63 songs (2 hours and 48 minutes) Released on January 1, 1977
Disc 1
1
Handel: Judas Maccabaeus HWV 63 - Overture
English Chamber Orchestra & Sir Charles Mackerras
7:52
2
Handel: Judas Maccabaeus HWV 63 / Part 1 - 2. Chorus: "Mourn, ye afflicted children"
English Chamber Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras & Wandsworth School Boys Choir
5:37
3
Handel: Judas Maccabaeus HWV 63 / Part 1 - 3. Recit.: "Well, may our sorrows, brethren, flow"
Dame Janet Baker, Felicity Palmer, English Chamber Orchestra & Sir Charles Mackerras
1:22
4
Handel: Judas Maccabaeus HWV 63 / Part 1 - 4. Duet: "From this dread scene"
Felicity Palmer, Dame Janet Baker, English Chamber Orchestra & Sir Charles Mackerras
2:54
5
Handel: Judas Maccabaeus HWV 63 / Part 1 - 5. Chorus: "For Sion lamentation make"
English Chamber Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras & Wandsworth School Boys Choir
3:35
6
Handel: Judas Maccabaeus HWV 63 / Part 1 - 6. Recit.: "Not vain is all the storm of grief"
Dame Janet Baker, English Chamber Orchestra & Sir Charles Mackerras
1:09
7
Handel: Judas Maccabaeus HWV 63 / Part 1 - 7. Aria: "Pious orgies, pious airs"
Dame Janet Baker, English Chamber Orchestra & Sir Charles Mackerras
3:47
8
Handel: Judas Maccabaeus HWV 63 / Part 1 - 8. Chorus: "Oh Father, whose Almighty pow'r"
English Chamber Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras & Wandsworth School Boys Choir
2:27
9
Handel: Judas Maccabaeus HWV 63 / Part 1 - 9. Recit.: "I feel, I fee the Deity within"
John Shirley-Quirk, English Chamber Orchestra & Sir Charles Mackerras
1:04
10
Handel: Judas Maccabaeus HWV 63 / Part 1 - 10. Aria: "Arm, arm, ye brave!"
John Shirley-Quirk, English Chamber Orchestra & Sir Charles Mackerras
3:06
11
Handel: Judas Maccabaeus HWV 63 / Part 1 - 11. Chorus: "We come, we come, in bright array"
English Chamber Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras & Wandsworth School Boys Choir
1:06
12
Handel: Judas Maccabaeus HWV 63 / Part 1 - 12. Recit.: "'Tis well, my friends"
Ryland Davies, English Chamber Orchestra & Sir Charles Mackerras
0:50
13
Handel: Judas Maccabaeus HWV 63 / Part 1 - 13. Aria: "Call forth thy pow'rs, my soul"
Ryland Davies, English Chamber Orchestra & Sir Charles Mackerras
2:14
14
Handel: Judas Maccabaeus HWV 63 / Part 1 - 14. Recit.: "To Heav'n's Almighty king we kneel"
Felicity Palmer, English Chamber Orchestra & Sir Charles Mackerras
0:31
15
Handel: Judas Maccabaeus HWV 63 / Part 1 - 15. Aria: "Oh liberty, thou choicest treasure"
Felicity Palmer, English Chamber Orchestra & Sir Charles Mackerras
2:41
16
Handel: Judas Maccabaeus HWV 63 / Part 1 - 16. Aria: "Come, ever-smiling liberty"
Felicity Palmer, English Chamber Orchestra & Sir Charles Mackerras
3:19
17
Handel: Judas Maccabaeus HWV 63 / Part 1 - 17. Recit.: "Oh Judas, may these noble views inspire"
Dame Janet Baker, English Chamber Orchestra & Sir Charles Mackerras
0:14
18
Handel: Judas Maccabaeus HWV 63 / Part 1 - 18. Aria: "'Tis liberty, dear liberty alone"
Dame Janet Baker, English Chamber Orchestra & Sir Charles Mackerras
2:57
19
Handel: Judas Maccabaeus HWV 63 / Part 1 - 19. Duet: "Come, ever-smiling liberty"
Felicity Palmer, Dame Janet Baker, English Chamber Orchestra & Sir Charles Mackerras
1:19
20
Handel: Judas Maccabaeus HWV 63 / Part 1 - 20. Chorus: "Lead on, lead on! Judah disdains"
