Harnoncourt, Nikolaus

Handel: Great Oratorios

CD (Number of discs: 9)
19 Aug 2016

Barcode: 0190295975111

Composer: Georg Friedrich Händel
Other participants: Elizabeth Gale, Marjana Lipovsek, Werner Hollweg, Roderick Kennedy, Stockholm Kammerkören, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Paul Esswood, Julia Varady, Elizabeth Gale, Matthias Hölle, Helmut Wildhaber, Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor, Felicity Palmer, Stephen Roberts, Stockholm Bach Choir, Robert Tear, Maureen Lehane, Peter van der Bilt, Thomas Sunnegårdh, Staffan Sandlund, Stockholm Kammerkören, Concentus Musicus Wien

These five splendid works for vocal soloists, chorus and orchestra were composed by Handel in the 1730s and 1740s. Treating both sacred and secular themes, they are inspired by the same dramatic genius that made Handel a master of opera. Conducting a dazzling array of soloists and Concentus Musicus Wien, the groundbreaking ensemble he established in the early 1950s, Nikolaus Harnoncourt unfolds their narratives with his customary flair, precision and immediacy.

Audio sample & Tracklisting

Disc 1 
01 Handel : Messiah HWV56 : Part 1 Symphony  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
02 Handel : Messiah HWV56 : Part 1 "Comfort ye, comfort ye my people" [Tenor]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
03 Handel : Messiah HWV56 : Part 1 "Ev'ry valley" [Tenor]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
04 Handel : Messiah HWV56 : Part 1 "And the glory of the Lord" [Chorus]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
05 Acc.  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Concentus musicus Wien 
06 Handel : Messiah HWV56 : Part 1 "O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion" [Mezzo-Soprano]  - Marjana Lipovsek, Nikolaus Harnoncourt & Concentus Musicus Wien 
07 Chorus: And he shall purify  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Concentus musicus Wien 
08 Handel : Messiah HWV56 : Part 1 "Behold, a virgin shall conceive" [Mezzo-Soprano]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
09 Handel : Messiah HWV56 : Part 1 "O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion" [Alto]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
10 Acc.  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Concentus musicus Wien 
11 Handel : Messiah HWV56 : Part 1 "O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion" [Mezzo-Soprano]  - Marjana Lipovsek, Nikolaus Harnoncourt & Concentus Musicus Wien 
12 Handel : Messiah HWV56 : Part 1 "For unto us a child is born" [Chorus]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
13 Pifa  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Concentus musicus Wien 
14 Handel : Messiah HWV56 : Part 1 "Behold, a virgin shall conceive" [Mezzo-Soprano]  - Marjana Lipovsek, Nikolaus Harnoncourt & Concentus Musicus Wien 
15 Acc.  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Concentus musicus Wien 
16 Handel : Messiah HWV56 : Part 1 "Behold, a virgin shall conceive" [Mezzo-Soprano]  - Marjana Lipovsek, Nikolaus Harnoncourt & Concentus Musicus Wien 
17 Handel : Messiah HWV56 : Part 1 "And suddenly there was the angel" [Soprano]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
18 Handel : Messiah : Part 1 "Glory to God in the highest" [Chorus]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
19 Handel : Messiah HWV56 : Part 1 "Rejoice greatly, o daughter of Zion" [Soprano]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
20 Handel : Messiah HWV56 : Part 1 "Behold, a virgin shall conceive" [Mezzo-Soprano]  - Marjana Lipovsek, Nikolaus Harnoncourt & Concentus Musicus Wien 
21 Duet  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Concentus musicus Wien 
22 Chorus: His yoke is easy, His burthen is light  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Concentus musicus Wien 
23 Handel : Messiah HWV56 : Part 2 "Behold the Lamb of God" [Chorus]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
24 Handel : Messiah HWV56 : Part 2 "He was despised" [Alto]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
Disc 2 
01 Chorus: Surely, He hath borne our griefs and carried our sorrows  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Concentus musicus Wien 
02 Chorus: And with tripes we are healed  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Concentus musicus Wien 
03 Chorus: All we like sheep have gone astray  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Concentus musicus Wien 
04 Acc.  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Concentus musicus Wien 
05 Chorus: He trusted in God  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Concentus musicus Wien 
06 Acc.  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Concentus musicus Wien 
07 Arioso  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Concentus musicus Wien 
08 Acc.  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Concentus musicus Wien 
09 Handel : Messiah HWV56 : Part 1 "O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion" [Mezzo-Soprano]  - Marjana Lipovsek, Nikolaus Harnoncourt & Concentus Musicus Wien 
10 Chorus: Lift up our heads  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Concentus musicus Wien 
11 Handel : Messiah HWV56 : Part 1 "Behold, a virgin shall conceive" [Mezzo-Soprano]  - Marjana Lipovsek, Nikolaus Harnoncourt & Concentus Musicus Wien 
