Annotation

Here is the "cast" list as per the sleeve:
Elijah: Bryn Terfel
The Widow, Soprano I: Renée Fleming
The Angel, Contralto I: Patricia Bardon
Obadiah, Tenor I: John Mark Ainsley
Soprano II: Libby Crabtree
The Queen, Contralto II: Sara Fulgoni
Ahab, Tenor II: John Bowen
Bass II: Neal Davies
Bass III: Geoffrey Moses
The Boy: Matthew Munro

Annotation last modified on 2014-09-14 04:11 UTC.

Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Elijah, op. 70: Part I. Introduction "As God the Lord of Israel liveth" (Elijah)
Felix Mendelssohn 1:05
2 Elijah, op. 70: Part I. Overture
Felix Mendelssohn 3:23
3 Elijah, op. 70: Part I, no. 1 Chorus "Help, Lord! Wilt Thou quite destroy us" (the people)
Felix Mendelssohn 3:50
4 Elijah, op. 70: Part I, no. 2 Duet with chorus "Lord, bow Thine ear to our prayer" (the people, two women)
Felix Mendelssohn 1:53
5 Elijah, op. 70: Part I, no. 3 Recitative "Ye people, rend your hearts and not your garments" (Obadiah)
Felix Mendelssohn 0:51
6 Elijah, op. 70: Part I, no. 4 Aria "If with all your hearts ye truly seek Me..." (Obadiah)
Felix Mendelssohn 2:25
7 Elijah, op. 70: Part I, no. 5 Chorus "Yet doth the Lord see it not" (the people)
Felix Mendelssohn 4:00
8 Elijah, op. 70: Part I, no. 6 Recitative "Elijah! Get thee hence, Elijah!" (an Angel)
Felix Mendelssohn 0:51
9 Elijah, op. 70: Part I, no. 7 Double quartet "For He shall give His Angels charge over thee" (Angels)
Felix Mendelssohn 3:43
10 Elijah, op. 70: Part I, no. 8 Aria - Duet "What have I to do with thee, o man of God?" (the widow, Elijah)
Felix Mendelssohn 6:34
11 Elijah, op. 70: Part I, no. 9 Chorus "Blessed are the men who fear Him"
Felix Mendelssohn 3:21
12 Elijah, op. 70: Part I, no. 10 Recitative - Chorus "As God the Lord of Sabaoth liveth (Elijah, Ahab, the people)
Felix Mendelssohn 4:36
13 Elijah, op. 70: Part I, no. 11 Chorus "Baal, we cry to thee (prophets of Baal)
Felix Mendelssohn 3:07
14 Elijah, op. 70: Part I, no. 12 Recitative - Chorus "Call him louder, for he is a god!" (Elijah, prophets of Baal)
Felix Mendelssohn 1:10
15 Elijah, op. 70: Part I, no. 13 Recitative - Chorus "Call him louder! He heareth not" (Elijah, prophets of Baal)
Felix Mendelssohn 2:24
16 Elijah, op. 70: Part I, no. 14 Aria "Lord God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel" (Elijah)
Felix Mendelssohn 3:04
17 Elijah, op. 70: Part I, no. 15 Quartet "Cast thy burden upon the Lord" (Angels)
Felix Mendelssohn 1:41
18 Elijah, op. 70: Part I, no. 16 Recitative - Chorus "O Thou, who makest Thine angels spirits" (Elijah, the people)
Felix Mendelssohn 3:02
19 Elijah, op. 70: Part I, no. 17 Aria "Is not His word like a fire" (Elijah)
Felix Mendelssohn 1:59
20 Elijah, op. 70: Part I, no. 18 Arioso "Woe, woe unto them who forsake Him!" (contralto I)
Felix Mendelssohn 2:45
21 Elijah, op. 70: Part I, no. 19 Recitative and Chorus "O man of God, help thy people!" (Obadiah, Elijah, the boy, the people)
Felix Mendelssohn 5:48
22 Elijah, op. 70: Part I, no. 20 Chorus "Thanks be to God! He laveth the thirsty land" (the people)
Felix Mendelssohn 3:42
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Elijah, op. 70: Part II, no. 21 Aria "Hear ye, Israel" (soprano I)
Felix Mendelssohn 5:25
2 Elijah, op. 70: Part II, no. 22 Chorus "'Be Not afraid', saith God the Lord"
Felix Mendelssohn 4:12
3 Elijah, op. 70: Part II, no. 23 Recitative - Chorus "The Lord hath exalted thee from among the people" (Elijah, The Queen, the people)
Felix Mendelssohn 3:26
4 Elijah, op. 70: Part II, no. 24 Chorus "Woe to him! He shall perish" (the people)
Felix Mendelssohn 1:39
5 Elijah, op. 70: Part II, no. 25 Recitative "Man of God, now let my words be precious in thy sight"
Felix Mendelssohn 2:21
6 Elijah, op. 70: Part II, no. 26 Aria "It is enough! O Lord, now take away my life" (Elijah)
Felix Mendelssohn 5:29
7 Elijah, op. 70: Part II, no. 27 Recitative "See, now he sleepeth beneath a juniper tree" (tenor I)
Felix Mendelssohn 0:53
8 Elijah, op. 70: Part II, no. 28 Trio "Lift thine eyes to the mountains" (Angels)
Felix Mendelssohn 1:52
9 Elijah, op. 70: Part II, no. 29 Chorus "He, watching over Israel"
Felix Mendelssohn 3:22
10 Elijah, op. 70: Part II, no. 30 Recitative "Arise, Elijah, for thou hast a long journey before thee"
Felix Mendelssohn 1:57
11 Elijah, op. 70: Part II, no. 31 Aria "Oh rest in the Lord" (an Angel)
Felix Mendelssohn 2:53
12 Elijah, op. 70: Part II, no. 32 Chorus "He that shall endure to the end, shall be saved"
Felix Mendelssohn 2:17
13 Elijah, op. 70: Part II, no. 33 Recitative "Night falleth round me, o Lord!" (Elijah, an Angel)
Felix Mendelssohn 1:48
14 Elijah, op. 70: Part II, no. 34 Chorus "Behold, God the Lord passed by!"
Felix Mendelssohn 4:50
15 Elijah, op. 70: Part II, no. 35 Recitative - Chorus "Above Him stood the Seraphim...Holy is God the Lord Sabaoth" (contralto I, Seraphim)
Felix Mendelssohn 3:18
16 Elijah, op. 70: Part II, no. 36 Chorus - Recitative "Go, return upon thy way!" (Elijah)
Felix Mendelssohn 1:23
17 Elijah, op. 70: Part II, no. 37 Arioso "For the mountains shall depart" (Elijah)
Felix Mendelssohn 2:53
18 Elijah, op. 70: Part II, no. 38 Chorus "Then did Elijah the prophet break forth like a fire"
Felix Mendelssohn 2:30
19 Elijah, op. 70: Part II, no. 39 Aria "Then shall the righteous shine forth" (tenor I)
Felix Mendelssohn 2:25
20 Elijah, op. 70: Part II, no. 40 Recitative "Behold, God hath sent Elijah the prophet" (soprano I)
Felix Mendelssohn 1:11
21 Elijah, op. 70: Part II, no. 41 Chorus - Quartet "But the Lord from the north hath raised one...Oh come everyone that thirsteth"
Felix Mendelssohn 6:31
22 Elijah, op. 70: Part II, no. 42 Chorus "And then shall your light break forth"
Felix Mendelssohn 3:23