English Chamber Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras & Wandsworth School Boys Choir
0:50
21
Handel: Judas Maccabaeus HWV 63 / Part 1 - 21. Recit.: "So will'd my father, now a rest"
Ryland Davies, English Chamber Orchestra & Sir Charles Mackerras
1:37
22
Handel: Judas Maccabaeus HWV 63 / Part 1 - 22. Semi-chorus: "Disdainfull of danger"
English Chamber Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras & Wandsworth School Boys Choir
2:13
23
Handel: Judas Maccabaeus HWV 63 / Part 1 - 23. Recit.: "Ambition! if e'er honour was thine aim"
Ryland Davies, English Chamber Orchestra & Sir Charles Mackerras
0:21
24
Handel: Judas Maccabaeus HWV 63 / Part 1 - 24. Aria: "No unhallow'd desire"
Ryland Davies, English Chamber Orchestra & Sir Charles Mackerras
2:26
25
Handel: Judas Maccabaeus HWV 63 / Part 1 - 25. Recit.: "Haste we, my brethren"
Dame Janet Baker, English Chamber Orchestra & Sir Charles Mackerras
0:12
26
Handel: Judas Maccabaeus HWV 63 / Part 1 - 26. Chorus: "Hear us Lord, on thee we call"
English Chamber Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras & Wandsworth School Boys Choir
3:42
Disc 2
1
Handel: Judas Maccabaeus HWV 63 / Part 2 - 27. Chorus: "Fall'n is the foe"
English Chamber Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras, Wandsworth School Boys Choir & Russell Burgess
3:25
2
Handel: Judas Maccabaeus HWV 63 / Part 2 - 28. Recit.: "Victorious hero! Fame shall tell"
Dame Janet Baker, English Chamber Orchestra & Sir Charles Mackerras
0:46
3
Handel: Judas Maccabaeus HWV 63 / Part 2 - 29. Aria: "So rapid thy course is"
Dame Janet Baker, English Chamber Orchestra & Sir Charles Mackerras
4:26
4
Handel: Judas Maccabaeus HWV 63 / Part 2 - 30. Recit.: "Well, may we hope our freedom to receive"
Dame Janet Baker, English Chamber Orchestra & Sir Charles Mackerras
0:21
5
Handel: Judas Maccabaeus HWV 63 / Part 2 - 31./32. Duet and Chorus:"Sion now her head shall rise"
Felicity Palmer, Dame Janet Baker, English Chamber Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras, Wandsworth School Boys Choir & Russell Burgess
6:46
6
Handel: Judas Maccabaeus HWV 63 / Part 2 - 33. Recit.: "Oh let eternal honours crown his name"
Felicity Palmer, English Chamber Orchestra & Sir Charles Mackerras
0:32
7
Handel: Judas Maccabaeus HWV 63 / Part 2 - 34. Aria: "From mighty kings he took the spoil"
Felicity Palmer, English Chamber Orchestra & Sir Charles Mackerras
8:13
8
Handel: Judas Maccabaeus HWV 63 / Part 2 - 35./36. Duet and Chorus: "Hail, hail, Judea, happy land!"
Felicity Palmer, Dame Janet Baker, English Chamber Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras, Wandsworth School Boys Choir & Russell Burgess
2:16
9
Handel: Judas Maccabaeus HWV 63 / Part 2 - 37. Recit.: "Thanks to my brethren, but look up to Heav'n"
Ryland Davies, English Chamber Orchestra & Sir Charles Mackerras
0:48
10
Handel: Judas Maccabaeus HWV 63 / Part 2 - 38. Aria: "How vain is man, who boasts in fight"
Ryland Davies, English Chamber Orchestra & Sir Charles Mackerras
5:55
11
Handel: Judas Maccabaeus HWV 63 / Part 2 - 39. Recit.: "Oh Judas, oh my brethren!"
Paul Esswood, English Chamber Orchestra & Sir Charles Mackerras
0:48
12
Handel: Judas Maccabaeus HWV 63 / Part 2 - 40./41. Aria and chorus: "Ah! wretched, wretched Israel!"
