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Handel: The Occasional Oratorio, HWV62

Susan Gritton (soprano), Lisa Milne (soprano), James Bowman (countertenor), John Mark Ainsley (tenor), Michael George (bass)

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

The occasion that called forth this work was the Jacobite rising of 1745 and its impending defeat. The Duke of Cumberland's victory at Culloden was yet to come. Handel, anticipating it, hit off... More…

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Handel: The Occasional Oratorio

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  • John Mark Ainsley (tenor), Susan Gritton (soprano), Lisa Milne (soprano), James Bowman (counter-tenor), Michael George (bass)
  • King's Consort, King's Consort Choir ; New College Choir Oxford, New College Choir Oxford ; King's Consort Choir
  • Robert King

Act 1 No 01. Overture Part 1. Grave

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Act 1 No 01. Overture Part 2. Allegro

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Act 1 No 01. Overture Part 3. Adagio

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Act 1 No 01. Overture Part 4. Marche

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Act 1 No 02. Arioso. Why do the gentiles tumult? (bass)

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Act 1 No 03. Chorus. Let us break off by strength of hand

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Act 1 No 04. Aria. O Lord, how many are my foes! (tenor)

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Act 1 No 05. Chorus. Him or his God we not fear!

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Act 1 No 06. Aria. Jehovah, to my words give ear (tenor)

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Act 1 No 07. Chorus. Him or his God we scorn to fear!

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Act 1 No 08. Recitativo. The Highest who in Heaven doth dwell (bass)

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Act 1 No 09. Aria. O, who shall pour into my swollen eyes (soprano)

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Act 1 No 10. Aria. Fly from the threat'ning vengeance, fly! (soprano)

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Act 1 No 11. Accompagnato. Humbled with fear (bass)

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Act 1 No 12. Aria. His sceptre is the rod of righteousness (bass)

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Act 1 No 13. Aria. Be wise, be wise at length (soprano)

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Act 1 No 14. Chorus. Be wise, be wise at length

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Act 1 No 15. Recitative. Of many millions the populous rout (tenor)

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Act 1 No 16. Aria. Jehovah is my shield, my glory (tenor)

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Act 1 No 17. Recitative. Fools or madmen stand not within (bass)

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Act 1 No 18. Chorus. God found them guilty

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Act 2 No 01. Aria. O liberty, thou choicest treasure (soprano)

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Act 2 No 02. Recitative. Who trusts in God should ne'er despair (soprano)

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Act 2 No 03. Aria. Prophetic visions strike my eye (soprano)

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Act 2 No 04. Chorus with solo. May God, from whom all mercies (alto)

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Act 2 No 05. Recitative. The Lord hath heard my pray'r (tenor)

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Act 2 No 06. Aria. Then will I Jehovah's praise (tenor)

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Act 2 No 07. Chorus. All his mercies shall endure

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Act 2 No 08. Aria. How great and many perils do enfold (soprano)

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Act 2 No 09. Duet. After long storms and tempests overblown (soprano / alto)

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Act 2 No 10. Aria and Chorus. To God, our strength, sing loud (bass)

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Act 2 No 11. Aria. He has his mansion fix'd on high (tenor)

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Act 2 No 12. Chorus. Hallelujah, your voices raise

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Act 3 No 01. Symphony Part 1. A tempo giusto

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Act 3 No 01. Symphony Part 2. Musette

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Act 3 No 02. Chorus. I will sing unto the Lord

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Act 3 No 03. Aria. Thou shalt bring them in (alto)

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Act 3 No 04. Chorus. Who is like unto thee, O Lord?

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Act 3 No 05. Aria. When warlike ensigns wave on high (soprano)

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Act 3 No 06. Recitative. The enemy said, I will pursue (tenor)

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Act 3 No 07. Aria. The enemy said, I will pursue (tenor)

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Act 3 No 08. Aria. The sword that's drawn in virtue's cause (bass)

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Act 3 No 09. Chorus. Millions unborn shall bless the hand

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Act 3 No 10. Recitative. When Israel, like the bounteous Nile (soprano)

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Act 3 No 11. Aria. When Israel, like the bounteous Nile (soprano)

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Act 3 No 12. Aria. Tyrants, whom no cov'nants bind (tenor)

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Act 3 No 13. Accompagnato. May balmy peace, and wreath'd renown (soprano)

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Act 3 No 14. Aria. May balmy peace, and wreath'd renown (soprano)

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Act 3 No 15. Chorus. Blessed are all they that fear the Lord

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