Credits

CD 1

bass-baritone vocals:
Bryn Terfel (bass-baritone opera singer) (tracks 1, 10, 12, 14–16, 18–19, 21)
choir vocals:
Edinburgh Festival Chorus (tracks 3–4, 7, 11, 13–15, 18, 21–22)
composer:
Felix Mendelssohn (tracks 1–22)
conductor:
Paul Daniel (conductor) (tracks 1–22)
librettist:
Julius Schubring (tracks 1, 3–22)
mezzo-soprano vocals:
Patricia Bardon (mezzo-soprano) (tracks 8, 20)
orchestra:
soprano vocals:
Renée Fleming (track 10)
tenor vocals:
John Mark Ainsley (tracks 5–6, 21)
translator:
William Bartholomew (tracks 1, 3–22)
part of:
Elijah, op. 70, Part I (with German libretto) (track 2)
Elijah, op. 70, Part I (with English libretto by William Bartholomew) (tracks 1–22)
recording of:

CD 2

bass-baritone vocals:
Bryn Terfel (bass-baritone opera singer) (tracks 3, 5–6, 10, 13, 16–17)
choir vocals:
Edinburgh Festival Chorus (tracks 2–4, 9, 12, 14, 16, 18, 21–22)
composer:
Felix Mendelssohn (tracks 1–22)
conductor:
Paul Daniel (conductor) (tracks 1–22)
librettist:
Julius Schubring (tracks 1–22)
mezzo-soprano vocals:
Patricia Bardon (mezzo-soprano) (tracks 11, 13, 15)
orchestra:
soprano vocals:
Renée Fleming (tracks 1, 20)
tenor vocals:
John Mark Ainsley (tracks 5, 7, 19)
translator:
William Bartholomew (tracks 1–22)
part of:
Elijah, op. 70, Part II (with English libretto by William Bartholomew) (tracks 1–22)
recording of: