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Haydn: The Creation

(sung in English)

Sandrine Piau (Gabriel), Miah Persson (Eve), Ruth Massey (alto), Mark Padmore (Uriel), Neal Davies (Raphael), Peter Harvey (Adam)

Gabrieli Consort, Gabrieli Players & Chetham's Chamber Choir, Paul McCreesh

The sheer magnificence of the choruses that provide the oratorio's structural pillars has rarely been so effectively realised on disc. McCreesh also has an exceptional set of soloists. The results... More…
  • Presto Recording of the Week
    17th March 2008
  • BBC Music Magazine
    May 2008
    Disc of the month
  • Gramophone Awards
    2008
    Winner - Choral

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Haydn: The Creation

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  • Neal Davies (bass (vocal)), Sandrine Piau (soprano), Miah Persson (soprano), Mark Padmore (tenor), Peter Harvey (baritone), Ruth Massey (contralto)
  • Gabrieli Consort, Chetham's Chamber Choir
  • Paul McCreesh
  • Recorded: 2006-10-28
  • Recording Venue: Watford Town Hall, London

Introduction: The Representation Of Chaos

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In The Beginning God Created The Heaven And The Earth - And The Spirit Of God

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Now Vanish Before The Holy Beams - Despairing, Cursing Rage

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And God Made The Firmament

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The Glorious Heav'nly Hierarchy

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And God Said: Let The Waters Under The Heaven Be Gathered Together

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Rolling In Foaming Billows

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And God Said: Let The Earth Bring Forth Grass

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With Verdure Clad The Fields Appear

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And The Heavenly Host The Third Day Proclaimed

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Awake The Harp, The Lyre Awake

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And God Said: Let There Be Lights In The Firmament Of Heaven

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In Brightest Splendour Rises Now The Sun

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The Heavens Are Telling The Glory Of God

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And God Said: Let The Waters Bring Forth Abundantly

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On Mighty Pens Uplifted Soars The Eagle

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And God Created Great Whales

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And The Angels Struck Their Immortal Harps

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Most Beautiful Appear, With Verdure Young Adorn'd - The Lord Is Great

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And God Said: Let The Earth Bring Forth The Living Creature

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Straight Opening Her Fertile Womb

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Now Heaven In Fullest Glory Shines

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And God Created Man

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In Native Worth And Honour Clad

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And God Saw Ev'rything That He Had Made

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Achieved Is The Glorious Work

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In Rosy Mantle Now Appears

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By Thee With Bliss, O Bounteous Lord

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Our Duty Have We Now Perform'd

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Graceful Consort!

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O Happy Pair

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Praise The Lord, Uplift Your Voices

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