|Performer:||The Bach Choir|
|Title:||The People Shall Hear! Great Händel Choruses|
|Other format:||FLAC AUD AC3 VOC WAV DMF WMA|
Conductor – David Hill. Countertenor Vocals – Robin Blaze. Engineer – Thore Brinkmann. Executive-Producer – Robert Suff. Layout – Andrew Barnett. Liner Notes – David Vickers. Liner Notes – Arlette Lemieux-Chené. Liner Notes – Anna Lamberti. Orchestra – English Concert.
This 2009 BIS disc, The People Shall Hear!, a collection of great choruses by George Frederick Handel, is good as far as it goes, which, unfortunately, is not very far. The selection is excellent, with all the big hits present: "See the Conquering Hero Comes," Zadok the Priest, "The Many Rend the Skies," and, of course, Hallelujah. The super audio sound is thrilling, with clarion highs, abysmal lows, and all the presence of a Mack truck. David Hill, a skilled choral conductor, and the Bach Choir, a seasoned English chorus, clearly know the works, but that familiarity seems to have inspired, if not quite contempt, then at least indifference. All the notes are here, and all concerned, including the accompanying English Concert, seem to want to do well by the music, but it sounds curiously lacking in enthusiasm and energy, and the performances come off as routine.
Handel: Israel in Egypt/The People shall hear. Music Web International: 'David Hill carries on the tradition from his predecessors as conductor of the Bach Choir excellently and the English Concert play with ardour. Anyone wanting a cross-section of some of Handel’s best choral music need look no further'.
Händel - Hallelujah (Messiah, HWV 56) – (The Bach Choir, The English Concert, David Hill), 04:01. Händel - Hallelujah (Messiah, HWV 56) (The Bach Choir, The English Concert, David Hill).
Album · 2006 · 18 Songs.
For other Bach choirs, see Bach Choir (disambiguation) The choir has around 220 active members. In a stay of twenty-eight years he introduced the traditional annual Carol Concert, ensured that activities continued without a break during the Second World War, and in 1947-48 conducted the choir in its first recording – a somewhat abridged performance of the St Matthew Passion with Kathleen Ferrier as the contralto soloist
Matthew Bright, David Thomas, The English Concert, Simon Preston, Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford – They That Go Down To The Sea In Ships (. 7). Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, Sherborne School For Girls Chamber Singers, John Bradbury, Clive Lander, Ian Rowbotham, Dave Bucknall, Adam Precious, David Goode, Stephen Darlington – They Were Not Here. Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, English Chamber Orchestra, Simon Preston – 13.
|1||The People Shall Hear (Isreael In Egypt; HWV 54)||6:17|
|2||The Many Rend The Skies (Alexander Feast; HWV 75)||4:11|
|3||Or Let The Merry Bells Ring Round (L'Allegro, Il Penseroso Ed Il Moderato; HWV 55)||3:43|
|4||Zadok The Priest (HWV 258)||5:07|
|5||Hear Jacob's God (Samson; HWV 57)||3:13|
|Air And Chorus (Samson; HWV 57)|
|6||Air (Soprano): Let The Bright Seraphim...||3:10|
|7||Chorus: Let Their Celestial Concerts All Unite||2:47|
|8||Recall, O King, Thy Rash Command (Belshazzar; HWV 61)||3:01|
|9||The Mighty Pow'r (Athalia; HWV 52)||5:24|
|10||Jealousy, Infernal Pest (Hercules; HWV 60)||5:19|
|11||See The Conquering Hero Comes (Joshua; HWV 64)||2:44|
|12||Fall'n Is The Foe (Judas Maracabeaus; HWV 63)||3:03|
|13||May No Rash INtruder (Solomon; HWV 67)|
|14||He Saw The Lovely Youth (Theodora; HWV 68)|
|15||Hallelujah (Meesiah; HWV 56)||3:30|