12 Handel : Messiah HWV56 : Let all the angels of God worship Him  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
13 Handel : Messiah HWV56 : Part 1 "O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion" [Mezzo-Soprano]  - Marjana Lipovsek, Nikolaus Harnoncourt & Concentus Musicus Wien 
14 Chorus: The Lord gave the word  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Concentus musicus Wien 
15 Handel : Messiah HWV56 : Part 1 "O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion" [Mezzo-Soprano]  - Marjana Lipovsek, Nikolaus Harnoncourt & Concentus Musicus Wien 
16 Chorus: Their sound is gone out into all lands  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Concentus musicus Wien 
17 Handel : Messiah HWV56 : Part 1 "O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion" [Mezzo-Soprano]  - Marjana Lipovsek, Nikolaus Harnoncourt & Concentus Musicus Wien 
18 Chorus: Let us break their bonds asunder  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Concentus musicus Wien 
19 Handel : Messiah HWV56 : Part 1 "Behold, a virgin shall conceive" [Mezzo-Soprano]  - Marjana Lipovsek, Nikolaus Harnoncourt & Concentus Musicus Wien 
20 Handel : Messiah HWV56 : Part 1 "O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion" [Mezzo-Soprano]  - Marjana Lipovsek, Nikolaus Harnoncourt & Concentus Musicus Wien 
21 Handel : Messiah HWV56 : Part 2 "Hallelujah" [Chorus]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
22 Handel : Messiah HWV56 : Part 3 "I know that my Redeemer liveth" [Soprano]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
23 Chorus: Since by man came death  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Concentus musicus Wien 
24 Handel : Messiah HWV56 : Part 3 "Behold, I tell you a mystery" [Bass]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
25 Handel : Messiah HWV56 : Part 3 "The trumpet shall sound" [Bass]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
26 Handel : Messiah HWV56 : Part 1 "Behold, a virgin shall conceive" [Mezzo-Soprano]  - Marjana Lipovsek, Nikolaus Harnoncourt & Concentus Musicus Wien 
27 Duet  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Concentus musicus Wien 
28 Chorus: But thanks be to God  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Concentus musicus Wien 
29 Handel : Messiah HWV56 : Part 1 "O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion" [Mezzo-Soprano]  - Marjana Lipovsek, Nikolaus Harnoncourt & Concentus Musicus Wien 
30 Handel : Messiah HWV56 : "Worthy is the Lamb that was slain" [Chorus]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
Disc 3 
01 Handel: Saul, HWV 53: Symphony (Allegro - Larghetto - Allegro - Menuet. Andante larghetto)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
02 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 1 Scene 1: No. 1, Chorus, "How excellent thy name, oh Lord" (Chorus)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
03 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 1 Scene 1: No. 2, Aria, "An infant raised by thy command" (Soprano)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
04 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 1 Scene 1: No. 3, Trio, "Along the monster atheist strode" (Counter-Tenor, Tenor, Bass)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
05 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 1 Scene 1: No. 4, Chorus, "The youth inspired by Thee, o Lord" - No. 5, Chorus, "How excellent Thy name, o Lord"  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
06 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 1 Scene 2: No. 6, Recitative, "He comes!" - No. 7, Air, "O godlike youth!" (Michal)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
07 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 1 Scene 2: No. 8, Recitative, "Behold, o King, the brave, victorious youth" (Abner, Saul, David) - No. 9, Air, "O King, your favours with delight I take" (David)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
08 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 1 Scene 2: No. 10, Recitative, "Oh early piety!" (Jonathan)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
09 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 1 Scene 2: No. 11a, Air, "What abject thoughts" (Merab)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
10 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 1 Scene 2: No. 12, Recitative, "Yet think, on whom this honour" (Merab) - No. 13, Air, "Birth and fortune I despise!" (Jonathan)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
11 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 1 Scene 2: No. 16, Recitative, "Thou, Merab, first in birth" (Saul, Merab) - No. 17, Air, "My soul rejects the thoughts with scorn" (Merab)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
12 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 1 Scene 2: No. 18, Air, "See, with what a scornful air" - No. 19, Air, "Ah! lovely youth!" (Michal)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
13 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 1 Scene 2: No. 20, Symphony (Andante allegro)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
14 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 1 Scene 3: No. 21, Recitative, "Already see, the daughters of the land" (Michal)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
