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 Offer,Mendelssohn: Elijah, Op. 70

Willard White (bass), Rosalind Plowright (soprano), Linda Finnie (contralto) & Arthur Davies (tenor)

London Symphony Chorus & London Symphony Orchestra, Richard Hickox

A full-blooded account with a particularly stirring contribution from the LSO Chorus. White's commanding presence as Elijah is slightly marred by some passages with wobbly vibrato. More…

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Mendelssohn: Elijah, Op. 70

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  • London Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Chorus
  • Richard Hickox
  • Willard White (bass), Roderick Elms (organ), Rosalind Plowright (soprano), Linda Finnie (contralto), Arthur Davies (tenor), Jeremy Budd (treble)
  • Recorded: 21-25 April 1989
  • Recording Venue: Church of St Jude-on-the-Hill, Central Square, London, United Kingdom

Part I: Introduction: Recitative: As God the Lord of Israel liveth (Elijah)

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Part I: Overture

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Part I: Help, Lord! Wilt Thou quite destroy us? (Chorus)

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Part I: Duet with Chorus: Lord! Bow Thine ear to our prayer! (Soprano, Contralto, Chorus)

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Part I: Recitative: Ye people, rend you hearts (Obadiah)

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Part I: Aria: If with all your hearts ye truly seek Me (Obadiah)

2:13
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Part I: Yet doth the Lord see it not (Chorus)

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Part I: Recitative: Elijah! Get thee hence (An Angel)

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Part I: For He shall give His angels charge over thee (Chorus) - Recitative: Now Cherith's brook is dried up (An Angel)

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Part I: Recitative, Aria and Duet: What have I to do with thee, O man of God? (The Widow, Elijah)

5:38
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Part I: Blessed are the men who fear Him (Chorus)

3:41
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Part I: Recitative: As God the Lord of Sabaoth liveth (Elijah, Ahab, Chorus)

3:55
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Part I: Baal, we cry to thee (Chorus)

3:24
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Part I: Recitative: Call him louder, for he is a god! (Elijah, Chorus)

1:09
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Part I: Recitative: Call him louder! he heareth not (Elijah, Chorus)

1:59
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Part I: Recitative and Aria: Draw near, all ye people (Elijah)

3:33
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Part I: Chorale: Cast the burden upon the Lord (Angels)

2:12
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Part I: Recitative: O Thou, who makest Thine angels spirits (Elijah, Chorus)

2:46
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Part I: Aria: Is not His word like a fire (Elijah)

1:53
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Part I: Arioso: Woe unto them who forsake him! (Contralto)

3:15
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Part I: Recitative: O man of God, help Thy people! (Obadiah, Elijah, The Youth, Chorus)

5:44
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Part I: Thanks be to God! (Chorus)

4:01
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Part II: Aria: Hear ye, Israel (Soprano)

5:21
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Part II: Be not afraid, saith God the Lord (Chorus)

4:23
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Part II: Recitative: The Lord hath exalted thee from among the people (Elijah, The Queen, Chorus)

3:26
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Part II: Woe to him, he shall perish (Chorus)

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Part II: Recitative: Man of God, now let my words be precious in thy sight (Obadiah, Elijah)

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Part II: Aria: It is enough (Elijah)

5:15
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Part II: Recitative: See, now he sleepeth beneath a juniper tree (Tenor)

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Part II: Trio: Lift thine eyes to the mountains (Chorus)

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Part II: He, watching over Israel (Chorus)

3:58
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Part II: Recitative: Arise, Elijah, for thou hast a long journey before thee (The Angel, Elijah)

1:57
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Part II: Aria: O rest in the Lord (The Angel)

3:28
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Part II: He that shall endure to the end, shall be saved (Chorus)

2:44
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Part II: Recitative: Night falleth round me, O Lord (Elijah)

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Part II: Behold! God the Lord passed by! (Chorus)

3:43
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Part II: Recitative and Chorus: Above him stood the Seraphim (Contralto, Chorus)

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Part II: Go, return upon thy way! (Chorus) - Recitative: I go on my way in the strength of the Lord (Elijah)

1:22
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Part II: Arioso: For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed (Elijah)

2:20
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Part II: Then did Elijah the prophet break forth like a fire (Chorus)

2:13
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Part II: Aria: Then shall the righteous shine forth (Tenor)

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Part II: Recitative: Behold, God hath sent Elijah the prophet (Soprano)

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Part II: But the Lord from the north hath raised one (Chorus)

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Part II: Quartet: O come everyone that thirsteth

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Part II: And then shall your light break forth (Chorus)

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