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Handel: Sacred Music - Includes Messiah; A Song for St Cecilia's Day; Streams of Pleasure; Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno / Crowe, Croft, Gauvin, Lemieux, Fink, Varcoe [6 CD]

Audio Samples

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
>Handel, George Frideric : Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno
>Handel, George Frideric : A Song for St Cecilia's Day, HWV 76
>     Overture
>     From harmony
>     When Nature
>     From harmony
>     What passion cannot Music raise
>     The trumpet's loud clangor
>     March
>     The soft complaining flute
>     Sharp Violins proclaim
>     But oh! What art can teach
>     Orpheus could lead
>     But bright Cecilia
>     As from the pow'r of sacred lays
>Handel, George Frideric : Belshazzar, HWV 61
>     Destructive war'
>     Great victor, at your feet I bow
>Handel, George Frideric : Theodora, HWV 68
>     To Thee, thou glorious son of worth
>     Streams of pleasure ever flowing
>     Ah! whither should we fly? - As with rosy steps the morn
>     But why art thou disquieted - Oh! that I on wings could rise
>Handel, George Frideric : Alexander Balus, HWV 65
>     Fury with red sparkling eyes
>     Fair virtue shall charm me
>Handel, George Frideric : Susanna, HWV 66
>     Lead me - Crystal streams in murmurs flowings
>Handel, George Frideric : Judas Maccabaeus, HWV 63
>     From this dread scene
>Handel, George Frideric : Joseph and his Brethren, HWV 59
>     Prophetic raptures swell my breast
>Handel, George Frideric : Joshua, HWV 64
>     Our limpid streams with freedom flow
>Handel, George Frideric : Solomon, HWV 67
>     Can I see my infant gor'd
>     Thou fair inhabitant - Welcome as the dawn of day
>Handel, George Frideric : Hercules, HWV 60
>     Forgive me - My father

Album Summary

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
>Handel, George Frideric : Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno
>Handel, George Frideric : A Song for St Cecilia's Day, HWV 76
>Handel, George Frideric : Belshazzar, HWV 61
>Handel, George Frideric : Theodora, HWV 68
>Handel, George Frideric : Alexander Balus, HWV 65
>Handel, George Frideric : Susanna, HWV 66
>Handel, George Frideric : Judas Maccabaeus, HWV 63
>Handel, George Frideric : Joseph and his Brethren, HWV 59
>Handel, George Frideric : Joshua, HWV 64
>Handel, George Frideric : Solomon, HWV 67
>Handel, George Frideric : Hercules, HWV 60
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

This glittering Christmas boxed set gathers the finest Handel sacred music recordings from the Naïve catalogue including A Song for St Cecilia's Day, Messiah and Il Trionfo del tempo e del Disinganno. Stunning performances of oratorios are given by the incomparable voices of Karina Gauvin and Marie-Nicole Lemieux. This set is a must for the holiday season!



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Works Details

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
  • Performers: Lynne Dawson; Stephen Varcoe; Chris Moor; Hans Graf (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Jean-Claude Malgoire
  • Ensemble: La Grande Écurie et la Chambre du Roy
  • Running Time: 12 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Handel, George Frideric : Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno
  • Conductor: Rinaldo Alessandrini
  • Ensemble: Concerto Italiano
  • Notes: Composition written: 1707.
  • Running Time: 122 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1707

>Handel, George Frideric : A Song for St Cecilia's Day, HWV 76 :: Overture
  • Conductor: Marc Minkowski
  • Ensemble: Les Musiciens du Louvre - Grenoble
  • Running Time: 5 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1739

>Handel, George Frideric : A Song for St Cecilia's Day, HWV 76 :: From harmony
  • Performer: Richard Croft
  • Conductor: Marc Minkowski
  • Ensemble: Les Musiciens du Louvre - Grenoble
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1739

>Handel, George Frideric : A Song for St Cecilia's Day, HWV 76 :: When Nature
  • Performer: Richard Croft
  • Conductor: Marc Minkowski
  • Ensemble: Les Musiciens du Louvre - Grenoble
  • Running Time: 2 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1739

>Handel, George Frideric : A Song for St Cecilia's Day, HWV 76 :: From harmony
  • Conductor: Marc Minkowski
  • Ensemble: Les Musiciens du Louvre - Grenoble
  • Running Time: 3 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1739

>Handel, George Frideric : A Song for St Cecilia's Day, HWV 76 :: What passion cannot Music raise
  • Performers: Nils Wieboldt (Cello); Lucy Crowe (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Marc Minkowski
  • Ensemble: Les Musiciens du Louvre - Grenoble
  • Running Time: 10 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1739

>Handel, George Frideric : A Song for St Cecilia's Day, HWV 76 :: The trumpet's loud clangor
  • Performer: Richard Croft
  • Conductor: Marc Minkowski
  • Ensemble: Les Musiciens du Louvre - Grenoble
  • Running Time: 3 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1739

>Handel, George Frideric : A Song for St Cecilia's Day, HWV 76 :: March
  • Conductor: Marc Minkowski
  • Ensemble: Les Musiciens du Louvre - Grenoble
  • Running Time: 1 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1739

