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CO 6008
 
Multiple Set of 3 CDs
Handel: Samson
Label Catalogue Number:
COR16008
Running Time: 201:11
UPC Code: 828021600821

Release Date: November 2007
Originally recorded in 2007
Composer (1685-1759)
George Frideric Handel
Solo tenor - Samson
Thomas Randle
Solo tenor - Israelite Man, Philistine Man
Mark Padmore
Solo soprano - Dalila
Lynda Russell
Solo soprano - Israelite Woman, Philistine Woman
Lynne Dawson
Solo alto - Micah
Catherine Wyn-Rogers
Solo tenor - Messenger
Matthew Vine
Solo bass - Manoa
Michael George
Solo bass - Harapha
Jonathan Best
Choral
The Sixteen
Orchestra
The Symphony of Harmony and Invention
Conductor
Harry Christophers
Venue
St Jude on the Hill, Hampstead, London
Producer
Mark Brown
Engineer
Mike Hatch
Engineer
Mike Clements
Genre:
Choir
Orchestral & Concertos

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GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL

(1685-1759)

Samson

204:55
COMPACT DISC ONE
Scene 1
1.
1
Overture
7:46
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Andante - Adagio - Allegro - Menuetto
2.
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Recitative: Samson
0:32
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This day, a solemn feast…
3.
3
Chorus of Philistines
1:54
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Awake the trumpet's lofty…
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Air: Philistine Woman
3:51
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Ye men of Gaza, hither…
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Chorus of Philistines
0:29
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Awake the trumpet's lofty…
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Air: Philistine Man
3:07
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Loud as the thunder's awful…
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Air: Philistine Woman
2:34
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Then free from sorrow, free…
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Recitative: Samson
0:28
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Awake the trumpet's lofty…
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8
Recitative: Samson
0:52
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Why by an angel was…
10.
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Air: Samson
3:56
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Torments alas! are not…
Scene 2
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Recitative: Micah (apart)
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O change beyond report, thought,…
12.
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Air: Micah
2:44
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O mirror of our fickle…
13.
12
Recitative: Samson (apart)
2:36
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Whom have I to complain…
14.
13A
Air: Samson
3:29
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Total eclipse! No sun, no…
15.
13B
Recitative: Micah
1:12
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Since light so necessary is…
16.
14
Chorus of Israelites
3:34
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Oh first created beam!…
17.
15
Recitative: Samson
1:59
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Ye see, my friends, how…
Scene 3
18.
16
Recitative: Manoa
0:33
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Brethren and men of Dan, say,…
19.
17
Recitative: Manoa
0:44
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Oh miserable change! Is this…
20.
18
Recitative: Israelite Man
0:15
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Oh ever failing trust in…
21.
19
Air: Israelite Man
3:00
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God of our father, what…
22.
20
Recitative: Manoa
1:04
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The good we wish for,…
23.
21
Air: Manoa
4:35
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Thy glorious deeds…
24.
22
Recitative: Samson
1:35
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Justly these evils have…
25.
23
Recitative: Samson
0:54
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My griefs for this…
26.
24
Air: Samson
4:34
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Why does the God of…
27.
25
Recitative: Micah
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There lies our hope!…
28.
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Chorus
2:19
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Then shall they know,…
29.
27
Recitative: Manoa
2:56
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For thee, my dearest son,…
No. 28 Recitative: Samson
My genial spirits droop,…
30.
29
Air: Micah
5:26
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Then long eternity shall…
31.
30
Chorus of Israelites
2:09
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Then round about the…
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COMPACT DISC TWO
Act Two
1.
31
Recitative: Manoa
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Despair not thus!…
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32
Air: Manoa
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Just are the ways of…
3.
33
Recitative: Samson
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My evils hopeless are!…
4.
34
Air: Micah
8:39
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Return, oh God of hosts!…
No. 35 Chorus and Micah
To dust his glory they…
Scene 2
5.
36
Recitative: Micah
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But who is this, that so…
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37
Air: Dalila
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7.
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Recitative: Dalila
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Alas! Th'event was worse…
8.
39
Air: Samson
3:36
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Your charms to ruin led the…
9.
40
Recitative: Dalila
0:30
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Forgive what's done, nor…
10.
41
Duet: Dalila and Virgin
6:14
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My faith and truth, oh…
No. 42 Chorus of Virgins
Her faith and truth, oh…
11.
43
Air: Dalila
4:53
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To fleeting pleasures make…
No. 42 Chorus of Virgins
Her faith and truth, oh…
No. 43 Air: Dalila
How charming is domestic…
No. 42 Chorus of Virgins
Her faith and truth, oh…
12.
44
Recitative: Samson
1:27
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Ne'er think of that!…
13.
45
Duet: Dalila and Samson
1:57
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Traitor to love!…
Scene 3
No. 46 Recitative: Micah
She's gone! A serpent…
14.
47
Air: Micah
4:12
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It is not virtue, valour,…
15.
48
Recitative: Samson
0:22
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Favor'd of Heaven is he,…
16.
49
Chorus
2:31
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To man God's universal…
Scene 4
17.
50
Recitative: Micah
1:38
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No words of peace, no voice…
18.
51
Air: Harapha
5:40
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Honour and arms scorn…
19.
52
Recitative: Samson
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Put on your arms,…
20.
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Air: Samson
2:53
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My strength is from the…
21.
54
Recitative: Harapha
0:41
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With thee! A man condemn'd,…
22.
55
Duet: Samson and Harapha
2:16
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Go, Baffled coward, go,…
23.
56
Recitative: Micah
0:46
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Here lie the proof:…
24.
57
Chorus of Israelites
3:14
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Hear, Jacob's God,…
25.
58
Recitative: Harapha
0:54
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Dagon, arise! Attend thy…
26.
59A
Air: Philistine Man
4:34
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To song and dance we…
27.
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Chorus of Philistines
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To song and dance we…
28.
60
Chorus of Israelites and Virgins
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Fix'd in his everlasting…
: 78:05
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COMPACT DISC THREE
Act Three
1.
61
Recitative: Micah
1:23
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More trouble is behind,…
2.
62
Air: Harapha
3:01
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Presuming slave, to move…
3.
63
Recitative: Micah
0:50
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Reflect then, Samson, matters…
4.
64
Chorus of Israelites
2:55
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With thunder arm'd great…
5.
65
Recitative: Samson
2:23
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Be of good courage;…
6.
66
Air: Samson
3:54
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Thus when the sun from…
7.
67
Recitative: Micah
0:25
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With might endued above…
8.
68
Air: Micah
2:22
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The Holy One of Israel be…
No. 69 Chorus of Israelites
To fame immortal go,…
Scene 2
9.
70
Recitative: Micah
0:26
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Old Manoa, with youthful…
10.
71
Air: Philistine Man (at a distance)
4:28
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Great Dagon has subdued our…
No. 72 Chorus of Philistines (at a distance)
Great Dagon has subdued…
11.
73
Recitative: Manoa
0:47
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What noise of joy was…
12.
74
Air: Manoa
3:36
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How willing my paternal love…
13.
75
Recitative: Micah
1:57
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Your hopes of his deliv'ry…
No. 76 Sinfonia
No. 77 Recitative: Manoa
Heav'! What noise!…
No. 78 Chorus of Philistines (at a distance)
Hear us, or God! Oh…
14.
79
Recitative: Micah
0:40
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Noise call you this?…
Scene 3
15.
80
Recitative: Messenger
3:49
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Whre shall I run, or…
16.
81
Air: Micah
3:20
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Ye sons of Israel,…
No. 82 Chorus of Israelites
Weep Israel, weep a louder…
17.
83
Recitative: Manoa
0:46
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Proceed we hence to find…
18.
84
Dead March
3:06
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85
Recitative and Air: Micah
1:10
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The body comes; we'll…
20.
86
Chorus of Israelites and Israelite
5:12
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Glorious Hero, may thy…
21.
87
Recitative: Manoa
1:02
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Come, come! No time for…
22.
88
Air: Israelite Woman
2:16
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Let the bright Seraphim…
No. 89 Chorus of Israelites
Let the bright Seraphim…
: 54:10
Solo: Thomas Randle tenor - Samson
Solo: Mark Padmore tenor - Israelite Man, Philistine Man
Solo: Lynda Russell soprano - Dalila
Solo: Lynne Dawson soprano - Israelite Woman, Philistine Woman
Solo: Catherine Wyn-Rogers alto - Micah
Solo: Matthew Vine tenor - Messenger
Solo: Michael George bass - Manoa
Solo: Jonathan Best bass - Harapha
Choral: The Sixteen
Orchestra: The Symphony of Harmony and Invention
Conductor: Harry Christophers