15 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 1 Scene 3: No. 22, Chorus, "Welcome, mighty king!" (Chorus)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
16 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 1 Scene 3: No. 23, Recitative, "What do I hear?" (Saul) - No. 24, Chorus, "David his ten thousands slew" - No. 25, Recitative, "To him ten thousands!" (Saul) - No. 26, Air, "With rage I shall burst his praises to hear!" (Saul)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
17 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 1 Scene 4: No. 27, Recitative, "Imprudent women!" (Jonathan, Michal) - No. 28, Air, "Fell rage and black despair possest" (Michal)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
18 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 1 Scene 5: No. 31, Recitative, "Racked with infernal pains" (Abner)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
19 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 1 Scene 5: No. 32b, Air, "O Lord, whose mercies numberless" (David)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
20 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 1 Scene 5: No. 34, Recitative, "Tis all in vain" (Jonathan)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
21 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 1 Scene 5: No. 35, Air, "A serpent, in my bosom warmed" - No. 36, Recitative, "Has he escaped my rage?" (Saul)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
22 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 1 Scene 5: No. 37, Air, "Capricious man, in humour lost" (Merab)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
23 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 1 Scene 6: No. 38, Recitative, "O filial piety!" - No. 29, Air, "No, cruel father, no" (Jonathan)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
24 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 1 Scene 6: No. 41, Chorus, "Preserve him for the glory of thy name"  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
25 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 2 Scene 1: No. 42, Chorus, "Envy! eldest born of hell!"  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
26 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 2 Scene 2: No. 43, Recitative, "Ah, dearest friend" - No. 44, Air, "But sooner Jordan's stream" - No. 47, Recitative, "My father comes" (Jonathan)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
27 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 2 Scene 3: No. 48, Recitative, "Hast thou obeyed my orders" (Saul, Jonathan) - No. 49, Air, "Sin not, o King" (Jonathan)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
28 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 2 Scene 3: No. 50, Air, "As great Jehovah lives" (Saul)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
29 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 2 Scene 3: No. 51, Air, "From cities stormed, and battles won" (Jonathan)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
Disc 4 
01 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 2 Scene 4: No. 52, Recitative, "Appear, my friend" (Jonathan, Saul)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
02 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 2 Scene 4: No. 53, Air, "Your words, o King" (David)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
03 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 2 Scene 4: No. 54, Recitative, "Yes, he shall wed my daughter" (Saul)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
04 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 2 Scene 5: No. 55, Recitative, "A father's will has authoriz'd my love" (Michal)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
05 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 2 Scene 5: No. 56, Duet, "O fairest of ten thousand fair" (Michal, David)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
06 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 2 Scene 5: No. 57, Chorus, "Is there a man"  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
07 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 2 Scene 5: No. 58a, Symphony (Largo - Allegro)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
08 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 2 Scene 6: No. 59, Recitative, "Thy father is as cruel" (David) - No. 60, Duet, "At persecution I can laugh" (David, Michal)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
09 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 2 Scene 7: No. 61, Recitative, "Whom dost thou seek?" (Michal, Doeg) - No. 62, Air, "No, no, let the guilty tremble" (Michal)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
10 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 2 Scene 8: No. 63, Recitative, "Mean as he was" - No. 64, Air, "Author of peace" (Merab)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
11 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 2 Scene 9: No. 65, Symphony (Allegro)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
12 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 2 Scene 9: No. 66a, Recitative, "The time at length is come" (Saul)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
13 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 2 Scene 10: No. 67, Recitative, "Where is the son of Jesse?" (Saul, Jonathan)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
