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Elijah

Mendelssohn's Elijah - 1930 recording

The Classical Shop
release date: March 2008

Originally recorded in 2008

Artists:

BBC National Orchestra


Stanford Robinson



Harold Williams

baritone

Tom Purvis

bass-baritone

Clara Serena

contralto

Isobel Baillie

soprano

Parry Jones

tenor

BBC National Chorus


Wireless Singers



Venue:

Central Hall, Westminster



Record Label
Divine Art Historical

Genre:

Choir


Historic

Total Time - 92:36
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Elijah

 

FELIX MENDELSSOHN

     
 

Elijah

 


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1 I As God the Lord 0:52
 Harold Williams baritone
2 II Overture 2:26
 
3 III Help Lord 2:49
 
4 IV The Deeps afford no water/Lord, Bow thine Ear 2:37
 Clara Serena contralto
 Isobel Baillie soprano
5 V Ye people rend your hearts/If with all your hearts 3:29
 Parry Jones tenor
6 VI Yet doth the Lord see it not 3:01
 
7 VII Elijah get thee hence/For he shall give him angels 3:15
 Clara Serena contralto
8 VIII What have I to do with thee? 6:02
 Harold Williams baritone
 Isobel Baillie soprano
9 IX Blessed are the men 2:49
 
10 X As God the Lord of Sabaoth 3:26
 Harold Williams baritone
 Tom Purvis bass-baritone
11 XI Baal, we cry to thee 2:55
 
12 XII Call him louder 2:32
 Harold Williams baritone
13 XIII Lord God of Abraham 3:27
 Harold Williams baritone
14 XIV Cast thy burden 1:22
 Harold Williams baritone
 Isobel Baillie soprano
 Parry Jones tenor
 Clara Serena contralto
15 XV O thou who makest / The Fire descends from heaven 1:59
 Harold Williams baritone
16 XVI Take all the prophets of Baal / Is not his Word? 2:09
 Harold Williams baritone
17 XVII Woe unto them 2:47
 Clara Serena contralto
18 XVIII O Lord thou hast overthrown 2:35
 Harold Williams baritone
19 XIX Thanks be to God 4:07
 Harold Williams baritone
1 XX Hear ye, Israel 5:56


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 Isobel Baillie soprano
2 XXI Be not afraid 3:13
 
3 XXII Man of God 1:53
 Parry Jones tenor
4 XXIII It is enough 4:36
 Harold Williams baritone
5 XXIV Lift thine eyes / He,watching over Israel 3:20
 
6 XXV O rest in the Lord 3:05
 Clara Serena contralto
7 XXVI Night falleth around me 1:22
 Harold Williams baritone
 Isobel Baillie soprano
8 XXVII Behold! The Lord passed by 3:37
 
9 XXVIII Holy Holy Holy 1:52
 
10 XXIX I go on my way 0:48
 Harold Williams baritone
11 XXX Then did Elijah the Prophet 2:27
 
12 XXXI Then shall the righteous 2:47
 Parry Jones tenor
13 XXXII And then shall your light 3:01
 
 Stanford Robinson


An Oratorio in Two Parts
English version by W. Bartholomew

Elijah remains, after Handel’s "Messiah", probably the best-loved and most performed choral work, especially in Britain where it became an instant success.  This is the first ever complete recording (albeit with some minor cuts), and in its drama, intensity and sheer vitality, as well as the quality of the singing, is still among the best. Made in 1930, this is the first CD re-issue.
 

“Although seventy-five years old, these mono recordings have been digitally remastered to reveal a thrilling  performance of this great dramatic work.”

John Pitt

New Classics

“...first rate standards of production and repertoire… astoundingly good quality”

David Patmore
 

Classic Record Collector

"Full marks... Baillie is superb...Parry Jones makes a real impression. Williams is a magnificent colossus of an Elijah. I’d recommend this with pleasure"

Jonathan Woolf

Music Web

“Williams is a magnificent prophet… histrionically exciting and technically accomplished. Baillie is as always fresh-toned with pinpoint attack. The well trained choir is vital and dramatic, as is Robinson’s conducting. I am pleased to have had the opportunity to hear this set.”

John T. Hughes

International Record Review

“...moving and dramatic performance…restored with considerable care”

Radclife

American Record Guide



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