HANDEL: Duets from the Great English Oratorios

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1 Jephtha, HWV 70, Act I: These labours past 6:41 $1.49 Buy
2 Joshua, HWV 64 (excerpts): Act III: Oh peerless maid 2:53 $1.49 Buy
3 Joshua, HWV 64 (excerpts): Act I: Our limpid streams 3:08 $1.49 Buy
4 Belshazzar, HWV 61, Act III: Great victor, at your feet I bow 5:16 $1.49 Buy
5 Susanna, HWV 66 (excerpts): Act I: When thou art nigh 3:49 $1.49 Buy
6 Susanna, HWV 66 (excerpts): Act III: To my chaste Susanna's praise 3:29 $1.49 Buy
7 Theodora, HWV 68 (excerpts): Act II: To thee, thou glorious son of worth 5:57 $1.49 Buy
8 Theodora, HWV 68 (excerpts): Act III: Streams of pleasure ever flowing 6:17 $1.49 Buy
9 Solomon, HWV 67 (excerpts): Act I: Welcome as the dawn of day 4:11 $1.49 Buy
10 Solomon, HWV 67 (excerpts): Act III: Ev'ry joy that wisdom knows 3:45 $1.49 Buy
11 Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne, HWV 74, "Eternal Source of Light Divine": Kind health descends 4:59 $1.49 Buy
12 Saul, HWV 53 (excerpts): Act II: O fairest of ten thousand fair 3:14 $1.49 Buy
13 Saul, HWV 53 (excerpts): Act II: At persecution I can laugh 1:40 $1.49 Buy
14 Deborah, HWV 51 (excerpts): Act I: Where do thy ardours raise me! 5:01 $1.49 Buy
15 Deborah, HWV 51 (excerpts): Act II: Smiling freedom, lovely guest 4:10 $1.49 Buy
16 Alexander Balus, HWV 65, Act II: Hail wedded love 3:41 $1.49 Buy
17 Alexander's Feast, HWV 75: Part II: Let's imitate her notes above 2:54 $1.49 Buy
18 Esther, HWV 50b, Act II: Who calls my parting soul 3:45 $1.49 Buy

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Pure delight: two of Britain’s most exciting singers together with one of the most vibrant of the English period bands, in a collection of wonderful duets from Händel’s English oratorios and odes. Both Carolyn Sampson and Robin Blaze collaborate with Masaaki Suzuki in his recordings of Bach Cantatas, for which they are receiving high praise. ‘Sampson's rounded, lyrical, glowing tone is just what I want to hear in the warm-hearted soprano cantata O holder Tag’ said the critic in International Record Review about BIS-CD-1411, whereas The Times, UK, has described Robin Blaze as being ‘blessed with a most alluring countertenor – creamy in tone, naturally expressive, exquisitely controlled…’. These qualities certainly all come to the fore in this selection of duets which, while mainly gathered from religious works, focus on that general subject of interest: Love. Love between husband and wife, between Kings and Queens, between lovers, between conqueror and vanquished. In the course of this string of melodious pearls flow streams of pleasure, great victors are greeted and freedom smiles – all depicted with wonderful charm and feeling by Sampson, Blaze and The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment conducted by Nicholas Kraemer.