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Handel: Belshazzar

Jürgen Budday

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Belshazzar, HWV 61 (Georg Friedrich Händel)

1
Belshazzar, HWV 61: Act I Scene 1: Overture
00:04:35

Jurgen Budday, Conductor - Michael Chance, counter-tenor - Miriam Allan, soprano - Patrick van Goethem, counter-tenor - Hanoverian Court Orchestra, Orchestra - Andre Morsch, bass - Maulbronn Chamber Choir, Choir - Jurgen Budday, Conductor

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2
Belshazzar, HWV 61: Act I Scene 1: Behold, by Persia's hero made (Chorus of Babylonians)
00:02:37

Jurgen Budday, Conductor - Michael Chance, counter-tenor - Miriam Allan, soprano - Patrick van Goethem, counter-tenor - Hanoverian Court Orchestra, Orchestra - Andre Morsch, bass - Maulbronn Chamber Choir, Choir - Jurgen Budday, Conductor

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3
Belshazzar, HWV 61: Act I Scene 2: Recitative: Well may they laugh, from meagre famine safe (Gobrias, Cyrus)
00:01:47

Jurgen Budday, Conductor - Michael Chance, counter-tenor - Miriam Allan, soprano - Patrick van Goethem, counter-tenor - Hanoverian Court Orchestra, Orchestra - Andre Morsch, bass - Maulbronn Chamber Choir, Choir - Jurgen Budday, Conductor

2011 K&K Verlagsanstalt

4
Belshazzar, HWV 61: Act I Scene 2: Aria: Oppress'd with never-ceasing grief (Gobrias)
00:03:19

Jurgen Budday, Conductor - Michael Chance, counter-tenor - Miriam Allan, soprano - Patrick van Goethem, counter-tenor - Hanoverian Court Orchestra, Orchestra - Andre Morsch, bass - Maulbronn Chamber Choir, Choir - Jurgen Budday, Conductor

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5
Belshazzar, HWV 61: Act I Scene 2: Aria: Dry those unavailing tears (Cyrus)
00:02:14

Jurgen Budday, Conductor - Michael Chance, counter-tenor - Miriam Allan, soprano - Patrick van Goethem, counter-tenor - Hanoverian Court Orchestra, Orchestra - Andre Morsch, bass - Maulbronn Chamber Choir, Choir - Jurgen Budday, Conductor

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6
Belshazzar, HWV 61: Act I Scene 2: Recitative: Be comforted (Cyrus)
00:00:31

Jurgen Budday, Conductor - Michael Chance, counter-tenor - Miriam Allan, soprano - Patrick van Goethem, counter-tenor - Hanoverian Court Orchestra, Orchestra - Andre Morsch, bass - Maulbronn Chamber Choir, Choir - Jurgen Budday, Conductor

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7
Belshazzar, HWV 61: Act I Scene 2: Recitative: Methought, as on the bank of deep Euphrates (Cyrus)
00:02:22

Jurgen Budday, Conductor - Michael Chance, counter-tenor - Miriam Allan, soprano - Patrick van Goethem, counter-tenor - Hanoverian Court Orchestra, Orchestra - Andre Morsch, bass - Maulbronn Chamber Choir, Choir - Jurgen Budday, Conductor

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8
Belshazzar, HWV 61: Act I Scene 2: Recitative: Now tell me, Gobrias, does not this Euphrates (Cyrus, Gobrias)
00:01:22

Jurgen Budday, Conductor - Michael Chance, counter-tenor - Miriam Allan, soprano - Patrick van Goethem, counter-tenor - Hanoverian Court Orchestra, Orchestra - Andre Morsch, bass - Maulbronn Chamber Choir, Choir - Jurgen Budday, Conductor

2011 K&K Verlagsanstalt

9
Belshazzar, HWV 61: Act I Scene 2: Aria: Behold the monstrous human beast (Gobrias)
00:03:23

Jurgen Budday, Conductor - Michael Chance, counter-tenor - Miriam Allan, soprano - Patrick van Goethem, counter-tenor - Hanoverian Court Orchestra, Orchestra - Andre Morsch, bass - Maulbronn Chamber Choir, Choir - Jurgen Budday, Conductor

