George Frideric Handel: Semele; Israel in Egypt; The Ways of Zion Do Mourn; Zadok the Priest; La Resurrezione; Dixit - Alastair Thompson (tenor); Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor); Ashley Stafford (counter tenor); Barbara Schlick (soprano);...
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  1. Semele, oratorio, HWV 58
  2. Israel in Egypt, oratorio, HWV 54
  3. The Ways of Zion Do Mourn (Funeral Anthem for Queen Caroline), for chorus & orchestra, HWV 264
  4. Zadok the Priest, coronation anthem No. 1 for chorus & orchestra, HWV 258
  5. La Resurrezione, oratorio, HWV 47
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  1. Semele, oratorio, HWV 58
  2. Israel in Egypt, oratorio, HWV 54
  3. The Ways of Zion Do Mourn (Funeral Anthem for Queen Caroline), for chorus & orchestra, HWV 264
  4. Zadok the Priest, coronation anthem No. 1 for chorus & orchestra, HWV 258
  5. La Resurrezione, oratorio, HWV 47
  6. Dixit Dominus, hymn for soloists, chorus & orchestra in G minor, HWV 232
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For opera fans, the major attraction in this six-disc set dedicated to the works of Handel will likely be the 1981 recording of his English-language opera Semele, with John Eliot Gardiner leading a strong cast of singers. While there may have been more compelling Semeles than Norma Burrowes (whose interpretation is nevertheless very sensitive), the remainder of the cast is consistently excellent, especially Anthony Rolfe Johnson's commanding portrayal of Jupiter. For oratorio fans, the attractions will likely be the three ...

George Frideric Handel: Semele; Israel in Egypt; The Ways of Zion Do Mourn; Zadok the Priest; La Resurrezione; Dixit 2009, Warner Classics

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