with flash player Act I: Air: Torments, alas, are not confin'd 00:04:05
24.   Play with flash player Act I: Air: Total eclipse! 00:03:14
25.   Play with flash player Act I: Recitative: My griefs for this 00:00:59
26.   Play with flash player Act I: Air: Why does the God of lsrael sleep 00:04:48
27.   Play with flash player Act II: Air: Your charms to ruin led the way 00:03:01
28.   Play with flash player Act III: Recitative: Let but that spirit 00:00:41
29.   Play with flash player Act III: Air: Thus when the sun from's watry bed 00:04:12

Total Playing Time: 01:07:52






Composer(s):
Handel, George Frideric

Lyricist(s):
Bible - New Testament; Bible - Old Testament; Dryden, John; Hamilton, Newburgh; Jennens, Charles

Conductor(s):
Stubbs, Stephen

Orchestra(s):
Pacific MusicWorks Orchestra

Artist(s):
Sheehan, Aaron

Label: Naxos

Genre: Concerto; Vocal

Period: Baroque

Catalogue No: 8.573914

Barcode: 747313391479

Release Date: 04/2019

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