Felicity Palmer, English Chamber Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras, Wandsworth School Boys Choir & Russell Burgess
6:29
13
Handel: Judas Maccabaeus HWV 63 / Part 2 - 42. Recit.: "Be comforted"
John Shirley-Quirk, English Chamber Orchestra & Sir Charles Mackerras
0:44
14
Handel: Judas Maccabaeus HWV 63 / Part 2 - 43. Aria: "The Lord worketh wonders"
John Shirley-Quirk, English Chamber Orchestra & Sir Charles Mackerras
3:05
15
Handel: Judas Maccabaeus HWV 63 / Part 2 - 44. Recit.:"My arms! - against this Gorgias will I go"
Ryland Davies, English Chamber Orchestra & Sir Charles Mackerras
0:26
16
Handel: Judas Maccabaeus HWV 63 / Part 2 - 45. Aria: "Sound an alarm!" 46. Chorus: "We hear, we hear the pleasing dreadful sound"
Ryland Davies, English Chamber Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras, Wandsworth School Boys Choir & Russell Burgess
4:43
17
Handel: Judas Maccabaeus HWV 63 / Part 2 - 47. Recit.: "Enough!" To Heav'n we leave the rest"
John Shirley-Quirk, English Chamber Orchestra & Sir Charles Mackerras
0:49
18
Handel: Judas Maccabaeus HWV 63 / Part 2 - 48. Aria: "With pious hearts, and brave as pious"
John Shirley-Quirk, English Chamber Orchestra & Sir Charles Mackerras
2:37
19
Handel: Judas Maccabaeus HWV 63 / Part 2 - 49. Recit.: "Ye worshippers of God"
Dame Janet Baker, Felicity Palmer, English Chamber Orchestra & Sir Charles Mackerras
1:17
20
Handel: Judas Maccabaeus HWV 63 / Part 2 - 50. Aria: "Wise men, flatt'ring, may deceive us"
Felicity Palmer, English Chamber Orchestra & Sir Charles Mackerras
5:56
21
Handel: Judas Maccabaeus HWV 63 / Part 2 - 51. Duet: "Oh! never, never bow we down" - 52. Chorus: We never, never will bow down
Felicity Palmer, Dame Janet Baker, English Chamber Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras, Wandsworth School Boys Choir & Russell Burgess
6:52
Disc 3
1
Handel: Judas Maccabaeus HWV 63 / Part 3 - 53. Aria: "Father of Heav'n! from Thy eternal throne"
Dame Janet Baker, English Chamber Orchestra & Sir Charles Mackerras
7:07
2
Handel: Judas Maccabaeus HWV 63 / Part 3 - 54. Recit.: "See, see yon flames"
Dame Janet Baker, English Chamber Orchestra & Sir Charles Mackerras
0:47
3
Handel: Judas Maccabaeus HWV 63 / Part 3 - 55. Recit.: "Oh grant it, Heav'n"
Felicity Palmer, English Chamber Orchestra & Sir Charles Mackerras
0:32
4
Handel: Judas Maccabaeus HWV 63 / Part 3 - 56. Aria: "So shall the lute and harp awake"
Felicity Palmer, English Chamber Orchestra & Sir Charles Mackerras
4:31
5
Handel: Judas Maccabaeus HWV 63 / Part 3 - 57. Recit.: "From Capharsalama, on eagle wings I fly"
Paul Esswood, John Shirley-Quirk, English Chamber Orchestra & Sir Charles Mackerras
1:25
6
Handel: Judas Maccabaeus HWV 63 / Part 3 - 58. "See, The Conqu'ring Hero Comes!..See, The Godlike Youth Advance!...See, The Conqu'ring Hero Comes!"
English Chamber Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras & Wandsworth School Boys Choir
2:49
7
Handel: Judas Maccabaeus HWV 63 / Part 3 - 59. March
English Chamber Orchestra & Sir Charles Mackerras
1:46
8
Handel: Judas Maccabaeus HWV 63 / Part 3 - 60. Chorus: "Sing unto God"
English Chamber Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras, Wandsworth School Boys Choir & Russell Burgess
2:53
9
Handel: Judas Maccabaeus HWV 63 / Part 3 - 61. Recit.: " Sweet flow the strains"
Ryland Davies, English Chamber Orchestra & Sir Charles Mackerras
1:17
10
Handel: Judas Maccabaeus HWV 63 / Part 3 - 62. Aria: "With honour let desert be crown'd"
Ryland Davies, English Chamber Orchestra & Sir Charles Mackerras
3:19
11
Handel: Judas Maccabaeus HWV 63 / Part 3 - 63. Recit: "Peace to my countrymen"
Christopher Keyte, English Chamber Orchestra & Sir Charles Mackerras
0:49
12
Handel: Judas Maccabaeus HWV 63 / Part 3 - 64. Chorus:"To our great God be all the honours giv'n"
English Chamber Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras, Wandsworth School Boys Choir & Russell Burgess
2:28
13
Handel: Judas Maccabaeus HWV 63 / Part 3 - 65. Recit.: "Again to earth let gratitude descend"
Felicity Palmer, English Chamber Orchestra & Sir Charles Mackerras
0:55
14
Handel: Judas Maccabaeus HWV 63 / Part 3 - 66. Aria, Duett:"Oh Lovely Peace, With Plenty Crown'd"
Felicity Palmer, Dame Janet Baker, English Chamber Orchestra & Sir Charles Mackerras
8:10
15
Handel: Judas Maccabaeus HWV 63 / Part 3 - 67. Aria: "Rejoice, oh Judah! and in songs devine"
John Shirley-Quirk, English Chamber Orchestra & Sir Charles Mackerras
1:51
16
Handel: Judas Maccabaeus HWV 63 / Part 3 - 68. Chorus: "Hallelujah! Amen!"
English Chamber Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras, Wandsworth School Boys Choir & Russell Burgess
1:40