2011 K&K Verlagsanstalt

10
Belshazzar, HWV 61: Act I Scene 2: Recitative - Aria: Can you then think it strange (Cyrus)
00:03:53

Jurgen Budday, Conductor - Michael Chance, counter-tenor - Miriam Allan, soprano - Patrick van Goethem, counter-tenor - Hanoverian Court Orchestra, Orchestra - Andre Morsch, bass - Maulbronn Chamber Choir, Choir - Jurgen Budday, Conductor

2011 K&K Verlagsanstalt

11
Belshazzar, HWV 61: Act I Scene 2: Recitative: My friends, be confident and boldly enter upon this high exploit (Cyrus)
00:00:43

Jurgen Budday, Conductor - Michael Chance, counter-tenor - Miriam Allan, soprano - Patrick van Goethem, counter-tenor - Hanoverian Court Orchestra, Orchestra - Andre Morsch, bass - Maulbronn Chamber Choir, Choir - Jurgen Budday, Conductor

2011 K&K Verlagsanstalt

12
Belshazzar, HWV 61: Act I Scene 2: All empires upon God depend (Chorus of Persians)
00:03:23

Jurgen Budday, Conductor - Michael Chance, counter-tenor - Miriam Allan, soprano - Patrick van Goethem, counter-tenor - Hanoverian Court Orchestra, Orchestra - Andre Morsch, bass - Maulbronn Chamber Choir, Choir - Jurgen Budday, Conductor

2011 K&K Verlagsanstalt

13
Belshazzar, HWV 61: Act I Scene 3: Aria: O sacred oracles of truth (Daniel)
00:04:57

Jurgen Budday, Conductor - Michael Chance, counter-tenor - Miriam Allan, soprano - Patrick van Goethem, counter-tenor - Hanoverian Court Orchestra, Orchestra - Andre Morsch, bass - Maulbronn Chamber Choir, Choir - Jurgen Budday, Conductor

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14
Belshazzar, HWV 61: Act I Scene 3: Recitative: Rejoice, my countrymen! (Daniel)
00:03:37

Jurgen Budday, Conductor - Michael Chance, counter-tenor - Miriam Allan, soprano - Patrick van Goethem, counter-tenor - Hanoverian Court Orchestra, Orchestra - Andre Morsch, bass - Maulbronn Chamber Choir, Choir - Jurgen Budday, Conductor

2011 K&K Verlagsanstalt

15
Belshazzar, HWV 61: Act I Scene 3: Sing, O ye Heav'ns, for the Lord hath done it! (Chorus of Jews)
00:04:31

Jurgen Budday, Conductor - Michael Chance, counter-tenor - Miriam Allan, soprano - Patrick van Goethem, counter-tenor - Hanoverian Court Orchestra, Orchestra - Andre Morsch, bass - Maulbronn Chamber Choir, Choir - Jurgen Budday, Conductor

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16
Belshazzar, HWV 61: Act I Scene 4: Aria: Let festal joy triumphant reign (Belshazzar)
00:05:00

Jurgen Budday, Conductor - Michael Chance, counter-tenor - Miriam Allan, soprano - Patrick van Goethem, counter-tenor - Hanoverian Court Orchestra, Orchestra - Andre Morsch, bass - Maulbronn Chamber Choir, Choir - Jurgen Budday, Conductor

2011 K&K Verlagsanstalt

17
Belshazzar, HWV 61: Act I Scene 4: Recitative: For you my friends, the nobles of my court (Belshazzar, Nitocris)
00:02:23

Jurgen Budday, Conductor - Michael Chance, counter-tenor - Miriam Allan, soprano - Patrick van Goethem, counter-tenor - Hanoverian Court Orchestra, Orchestra - Andre Morsch, bass - Maulbronn Chamber Choir, Choir - Jurgen Budday, Conductor