>Handel, George Frideric : A Song for St Cecilia's Day, HWV 76 :: The soft complaining flute
  • Performers: Florian Cousin (Flute); Lucy Crowe (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Marc Minkowski
  • Ensemble: Les Musiciens du Louvre - Grenoble
  • Running Time: 6 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1739

>Handel, George Frideric : A Song for St Cecilia's Day, HWV 76 :: Sharp Violins proclaim
  • Performer: Richard Croft
  • Conductor: Marc Minkowski
  • Ensemble: Les Musiciens du Louvre - Grenoble
  • Running Time: 3 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1739

>Handel, George Frideric : A Song for St Cecilia's Day, HWV 76 :: But oh! What art can teach
  • Performers: Francesco Corti (Organ); Lucy Crowe (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Marc Minkowski
  • Ensemble: Les Musiciens du Louvre - Grenoble
  • Running Time: 5 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1739

>Handel, George Frideric : A Song for St Cecilia's Day, HWV 76 :: Orpheus could lead
  • Performer: Lucy Crowe (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Marc Minkowski
  • Ensemble: Les Musiciens du Louvre - Grenoble
  • Running Time: 1 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1739

>Handel, George Frideric : A Song for St Cecilia's Day, HWV 76 :: But bright Cecilia
  • Performer: Lucy Crowe (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Marc Minkowski
  • Ensemble: Les Musiciens du Louvre - Grenoble
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1739

>Handel, George Frideric : A Song for St Cecilia's Day, HWV 76 :: As from the pow'r of sacred lays
  • Conductor: Marc Minkowski
  • Ensemble: Les Musiciens du Louvre - Grenoble
  • Running Time: 7 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1739

>Handel, George Frideric : Belshazzar, HWV 61 :: Destructive war'
  • Conductor: Alan Curtis
  • Ensemble: Il Complesso Barocco
  • Running Time: 2 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1744

>Handel, George Frideric : Theodora, HWV 68 :: To Thee, thou glorious son of worth
  • Performer: Karina Gauvin (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Alan Curtis
  • Ensemble: Il Complesso Barocco
  • Running Time: 4 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1749

>Handel, George Frideric : Alexander Balus, HWV 65 :: Fury with red sparkling eyes
  • Conductor: Alan Curtis
  • Ensemble: Il Complesso Barocco
  • Notes: Composition written: 1747.
  • Running Time: 6 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1747

>Handel, George Frideric : Susanna, HWV 66 :: Lead me - Crystal streams in murmurs flowings
  • Performer: Karina Gauvin (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Alan Curtis
  • Ensemble: Il Complesso Barocco
  • Running Time: 6 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1748

>Handel, George Frideric : Judas Maccabaeus, HWV 63 :: From this dread scene
  • Performer: Karina Gauvin (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Alan Curtis
  • Ensemble: Il Complesso Barocco
  • Notes: Composition written: 1746.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1746

>Handel, George Frideric : Theodora, HWV 68 :: Streams of pleasure ever flowing
  • Performer: Karina Gauvin (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Alan Curtis
  • Ensemble: Il Complesso Barocco
  • Running Time: 5 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1749

>Handel, George Frideric : Theodora, HWV 68 :: Ah! whither should we fly? - As with rosy steps the morn
  • Conductor: Alan Curtis
  • Ensemble: Il Complesso Barocco
  • Running Time: 6 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1749

>Handel, George Frideric : Joseph and his Brethren, HWV 59 :: Prophetic raptures swell my breast
  • Performer: Karina Gauvin (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Alan Curtis
  • Ensemble: Il Complesso Barocco
  • Running Time: 8 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1743

>Handel, George Frideric : Joshua, HWV 64 :: Our limpid streams with freedom flow
  • Performer: Karina Gauvin (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Alan Curtis
  • Ensemble: Il Complesso Barocco
  • Notes: Composition written: 1747.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1747

>Handel, George Frideric : Solomon, HWV 67 :: Can I see my infant gor'd
  • Performer: Karina Gauvin (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Alan Curtis
  • Ensemble: Il Complesso Barocco
  • Running Time: 4 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1748

>Handel, George Frideric : Alexander Balus, HWV 65 :: Fair virtue shall charm me
  • Conductor: Alan Curtis
  • Ensemble: Il Complesso Barocco
  • Notes: Composition written: 1747.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1747

>Handel, George Frideric : Solomon, HWV 67 :: Thou fair inhabitant - Welcome as the dawn of day
  • Performer: Karina Gauvin (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Alan Curtis
  • Ensemble: Il Complesso Barocco
  • Running Time: 4 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1748

>Handel, George Frideric : Hercules, HWV 60 :: Forgive me - My father
  • Performer: Karina Gauvin (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Alan Curtis
  • Ensemble: Il Complesso Barocco
  • Notes: Composition written: 1744.
  • Running Time: 6 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1744

>Handel, George Frideric : Theodora, HWV 68 :: But why art thou disquieted - Oh! that I on wings could rise
  • Performer: Karina Gauvin (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Alan Curtis
  • Ensemble: Il Complesso Barocco
  • Running Time: 4 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1749

>Handel, George Frideric : Belshazzar, HWV 61 :: Great victor, at your feet I bow
  • Performer: Karina Gauvin (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Alan Curtis
  • Ensemble: Il Complesso Barocco
  • Running Time: 5 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1744