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The creation

Author: Joseph HaydnGottfried van SwietenEmma KirkbyAnthony Rolfe JohnsonMichael GeorgeAll authors
Publisher: London : Editions de l'Oiseau-Lyre, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Music CD : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Music
Songs and music
Material Type: Music
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Haydn; Gottfried van Swieten; Emma Kirkby; Anthony Rolfe Johnson; Michael George; Christopher Hogwood; John Milton; New College (University of Oxford). Choir.; Academy of Ancient Music (1973- )
OCLC Number: 23233474
Notes: Oratorio.
Libretto by Gottfried van Swieten after Milton's Paradise lost.
Compact discs.
Program notes in English with French, German, and Italian translations include librettos in English, French, German, and Italian and bibliographical references in English (82 p. : ill.).
Performer(s): Emma Kirkby, soprano; Anthony Rolfe Johnson, tenor; Michael George, baritone; Choir of New College, Oxford; Academy of Ancient Music Orchestra & Choir; Christopher Hogwood, conductor.
Event notes: Recorded at Walthamstow Assembly Hall; Feb., 1990.
Description: 2 sound discs (98 min., 57 sec.) : digital, stereo. ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Disc 1: Overture --
The Representation of Chaos / Haydn (5:08) --
In the beginning God created the heaven (Recitative-Raphael); And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters (Chorus) / Haydn (2:36) --
Now vanish before the holy beams (Aria-Uriel); Despairing, cursing rage (Chorus) / Haydn (3:52) --
And God made the firmament (Recitative-Raphael) / Haydn (1:47) --
The marv'lous work beholds amazed (Gabriel, chorus) / Haydn (1:56) --
And God said: Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together (Recitative-Raphael) / Haydn (:40) --
Rolling in foaming billows (Aria-Raphael) / Haydn (3:50) --
And God said: Let the earth bring forth grass (Recitative-Gabriel) / Haydn (:28) --
With verdure clad the fields appear (Aria-Gabriel) / Haydn (4:55) --
And the heavenly hosts proclaimed (Recitative-Uriel) / Haydn (:12) --
Awake the harp (Chorus) / Haydn (2:05) --
And God said: Let there be lights in the firmament of heaven (Recitative-Uriel) / Haydn (:34) --
In splendour bright is rising now the sun (Recitative-Uriel) / Haydn (2:39) --
The heavens are telling the Glory of God (Chorus, Gabriel, Uriel, Raphael) / Haydn (3:47) Disc 2: And God said: Let the waters bring forth (Recitative-Gabriel) / Haydn (:30) --
On mighty pens uplifted soars the eagle aloft (Aria-Gabriel) / Haydn (7:12) --
And God created great whales (Recitative-Raphael) / Haydn (2:10) --
And the angels struck their immortal harps (Recitative-Raphael) / Haydn (:17) --
Most beautiful appear (Gabriel, Uriel, Raphael, chorus) / Haydn (6:40) --
And God said: Let the earth bring forth (Recitative-Raphael) / Haydn (:23) --
Straight opening her fertile womb (Recitative-Raphael) / Haydn (3:16) --
Now heaven in fullest glory shone (Aria-Raphael) / Haydn (3:18) --
And God created man (Recitative-Uriel) / Haydn (:33) --
In native worth and honour clad (Aria-Uriel) / Haydn (3:40) --
And God saw everything (Recitative-Raphael) / Haydn (:24) --
Achieved is the glorious work (Chorus and trio) / Haydn (8:18) --
In rosy mantle appears (Recitative-Uriel) / Haydn (3:56) --
By Thee with bliss, o bounteous Lord (Adam, Eve, chorus) / Haydn (9:38) --
Our duty we performed now (Recitative-Adam and Eve) / Haydn (2:18) --
Graceful consort! At thy side (Duet-Adam and Eve) / Haydn (8:00) --
O happy pair (Recitative-Uriel) / Haydn (:21) --
Sing the Lord ye voices all! (Chorus) / Haydn (3:24)
Other Titles: Schöpfung.
Responsibility: Haydn.

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