32 Songs, 1 Hour 37 Minutes


Apple Digital Master


Mastered for iTunes

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Jonathan Biller ,

A truly masterful oratorio.

When one hears Hayden’s Creation Oratorio one can know why it is the composer’s best-known oratorio. I also congratulate the Handel and Haydn Society for producing such a marvelous rendition of The Creation. One aspect that made this an extremely enjoyable work was that the soloists were all very good. A difficulty with oratorio recordings is that often times there is one or more vocalists with horrendous voices, but this is a recording in which all of the vocalists have very pleasing, euphonic voices. The soprano is is excellent; although, some may find her vibrato to be minutely strong, but it is not at all distracting or overwhelming. The tenor is also superb with very little vibrato and an overall pleasing voice. Also, the baritone is good, and his voice is not too strong or overwhelming. The choir performed the oratorio beautifully and was perfect in all of the choral sections. Another aspect that made this an enjoyable recording lies within the oratorio itself. It makes ones heart soar when hearing the powerful praises to our God scattered throughout the narration of the act of creation. It is difficult to hear such eloquent adoration of our great Creator in classical music except for Handel, and I believe that this recording of The Creation is beneficial for Protestant lovers of classical music to hear. Harry Christophers and the Handel and Haydn Society’s rendition of Haydn’s masterpiece is by far the best rendition of the oratorio in English that I have ever heard.

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