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Alexander's feast, George Frideric Handel

Label
Alexander's feast
Title
Alexander's feast
Statement of responsibility
George Frideric Handel
Creator
Contributor
Conductor
Performer
Vocalist
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Related
Accompanying matter
  • libretto or text
  • historical information
Date time place
Recorded at Hollows Church, Gospel Oak, London, Apr. 1990
Form of composition
cantatas
Format of music
not applicable
PerformerNote
Nancy Argenta, soprano ; Ian Partridge, tenor ; Michael George, bass-baritone ; The Sixteen ; Harry Christophers, conductor
Label
Alexander's feast, George Frideric Handel
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • For soprano, tenor, bass, chorus (SATB), and orchestra
  • Text by John Dryden
  • Booklet contains program and biographical notes in English
  • Includes the composer's addition of Harp concerto in B flat (organ concerto op. 4, no. 6), Organ concerto in G (op. 4, no. 1), and a final chorus; all were included in the first performance, in 1736
  • Compact disc (DDD)
  • Reproduction of Collins Classics ed. of 1991
Accompanying material
1 booklet (23 pages)
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
performed music
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • CD 1: Overture (6:22) -- 'Twas at the royal feast (0:58) -- Happy pair (4:45) -- Timotheus plac'd on high (0:26) -- Harp concerto op. 4, no. 6 in b flat (13:22) -- The song began from jove (1:01) -- The list'ning crowd (2:08) -- With ravish'd ears (3:36) -- The praise of baccus (0:37) -- Baccus, ever fair and young (5:08) -- Sooth'd with the sound (0:46) -- He chose mournful muse (1:21) -- He sung darius, great and good (2:51) -- With downcast looks (0:55) -- Behold darius, great and good (2:13) -- The mighty master smil'd (0:30) -- Softly sweet, in lydian measures (3:36) -- War, he sung, is toil and trouble (4:37) -- The many rend the skies (3:59) -- The prince, unable to conceal his pain (6:27) -- The many rend the skies (3:48)
  • CD 2: Now strike the golden lyre again (2:37) -- Revenge, timotheus cries (7:52) -- Give the vengeance due (1:24) -- The princes applaud with a furious joy (2:23) -- Thais led the way (5:12) -- Thus long ago (2:22) -- At last divine cecilia came (2:29) -- Let old timotheus yield the prize (0:22) -- Organ concerti op. 4, no. 1 in g minor (14:51) -- Your voices tune (2:56)
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Extent
2 audio discs (116 min.)
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
MLL CD 2530
Other physical details
digital, stereo.
Ownership
Sung in English.
Publisher number
525259X
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm40948834
  • (OCoLC)ocn370464309
Label
Alexander's feast, George Frideric Handel
Publication
Note
  • For soprano, tenor, bass, chorus (SATB), and orchestra
  • Text by John Dryden
  • Booklet contains program and biographical notes in English
  • Includes the composer's addition of Harp concerto in B flat (organ concerto op. 4, no. 6), Organ concerto in G (op. 4, no. 1), and a final chorus; all were included in the first performance, in 1736
  • Compact disc (DDD)
  • Reproduction of Collins Classics ed. of 1991
Accompanying material
1 booklet (23 pages)
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
performed music
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • CD 1: Overture (6:22) -- 'Twas at the royal feast (0:58) -- Happy pair (4:45) -- Timotheus plac'd on high (0:26) -- Harp concerto op. 4, no. 6 in b flat (13:22) -- The song began from jove (1:01) -- The list'ning crowd (2:08) -- With ravish'd ears (3:36) -- The praise of baccus (0:37) -- Baccus, ever fair and young (5:08) -- Sooth'd with the sound (0:46) -- He chose mournful muse (1:21) -- He sung darius, great and good (2:51) -- With downcast looks (0:55) -- Behold darius, great and good (2:13) -- The mighty master smil'd (0:30) -- Softly sweet, in lydian measures (3:36) -- War, he sung, is toil and trouble (4:37) -- The many rend the skies (3:59) -- The prince, unable to conceal his pain (6:27) -- The many rend the skies (3:48)
  • CD 2: Now strike the golden lyre again (2:37) -- Revenge, timotheus cries (7:52) -- Give the vengeance due (1:24) -- The princes applaud with a furious joy (2:23) -- Thais led the way (5:12) -- Thus long ago (2:22) -- At last divine cecilia came (2:29) -- Let old timotheus yield the prize (0:22) -- Organ concerti op. 4, no. 1 in g minor (14:51) -- Your voices tune (2:56)
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Extent
2 audio discs (116 min.)
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
MLL CD 2530
Other physical details
digital, stereo.
Ownership
Sung in English.
Publisher number
525259X
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm40948834
  • (OCoLC)ocn370464309

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