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Haydn: The Seasons


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The Gabrieli Consort continue their series of award-winning collaborations with the National Forum of Music, Wroclaw, Poland with a new version of Haydn’s great oratorio The Seasons. Using a new performing edition by Paul McCreesh, this recording is the first to feature the large orchestral forces that Haydn called for, including a string section of 60, 8 horns and a choir of 70. As well as the combined forces of the Gabrieli Consort & Players, Wroclaw Baroque Orchestra and National Forum of Music Choir, the recording features solo performances from British singers Carolyn Sampson, Jeremy Ovenden and Andrew Foster-Williams. All physical and digital booklet texts are provided in both English and Polish translations.
Facts
Item number SIGCD480
Barcode 635212048023
Release date 3/24/2017
Category Choral
Label SIGNUM CLASSICS
Media type COMPACT DISC
Number of units 2
Performers
Choir National Forum of Music Choir
Classical Artist Foster-Williams, Andrew
Ovenden, Jeremy
Sampson, Carolyn
Conductor McCreesh, Paul
Orchestra Wroclaw Baroque Orchestra
Disc: 1
Die Jahreszeiten (The Seasons), Hob.XXI:3 (Sung in02:13:02
1 Spring: Introduction and Recitative: See Winter, s 00:05:58 National Forum of Music Choir Palmer, Ben Gabrieli Consort Gabrieli Consort and Players Wroclaw Baroque Orchestra McCreesh, Paul Ovenden, Jeremy Foster-Williams, Andrew Sampson, Carolyn
2 Spring: Come, gentle Spring! (Chorus) 00:03:21 Sampson, Carolyn Foster-Williams, Andrew Ovenden, Jeremy McCreesh, Paul Wroclaw Baroque Orchestra Gabrieli Consort and Players Gabrieli Consort Palmer, Ben National Forum of Music Choir
3 Spring: Recitative: From Aries shines the bright'n 00:00:32 Sampson, Carolyn Foster-Williams, Andrew Ovenden, Jeremy McCreesh, Paul Wroclaw Baroque Orchestra Gabrieli Consort and Players Gabrieli Consort Palmer, Ben National Forum of Music Choir
4 Spring: Aria: With eagerness the countryman sets f 00:03:18 National Forum of Music Choir Palmer, Ben Gabrieli Consort Gabrieli Consort and Players Wroclaw Baroque Orchestra McCreesh, Paul Ovenden, Jeremy Foster-Williams, Andrew Sampson, Carolyn
5 Spring: Recitative: The countryman has paid his du 00:00:34 Sampson, Carolyn Foster-Williams, Andrew Ovenden, Jeremy McCreesh, Paul Wroclaw Baroque Orchestra Gabrieli Consort and Players Gabrieli Consort Palmer, Ben National Forum of Music Choir
6 Spring: Trio and Chorus: Heav'n be gracious, Heav' 00:05:38 Sampson, Carolyn Foster-Williams, Andrew Ovenden, Jeremy McCreesh, Paul Wroclaw Baroque Orchestra Gabrieli Consort and Players Gabrieli Consort Palmer, Ben National Forum of Music Choir
7 Spring: Recitative: Our fervent pray'rs are heard 00:00:58 Sampson, Carolyn Foster-Williams, Andrew Ovenden, Jeremy McCreesh, Paul Wroclaw Baroque Orchestra Gabrieli Consort and Players Gabrieli Consort Palmer, Ben National Forum of Music Choir
8 Spring: Duet and Chorus: O what charming sights de 00:10:29 Sampson, Carolyn Foster-Williams, Andrew Ovenden, Jeremy McCreesh, Paul Wroclaw Baroque Orchestra Gabrieli Consort and Players Gabrieli Consort Palmer, Ben National Forum of Music Choir
9 Summer: Introduction and Recitative: In darkness s 00:03:55 Sampson, Carolyn Foster-Williams, Andrew Ovenden, Jeremy McCreesh, Paul Wroclaw Baroque Orchestra Gabrieli Consort and Players Gabrieli Consort Palmer, Ben National Forum of Music Choir
10 Summer: Aria and Recitative: The wakeful herdsman 00:02:52 Sampson, Carolyn Foster-Williams, Andrew Ovenden, Jeremy McCreesh, Paul Wroclaw Baroque Orchestra Gabrieli Consort and Players Gabrieli Consort Palmer, Ben National Forum of Music Choir
