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Leonardo García Alarcón - George Frideric Handel: Judas Maccabaeus album download
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Leonardo García Alarcón - George Frideric Handel: Judas Maccabaeus album download

Performer:
Leonardo García Alarcón
Album:
George Frideric Handel: Judas Maccabaeus
Style:
Choral
Released:
September 26, 2009
Genre:
Duration:
02:07:49
Recording location:
abbatial church of Ambronay, France
MP3 archive size:
1133 mb
FLAC archive size:
1101 mb
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Rating:
4.9
Votes:
498

For English-speaking audiences who don't mind their Handel sung by sometimes heavily accented non-native speakers, this version of Judas Maccabaeus is hard to beat.

George Frideric HandelLeonardo García-AlarcónChœur de Chambre de NamurLes Agrémens. 1. George Frideric Handel. Judas Maccabaeus, HWV 63: Acte II, No. 20. (Recitative: Israelitish Man and Woman) "Ye workshippers. 2. 21. (Duet: Israelitish Man and Woman and Chorus of Israelites. 3. (Recitative: Israelitish Man) "Victorious hero!" 00:45. 4. Judas Maccabaeus, HWV.

Songs and Airs by George Frideric Handel, Vols. I (high voice), II (low voice) Boston: Oliver Ditson Company, 1905. Plate ML-1106-8, 1148-7. Judas Maccabeus; ユダス・マカベウス; Juda Machabeusz; יהודה המכבי (הנדל).

But, as conductor Leonardo Garcia Alarcon points out in his notes in the CD booklet, throughout his career Handel worked with Italian singers in polyglot performances. All well and good, but the proof of any recording is in the listening. And from the first notes of the overture, this performance has terrific vividness and drama.

Judas Maccabaeus, HWV 63 by George Frideric Handel Performer: Etienne Debaisieux (Bass), Fabian Schofrin (Counter Tenor), Alejandro Meerapfel (Baritone), Makoto Sakurada (Tenor), Mariana Rewerski (Mezzo Soprano) Conductor: Leonardo Garcia Alarcòn Orchestra/Ensemble: Namur Chamber Choir, Les Agrémens Period: Baroque Written: 1747; London, England.

Judas Maccabaeus was Handel’s most popular oratorio during his lifetime. It was meant to celebrate the victory of the Duke of Cumberland over the Jacobites’ rebellion; the English public identified with the subjugated Israelites who fight their Syrian enemies and win, are then defeated, and eventually win again, giving thanks to the Lord. That, in fact, is the plot–and the Syrians have no music to sing at all. We hear about everything from the Israelites’ point of view

Judas Maccabaeus (HWV 63) is an oratorio in three acts composed in 1746 by George Frideric Handel based on a libretto written by Thomas Morell. The oratorio was devised as a compliment to the victorious Prince William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland upon his return from the Battle of Culloden (16 April 1746). Other catalogues of Handel's music have referred to the work as HG xxii; and HHA 1/24.

Songs from Handel: Judas Maccabaeus by Alejandro Meerapfel, Chœur de Chambre de Namur. Free download and listen Handel: Judas Maccabaeus. Leonardo Garcia Alarcon. Maria Soledad de la Rosa. Георг Фридрих Гендель.

Track List - Disc 1

Title/Composer Performer Time
Judas Maccabaeus
1 Overture George Frederick Handel Leonardo García Alarcón 5:27
2 Act 1. Chorus. Mourn, ye afflicted children... George Frederick Handel Leonardo García Alarcón 3:35
3 Act 1. Recitative. Well may your sorrows... / Daughters, let your distressful cries... George Frederick Handel Leonardo García Alarcón 1:22
4 Act 1. Duet. From this dread scene... George Frederick Handel Leonardo García Alarcón 2:19
5 Act 1. Chorus. For Sion lamention make... George Frederick Handel Leonardo García Alarcón 2:13
6 Act 1. Recitative. Not vain is all this storm of grief... George Frederick Handel Leonardo García Alarcón 0:56
7 Act 1. Air. Pious orgies, pious airs George Frederick Handel Leonardo García Alarcón 3:29
8 Act 1. Chorus. O Father... George Frederick Handel Leonardo García Alarcón 2:04
9 Act 1. Recitative. I feel the deity... George Frederick Handel Leonardo García Alarcón 0:57
10 Act 1. Air. Arm! Ye brave... George Frederick Handel Leonardo García Alarcón 2:39
11 Act 1. Chorus. We come, in bright array... George Frederick Handel Leonardo García Alarcón 1:00
12 Act 1. Recitative. 'Tis well, my friends... George Frederick Handel Leonardo García Alarcón 0:42
13 Act 1. Air. Call forth thy powe'rs... George Frederick Handel Leonardo García Alarcón 1:44
14 Act 1. Recitative. To Heaven's almighty King... George Frederick Handel Leonardo García Alarcón 0:29
15 Act 1. Air. O liberty... George Frederick Handel Leonardo García Alarcón 2:01
16 Act 1. Duet. Come, ever-smiling liberty... George Frederick Handel Leonardo García Alarcón 0:50
17 Act 1. Chorus. Lead on, lead on! George Frederick Handel Leonardo García Alarcón 0:54
18 Act 1. Recitative. So will'd my father... George Frederick Handel Leonardo García Alarcón 1:05
19 Act 1. Chorus. Disdainful of danger... George Frederick Handel Leonardo García Alarcón 1:34
20 Act 1. Recitative. Ambition! George Frederick Handel Leonardo García Alarcón 0:16
21 Act 1. Air. No unhallow'd desire... George Frederick Handel Leonardo García Alarcón 1:57
22 Act 1. Chorus. Hear us, O Lord... George Frederick Handel Leonardo García Alarcón 3:39
23 Act 2. Chorus. Fall'n is the foe... George Frederick Handel Leonardo García Alarcón 3:06
24 Act 2. Recitative. Victorious hero! George Frederick Handel Leonardo García Alarcón 0:45
25 Act 2. Air. So rapid thy course is... George Frederick Handel Leonardo García Alarcón 4:13
26 Act 2. Recitative + chorus. Well may we hope... George Frederick Handel Leonardo García Alarcón 0:20
27 Act 2. Duet. Sion now... George Frederick Handel Leonardo García Alarcón 5:19
28 Act 2. Recitative. Oh, let eternal honours... George Frederick Handel Leonardo García Alarcón 0:35
29 Act 2. Air + chorus. From mighty kings... George Frederick Handel Leonardo García Alarcón 6:19
30 Act 2. Duet. Hail, hail... George Frederick Handel Leonardo García Alarcón 2:06

