Annotation

Cast:

Gabriel: Sandrine Piau
Uriel: Mark Padmore
Raphael: Neal Davies
Adam: Peter Harvey
Eve: Miah Persson

Chetham's Chamber Choir

Gabrieli Consort & Players
Paul McCreesh

Recording: Watford Colosseum 10/2006

The edition used for this performance is based on that of A. Peter Brown (OUP, 1991) with alterations to the verbal text, the solo/tutti divisions and recitatives by Paul McCreesh

For cast and recording data see disc 1.

Annotation last modified on 2010-01-04 20:31 UTC.

Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 The Creation: Part One. The First Day: Introduction. The Representation of Chaos
6:19
2 The Creation: Part One. The First Day: Recitative "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth" (Raphael, Uriel) - Chorus "And the spirit of God"
3:11
3 The Creation: Part One. The First Day: Aria "Now vanish before the holy beams" (Uriel) - Chorus "Despairing, cursing rage"
4:07
4 The Creation: Part One. The Second Day: Accompanied recitative "And God made the firmament" (Raphael)
2:02
5 The Creation: Part One. The Second Day: Solo with Chorus "The glorious heav'nly hierarchy" (Gabriel)
2:16
6 The Creation: Part One. The Third Day: Recitative "And God said: Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together" (Raphael)
0:39
7 The Creation: Part One. The Third Day: Aria "Rolling in foaming billows" (Raphael)
4:10
8 The Creation: Part One. The Third Day: Recitative "And God said: Let the earth bring forth grass" (Gabriel)
0:30
9 The Creation: Part One. The Third Day: Aria "With verdure clad the fields appear" (Gabriel)
5:12
10 The Creation: Part One. The Third Day: Recitative "And the heavenly host the third day proclaimed" (Uriel)
0:11
11 The Creation: Part One. The Third Day: Chorus "Awake the harp, the lyre awake"
2:10
12 The Creation: Part One. The Fourth Day: Recitative "And God said: Let there be lights in the firmament of heaven" (Uriel)
0:40
13 The Creation: Part One. The Fourth Day: Accompanied recitative "In brightest splendour rises now the sun" (Uriel)
3:06
14 The Creation: Part One. The Fourth Day: Trio and Chorus "The heavens are telling the glory of God" (Gabriel, Uriel, Raphael)
4:14
15 The Creation: Part Two. The Fifth Day: Recitative "And God said: Let the waters bring forth abundantly" (Gabriel)
0:31
16 The Creation: Part Two. The Fifth Day: Aria "On mighty pens uplifted soars the eagle" (Gabriel)
8:10
17 The Creation: Part Two. The Fifth Day: Accompanied recitative "And God created great whales" (Raphael)
2:38
18 The Creation: Part Two. The Fifth Day: Recitative "And the angels struck their immortal harps" (Raphael)
0:18
19 The Creation: Part Two. The Fifth Day: Trio "Most beautiful appear, with verdure young adorn'd" (Gabriel, Uriel, Raphael) - Chorus "The Lord is great"
6:53
20 The Creation: Part Two. The Sixth Day: Recitative "And God said: Let the earth bring forth the living creature" (Raphael)
0:24
21 The Creation: Part Two. The Sixth Day: Accompanied recitative "Straight opening her fertile womb" (Raphael)
3:27
22 The Creation: Part Two. The Sixth Day: Aria "Now heaven in fullest glory shines" (Raphael)
3:38
23 The Creation: Part Two. The Sixth Day: Recitative "And God created man" (Uriel)
0:49
24 The Creation: Part Two. The Sixth Day: Aria "In native worth and honour clad" (Uriel)
3:54
25 The Creation: Part Two. The Sixth Day: Recitative "And God saw everything that he had made" (Raphael)
0:21
26 The Creation: Part Two. The Sixth Day: Chorus and Trio "Achieved is the glorious work" (Gabriel, Uriel, Raphael)
9:43
CD 2
# Title Rating Length
1 The Creation: Part Three. Accompanied recitative "In rosy mantle now appears" (Uriel)
4:22
2 The Creation: Part Three. Duet with Chorus "By thee with bliss, o bounteous Lord" (Eve, Adam)
10:32
3 The Creation: Part Three. Recitative "Our duty have we now perform'd" (Adam, Eve)
2:16
4 The Creation: Part Three. Duet "Graceful consort!" (Adam, Eve)
8:03
5 The Creation: Part Three. Recitative "O happy pair" (Uriel)
0:33
6 The Creation: Part Three. Chorus "Praise the Lord, uplift your voices"
3:43

Credits

CD 1

recorded at:
Watford Colosseum in Watford, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom (2006-10) (tracks 1–26)

CD 2

recorded at:
Watford Colosseum in Watford, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom (2006-10) (tracks 1–6)

Release

choir vocals: Chetham's Chamber Choir
chorus master: Martin Bussey
conductor: Paul McCreesh
orchestra: Gabrieli Consort & Players
ASIN: UK: B000YA536M [info]