11 Summer: Behold the Sun! (Hannah, Lucas, Simon, Cho 00:04:52 Sampson, Carolyn Foster-Williams, Andrew Ovenden, Jeremy McCreesh, Paul Wroclaw Baroque Orchestra Gabrieli Consort and Players Gabrieli Consort Palmer, Ben National Forum of Music Choir
12 Summer: Recitative: The village lads and lasses (S 00:01:52 Sampson, Carolyn Foster-Williams, Andrew Ovenden, Jeremy McCreesh, Paul Wroclaw Baroque Orchestra Gabrieli Consort and Players Gabrieli Consort Palmer, Ben National Forum of Music Choir
13 Summer: Cavatina: Exhausted Nature, fainting, sink 00:05:09 Sampson, Carolyn Foster-Williams, Andrew Ovenden, Jeremy McCreesh, Paul Wroclaw Baroque Orchestra Gabrieli Consort and Players Gabrieli Consort Palmer, Ben National Forum of Music Choir
14 Summer: Recitative: How welcome now, ye shady grov 00:03:59 Sampson, Carolyn Foster-Williams, Andrew Ovenden, Jeremy McCreesh, Paul Wroclaw Baroque Orchestra Gabrieli Consort and Players Gabrieli Consort Palmer, Ben National Forum of Music Choir
15 Summer: Aria: How refreshing to the senses (Hannah 00:04:16 Sampson, Carolyn Foster-Williams, Andrew Ovenden, Jeremy McCreesh, Paul Wroclaw Baroque Orchestra Gabrieli Consort and Players Gabrieli Consort Palmer, Ben National Forum of Music Choir
16 Summer: Recitative: Behold, arising through the su 00:02:08 Sampson, Carolyn Foster-Williams, Andrew Ovenden, Jeremy McCreesh, Paul Wroclaw Baroque Orchestra Gabrieli Consort and Players Gabrieli Consort Palmer, Ben National Forum of Music Choir
17 Summer: Ah! The storm approaches near! (Lucas, Han 00:07:48 Sampson, Carolyn Foster-Williams, Andrew Ovenden, Jeremy McCreesh, Paul Wroclaw Baroque Orchestra Gabrieli Consort and Players Gabrieli Consort Palmer, Ben National Forum of Music Choir
Disc: 2
Die Jahreszeiten (The Seasons), Hob.XXI:3 (Sung in02:13:02
1 Autumn: Introduction and Recitative: That which Sp 00:02:23 Sampson, Carolyn Foster-Williams, Andrew Ovenden, Jeremy McCreesh, Paul Wroclaw Baroque Orchestra Gabrieli Consort and Players Gabrieli Consort Palmer, Ben National Forum of Music Choir
2 Autumn: Trio and Chorus: Thus Nature rewards our t 00:05:34 Sampson, Carolyn Foster-Williams, Andrew Ovenden, Jeremy McCreesh, Paul Wroclaw Baroque Orchestra Gabrieli Consort and Players Gabrieli Consort Palmer, Ben National Forum of Music Choir
3 Autumn: Recitative: See how a bunch of eager lads 00:01:11 Sampson, Carolyn Foster-Williams, Andrew Ovenden, Jeremy McCreesh, Paul Wroclaw Baroque Orchestra Gabrieli Consort and Players Gabrieli Consort Palmer, Ben National Forum of Music Choir
4 Autumn: Duet: Fine ladies of the town (Lucas, Hann 00:07:43 Sampson, Carolyn Foster-Williams, Andrew Ovenden, Jeremy McCreesh, Paul Wroclaw Baroque Orchestra Gabrieli Consort and Players Gabrieli Consort Palmer, Ben National Forum of Music Choir
5 Autumn: Recitative: On ravag'd hills (Simon) 00:00:56 Sampson, Carolyn Foster-Williams, Andrew Ovenden, Jeremy McCreesh, Paul Wroclaw Baroque Orchestra Gabrieli Consort and Players Gabrieli Consort Palmer, Ben National Forum of Music Choir
6 Autumn: Aria: See lo on yonder open field (Simon) 00:03:05 Sampson, Carolyn Foster-Williams, Andrew Ovenden, Jeremy McCreesh, Paul Wroclaw Baroque Orchestra Gabrieli Consort and Players Gabrieli Consort Palmer, Ben National Forum of Music Choir
7 Autumn: Recitative: A tight'ning circle of hunters 00:00:37 Sampson, Carolyn Foster-Williams, Andrew Ovenden, Jeremy McCreesh, Paul Wroclaw Baroque Orchestra Gabrieli Consort and Players Gabrieli Consort Palmer, Ben National Forum of Music Choir
