The Old Colony Collection ()

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composed by George Frederick Handel, Hal Hopson, James Kent, John Andrew Stevenson, Samuel Chapple, Samuel Webbe, Thomas Linley (the Elder), Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

The installation of The Sixteen conductor Harry Christophers as artistic director of Boston's Handel and Haydn Society has had happy results, never more so than on this collection that unearths all-but-unknown music perfectly suited to the choir's style. Histories of American music will tell you about the conflict between the proper hymn style of Lowell Mason and the rougher homegrown polyphony of William Billings and his compatriots, but this ignores the fact that well into the 19th century a large majority of choral music ...

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  1. Hear My Prayer, for chorus
  2. Bow Down Thine Ear, O Lord, for chorus (attributed)
  3. Sound the Loud Timbrel, for chorus (based on Avison's Concerto Op. 9/8)
  4. I Waited Patiently for the Lord, for chorus
  5. When Winds Breathe Soft, for chorus
  6. It is a Good Thing to Give Thanks Unto the Lord, for chorus
  7. Hark! The Vesper Hymn is Stealing (after a Russian melody)
  8. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: He Was Cut Off / But Thou Didst Not Leave / Life Up Your Heads
  9. O Come, Let Us Sing Unto the Lord, for chorus
  10. Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), opera, K. 620: Almighty God When Round Thy Shrine (Priest's Chorus)
  11. Who is this that Cometh from Edom?, for chorus
  12. Israel in Egypt, oratorio, HWV 54: Moses and the Children of Israel / The Lord Shall Reign / For the Host of Pharaoh / and Miriam the
  13. Peace I Leave With You, for chorus (after Mendelssohn)
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The Old Colony Collection
2016, Coro

UPC: 828021614521

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