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Deborah Oratorio Box set


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Disc 1:

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listen  1. Deborah, HWV 51: Part I: Overture 8:16Album Only
listen  2. Deborah, HWV 51: Part I: Chorus - Immortal Lord of earth and skies 6:33$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Deborah, HWV 51: Part I: Recitative0:46$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Deborah, HWV 51: Part I: Duet - Where do thy ardours raise me? 4:26$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Deborah, HWV 51: Part I: Chorus - Forbear thy doubts! 1:17$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Deborah, HWV 51: Part I: Recitative0:33$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Deborah, HWV 51: Part I: Soloists and Chorus - For ever to the voice of pray'r 1:25$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Deborah, HWV 51: Part I: Accompanied Recitative0:57$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Deborah, HWV 51: Part I: Chorus - O hear thy lowly servants' pray'r 2:34$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Deborah, HWV 51: Part I: Recitative0:33$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Deborah, HWV 51: Part I: Chorus - O blast with thy tremendous brow0:48$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Deborah, HWV 51: Part I: Recitative0:36$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Deborah, HWV 51: Part I: Air - How lovely is the blooming fair 1:50$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Deborah, HWV 51: Part I: Recitative 1:15$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Deborah, HWV 51: Part I: Air: Choirs of Angels, all around thee 4:03$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. Deborah, HWV 51: Part I: Recitative0:27$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. Deborah, HWV 51: Part I: Air - To joy he brightens my despair 3:47$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen18. Deborah, HWV 51: Part I: Recitative0:36$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen19. Deborah, HWV 51: Part I: Air - Awake the ardour of thy breast 3:20$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen20. Deborah, HWV 51: Part I: Recitative0:13$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen21. Deborah, HWV 51: Part I: Air - All danger disdaining 4:17$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen22. Deborah, HWV 51: Part I: Chorus - Let thy deeds be glorious 3:25$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen23. Deborah, HWV 51: Part I: Recitative 1:17$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen24. Deborah, HWV 51: Part I: Air - Hateful man 2:51$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen25. Deborah, HWV 51: Part I: Air - My Vengeance awakes me 4:59$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen26. Deborah, HWV 51: Part I: Recitative0:28$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen27. Deborah, HWV 51: Part I: Air - Cease, O Judah, cease thy mourning 7:51$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen28. Deborah, HWV 51: Part I: Chorus - Despair, all around them 1:54$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen29. Deborah, HWV 51: Part I: Chorus - Alleluia 2:09$0.99  Buy MP3 


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listen  1. Deborah, HWV 51: Part II: Chorus of the Israelites - See, the proud chief 4:52$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Deborah, HWV 51: Part II: Recitative0:41$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Deborah, HWV 51: Part II: Air - At my feet extended low 2:17$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Deborah, HWV 51: Part II: Recitative0:37$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Deborah, HWV 51: Part II: Air - In Jehova's awful sight 1:54$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Deborah, HWV 51: Part II: Recitative0:15$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Deborah, HWV 51: Part II: Air - Whilst you boast the wondrous... 2:37$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Deborah, HWV 51: Part II: Air - Impious mortal, cease to brave us 2:35$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Deborah, HWV 51: Part II: Recitative0:22$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Deborah, HWV 51: Part II: Chorus of Baal's Priests - O Baal, Monarch of the skies! 1:55$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Deborah, HWV 51: Part II: Recitative0:23$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Deborah, HWV 51: Part II: Chorus of Israelites - Lord of Eternity0:56$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Deborah, HWV 51: Part II: Chorus of Israelites - Plead thy just cause 2:04$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Deborah, HWV 51: Part II: Recitative0:43$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Deborah, HWV 51: Part II: Soloists and Chorus - All your boast will end in woe 2:49$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. Deborah, HWV 51: Part II: Recitative0:20$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. Deborah, HWV 51: Part II: Air - In the battle, fame pursuing 6:32$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen18. Deborah, HWV 51: Part II: Recitative0:38$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen19. Deborah, HWV 51: Part II: Air - Swift inundation of desolation 2:46$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen20. Deborah, HWV 51: Part II: Recitative0:14$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen21. Deborah, HWV 51: Part II: Air - No more disconsolate I'll mourn 2:53$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen22. Deborah, HWV 51: Part II: Recitative0:27$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen23. Deborah, HWV 51: Part II: Air - O the pleasure my Soul is possessing 2:44$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen24. Deborah, HWV 51: Part II: Recitative0:13$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen25. Deborah, HWV 51: Part II: Duet - Smiling freedom 4:22$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen26. Deborah, HWV 51: Part II: Chorus - The great King of Kings will aid us too 2:48$0.99  Buy MP3 