2011 K&K Verlagsanstalt

18
Belshazzar, HWV 61: Act I Scene 4: Recall, O king, thy rash command (Chorus of Jews)
00:03:37

Jurgen Budday, Conductor - Michael Chance, counter-tenor - Miriam Allan, soprano - Patrick van Goethem, counter-tenor - Hanoverian Court Orchestra, Orchestra - Andre Morsch, bass - Maulbronn Chamber Choir, Choir - Jurgen Budday, Conductor

2011 K&K Verlagsanstalt

19
Belshazzar, HWV 61: Act I Scene 4: Recitative: They tell you true (Nitocris, Belshazzar)
00:01:40

Jurgen Budday, Conductor - Michael Chance, counter-tenor - Miriam Allan, soprano - Patrick van Goethem, counter-tenor - Hanoverian Court Orchestra, Orchestra - Andre Morsch, bass - Maulbronn Chamber Choir, Choir - Jurgen Budday, Conductor

2011 K&K Verlagsanstalt

20
Belshazzar, HWV 61: Act I Scene 4: Duet: O dearer than my life, forbear (Nitocris, Belshazzar)
00:06:13

Jurgen Budday, Conductor - Michael Chance, counter-tenor - Miriam Allan, soprano - Patrick van Goethem, counter-tenor - Hanoverian Court Orchestra, Orchestra - Andre Morsch, bass - Maulbronn Chamber Choir, Choir - Jurgen Budday, Conductor

2011 K&K Verlagsanstalt

21
Belshazzar, HWV 61: Act I Scene 4: By slow degress the wrath of God (Chorus of Jews)
00:04:57

Jurgen Budday, Conductor - Michael Chance, counter-tenor - Miriam Allan, soprano - Patrick van Goethem, counter-tenor - Hanoverian Court Orchestra, Orchestra - Andre Morsch, bass - Maulbronn Chamber Choir, Choir - Jurgen Budday, Conductor

2011 K&K Verlagsanstalt

22
Belshazzar, HWV 61: Act II Scene 1: See, from his post Euphrates flies (Chorus of Persians)
00:07:17

Jurgen Budday, Conductor - Michael Chance, counter-tenor - Miriam Allan, soprano - Patrick van Goethem, counter-tenor - Hanoverian Court Orchestra, Orchestra - Andre Morsch, bass - Maulbronn Chamber Choir, Choir - Jurgen Budday, Conductor

2011 K&K Verlagsanstalt

23
Belshazzar, HWV 61: Act II Scene 1: Recitative: You see, my friends, a path into the city lies open (Cyrus)
00:00:49

Jurgen Budday, Conductor - Michael Chance, counter-tenor - Miriam Allan, soprano - Patrick van Goethem, counter-tenor - Hanoverian Court Orchestra, Orchestra - Andre Morsch, bass - Maulbronn Chamber Choir, Choir - Jurgen Budday, Conductor

2011 K&K Verlagsanstalt

24
Belshazzar, HWV 61: Act II Scene 1: To arms, to arms, no more delay! (Chorus of Persians)
00:00:42

Jurgen Budday, Conductor - Michael Chance, counter-tenor - Miriam Allan, soprano - Patrick van Goethem, counter-tenor - Hanoverian Court Orchestra, Orchestra - Andre Morsch, bass - Maulbronn Chamber Choir, Choir - Jurgen Budday, Conductor

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DISC 2

1
Belshazzar, HWV 61: Act II Scene 2: Ye tutelar gods of our empire (Chorus of Babylonians)
00:03:14

Jurgen Budday, Conductor - Michael Chance, counter-tenor - Miriam Allan, soprano - Patrick van Goethem, counter-tenor - Hanoverian Court Orchestra, Orchestra - Andre Morsch, bass - Maulbronn Chamber Choir, Choir - Jurgen Budday, Conductor

