Elijah

2012
Cover : Elijah

Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) | Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh | Hyperion Records

  • 101:05Part 1 No 1, Introduction: As God the Lord of Israel liveth (Elijah) [Simon Keenlyside (baritone)]
  • 203:35Part 1 No 2: Overture
  • 305:00Part 1 No 3, Chorus: Help, Lord! (The People) [Gabrieli Consort, Wrocław Philharmonic Choir]
  • 402:14Part 1 No 4, Duet with chorus: Lord, bow Thine ear to our prayer! (The People/Two Women) [Rosemary Joshua (soprano), Sarah Connolly (mezzo-soprano), Gabrieli Consort, Wrocław Philharmonic Choir]
  • 500:54Part 1 No 5, Recitative: Ye people, rend your hearts and not your garments (Obadiah) [Robert Murray (tenor)]
  • 602:33Part 1 No 6, Aria: If with all your hearts ye truly seek me (Obadiah) [Robert Murray (tenor)]
  • 704:14Part 1 No 7, Chorus: Yet doth the Lord see it not (The People) [Gabrieli Consort, Wrocław Philharmonic Choir]
  • 800:56Part 1 No 8, Recitative: Elijah! Get thee hence (Angel) [Sarah Connolly (mezzo-soprano)]
  • 902:36Part 1 No 9, Double quartet: For He shall give His angels charge over thee (Angels) [Susan Gilmour Bailey (soprano), Emily Rowley Jones (soprano), Lucy Ballard (alto), Ruth Gibbins (mezzo-soprano), Samuel Boden (tenor), Richard Rowntree (tenor), Robert Davies (bass), William Gaunt (bass)]
  • 1001:17Part 1 No 10, Recitative: Now Cherith’s brook is dried up (Angel) [Sarah Connolly (mezzo-soprano)]
  • 1106:08Part 1 No 11, Duet: What have I to do with thee, O man of God? (The Widow/Elijah) [Rosemary Joshua (soprano), Simon Keenlyside (baritone)]
  • 1203:51Part 1 No 12, Chorus: Blessed are the men who fear Him (The People) [Gabrieli Consort, Wrocław Philharmonic Choir]
  • 1304:18Part 1 No 13, Recitative with chorus: As God the Lord of Sabaoth liveth (Elijah/Ahab/The People) [Simon Keenlyside (baritone), Robert Murray (tenor), Gabrieli Consort, Wrocław Philharmonic Choir]
  • 1403:34Part 1 No 14, Chorus: Baal, we cry to thee (Baalites) [Gabrieli Consort, Wrocław Philharmonic Choir]
  • 1501:07Part 1 No 15, Recitative with chorus: Call him louder, for he is a god! (Elijah/Baalites) [Simon Keenlyside (baritone), Gabrieli Consort, Wrocław Philharmonic Choir]
  • 1602:23Part 1 No 16, Recitative with chorus: Call him louder! He heareth not (Elijah/Baalites) [Simon Keenlyside (baritone), Gabrieli Consort, Wrocław Philharmonic Choir]
  • 1703:05Part 1 No 17, Aria: Lord God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel (Elijah) [Simon Keenlyside (baritone)]
  • 1802:05Part 1 No 18, Quartet: Cast thy burden upon the Lord [Emily Rowley Jones (soprano), Ruth Gibbins (mezzo-soprano), Richard Rowntree (tenor), William Gaunt (bass)]
  • 1903:04Part 1 No 19, Recitative with chorus: O Thou, who makest Thine angels spirits (Elijah/The People) [Simon Keenlyside (baritone), Gabrieli Consort, Wrocław Philharmonic Choir]
  • 2002:04Part 1 No 20, Aria: Is not His word like a fire? (Elijah) [Simon Keenlyside (baritone)]
  • 2102:38Part 1 No 21, Aria: Woe unto them that forsake Him! [Sarah Connolly (mezzo-soprano)]
  • 2205:33Part 1 No 22, Recitative with chorus: O man of God, help thy people! (Obadiah/Elijah/The People/The Youth) [Simon Keenlyside (baritone), Robert Murray (tenor), Jonty Ward (treble), Gabrieli Consort, Wrocław Philharmonic Choir]
