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 Offer,Handel: Judas Maccabaeus, HWV 63

Jamie MacDougall (tenor), Emma Kirkby (soprano), Catherine Denley (contralto), Michael George (bass), James Bowman (countertenor), Simon Birchall (bass)

The King's Consort, New College Choir, Oxford, Robert King

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Handel: Judas Maccabaeus, HWV 63

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  • Catherine Denley (contralto), Emma Kirkby (soprano), Michael George (bass), Jamie MacDougall (tenor), James Bowman (counter-tenor), Simon Birchall (bass)
  • King's Consort, Choir of New College Oxford
  • Robert King

Act 1 No 01. Overture. [Grave] – Allegro – Lentement – Allegro

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Act 1 No 02. Chorus. Mourn, ye afflicted children, the remains

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Act 1 No 03. Recitative. Well, may your sorrows, brethren, flow (Israelitish man / Israelitish woman)

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Act 1 No 04. Duet. From this dread scene, these adverse pow'rs (Israelitish man / Israelitish woman)

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Act 1 No 05. Chorus. For Sion lamentation make

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Act 1 No 06. Recitative. Not vain is all this storm of grief (Israelitish man)

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Act 1 No 07. Air. Pious orgies, pious airs (Israelitish man)

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Act 1 No 08. Chorus. O Father, whose almighty pow'r

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Act 1 No 09. Recitative. I feel, I feel the Deity within (Simon)

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Act 1 No 10. Air – Chorus. Arm, arm, ye brave! A noble cause (Simon)

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Act 1 No 11. Recitative. 'Tis well, my friends; with transport I behold (Judas Maccabaeus)

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Act 1 No 12. Air. Call forth thy pow'rs, my soul, and dare (Judas Maccabaeus)

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Act 1 No 13. Recitative. To heav'n's almighty king we kneel (Israelitish woman)

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Act 1 No 14. Air. O liberty, thou choicest treasure (Israelitish woman)

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Act 1 No 15. Air. Come, ever-smiling liberty (Israelitish woman)

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Act 1 No 16. Recitative. O Judas, may these noble views inspire (Israelitish man)

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Act 1 No 17. Air. 'Tis liberty, dear liberty alone (Israelitish man)

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Act 1 No 18. Duet. Come, ever-smiling liberty (Israelitish man / Israelitish woman)

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Act 1 No 19. Chorus. Lead on, lead on! Judah disdains

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Act 1 No 20. Recitative. So will'd my father, now at rest (Judas Maccabaeus)

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Act 1 No 21. Semi-chorus. Disdainful of danger, we'll rush on the foe

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Act 1 No 22. Recitative. Ambition! If e'er honour was thine aim (Judas Maccabaeus)

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Act 1 No 23. Air. No unhallow'd desire (Judas Maccabaeus)

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Act 1 No 24. Recitative. Haste we, my brethren, haste we to the field (Israelitish man)

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Act 1 No 25. Chorus. Hear us, O Lord, on thee we call

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Act 2 No 01. Chorus. Fall'n is the foe; so fall thy foes, O Lord!

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Act 2 No 02. Recitative. Victorious hero! Fame shall tell (Israelitish man)

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Act 2 No 03. Air. So rapid thy course is

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Act 2 No 04. Recitative. Well may we hope our freedom to receive (Israelitish man)

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Act 2 No 05. Duet – Chorus. Sion now her head shall raise (Israelitish man / Israelitish woman)

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Act 2 No 06. Recitative. Oh, let eternal honours crown his name (Israelitish woman)

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Act 2 No 07. Air. From mighty kings he took the spoil (Israelitish woman)

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Act 2 No 08. Duet – Chorus. Hail, hail, Judea. Happy land! (Israelitish man / Israelitish woman)

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Act 2 No 09. Recitative. Thanks to my brethren; but look up to heav'n (Judas Maccabaeus)

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Act 2 No 10. Air. How vain is man, who boasts in fight (Judas Maccabaeus)

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Act 2 No 11. Recitative. O Judas, O my brethren! (Messenger)

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Act 2 No 12. Air – Chorus. Ah! wretched, wretched Israel! Fall'n, how low (Israelitish woman)

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Act 2 No 13. Recitative. Be comforted, nor think these plagues are sent (Simon)

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Act 2 No 14. Air. The Lord worketh wonders (Simon)

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Act 2 No 15. Recitative. My arms! Against this Gorgias will I go (Judas Maccabaeus)

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Act 2 No 16. Air – Chorus. Sound an alarm! Your silver trumpets sound (Judas Maccabaeus)

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Act 2 No 17. Recitative. Enough! To heav'n we leave the rest (Simon)

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Act 2 No 18. Air. With pious hearts, and brave as pious (Simon)

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Act 2 No 19. Recitative. Ye worshippers of God (Israelitish man / Israelitish woman)

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Act 2 No 20. Air. Wise men, flatt'ring, may deceive us (Israelitish woman)

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Act 2 No 21. Duet – Chorus. Oh! Never, never bow we down (Israelitish woman / Israelitish man)

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Act 3 No 01. Air. Father of heav'n! From thy eternal throne (Priest)

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Act 3 No 02. Recitative. See, see yon flames, that from the altar broke (Israelitish man / Israelitish woman)

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Act 3 No 03. Air. So shall the lute and harp awake (Israelitish woman)

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Act 3 No 04. Recitative. From Capharsalama on eagle wings I fly (Messengers)

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Act 3 No 05. Chorus. See, the conqu'ring hero comes! (Chorus of youths / Chorus of virgins)

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Act 3 No 06. March

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Act 3 No 07. Chorus. Sing unto God, and high affections raise

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Act 3 No 08. Recitative. Sweet flow the strains, that strike my feasted ear (Judas Maccabaeus)

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Act 3 No 09. Air. With honour let desert be crown'd (Judas Maccabaeus)

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Act 3 No 10. Recitative. Peace to my countrymen; peace and liberty (Eupolemus)

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Act 3 No 11. Chorus. To our great God be all the honour giv'n

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Act 3 No 12. Recitative. Again to earth let gratitude descend (Israelitish woman)

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Act 3 No 13. Air. O lovely peace, with plenty crown'd (Israelitish woman)

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Act 3 No 14. Air – Chorus. Rejoice, O Judah! and, in songs divine (Simon)

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