14 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 2 Scene 10: No. 68, Chorus, "O fatal consequence of rage"  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
15 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 3 Scene 1: No. 69, Recitative, "Wretch that I am!" - No. 70, Air, "Tis said, here lives a woman" (Saul)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
16 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 3 Scene 2: No. 71, Recitative, "With me what would'st thou?" (Witch, Saul) - No. 72, Air, "Infernal spirits" (Witch)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
17 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 3 Scene 3: No. 73, Recitative, "Why hast thou forced me … O holy prophet!" (Samuel, Saul)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
18 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 3 Scene 3: No. 74, Symphony (Allegro)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
19 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 3 Scene 4: No. 75, Recitative, "Whence comst thou?" (David, Amalekite) - No. 76, Air, "Impious wretch, of race accurst" (David)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
20 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 3 Scene 4: No. 77b, March (Grave)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
21 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 3 Scene 5: No. 78, Chorus, "Mourn, Israel, mourn, thy beauty lost!"  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
22 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 3 Scene 5: No. 79, Air, "O let it not in Gath be heard" (Jonathan) - No. 80, Air, "From this unhappy day" (Michal)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
23 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 3 Scene 5: No. 82, Chorus, "Eagles were not so swift as they"  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
24 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 3 Scene 5: No. 83, Air, "In sweetest harmony they lived" (Merab) - No. 84, Solo and Chorus, "O fatal day!" (David, Chorus)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
25 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 3 Scene 5: No. 85a, Recitative, "Ye men of Judah, weep no more" (High Priest)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
26 Handel: Saul, HWV 53, Act 3 Scene 5: No. 86, Chorus, "Gird on thy sword" (Chorus)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
Disc 5 
01 Handel: Alexander's Feast or the Power of Musick, HWV 75, Pt. 1: Overture (Larghetto e staccato - Allegro - Adagio - Andante)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
02 Handel: Alexander's Feast or the Power of Musick, HWV 75, Pt. 1: Recitative, "T'was at the royal feast, for Persia won by Philip's warlike son" (Tenor)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
03 Handel: Alexander's Feast or the Power of Musick, HWV 75, Pt. 1: No. 1, Air and Chorus, "Happy pair!" (Tenor, Soprano, Chorus)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
04 Handel: Alexander's Feast or the Power of Musick, HWV 75, Pt. 1: Recitative, "Timotheus, plac'd on high" (Tenor)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
05 Handel: Alexander's Feast or the Power of Musick, HWV 75, Pt. 1: No. 3, Recitative accompanied, "The song began from Jove" (Soprano)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
06 Handel: Alexander's Feast or the Power of Musick, HWV 75, Pt. 1: No. 4, Chorus, "The list'ning crowd admire the lofty sound"  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
07 Handel: Alexander's Feast or the Power of Musick, HWV 75, Pt. 1: No. 5, Aria, "With ravish'd ears the monarch hears" (Soprano)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
08 Handel: Alexander's Feast or the Power of Musick, HWV 75, Pt. 1: Recitative, "The praise of Bacchus then the sweet musician sung" (Tenor)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
09 Handel: Alexander's Feast or the Power of Musick, HWV 75, Pt. 1: No. 6, Air and Chorus, "Bacchus, ever fair and young … Bacchus' blessings are a treasure" (Bass, Chorus)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
10 Handel: Alexander's Feast or the Power of Musick, HWV 75, Pt. 1: Recitative, "Sooth'd with the sound" (Tenor)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
11 Handel: Alexander's Feast or the Power of Musick, HWV 75, Pt. 1: No. 7, Recitative accompanied, "He choose a mournful Muse" (Soprano)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
12 Handel: Alexander's Feast or the Power of Musick, HWV 75, Pt. 1: No. 8, Air, "He sung Darius, great and good" (Soprano)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
13 Handel: Alexander's Feast or the Power of Musick, HWV 75, Pt. 1: No. 9, Recitative accompanied, "With downcast looks the joyless victor sate" (Soprano)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
14 Handel: Alexander's Feast or the Power of Musick, HWV 75, Pt. 1: No. 10, Chorus, "Behold Darius great and good"  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
15 Handel: Alexander's Feast or the Power of Musick, HWV 75, Pt. 1: Recitative, "The mighty master smiled to see" (Tenor)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
