Handel: Dixit Dominus; Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne; Zadok the Priest / ApolloÆs Fire

Album Summary

>Handel, George Frideric : Zadok the Priest
>Handel, George Frideric : Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne, HWV 74
>Handel, George Frideric : Zadok the Priest (Coronation Anthem no 1), HWV 258
>Anonymous : Dixit Dominus, psalm
>Handel, George Frideric : Dixit Dominus
>Handel, George Frideric : Israel in Egypt, oratorio, HWV 54
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Apollo's Fire has won critical acclaim and enjoyed Top 10 Billboard Classical chart success with their half-dozen releases on AVIE. Returning to their baroque roots, they offer a selection of works by Handel that showcase the Apollo's Fire chorus. The centerpiece of the album is the grand Dixit Dominus, written during the composer's early days in Rome. In a gesture to Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee year, Sorrell has chosen two works written for the monarch's forbearers: the "Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne" and "Zadok the Priest." As a bonus, Sorrell includes "The Lord Shall Reign" from the epic Israel in Egypt.

All Music Guide
Apollo's Fire is a delight and a treasure.

American Record Guide, March / April 2013
Generally, the performances here are vigorous and incisive. The booklet gives Sorrell's extensive notes with full texts. In sum, an enjoyable program on its own merits.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: St. Paul's Church, Cleveland Heights, OH.



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Works Details

>Handel, George Frideric : Zadok the Priest :: Batteries de Timballes / God Save the King!
  • Performer: Matthew Bassett (Timpani)
  • Conductor: Jeannette Sorrell
  • Ensemble: Apollo's Fire
  • Notes: St. Paul's Church, Cleveland Heights, OH (10/18/2008-10/21/2008)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1727

>Handel, George Frideric : Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne, HWV 74
  • Performer: Barry Bauguess (Trumpet)
  • Conductor: Jeannette Sorrell
  • Notes: St. Paul's Church, Cleveland Heights, OH (10/18/2008-10/21/2008)
  • Running Time: 19 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1713

>Handel, George Frideric : Zadok the Priest (Coronation Anthem no 1), HWV 258 :: Zadok the Priest / And all the people rejoic'd
  • Conductor: Jeannette Sorrell
  • Notes: St. Paul's Church, Cleveland Heights, OH (10/18/2008-10/21/2008)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1727

>Handel, George Frideric : Zadok the Priest (Coronation Anthem no 1), HWV 258 :: God save the King!
  • Conductor: Jeannette Sorrell
  • Notes: St. Paul's Church, Cleveland Heights, OH (10/18/2008-10/21/2008)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1727

>Anonymous : Dixit Dominus, psalm
  • Performers: Scott Mello (Cantor); Sandra Simon (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jeannette Sorrell
  • Notes: St. Paul's Church, Cleveland Heights, OH (10/18/2008-10/21/2008)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 1 sec.

>Handel, George Frideric : Dixit Dominus
  • Conductor: Jeannette Sorrell
  • Notes: St. Paul's Church, Cleveland Heights, OH (02/02/2007-02/03/2007)
  • Running Time: 31 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1707

>Handel, George Frideric : Israel in Egypt, oratorio, HWV 54 :: The Lord Shall Reign
  • Conductor: Jeannette Sorrell
  • Notes: St. Paul's Church, Cleveland Heights, OH (10/18/2008-10/21/2008)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1738