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composed by Antonio Vivaldi, César Franck, Charles Gounod, Edward Elgar, Felix Mendelssohn, Franz Joseph Haydn, Franz Schubert, Gabriel Fauré, George Frederick Handel, Gioachino Rossini, Giuseppe Verdi, Gregorio Allegri, Hector Berlioz, Johann Sebastian Bach

Sacred Classics is a two-disc compilation of favorite religious arias and choruses selected from EMI's extensive catalog of fine performances. Covering a wide range of Baroque, Classical, and Romantic works, this collection provides representative excerpts from major oratorios, cantatas, and masses, though the arrangement of pieces is somewhat arbitrary. The casual listener may be puzzled by this set's inconsistency of mood. The triumph of Handel's Hallelujah Chorus and Vivaldi's In excelsis Deo is contrasted with the ...

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  1. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Hallulujah
  2. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: I know that my Redeemer liveth
  3. Requiem, for 2 solo voices, chorus, organ & orchestra, Op. 48: Pie Jesu
  4. Gloria, for 3 solo voices, chorus, trumpet, oboe, violin (ad lib), 2 violas, 2 cellos, strings & continuo in D major, RV 589: In excelsis Deo
  5. Cantata No. 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben," BWV 147 (BC A174): Jesu bleibet meine Freude
  6. Ave Maria, for voice & piano, CG 89e (after Bach's Prelude No. 1 from the Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1)
  7. Zadok the Priest, coronation anthem No. 1 for chorus & orchestra, HWV 258
  8. Ein deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem), for soprano, baritone, chorus & orchestra, Op. 45: Wie lieblich sing deine Wohnungen
  9. The Dream of Gerontius, oratorio for soloists, chorus & orchestra, Op. 38: Sanctus Fortis
  10. Mass in B minor, for soloists, chorus & orchestra, BWV 232 (BC E1): Agnus Dei
  11. Stabat mater for 2 sopranos, tenor, bass, chorus & orchestra: Cujus animam gementem
  12. Requiem for soloists, chorus & orchestra, K. 626: Lacrimosa
  13. Ellens Gesang III ("Ave Maria"), song for voice & piano, D. 839 (Op. 52/6)
  14. Requiem Mass, for soloists, chorus & orchestra ("Manzoni Requiem"): Ingemisco - Confutatis - Dies Irae
  15. Panis angelicus for tenor, organ, harp, cello & bass
  16. Weihnachtsoratorium (Christmas Oratorio), in six parts, BWV 248 (BC D7): Herrscher des Himmels, erhore das Lallen
  17. L'Enfance du Christ, oratorio for soprano, 2 tenors, baritone, 3 basses, chorus & orchetsra ("trilogie sacrée") H. 130 (Op. 25): Ouverture - L'Adieu des bergers
  18. Requiem, for 2 solo voices, chorus, organ & orchestra, Op. 48: Libera Me Domine
  19. Ave verum corpus, motet for chorus, strings & organ, K. 618
  20. Die Schöpfung (The Creation), oratorio, H. 21/2: Die Himmel erzahlen die Ehre Gottes
  21. Die Jahreszeiten (The Seasons), oratorio, H. 21/3: Komm, holder Lenz!
  22. Elijah (Elias), oratorio, Op. 70: Lord God of Abraham
  23. Elijah (Elias), oratorio, Op. 70: And then shall your light break forth
  24. Miserere mei Deus (Psalm 51), motet for chorus
  25. St. Matthew Passion (Matthäuspassion), for soloists, double chorus & double orchestra, BWV 244 (BC D3b): Erbarme dich, sein Gott
  26. St. Matthew Passion (Matthäuspassion), for soloists, double chorus & double orchestra, BWV 244 (BC D3b): O Haupt voll Blut und Wundern
  27. St. John Passion (Johannespassion), BWV 245 (BC D2): Ich folge dir gleichfalls
  28. St. John Passion (Johannespassion), BWV 245 (BC D2): Ach Herr, lass dein lieb' Engelein
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Sacred Classics
2003, Warner Classics

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