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Handel: Arias - Bryn Terfel (bass baritone); Charles Mackerras (obbligatto vocals); John Fisher (harpsichord); Scottish Chamber Orchestra; Charles Mackerras (conductor)

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  1. Judas Maccabaeus, oratorio, HWV 63: Act I. Recitative. I feel, I feel the Deity within
  2. Judas Maccabaeus, oratorio, HWV 63: Act I. Aria. Arm, arm ye brave!
  3. Te Deum (Dettingen) for soloists, chorus & orchestra in D major, HWV 283: Vouchsafe, O Lord
  4. Samson, oratorio, HWV 57: Act II. Scene 4. Honour and arms scorn such a foe
  5. Berenice, Regina d'Egitto, opera, HWV 38: Act II. Scene 3. Sė, tra i ceppi e le ritorte
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  1. Judas Maccabaeus, oratorio, HWV 63: Act I. Recitative. I feel, I feel the Deity within
  2. Judas Maccabaeus, oratorio, HWV 63: Act I. Aria. Arm, arm ye brave!
  3. Te Deum (Dettingen) for soloists, chorus & orchestra in D major, HWV 283: Vouchsafe, O Lord
  4. Samson, oratorio, HWV 57: Act II. Scene 4. Honour and arms scorn such a foe
  5. Berenice, Regina d'Egitto, opera, HWV 38: Act II. Scene 3. Sė, tra i ceppi e le ritorte
  6. Alcina, opera, HWV 34: Act II. Scene 12. Verdi prati, selve amene
  7. Orlando, opera, HWV 31: Act III. Scene 6. Recitative. O voi, del mio poter
  8. Orlando, opera, HWV 31: Act III. Scene 6. Aria. Sorge infausta una procella
  9. Acis and Galatea, oratorio, HWV 49: Act I. No. 10. Recitative. I rage, I melt, I burn!
  10. Acis and Galatea, oratorio, HWV 49: Act I. No. 10. Air. O ruddier than the cherry
  11. Semele, oratorio, HWV 58: Act II. Scene 3. Where'er you walk
  12. Alexander's Feast, ode for St. Cecilia's Day, HWV 75: Part II. Nos. 16a-b. Air. Revenge, revenge, Timotheus cries. Recitative. Behold, a ghastly band
  13. Giulio Cesare in Egitto, opera, HWV 17: Act I. Scene 9. Va tacito e nascosto
  14. Serse (Xerxes), opera, HWV 40: Act I. Scene 1. Recitative. Frondi tenere e belle
  15. Serse (Xerxes), opera, HWV 40: Act I. Scene 1. Aria. Ombre mai fu
  16. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Recitative. Thus saith the Lord of Hosts
  17. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Song. But who may abide the day of his coming
  18. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Song. Why do the nations
  19. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Recitative. Behold, I tell you a mystery
  20. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Song. The Trumpet shall sound
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Bryn Terfel's 1997 recital includes arias and recitatives from Handel's oratorios, operas, and sacred music that span much of the composer's mature career, from Acis and Galatea to Judas Maccabeus. Terfel's full and resonant voice is especially welcome in this repertoire, which is frequently assigned to a lighter voice; the deep notes that anchor ...

Handel: Arias 1997, Deutsche Grammophon

UPC: 028945348025

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