Job was recorded a number of times by Sir Adrian Boult with his beloved LPO but this digital recording by Vernon Handley raised the bar. Job is a work of the musical imagination absolutely teeming with great ideas, revelling in its abilities. Exactly what it is and how it should be done on stage invites a question mark (not a ballet, but a masque?). One of those curious creations to put alongside the Miraculous Mandarin (Bartok) and Baldr (Leifs).
For myself, I love the deeply moving Introduction and Saraband, the tender Minuet followed as it is by a devastating outburst and, of course, the Dance of Job's Comforters which concludes with that walloping organ entry (I remember being pinned to my seat at the Royal Albert Hall). Handley's recording deftly walks between the contemplative (bear in mind those Blake etchings which inspired this piece) and the cataclysmic (Job's indignities are truly appalling).
There hasn't been a recording since that can compete with this now classic 1984 EMI version, but for anyone tempted by Boult (the dedicatee, I think) I would recommend his LSO one for EMI. A DVD has recently come out as well, courtesy of ICA Classics.