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George Frederic Handel – Dunedin Consort, John Butt - Esther, HWV 50a album mp3

Performer: George Frederic Handel
Title: Esther, HWV 50a
Released: 2012
Style: Baroque, Oratorio
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 305
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Handel: As Steals The Morn - Arias For Tenor - Mark Padmore '2007. The Choice Of Hercules '2002. Aminta E Fillide, Darlow 1984 '2001. L'allegro, Il Penseroso Ed Il Moderato '2000. Solomon - (CD2) '1999. Solomon - (CD3) '1999.

George Frederic Handel – Dunedin Consort, John Butt - Esther, HWV 50a ‎(2xSACD, Multichannel, Album). Bach – Dunedin Consort, John Butt, Cecilia Bernardini, Alexandra Bellamy, David Blackadder, Pamela Thorby, Catherine Latham, Katy Bircher, Jane Rogers (2), Alfonso Leal Del Ojo, Jonathan Manson. Bach – Dunedin Consort, John Butt, Cecilia Bernardini, Alexandra Bellamy, David Blackadder, Pamela Thorby, Catherine Latham, Katy Bircher, Jane Rogers (2), Alfonso Leal Del Ojo, Jonathan Manson - Six Brandenburg Concertos (Album).

The Dunedin Consort, led by John Butt, has moved into the niche of recording original or obscure versions of Baroque choral masterworks using forces as close as possible to those of the original performances. Its 2006 performance of the Dublin version of Messiah is one of the liveliest and refreshingly intimate recordings of the work, and won a Gramophone Award for Best Baroque Vocal Album of the year. Here the group turns its attention to a much earlier Handel work, the 1718 pastoral oratorio Acis & Galatea. Through ingenious musical detective work, Butt has reconstructed the most likely.

John Butt, born in 1960 in Solihull, West Midlands, is a British harpsichordist, organist, conductor and teacher, and has authored several books, including 'Bach Interpretation' and 'Music Education and the Art of Performance in the German Baroque'. Since 1997 he was University Lecturer and Fellow of King's College in Cambridge, and in October 2001 he became the Gardiner Chair of Music at the University of Glasgow, and Head of the Music Department. George Frederic Handel – Dunedin Consort, John Butt - Esther, HWV 50a ‎(2xSACD, Multichannel, Album).

With its 2012 release of Handel's Esther, the Dunedin Consort continues its admirable series of recordings of little known or recently reconstructed versions of Baroque oratorios, begun in 2006 with its award-winning Dublin version of Messiah.

Handel Related artists. Esther, HWV 50a (Dunedin Consort, John Butt). 2017 Vivaldi: Cello Concertos. 2013 Belshazzar (Les Arts Florissants, William Christie). 2012 Esther, HWV 50a (Dunedin Consort, John Butt). 2012 Belshazzar (Jurgen Budday, Maulbronn Chamber Choir & Hanoverian Court Orchestra). 2011 Music for Queen Caroline (The King Shall Rejoice, Te Deum, The Ways Of Zion Do Mourn). 2011 Il Gelsomino-italian Cantatas.

The Dunedin Consort's highly anticipated new recording of 'Esther - First Reconstructable Version (Cannons), 1720' is the third recording in its hugely successful Handel series. The Consort have set the bar high for this Handel performance with a Gramophone Award in 2007 for 'Messiah' and a BBC Radio 3 'Building a Library' First Choice accolade for 'Acis and Galatea'.

2-2 : John Butt, Dunedin Consort/g. Recit: He that dwelleth in Heaven shall laugh them to scorn - John Butt - Dunedin Consort. 16. Recitative : And Lo! - . Handel : Messiah, Dublin Version, 1742. John Butt, Dunedin Consort & Players. 18. Recitative : And Suddenly - . 29. Recitative : But Who May Abide - . 44. Recitative : He That Dwelleth - .

Tracklist

Act One
Overture
1-1 Andante
1-2 Larghetto
1-3 Allegro
Scene 1
1-4 Recitative. 'Tis Greater Far To Spare, Than To Destroy
1-5 Air. Pluck Root And Branch From Out The Land
1-6 Recitative. Our Souls With Ardour Glow
1-7 Chorus. Shall We The God Of Israel Fear?
Scene 2
1-8 Recitative. Now Persecution Shall Lay By Her Iron Rod
1-9 Air. Tune Your Harps To Cheerful Strain
1-10 Chorus. Shall We Of Servitude Complain
1-11 Recitative. O God, Who From The Suckling's Mouth
1-12 Air. Praise The Lord With Cheerful Noise
1-13 Chorus. Shall We Of Servitude Complain
Scene 3
1-14 Recitative. How Have Our Sins Provok'd The Lord
1-15 Chorus. Ye Sons Of Israel Mourn
1-16 Air. O Jordan, Jordan, Sacred Tide
1-17 Chorus. Ye Sons Of Israel Mourn
Act Two
Scene 1
1-18 Recitative. Why Sits That Sorrow On Thy Brow?
1-19 Air. Dread Not, Righteous Queen, The Danger
1-20 Recitative. I Go Before The King To Stand
1-21 Air. Tears Assist Me, Pity Moving
1-22 Chorus. Save Us, O Lord
Scene 2
1-23 Recitative. Who Dares Intrude Into Our Presence Without Our Leave?
1-24 Duet. Who Calls My Parting Soul From Death?
1-25 Air. O Beauteous Queen, Unclose Those Eyes!
1-26 Recitative. If I Find Favour In Thy Sight
1-27 Air. How Can I Stay, When Love Invites?
Scene 3
1-28 Recitative. With Inward Joy His Visage Glows
1-29 Chorus. Virtue, Truth And Innocence
Act Three
Scene 1
2-1 Air. Jehovah Crown'd With Glory Bright
2-2 Chorus. He Comes, He Comes To End Our Woes
Scene 2
2-3 Recitative. Now, O Queen, They Suit Declare
2-4 Accompagnato. Turn Not, O Queen, Thy Face Away
2-5 Air. Flatt'ring Tongue, No More I Hear Thee?
2-6 Recitative. Guards, Seize The Traitor, Bear Him Hence!
2-7 Air. How Art Thou Fall'n From Thy Height!
Scene 3
2-8 Chorus. The Lord Our Enemy Has Slain

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh
  • Produced At – Finesplice
  • Made By – Sony DADC

Credits

  • Alto Vocals – David Gould , Robin Blaze
  • Bass Vocals – Matthew Brook, Robert Davies
  • Composed By – Georg Friedrich Händel
  • Conductor – John Butt
  • Engineer [Assistant Engineer] – Robert Cammidge
  • Orchestra – Dunedin Consort
  • Post Production – Julia Thomas
  • Producer, Engineer – Philip Hobbs
  • Soprano Vocals – Electra Lochhead, Emily Mitchell , Susan Hamilton
  • Tenor Vocals – Ashley Turnell, James Gilchrist, Nicholas Mulroy, Thomas Hobbs

Notes

First reconstructable version (Cannons), 1720

Recorded at Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh, UK, from 12th - 15th July 2011.

© Linn Records 2012 ℗ Linn Records 2012
Made in the EU.

2 x 3 panel digipak, 36-page booklet.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 6 91062 03972 7
  • Label Code: LC 11615
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