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Mendelssohn: Elijah

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  1. Mendelssohn — Elijah, Op. 70, MWV A25, Pt. I: As God the Lord of Israel Liveth (Elijah) $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Mendelssohn — Elijah, Op. 70, MWV A25, Pt. I: Overture $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Mendelssohn — Elijah, Op. 70, MWV A25, Pt. I: Help, Lord! Wilt Thou Quite Destroy Us? (Chorus) $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Mendelssohn — Elijah, Op. 70, MWV A25, Pt. I: Lord! Bow Thine Ear to Our Prayer! (Soprano, Contralto, Chorus) $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Mendelssohn — Elijah, Op. 70, MWV A25, Pt. I: Ye People, Rend Your Hearts (Obadiah) $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Mendelssohn — Elijah, Op. 70, MWV A25, Pt. I: If with All Your Hearts Ye Truly Seek Me (Obadiah) $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Mendelssohn — Elijah, Op. 70, MWV A25, Pt. I: Yet Doth the Lord See It Not (Chorus) $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Mendelssohn — Elijah, Op. 70, MWV A25, Pt. I: Elijah! Get Thee Hence (Angel) $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Mendelssohn — Elijah, Op. 70, MWV A25, Pt. I: What Have I to Do with Thee, O Man of God? (The Widow, Elijah) $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Mendelssohn — Elijah, Op. 70, MWV A25, Pt. I: Blessed Are the Men Who Fear Him (Chorus) $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Mendelssohn — Elijah, Op. 70, MWV A25, Pt. I: As God the Lord of Sabaoth Liveth (Elijah, Ahab, Chorus) $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Mendelssohn — Elijah, Op. 70, MWV A25, Pt. I: Baal, We Cry to Thee (Chorus) $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Mendelssohn — Elijah, Op. 70, MWV A25, Pt. I: Call Him Louder, for He Is a God! (Elijah, Chorus) $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Mendelssohn — Elijah, Op. 70, MWV A25, Pt. I: Call Him Louder! He Heareth Not (Elijah, Chorus) $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Mendelssohn — Elijah, Op. 70, MWV A25, Pt. I: Draw Near, All Ye People (Elijah) $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Mendelssohn — Elijah, Op. 70, MWV A25, Pt. I: Cast the Burden upon the Lord (Angels) $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Mendelssohn — Elijah, Op. 70, MWV A25, Pt. I: O Thou, Who Makest Thine Angels Spirits (Elijah, Chorus) $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Mendelssohn — Elijah, Op. 70, MWV A25, Pt. I: Is Not His Word Like a Fire (Elijah) $0.99 on iTunes
  19. Mendelssohn — Elijah, Op. 70, MWV A25, Pt. I: Woe unto Them Who Forsake Him! (Contralto) $0.99 on iTunes
  20. Mendelssohn — Elijah, Op. 70, MWV A25, Pt. I: O Man of God, Help Thy People! (Obadiah, Elijah, The Youth, Chorus) $0.99 on iTunes
  21. Mendelssohn — Elijah, Op. 70, MWV A25, Pt. I: Thanks Be to God! (Chorus) $0.99 on iTunes
  22. Mendelssohn — Elijah, Op. 70, MWV A25, Pt. II: Hear Ye, Israel (Soprano) $0.99 on iTunes
  23. Mendelssohn — Elijah, Op. 70, MWV A25, Pt. II: Be Not Afraid, Saith God the Lord (Chorus) $0.99 on iTunes
  24. Mendelssohn — Elijah, Op. 70, MWV A25, Pt. II: The Lord Hath Exalted Thee from Among the People (Elijah, The Queen, Chorus) $0.99 on iTunes
  25. Mendelssohn — Elijah, Op. 70, MWV A25, Pt. II: Woe to Him, He Shall Perish (Chorus) $0.99 on iTunes
  26. Mendelssohn — Elijah, Op. 70, MWV A25, Pt. II: Man of God, Now Let My Words Be Precious in Thy Sight (Obadiah, Elijah) $0.99 on iTunes
  27. Mendelssohn — Elijah, Op. 70, MWV A25, Pt. II: It Is Enough (Elijah) $0.99 on iTunes
  28. Mendelssohn — Elijah, Op. 70, MWV A25, Pt. II: See, Now He Sleepeth Beneath a Juniper Tree (Tenor) $0.99 on iTunes
  29. Mendelssohn — Elijah, Op. 70, MWV A25, Pt. II: Lift Thine Eyes to the Mountains (Chorus) $0.99 on iTunes
  30. Mendelssohn — Elijah, Op. 70, MWV A25, Pt. II: He, Watching over Israel (Chorus) $0.99 on iTunes
  31. Mendelssohn — Elijah, Op. 70, MWV A25, Pt. II: Arise, Elijah, for Thou Hast a Long Journey Before Thee (Angel, Elijah) $0.99 on iTunes
  32. Mendelssohn — Elijah, Op. 70, MWV A25, Pt. II: O Rest in the Lord (Angel) $0.99 on iTunes
  33. Mendelssohn — Elijah, Op. 70, MWV A25, Pt. II: He That Shall Endure to the End, Shall Be Saved (Chorus) $0.99 on iTunes
  34. Mendelssohn — Elijah, Op. 70, MWV A25, Pt. II: Night Falleth Round Me, O Lord (Elijah) $0.99 on iTunes
  35. Mendelssohn — Elijah, Op. 70, MWV A25, Pt. II: Behold! God the Lord Passed By! (Chorus) $0.99 on iTunes
  36. Mendelssohn — Elijah, Op. 70, MWV A25, Pt. II: Above Him Stood the Seraphim (Contralto, Chorus) $0.99 on iTunes
  37. Mendelssohn — Elijah, Op. 70, MWV A25, Pt. II: Go, Return upon Thy Way! - I Go on My Way in the Strength of the Lord (Chorus, Elijah) $0.99 on iTunes
  38. Mendelssohn — Elijah, Op. 70, MWV A25, Pt. II: For the Mountains Shall Depart, and the Hills Be Removed (Elijah) $0.99 on iTunes
  39. Mendelssohn — Elijah, Op. 70, MWV A25, Pt. II: Then Did Elijah the Prophet Break Forth Like a Fire (Chorus) $0.99 on iTunes
  40. Mendelssohn — Elijah, Op. 70, MWV A25, Pt. II: Then Shall the Righteous Shine Forth (Tenor) $0.99 on iTunes
  41. Mendelssohn — Elijah, Op. 70, MWV A25, Pt. II: Behold, God Hath Sent Elijah the Prophet (Soprano) $0.99 on iTunes
  42. Mendelssohn — Elijah, Op. 70, MWV A25, Pt. II: But the Lord from the North Hath Raised One (Chorus) $0.99 on iTunes
  43. Mendelssohn — Elijah, Op. 70, MWV A25, Pt. II: O Come Everyone That Thirsteth (Quartet) $0.99 on iTunes
  44. Mendelssohn — Elijah, Op. 70, MWV A25, Pt. II: And Then Shall Your Light Break Forth (Chorus) $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Elijah, Op. 70
Performers Conductor Ensemble
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Notes & Reviews:

A grand oratorio in two parts, Mendelssohn composed Elijah in the spirit of his baroque predecessors. It tells the story of the stern Old Testament prophet who preached against the idol worship of the Israelite people. This 1989 recording features Willard White in the title role and Rosalind Plowright, Linda Finnie, Arthur Davies, and Jeremy Budd singing the supporting parts. This release, part of the ongoing Richard Hickox Legacy series, features the late conductor leading the LSO and Chorus.

American Record Guide, November/December 2014
Willard White is easily the best Elijah on records. Hampson employs his standard tricks. Arthur Davies has a beautiful voice and is better than most other tenors - certainly ahead of Jerry Hadley (Shaw) and maybe even Richard Lewis (Ormandy). The choir is excellent. The great climaxes work well and have plenty of organ. (This was recorded in a church.)

BBC Music Magazine, Christmas 2014
A full-blooded account with a particularly stirring contribution from the LSO Chorus. White's commanding presence as Elijah is slightly marred by some passages with wobbly vibrato.

Penguin Guide
A performance that both pays tribute to the English choral tradition in this work and presents it dramatically as a kind of religious opera. Willard White may not be ideally steady in his delivery, sometimes attacking notes from below, but he sings consistently with fervour...The chorus fearlessly underlines the high contrasts of dynamic demanded in the score.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Church of St. Jude-on-the-Hill, Hamstead, London, Engla (04/21/1989-04/25/1989).



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>Mendelssohn, Felix : Elijah, Op. 70
  • Performers: Roderick Elms (Organ); Willard White
  • Conductor: Richard Hickox
  • Notes: Church of St. Jude-on-the-Hill, Hamstead, London, England (04/21/1989-04/25/1989)
  • Running Time: 122 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 08/11/1846