2011 K&K Verlagsanstalt

2
Belshazzar, HWV 61: Act II Scene 2: Aria: Let the deep bowl thy praise confess (Belshazzar)
00:02:32

Jurgen Budday, Conductor - Michael Chance, counter-tenor - Miriam Allan, soprano - Patrick van Goethem, counter-tenor - Hanoverian Court Orchestra, Orchestra - Andre Morsch, bass - Maulbronn Chamber Choir, Choir - Jurgen Budday, Conductor

2011 K&K Verlagsanstalt

3
Belshazzar, HWV 61: Act II Scene 2: Recitative: Where is the God of Judah's boasted pow'r? (Belshazzar)
00:00:44

Jurgen Budday, Conductor - Michael Chance, counter-tenor - Miriam Allan, soprano - Patrick van Goethem, counter-tenor - Hanoverian Court Orchestra, Orchestra - Andre Morsch, bass - Maulbronn Chamber Choir, Choir - Jurgen Budday, Conductor

2011 K&K Verlagsanstalt

4
Belshazzar, HWV 61: Act II Scene 2: Chorus - Recitative: Help, help the king! (Belshazzar)
00:02:25

Jurgen Budday, Conductor - Michael Chance, counter-tenor - Miriam Allan, soprano - Patrick van Goethem, counter-tenor - Hanoverian Court Orchestra, Orchestra - Andre Morsch, bass - Maulbronn Chamber Choir, Choir - Jurgen Budday, Conductor

2011 K&K Verlagsanstalt

5
Belshazzar, HWV 61: Act II Scene 2: Recitative: Call all my Wise Men (Belshazzar)
00:02:09

Jurgen Budday, Conductor - Michael Chance, counter-tenor - Miriam Allan, soprano - Patrick van Goethem, counter-tenor - Hanoverian Court Orchestra, Orchestra - Andre Morsch, bass - Maulbronn Chamber Choir, Choir - Jurgen Budday, Conductor

2011 K&K Verlagsanstalt

6
Belshazzar, HWV 61: Act II Scene 2: Recitative: Ye sages, welcome always to your king (Belshazzar, Wise Men)
00:01:06

Jurgen Budday, Conductor - Michael Chance, counter-tenor - Miriam Allan, soprano - Patrick van Goethem, counter-tenor - Hanoverian Court Orchestra, Orchestra - Andre Morsch, bass - Maulbronn Chamber Choir, Choir - Jurgen Budday, Conductor

2011 K&K Verlagsanstalt

7
Belshazzar, HWV 61: Act II Scene 2: Oh, misery! Oh terror, hopeless grief! (Chorus of Babylonians)
00:01:59

Jurgen Budday, Conductor - Michael Chance, counter-tenor - Miriam Allan, soprano - Patrick van Goethem, counter-tenor - Hanoverian Court Orchestra, Orchestra - Andre Morsch, bass - Maulbronn Chamber Choir, Choir - Jurgen Budday, Conductor

2011 K&K Verlagsanstalt

8
Belshazzar, HWV 61: Act II Scene 2: Recitative: O king, live for ever! (Nitocris, Belshazzar)
00:01:42

Jurgen Budday, Conductor - Michael Chance, counter-tenor - Miriam Allan, soprano - Patrick van Goethem, counter-tenor - Hanoverian Court Orchestra, Orchestra - Andre Morsch, bass - Maulbronn Chamber Choir, Choir - Jurgen Budday, Conductor

2011 K&K Verlagsanstalt

9
Belshazzar, HWV 61: Act II Scene 2: Aria: No, to thyself thy trifles be (Daniel)
00:01:39

Jurgen Budday, Conductor - Michael Chance, counter-tenor - Miriam Allan, soprano - Patrick van Goethem, counter-tenor - Hanoverian Court Orchestra, Orchestra - Andre Morsch, bass - Maulbronn Chamber Choir, Choir - Jurgen Budday, Conductor

2011 K&K Verlagsanstalt

10
Belshazzar, HWV 61: Act II Scene 2: Reicitative: Yet, to obey His dread command (Daniel)
00:03:25

Jurgen Budday, Conductor - Michael Chance, counter-tenor - Miriam Allan, soprano - Patrick van Goethem, counter-tenor - Hanoverian Court Orchestra, Orchestra - Andre Morsch, bass - Maulbronn Chamber Choir, Choir - Jurgen Budday, Conductor