16 Handel: Alexander's Feast or the Power of Musick, HWV 75, Pt. 1: No. 11, Arioso, "Softly sweet in Lydian measures" (Soprano)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
17 Handel: Alexander's Feast or the Power of Musick, HWV 75, Pt. 1: No. 12, Air, "War, he sung, is toil and trouble" (Tenor)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
18 Handel: Alexander's Feast or the Power of Musick, HWV 75, Pt. 1: No. 13, Chorus, "The many rend the skies with loud applause"  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
19 Handel: Alexander's Feast or the Power of Musick, HWV 75, Pt. 1: No. 14a, Air, "The Prince, unable to conceal his pain" (Soprano)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
20 Handel: Alexander's Feast or the Power of Musick, HWV 75, Pt. 1: No. 14b, Chorus, "The many rend the skies with loud applause" (da capo)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
Disc 6 
01 Handel: Alexander's Feast or the Power of Musick, HWV 75, Pt. 2: No. 15, Recitative accompanied with Chorus, "Now strike the golden Lyre again! … Break his bonds of sleep asunder … Hark, hark!" (Tenor, Chorus)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
02 Handel: Alexander's Feast or the Power of Musick, HWV 75, Pt. 2: No. 16, Air, "Revenge, Timotheus cries" (Bass)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
03 Handel: Alexander's Feast or the Power of Musick, HWV 75, Pt. 2: No. 17, Recitative accompanied, "Give the vengeance due to the valiant crew" (Tenor)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
04 Handel: Alexander's Feast or the Power of Musick, HWV 75, Pt. 2: No. 18, Air, "The princes applaud with a furious joy" (Tenor)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
05 Handel: Alexander's Feast or the Power of Musick, HWV 75, Pt. 2: No. 19, Air with Chorus, "Thais led the way … The princes applaud with a furious joy" (Soprano, Chorus)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
06 Handel: Alexander's Feast or the Power of Musick, HWV 75, Pt. 2: No. 20, Recitative accompanied with Chorus, "Thus, long ago, ere heaving Bellows … At last divine Cecilia came" (Tenor, Chorus)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
07 Handel: Alexander's Feast or the Power of Musick, HWV 75, Pt. 2: Recitative, "Let old Timotheus yield the prize" (Tenor, Bass)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
08 Handel: Alexander's Feast or the Power of Musick, HWV 75, Pt. 2: No. 21, Chorus, "Let old Timotheus yield the prize" (Soprano, Tenor, Bass, Chorus)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
09 Handel: Ode for St. Cecilia's Day, HWV 76: Overture (Larghetto e staccato - Allegro - Menuet) - Recitative, "From Harmony, from heavenly Harmony" - No. 1, Recitative accompanied, "When Nature underneath a heap" (Tenor)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
10 Handel: Ode for St. Cecilia's Day, HWV 76: No. 2, Chorus, "From Harmony, from heavenly Harmony"  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
11 Handel: Ode for St. Cecilia's Day, HWV 76: No. 3, Air, "What passion cannot Music raise and quell!" (Soprano)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
12 Handel: Ode for St. Cecilia's Day, HWV 76: No. 4, Solo and Chorus, "The trumpet's loud clangor excites us" (Tenor, Chorus)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
13 Handel: Ode for St. Cecilia's Day, HWV 76: No. 5, March  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
14 Handel: Ode for St. Cecilia's Day, HWV 76: No. 6, Air, "The soft complainning flute" (Soprano)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
15 Handel: Ode for St. Cecilia's Day, HWV 76: No. 7, Air, "Sharp Violins proclaim their jealous pangs" (Tenor)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
16 Handel: Ode for St. Cecilia's Day, HWV 76: No. 8, Air, "But oh! what art can teach" (Soprano)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
17 Handel: Ode for St. Cecilia's Day, HWV 76: No. 9, Air, "Orpheus could lead" (Soprano)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
18 Handel: Ode for St. Cecilia's Day, HWV 76: No. 10, Recitative accompanied, "But bright Cecilia rais'd the wonder high'r" (Soprano)  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
19 Handel: Ode for St. Cecilia's Day, HWV 76: No. 11, Chorus, "As from the power of sacred lays"  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
Disc 7 
01 Handel : Belshazzar : Overture to Act 1  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
02 Handel : Belshazzar : Act 1 "Vain, fluctuating state" [Nitocris]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
03 Handel : Belshazzar : Act 1 "Thou, God most high" [Nitocris]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
04 Handel : Belshazzar : Act 1 "The fate of Babylon" [Nitocris] "Oh much belov'd" [Nitocris, Daniel]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
05 Handel : Belshazzar : Act 1 "Lament not thus" [Daniel]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
06 Handel : Belshazzar : Act 1 "Behold, by Persia's hero made" [Chorus]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
07 Handel : Belshazzar : Act 1 "Well may they laugh" [Gobrias, Cyrus] "Oh memory!" [Gobrias]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
08 Handel : Belshazzar : Act 1 "Oppress'd with never-ceasing grief" [Gobrias]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
