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Handel: Joshua, HWV 64

Katherine Manley (soprano), Alexandra Gibson (mezzo-soprano), Allan Clayton (tenor) George Humphreys (bass) & Richard Rowntree (tenor)

London Handel Orchestra and Chorus, Laurence Cummings

….a beautifully paced reading, reflective and dramatic by turns and always stylish….The bright soprano of Catherine Manley as Achsah is particularly attractive, especially in the oratorio’s most... More…

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Handel: Joshua

Work length1:57:59
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  • Catherine Manley, Alexandra Gibson, Allan Clayton, George Humphreys, Richard Rowntree, London Handel Orchestra, London Handel Singers
  • Adrian Butterfield, Laurence Cummings

Part I, Introduzione - A Tempo di Ouverture

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Part I, Scene I, "Ye Sons of Israel, Ev'ry Tribe Attend" (Chorus of Israelites)

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Part I, Scene 1, Recitative "Behold, My Friends, What Vast Rewards are Giv'n" (Joshua, Caleb)

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Part I, Scene 1, Aria "O First in Wisdom, First in Pow'r!" (Caleb)

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Part I, Scene 1, Recitative "Matrons, and Virgins, With Unwearied Pray'r" (Achsah)

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Part I, Scene 1, Aria "Oh Who Can Tell, Oh! Who Can Hear" (Achsah)

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Part I, Scene 1, Recitative "Caleb, Attend to All I Now Prescribe" (Joshua)

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Part I, Scene 1, Solo and Chorus "To Long Posterity We Here Record" (Joshua)

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Part I, Scene 1, Accompagnato "So Long the Memory Shall Last" (Joshua)

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Part I, Scene 1, Air "While Kedron's Brook to Jordan's Stream" (Joshua)

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Part I, Scene 2, Recitative "But Who Is He - Tremendous to Behold!" (Othniel)

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Part I, Scene 2, Aria "Awful, Pleasing Being Say" (Othniel)

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Part I, Scene 2, Recitative "Joshua, I Come Commission'd from on High" (Angel, Joshua)

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Part I, Scene 2, Accompagnato "Leader of Israel, 'Tis the Lord's Decree" (Angel)

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Part I, Scene 2, Recitative "To Give Command, Prerogative Is Thine" (Joshua)

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Part I, Scene 2, Air "Haste, Israel, Haste" (Joshua)

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Part I, Scene 2, "The Lord Commands, and Joshua Leads" (Chors of Israelites)

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Part I, Scene 3, Accompagnato "In These Blest Scenes" (Othniel, Achsah)

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Part I, Scene 3, Recitative "Tis Achsah's Voice" (Othniel, Achsah)

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Part I, Scene 3, Accompagnato "Hail, Lovely Virgin of This Blissful Bow'r!" (Othniel, Achsah)

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Part I, Scene 3, Aria "Hark, 'Tis the Linnet and the Thush!" (Achsah)

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Part I, Scene 3, Recitative "Oh Achsah! Form'd for Ev'ry Chaste Delight" (Othniel)

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Part I, Scene 3, Duet "Our Limpid Streams With Freedom Flow" (Acsah and Othniel)

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Part I, Scene 3, Trumpets Flourish

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Part I, Scene 3, Recitative "The Trumpet Calls; Now Jericho Shall Know" (Othniel)

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Part I, Scene 3, "May All the Host of Heav'n Attend Him Round"

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Part II, Scene 1, Recitative "'Tis Well; Six Times the Lord Hath Been Obey'd" (Joshua)

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Part II, Scene 1, A Solemn March During the Circumvection

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Part II, Scene 1, Solo and Chorus "The Walls of Jericho Falling" (Joshua)

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Part II, Scene 1, Recitative "The Walls Are Level'd, pour the Chosen Bands" (Caleb)

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Part II, Scene 1, Aria "See, the Raging Flames Arise" (Caleb)

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Part II, Scene 1, Aria "To Vanity And Earthy Pride" (Achsah)

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Part II, Scene 2, Recitative "Let All the Seed of Abrah'm Now Prepare" (Joshua)

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Part II, Scene 2, Solo and Chrous "Almighty Ruler of the Skies" (Joshua)

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Part II, Scene 3, Recitative "Joshua, the Men Dispatch'd by Thee to Learn"

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Part II, Scene 3, "How Soon Our Tow'ing Hopes Are Cross'd" (Chorus of the Deafeated Israelites)

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Part II, Scene 3, Recitative "Whence This Dejection? Rouse Your Coward Hearts" (Joshua)

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Part II, Scene 3, Air and Chorus "With Redoubled Rage Return" (Joshua, Israelites)

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Part II, Scene 4, Recitative "Now Give the Army Breath; Let War Awhile" (Othniel)

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Part II, Scene 4, Aria "Heroes When With Glory Burning" (Othniel)

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Part II, Scene 4, Recitative "Indulgent Heav'n Hath Heard My Virgin Pray'r" (Achsah)

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Part II, Scene 4, Aria "As Cheers the Sun the Tender Flow" (Achsah)

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Part II, Scene 5 Recitative "Sure I'm deceiv'd - With Sorrow I Behold" (Caleb)

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Part II, Scene 6, Aria "Nations, Who In Future Story" (Othniel)

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Part II, Scene 7, Recitative "Brethren and Freinds, What Joy This Scene Imparts" (Joshua)

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Part II, Scene 7, Flourish of Warlike Instruments. The Armies Engage

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Part II, Scene 7, Recitative "Thus Far Our Cause is Favour'd By the Lord" (Caleb)

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Part II, Scene 7, Flourish Repeated

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Part II, Scene 7, Solo and Chorus "O Thou Bright Orb, Great Ruler of the Day" (Joshua)

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Part III, Scene 1, "Hail, Mighty Joshua, Hail! Thy Name" (Chorus of Israelites)

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Part III, Scene 1, Aria "Happy, Oh, Thrice Happy" (Achsah)

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Part III, Scene 1, Recitative "Caleb, for Holy Eleazer Send" (Joshua,Caleb)

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Part III, Scene 1, Aria "Shall I in Mamre's fertile plain" (Caleb)

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Part III, Scene 1, "For All There Mercies We Will Sing" (Chorus of the Tribe of Judah)

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Part III, Scene 1, Recitative "O, Caleb Fear'd by Foes, by Friends Ador'd" (Othniel, Caleb)

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Part III, Scene 1, Aria "Place Danger Around Me"

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Part III, Scene 2 "Father of Mercy, Hear the Pray'r We Make" (Chorus of Israelites)

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Part III, Scene 2, Recitative "In Bloom of Youth, This Stripling Hath Achiev'd" (Joshua)

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Part III, Scene 2 "See the Conqu'ring Hero Comes" (Chorus of Youths)

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Part III, Scene 2, Duet "See the Godlike Youth Advance" (Virgins)

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Part III, Scene 2, "See, the Conqu'ring Hero Comes" (Full Chorus)

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Part III, Scene 3, Recitative "Welcome, My Son, Othniel, Good and Great" (Caleb)

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Part III, Scene 3, Aria "Oh! Had I Jubal's Lyre"(Achsah)

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Part III, Scene 3, Recitative "While Life Shall Last, Each Moment We'll Improve" (Othniel)

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Part III, Scene 3, Duet "O Peerless Mai, With Beauty Blest" (Othniel, Achsah)

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Part III, Scene 3, Recitative "While Lawless Tyrants, With Ambition Blind" (Caleb)

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Part III, Scene 3, "The Great Jehovah is Our Awful Theme" (Chorus)

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