Track List - Disc 2

Title/Composer Performer Time
Judas Maccabaeus
1 Act 2. Recitative. Thanks to my brethren... George Frederick Handel Leonardo García Alarcón 0:41
2 Act 2. Air. How vain is man... George Frederick Handel Leonardo García Alarcón 4:40
3 Act 2. Recitative. O Judas... George Frederick Handel Leonardo García Alarcón 0:49
4 Act 2. Air and chorus. Ah, wretched... George Frederick Handel Leonardo García Alarcón 5:46
5 Act 2. Recitative. Be comforted... George Frederick Handel Leonardo García Alarcón 0:44
6 Act 2. Air. The Lord worketh wonders... George Frederick Handel Leonardo García Alarcón 2:41
7 Act 2. Recitative. My arms! George Frederick Handel Leonardo García Alarcón 0:22
8 Act 2. Air. Sound an alarm! George Frederick Handel Leonardo García Alarcón 3:44
9 Act 2. Solemn March during the circumvection of the Ark of the Covenant [from Joshua (1748)] George Frederick Handel Leonardo García Alarcón 1:17
10 Act 2. Recitative. Enough! To Heaven... George Frederick Handel Leonardo García Alarcón 0:46
11 Act 2. Air. With pious hearts... George Frederick Handel Leonardo García Alarcón 2:12
12 Act 2. Recitative. Ye worshippers... / No more in Sion George Frederick Handel Leonardo García Alarcón 1:14
13 Act 2. Duet and Chorus. Oh, never bow we down... George Frederick Handel Leonardo García Alarcón 5:27
14 Act 3. Introduction [from Joshua (1748)] George Frederick Handel Leonardo García Alarcón 1:32
15 Act 3. Air. Father of Heaven... George Frederick Handel Leonardo García Alarcón 6:01
16 Act 3. Accompagnato and Recitative. See, see yon flames... / Oh, grant it... George Frederick Handel Leonardo García Alarcón 1:03
17 Act 3. Air. So shall the lute... George Frederick Handel Leonardo García Alarcón 3:46
18 Act 3. Recitative. From Capharsalama... George Frederick Handel Leonardo García Alarcón 0:42
19 Act 3. Air. Cease thy anguish... [from Athalia (1733)] George Frederick Handel Leonardo García Alarcón 2:42
20 Act 3. Recitative. Yet more, Nicanor... George Frederick Handel Leonardo García Alarcón 0:38
21 Act 3. Chorus. See! The conqu'ring hero comes... George Frederick Handel Leonardo García Alarcón 2:59
22 Act 3. Chorus. Sing unto God... George Frederick Handel Leonardo García Alarcón 2:25
23 Act 3. Recitative. Sweet flow the strains... George Frederick Handel Leonardo García Alarcón 0:54
24 Act 3. Air. With honour let desert be crown'd... George Frederick Handel Leonardo García Alarcón 2:57
25 Act 3. Recitative. Peace to my countrymen... George Frederick Handel Leonardo García Alarcón 0:39
26 Act 3. Recitative. Again to earth... George Frederick Handel Leonardo García Alarcón 0:59
27 Act 3. Duet. O lovely peace... George Frederick Handel Leonardo García Alarcón 2:43
28 Act 3. Air and chorus. Rejoice, O Judah... / Hallelujah! Amen George Frederick Handel Leonardo García Alarcón 3:31