  • 2304:04Part 1 No 23, Chorus: Thanks be to God! (The People) [Gabrieli Consort, Wrocław Philharmonic Choir]
  • 2405:23Part 2 No 1, Aria: Hear ye, Israel, hear what the Lord speaketh [Rosemary Joshua (soprano)]
  • 2504:09Part 2 No 2, Chorus: Be not afraid, saith God the Lord [Gabrieli Consort, Wrocław Philharmonic Choir]
  • 2603:34Part 2 No 3, Recitative with chorus: The Lord hath exalted thee from among the people (Elijah/The Queen/The People) [Simon Keenlyside (baritone), Sarah Connolly (mezzo-soprano), Gabrieli Consort, Wrocław Philharmonic Choir]
  • 2701:40Part 2 No 4, Chorus: Woe to him, he shall perish (The People) [Gabrieli Consort, Wrocław Philharmonic Choir]
  • 2802:19Part 2 No 5, Recitative: Man of God, now let my words be precious in thy sight (Obadiah/Elijah) [Simon Keenlyside (baritone), Robert Murray (tenor)]
  • 2905:09Part 2 No 6, Aria: It is enough! (Elijah) [Simon Keenlyside (baritone)]
  • 3000:47Part 2 No 7, Recitative: See, now he sleepeth beneath a juniper tree [Robert Murray (tenor)]
  • 3101:48Part 2 No 8, Trio: Lift thine eyes to the mountains (Angels) [Emily Rowley Jones (soprano), Lucy Ballard (alto), Ruth Gibbins (mezzo-soprano)]
  • 3203:21Part 2 No 9, Chorus: He, watching over Israel, slumbers not [Gabrieli Consort, Wrocław Philharmonic Choir]
  • 3302:15Part 2 No 10, Recitative: Arise, Elijah (Angel/Elijah) [Simon Keenlyside (baritone), Sarah Connolly (mezzo-soprano)]
  • 3403:18Part 2 No 11, Aria: Oh rest in the Lord [Sarah Connolly (mezzo-soprano)]
  • 3502:25Part 2 No 12, Chorus: He that shall endure to the end [Gabrieli Consort, Wrocław Philharmonic Choir]
  • 3601:44Part 2 No 13, Recitative: Night falleth round me, O Lord! (Elijah/Angel) [Rosemary Joshua (soprano), Simon Keenlyside (baritone)]
  • 3703:41Part 2 No 14, Chorus: Behold, God the Lord passed by [Gabrieli Consort, Wrocław Philharmonic Choir]
  • 3800:26Part 2 No 15, Recitative: Above Him stood the Seraphim [Sarah Connolly (mezzo-soprano)]
  • 3903:27Part 2 No 16, Quartet with chorus: Holy, holy, holy is God the Lord (Angels) [Emily Rowley Jones (soprano), Lucy Ballard (alto), Ruth Gibbins (mezzo-soprano), Samuel Boden (tenor), Gabrieli Consort, Wrocław Philharmonic Choir]
  • 4001:25Part 2 No 17, Chorus with recitative: Go, return upon thy way! (Elijah) [Simon Keenlyside (baritone), Gabrieli Consort, Wrocław Philharmonic Choir]
  • 4102:42Part 2 No 18, Recitative: For the mountains shall depart (Elijah) [Simon Keenlyside (baritone)]
  • 4202:57Part 2 No 19, Chorus: Then did Elijah the prophet break forth like a fire [Gabrieli Consort, Wrocław Philharmonic Choir]
  • 4302:37Part 2 No 20, Aria: Then shall the righteous shine forth [Robert Murray (tenor)]
  • 4401:12Part 2 No 21, Recitative: Behold, God hath sent Elijah [Rosemary Joshua (soprano), Gabrieli Consort, Wrocław Philharmonic Choir]
  • 4503:41Part 2 No 22, Chorus: But the Lord, from the North [Gabrieli Consort, Wrocław Philharmonic Choir]
  • 4603:36Part 2 No 23, Quartet: O come everyone that thirsteth [Rosemary Joshua (soprano), Sarah Connolly (mezzo-soprano), Robert Murray (tenor), Simon Keenlyside (baritone)]
  • 4703:38Part 2 No 24, Chorus: And then shall your light shine forth [Gabrieli Consort, Wrocław Philharmonic Choir]