09 Handel : Belshazzar : Act 1 "Dry those anavailing tears" [Cyrus]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
10 Handel : Belshazzar : Act 1 "Be comforted" [Cyrus] "Methought, as on the bank" [Cyrus] "Now tell me, Gobrias" [Cyrus, Gobrias]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
11 Handel : Belshazzar : Act 1 "Behold the monstrous human beast" [Gobrias]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
12 Handel : Belshazzar : Act 1 "Can you then think" "Great God! who, yet but darkly known" "My friends, be confident" [Cyrus]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
13 Handel : Belshazzar HWV61 : Act 1 "All empires" [Chorus]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
14 Handel : Belshazzar HWV61 : Act 1 "Oh sacred oracles" [Daniel]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
15 Handel : Belshazzar : Act 1 "Rejoice, my countrymen" "For long ago" "Thus saith the Lord" [Daniel]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
16 Handel : Belshazzar : Act 1 "Sing, oh ye heav'ns!" [Chorus]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
Disc 8 
01 Handel : Belshazzar : Act 1 "Let festal joy" [Belshazzar]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
02 Handel : Belshazzar : Act 1 "For you, my friends" [Belshazzar, Nitocris]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
03 Handel : Belshazzar : Act 1 "The leafy honours" [Nitocris]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
04 Handel : Belshazzar : Act 1 "It is the custom" [Belshazzar, Nitocris]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
05 Handel : Belshazzar : Act 1 "Recall, oh king!" [Chorus]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
06 Handel : Belshazzar : Act 1 "They tell you true" [Nitocris, Belshazzar]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
07 Handel : Belshazzar : Act 1 "Oh dearer than my life" [Nitocris, Belshazzar]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
08 Handel : Belshazzar : Act 1 "By slow degrees" [Chorus]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
09 Handel : Belshazzar HWV61 : Act 2 "See from his post" "Why, faithless river" "Euphrates hath his task" "Of things on earth" [Chorus]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
10 Handel : Belshazzar : Act 2 "You see, my friends" "Amaz'd to find the foe so near" [Cyrus]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
11 Handel : Belshazzar : Act 2 "To arms, to arms!" [Chorus]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
12 Handel : Belshazzar : Act 2 "Ye tutelar gods" [Chorus]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
13 Handel : Belshazzar : Act 2 "Let the deep bowl" [Belshazzar] "Where is the God" [Chorus] "Help, help the king!" [Chorus, Belshazzar] "Call all my wise men" [Belshazzar]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
14 Handel : Belshazzar : Act 2 "Ye sages!" [Belshazzar] "Alas! too hard a task" [Chorus]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
15 Handel : Belshazzar : Act 2 "Oh misery!" [Chorus]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
Disc 9 
01 Handel : Belshazzar : Act 2 "Oh king" [Nitocris] "Art thou that Daniel" [Belshazzar]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
02 Handel : Belshazzar : Act 2 "No! to thyself" [Daniel] "Yet to obey" [Daniel] "Though, o king" [Daniel] "Oh sentence too severe!" [Nitocris]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
03 Handel : Belshazzar : Act 2 "Regard, oh son" [Nitocris]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
04 Handel : Belshazzar : Act 2 "Oh God of Truth!" "You, Gobrias, lead directly to the palace" [Cyrus]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
05 Handel : Belshazzar HWV61 : Act 2 "Oh glorious prince!" [Chorus]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
06 Handel : Belshazzar : Act 3 "Alternate hopes and fears" [Nitocris]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
07 Handel : Belshazzar : Act 3 "Fain would I hope" [Nitocris, Daniel] "Can the black Aethiop change his skin?" [Daniel]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
08 Handel : Belshazzar : Act 3 "My hopes revive" [Nitocris, Arioch, Messenger]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
09 Handel : Belshazzar : Act 3 "Bel boweth down" [Chorus]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
10 Handel : Belshazzar : Act 3 "I thank thee, Sesach" [Belshazzar] A Marital Symphony  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
11 Handel : Belshazzar : Act 3 "To pow'r immortal" [Gobrias]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
12 Handel : Belshazzar : Act 3 "Be it thy care" "Destructive War" [Cyrus]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
13 Handel : Belshazzar : Act 3 "Great Victor" [Nitocris, Cyrus]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
14 Handel : Belshazzar : Act 3 "Say, venerable prophet" [Cyrus, Daniel]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
15 Handel : Belshazzar : Act 3 "Tell it out" [Chorus] "Yes, I will build the city" [Cyrus]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 
16 Handel : Belshazzar : Act 3 "I will magnify thee" [Chorus, Belshazzar, Nitocris, Cyrus, Daniel, Gobrias, Arioch, Messenger]  - Nikolaus Harnoncourt 


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