Mendelssohn: ELIJAH

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Catalogue No: DDH 27802
EAN/UPC: 809730780226
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Release Date: August 2005
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Discs: 2

The first ever complete recording of this favourite oratorio from 1930.
Cast includes:
HAROLD WILLIAMS as Elijah

ISOBEL BAILLIE
as an Angel
PARRY JONES as Obadiah
CLARA SERENA as an Angel
TOM PURVIS as Ahab, with
BERKELEY MASON (organ), THE WIRELESS SINGERS,
BBC NATIONAL CHORUS & ORCHESTRA
conducted by STANFORD ROBINSON

Track Listing

    Felix Mendelssohn: Elijah

  1. I. Prologue: As God the Lord (0:52)
  2. II. Overture (2:26)
  3. III. Help, Lord (2:49)
  4. IV. The Deeps afford no water / Lord, bow thine ear (2:37)
  5. V. Ye people rend your hearts / If with all your hearts(3:29)
  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)
  8. VIII. What have I to do with thee? (6:02)
  9. IX. Blessed are the men (2:49)
  10. X. As God the Lord of Sabaoth (3:26)
  11. XI. Baal, we cry to thee (2:55)
  12. XII. Call him louder (2:32)
  13. XIII. Lord God of Abraham (3:27)
  14. XIV. Cast thy burden (2:22)
  15. XV. O thou who makest / The fire descends from heaven (1:59)
  16. XVI. Take all the prophets of Baal / Is not his word (2:09)
  17. XVII. Woe unto them (2:47)
  18. XVIII. O Lord thou hast overthrown (2:35)
  19. XIX. Thanks be to God (4:07)
  20. XX. Hear ye, Israel (5:56)
  21. XXI. Be not afraid (3:13)
  22. XXII. Man of God (1:53)
  23. XXIII. It is enough (4:36)
  24. XXIV. Lift thine eyes / He, watching over Israel (3;20)
  25. XXV. O rest in the Lord (3:05)
  26. XXVI. Night falleth around me (1:22)
  27. XXVII. Behold! The Lord passed by (3:37)
  28. XXVIII. Holy Holy Holy (1:52)
  29. XXIX. I go on my way (0:48)
  30. XXX. Then did Elijah the Prophet (2:27)
  31. XXXI. Then shall the righteous (2:47)
  32. XXXII. And then shall your light (3:01)

Reviews

Classic Record Collector

first rate standards of production and repertoire… astoundingly good quality

” —David Patmore
New Classics

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

” —John Pitt
MusicWeb

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

” —Jonathan Woolf
American Record Guide

moving and dramatic performance…restored with considerable care

” —Radcliffe
International Record Review

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
Culture Magazine

comes up surprisingly cleanly in this … dramatically paced reading.

” —Tom Hall