2011 K&K Verlagsanstalt

11
Belshazzar, HWV 61: Act II Scene 2: Recitative: Oh, sentence too severe (Nitocris)
00:00:20

Jurgen Budday, Conductor - Michael Chance, counter-tenor - Miriam Allan, soprano - Patrick van Goethem, counter-tenor - Hanoverian Court Orchestra, Orchestra - Andre Morsch, bass - Maulbronn Chamber Choir, Choir - Jurgen Budday, Conductor

2011 K&K Verlagsanstalt

12
Belshazzar, HWV 61: Act II Scene 2: Aria: Regard thyself (Nitocris)
00:06:23

Jurgen Budday, Conductor - Michael Chance, counter-tenor - Miriam Allan, soprano - Patrick van Goethem, counter-tenor - Hanoverian Court Orchestra, Orchestra - Andre Morsch, bass - Maulbronn Chamber Choir, Choir - Jurgen Budday, Conductor

2011 K&K Verlagsanstalt

13
Belshazzar, HWV 61: Act II Scene 3: Aria: O God of truth, O faithful guide (Cyrus)
00:04:51

Jurgen Budday, Conductor - Michael Chance, counter-tenor - Miriam Allan, soprano - Patrick van Goethem, counter-tenor - Hanoverian Court Orchestra, Orchestra - Andre Morsch, bass - Maulbronn Chamber Choir, Choir - Jurgen Budday, Conductor

2011 K&K Verlagsanstalt

14
Belshazzar, HWV 61: Act II Scene 3: Recitative: You, Gobrias, lead directly to the palace (Cyrus)
00:01:05

Jurgen Budday, Conductor - Michael Chance, counter-tenor - Miriam Allan, soprano - Patrick van Goethem, counter-tenor - Hanoverian Court Orchestra, Orchestra - Andre Morsch, bass - Maulbronn Chamber Choir, Choir - Jurgen Budday, Conductor

2011 K&K Verlagsanstalt

15
Belshazzar, HWV 61: Act II Scene 2: O glorious prince, , thrice happy they born to enjoy thy future sway (Chorus of Persians)
00:05:23

Jurgen Budday, Conductor - Michael Chance, counter-tenor - Miriam Allan, soprano - Patrick van Goethem, counter-tenor - Hanoverian Court Orchestra, Orchestra - Andre Morsch, bass - Maulbronn Chamber Choir, Choir - Jurgen Budday, Conductor

2011 K&K Verlagsanstalt

16
Belshazzar, HWV 61: Act III Scene 1: Aria: Alternate hopes and fears distract my mind (Nitocris)
00:04:26

Jurgen Budday, Conductor - Michael Chance, counter-tenor - Miriam Allan, soprano - Patrick van Goethem, counter-tenor - Hanoverian Court Orchestra, Orchestra - Andre Morsch, bass - Maulbronn Chamber Choir, Choir - Jurgen Budday, Conductor

2011 K&K Verlagsanstalt

17
Belshazzar, HWV 61: Act III Scene 1: Recitative: My hopes revive, here Arioch comes! (Nitocris, Arioch, Messenger)
00:02:06

Jurgen Budday, Conductor - Michael Chance, counter-tenor - Miriam Allan, soprano - Patrick van Goethem, counter-tenor - Hanoverian Court Orchestra, Orchestra - Andre Morsch, bass - Maulbronn Chamber Choir, Choir - Jurgen Budday, Conductor

2011 K&K Verlagsanstalt

18
Belshazzar, HWV 61: Act III Scene 1: Bel boweth down, Nebo stoopeth! (Chorus of Jews)
00:01:29

Jurgen Budday, Conductor - Michael Chance, counter-tenor - Miriam Allan, soprano - Patrick van Goethem, counter-tenor - Hanoverian Court Orchestra, Orchestra - Andre Morsch, bass - Maulbronn Chamber Choir, Choir - Jurgen Budday, Conductor

