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Handel: Esther / Bowman, Watson, Bickley

> Esther, HWV 50b - Act II Scene 1: Tyrants may awhile presume (Chorus)
> Esther, HWV 50b - Act II Scene 2: Why sits that sorrow on thy brow? (Esther)
> Esther, HWV 50b - Act II Scene 2: Dread not, righteous Queen (Modecai)
> Esther, HWV 50b - Act II Scene 2: O heaven, protect her (Israelite Woman)
> Esther, HWV 50b - Act II Scene 2: Duet: Blessings descend on downy wings (Israelite Woman, Mordecai)
> Esther, HWV 50b - Act II Scene 2: I go, the pow'r of grief to prove (Esther)
> Esther, HWV 50b - Act II Scene 2: Tears assist me, pity moving (Esther)
> Esther, HWV 50b - Act II Scene 2: Save us, O Lord! (Chorus)
> Esther, HWV 50b - Act II Scene 3: Who dares intrude into our presence (Ahasuerus)
> Esther, HWV 50b - Act II Scene 3: Duet: Who calls my parting soul from death? (Esther, Ahasuerus)
> Esther, HWV 50b - Act II Scene 3: O beauteous queen, unclose those eyes (Ahasuerus)
> Esther, HWV 50b - Act II Scene 3: I find favour in thy sight (Esther)
> Esther, HWV 50b - Act II Scene 3: How can I stay when love invites? (Esther)
> Esther, HWV 50b - Act II Scene 4: With inward joy his visage glows (First Israelite)
> Esther, HWV 50b - Act II Scene 4: Heav'n has lent her ev'ry charm (Israelite Woman)
> Esther, HWV 50b - Act II Scene 4: The king will listen to the royal fair (First Israelite)
> Esther, HWV 50b - Act II Scene 4: Blessed are they that fear the Lord (Chorus)
> Esther, HWV 50b - Act III Scene 1: Jehovah crown'd with glory bright (Mordecai)
> Esther, HWV 50b - Act III Scene 1: He comes! He comes to end our woes (Chorus)
> Esther, HWV 50b - Act III Scene 2: Now O my queen, thy suit declare (Ahasuerus)
> Esther, HWV 50b - Act III Scene 2: Turn not, O queen, thy face away (Haman)
> Esther, HWV 50b - Act III Scene 2: Flatt'ring tongue, no more I hear thee (Esther)
> Esther, HWV 50b - Act III Scene 2: Guards, seize the traitor (Ahasuerus)
> Esther, HWV 50b - Act III Scene 2: Through the nation he shall be (Ahasuerus)
> Esther, HWV 50b - Act III Scene 2: All applauding crowds, around (Chorus)
> Esther, HWV 50b - Act III Scene 2: How art thou fall'n from thy height! (Haman)
> Esther, HWV 50b - Act III Scene 2: Duet: I'll proclaim the wond'rous story (Esther, Israelite Woman)
> Esther, HWV 50b - Act III Scene 3: The Lord our enemy has slain, Allelujah! (Chorus)

Album Summary

>Handel, George Frideric : Esther, oratorio, HWV 50b
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer


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Works Details

>Handel, George Frideric : Esther, oratorio, HWV 50b
  • Performers: Rosemary Joshua (Soprano); Andrew Vocal] (Tenor); Christopher Watson (Tenor); Christopher Purves (Bass); Cecilia Osmond (Soprano); Susan Bickley (Mezzo Soprano); James Bowman (Countertenor); Rebecca Outram (Soprano); Angus Smith (Chant)
  • Conductor: Laurence Cummings
  • Ensemble: London Handel Orchestra
  • Notes: St. George's Church, Hanover Square, London, England (04/23/2002/04/25/2002)
  • Running Time: 119 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1732
  • Studio/Live: Live