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listen  1. Deborah, HWV 51: Part III: A military symphony 2:18$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Deborah, HWV 51: Part III: Chorus of the Israelites - Now the proud insulting foe 3:06$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Deborah, HWV 51: Part III: Recitative0:14$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Deborah, HWV 51: Part III: Air - Now sweetly smiling peace descends 2:43$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Deborah, HWV 51: Part III: Recitative0:44$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Deborah, HWV 51: Part III: Air - Tears, such as tender fathers shed 1:36$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Deborah, HWV 51: Part III: Recitative0:13$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Deborah, HWV 51: Part III: Air - Hark! Hark! Hark! His thunders... 2:12$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Deborah, HWV 51: Part III: Chorus of Baal's Priests - Doleful tidings 1:50$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Deborah, HWV 51: Part III: Air - Our fears are now for ever fled 2:11$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Deborah, HWV 51: Part III: Recitative 2:22$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Deborah, HWV 51: Part III: Air - Tyrant, now no more we dread thee 4:36$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Deborah, HWV 51: Part III: Recitative0:25$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Deborah, HWV 51: Part III: Air - The glorious sun shall cease to shed 2:40$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Deborah, HWV 51: Part III: Recitative0:16$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. Deborah, HWV 51: Part III: Air - Low at her feet he bow'd, he fell 3:10$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. Deborah, HWV 51: Part III: Accompanied Recitative0:52$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen18. Deborah, HWV 51: Part III: Symphony 1:25$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen19. Deborah, HWV 51: Part III: Chorus - Let our glad songs to heav'n ascend 6:34$0.99  Buy MP3 


Product Details

  • Audio CD (March 19, 2002)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: Box set
  • Note on Boxed Sets: During shipping, discs in boxed sets occasionally become dislodged without damage. Please examine and play these discs. If you are not completely satisfied, we'll refund or replace your purchase.
  • Label: Naxos
  • Run Time: 63 minutes
  • ASIN: B00005U4W6
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #495,968 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Deborah is often described as a "pasticcio" piece because Handel plundered many of his previous works for material. Thus the opening of the much-loved Dixit dominus becomes the chorus "See the proud chief" (performed here at a breathlessly exciting pace); the opening of the Coronation Anthem The King Shall Rejoice becomes "The great King of Kings," which closes Part II; and even "La Rejouissance" from the Music for the Royal Fireworks makes an appearance in Part III. Handel's genius is such that with a little editing and tweaking, it all sounds unforced and entirely to the manner born. Joachim Carlos Martini responds to the score's exuberance with lively conducting and upbeat tempi, which give the whole package a young, fresh feel. Also, the fact that this is a live recording adds a frisson to the proceedings. The downside is that the performance space (the Kloster Eberbach) sounds like a large bathroom, and the microphones aren't placed with much sensitivity around the orchestra and soloists. However, countertenor Lawrence Zazzo is in fine form as the noble Barak, and Ewa Wolak is a barnstorming malevolent presence as the boastful Sisera. Unfortunately, the other soloists are variable, and the choir more enthusiastic than accurate. Overall, though, it's a reasonable budget buy. --Warwick Thompson

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11 of 15 people found the following review helpful By R. Rockwell on September 20, 2004
Format: Audio CD
Even though this was one of his first oratorios composed when he was in his earlt twenties, Handel's Deborah is truly a masterpiece. Handel's best oratorios contain a dramatic tension from beginning to end. The team assembled by Naxos do an incredible job from soloists to chorus.

I do own a few oratorios by the King Consort who have released the only other Deborah availale. Since I have a limited budget I have not listen to that version, but I can't imagine that it could be any better.

If you love Handel and want to explore his early works you will not be disappointed with this well executed masterpiece.
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