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Handel: Judas Maccabeus / Somary, Harper, et al

Album Summary

>Handel, George Frideric : Judas Maccabaeus, HWV 63
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

The only budget version of this complete oratorio currently available. A much loved performance that has stood the test of time with its golden cast of singers beautifully accompanied by the ECO and Somary. "solo singing is excellent, with Alexander Young a ringing tenor, and Helen Watts singing the opening aria in Act 3 exquisitely. Very good recording ....effect is wholly natural - and a sense of commitment throughout from all departments" (Penguin Guide) "Helen Watts and John Shirley-Quirk remain outstanding singers of this repertory". (Gramophone)



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>Handel, George Frideric : Judas Maccabaeus, HWV 63
  • Performers: Christopher Keyte (Bass Baritone); Patricia Clark (Soprano); Jean Temperley (Soprano); Alexander Young (Tenor); Heather Harper (Soprano); John Shirley-Quirk (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Johannes Somary
  • Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1746.
  • Running Time: 125 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1746