2011 K&K Verlagsanstalt

19
Belshazzar, HWV 61: Act III Scene 2: Aria: I thank thee, Sesach! (Belshazzar)
00:01:34

Jurgen Budday, Conductor - Michael Chance, counter-tenor - Miriam Allan, soprano - Patrick van Goethem, counter-tenor - Hanoverian Court Orchestra, Orchestra - Andre Morsch, bass - Maulbronn Chamber Choir, Choir - Jurgen Budday, Conductor

2011 K&K Verlagsanstalt

20
Belshazzar, HWV 61: Act III Scene 2: A Martial Symphony
00:00:43

Jurgen Budday, Conductor - Michael Chance, counter-tenor - Miriam Allan, soprano - Patrick van Goethem, counter-tenor - Hanoverian Court Orchestra, Orchestra - Andre Morsch, bass - Maulbronn Chamber Choir, Choir - Jurgen Budday, Conductor

2011 K&K Verlagsanstalt

21
Belshazzar, HWV 61: Act III Scene 3: Aria: To pow'r immortal my first thanks are due (Gobrias)
00:03:22

Jurgen Budday, Conductor - Michael Chance, counter-tenor - Miriam Allan, soprano - Patrick van Goethem, counter-tenor - Hanoverian Court Orchestra, Orchestra - Andre Morsch, bass - Maulbronn Chamber Choir, Choir - Jurgen Budday, Conductor

2011 K&K Verlagsanstalt

22
Belshazzar, HWV 61: Act III Scene 3: Recitative: Be it thy care, good Gobrias (Cyrus)
00:00:24

Jurgen Budday, Conductor - Michael Chance, counter-tenor - Miriam Allan, soprano - Patrick van Goethem, counter-tenor - Hanoverian Court Orchestra, Orchestra - Andre Morsch, bass - Maulbronn Chamber Choir, Choir - Jurgen Budday, Conductor

2011 K&K Verlagsanstalt

23
Belshazzar, HWV 61: Act III Scene 3: Aria: Destructive war, thy limits know (Cyrus)
00:02:29

Jurgen Budday, Conductor - Michael Chance, counter-tenor - Miriam Allan, soprano - Patrick van Goethem, counter-tenor - Hanoverian Court Orchestra, Orchestra - Andre Morsch, bass - Maulbronn Chamber Choir, Choir - Jurgen Budday, Conductor

2011 K&K Verlagsanstalt

24
Belshazzar, HWV 61: Act III Scene 3: Duet: Great victor, at your feet I bow (Nitocris, Cyrus)
00:04:25

Jurgen Budday, Conductor - Michael Chance, counter-tenor - Miriam Allan, soprano - Patrick van Goethem, counter-tenor - Hanoverian Court Orchestra, Orchestra - Andre Morsch, bass - Maulbronn Chamber Choir, Choir - Jurgen Budday, Conductor

2011 K&K Verlagsanstalt

25
Belshazzar, HWV 61: Act III Scene 3: Recitative: Say, venerable prophet, is there aught (Cyrus, Daniel)
00:00:51

Jurgen Budday, Conductor - Michael Chance, counter-tenor - Miriam Allan, soprano - Patrick van Goethem, counter-tenor - Hanoverian Court Orchestra, Orchestra - Andre Morsch, bass - Maulbronn Chamber Choir, Choir - Jurgen Budday, Conductor

2011 K&K Verlagsanstalt

26
Belshazzar, HWV 61: Act III Scene 3: Tell it out among the heathen (Soloists, Chorus)
00:01:59

Jurgen Budday, Conductor - Michael Chance, counter-tenor - Miriam Allan, soprano - Patrick van Goethem, counter-tenor - Hanoverian Court Orchestra, Orchestra - Andre Morsch, bass - Maulbronn Chamber Choir, Choir - Jurgen Budday, Conductor

2011 K&K Verlagsanstalt

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