8 Autumn: Hark, hear the sounds of the chase (Chorus 00:04:05 Sampson, Carolyn Foster-Williams, Andrew Ovenden, Jeremy McCreesh, Paul Wroclaw Baroque Orchestra Gabrieli Consort and Players Gabrieli Consort Palmer, Ben National Forum of Music Choir
9 Autumn: Recitative: On vines, the grapes are glist 00:01:01 Sampson, Carolyn Foster-Williams, Andrew Ovenden, Jeremy McCreesh, Paul Wroclaw Baroque Orchestra Gabrieli Consort and Players Gabrieli Consort Palmer, Ben National Forum of Music Choir
10 Autumn: Drink up, drink up, the wine is here! (Cho 00:06:34 Sampson, Carolyn Foster-Williams, Andrew Ovenden, Jeremy McCreesh, Paul Wroclaw Baroque Orchestra Gabrieli Consort and Players Gabrieli Consort Palmer, Ben National Forum of Music Choir
11 Winter: Introduction and Recitative: The jaded yea 00:05:28 Sampson, Carolyn Foster-Williams, Andrew Ovenden, Jeremy McCreesh, Paul Wroclaw Baroque Orchestra Gabrieli Consort and Players Gabrieli Consort Palmer, Ben National Forum of Music Choir
12 Winter: Cavatina: Light and life are enfeebl'd (Ha 00:02:04 Sampson, Carolyn Foster-Williams, Andrew Ovenden, Jeremy McCreesh, Paul Wroclaw Baroque Orchestra Gabrieli Consort and Players Gabrieli Consort Palmer, Ben National Forum of Music Choir
13 Winter: Recitative: The lake lies lock'd in frosty 00:02:01 Sampson, Carolyn Foster-Williams, Andrew Ovenden, Jeremy McCreesh, Paul Wroclaw Baroque Orchestra Gabrieli Consort and Players Gabrieli Consort Palmer, Ben National Forum of Music Choir
14 Winter: Aria: The wand'rer stands perplex'd (Lucas 00:03:51 Sampson, Carolyn Foster-Williams, Andrew Ovenden, Jeremy McCreesh, Paul Wroclaw Baroque Orchestra Gabrieli Consort and Players Gabrieli Consort Palmer, Ben National Forum of Music Choir
15 Winter: Recitative: And drawing near the welcome s 00:01:07 Sampson, Carolyn Foster-Williams, Andrew Ovenden, Jeremy McCreesh, Paul Wroclaw Baroque Orchestra Gabrieli Consort and Players Gabrieli Consort Palmer, Ben National Forum of Music Choir
16 Winter: Aria and Chorus: Whirring, whirring, whirr 00:02:46 Sampson, Carolyn Foster-Williams, Andrew Ovenden, Jeremy McCreesh, Paul Wroclaw Baroque Orchestra Gabrieli Consort and Players Gabrieli Consort Palmer, Ben National Forum of Music Choir
17 Winter: Recitative: Now the flax has all been spun 00:00:23 Sampson, Carolyn Foster-Williams, Andrew Ovenden, Jeremy McCreesh, Paul Wroclaw Baroque Orchestra Gabrieli Consort and Players Gabrieli Consort Palmer, Ben National Forum of Music Choir
18 Winter: Aria and Chorus: A noble squire, of great 00:03:44 Sampson, Carolyn Foster-Williams, Andrew Ovenden, Jeremy McCreesh, Paul Wroclaw Baroque Orchestra Gabrieli Consort and Players Gabrieli Consort Palmer, Ben National Forum of Music Choir
19 Winter: Recitative: And from the east there blows 00:00:53 Sampson, Carolyn Foster-Williams, Andrew Ovenden, Jeremy McCreesh, Paul Wroclaw Baroque Orchestra Gabrieli Consort and Players Gabrieli Consort Palmer, Ben National Forum of Music Choir
20 Winter: Aria and Recitative: Consider then, misgui 00:04:44 Sampson, Carolyn Foster-Williams, Andrew Ovenden, Jeremy McCreesh, Paul Wroclaw Baroque Orchestra Gabrieli Consort and Players Gabrieli Consort Palmer, Ben National Forum of Music Choir
21 Winter: Trio and Double Chorus: Then dawns that mo 00:05:13 Sampson, Carolyn Foster-Williams, Andrew Ovenden, Jeremy McCreesh, Paul Wroclaw Baroque Orchestra Gabrieli Consort and Players Gabrieli Consort Palmer, Ben National Forum of Music Choir
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