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GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL

(1685-1759)

Samson

204:55
COMPACT DISC ONE
Scene 1
1.
1
Overture
7:46
Andante - Adagio - Allegro - Menuetto
2.
2
Recitative: Samson
0:32
This day, a solemn feast…
3.
3
Chorus of Philistines
1:54
Awake the trumpet's lofty…
4.
4
Air: Philistine Woman
3:51
Ye men of Gaza, hither…
5.
5
Chorus of Philistines
0:29
Awake the trumpet's lofty…
6.
6
Air: Philistine Man
3:07
Loud as the thunder's awful…
7.
7
Air: Philistine Woman
2:34
Then free from sorrow, free…
8.
5
Recitative: Samson
0:28
Awake the trumpet's lofty…
9.
8
Recitative: Samson
0:52
Why by an angel was…
10.
9
Air: Samson
3:56
Torments alas! are not…
Scene 2
11.
10
Recitative: Micah (apart)
0:56
O change beyond report, thought,…
12.
11
Air: Micah
2:44
O mirror of our fickle…
13.
12
Recitative: Samson (apart)
2:36
Whom have I to complain…
14.
13A
Air: Samson
3:29
Total eclipse! No sun, no…
15.
13B
Recitative: Micah
1:12
Since light so necessary is…
16.
14
Chorus of Israelites
3:34
Oh first created beam!…
17.
15
Recitative: Samson
1:59
Ye see, my friends, how…
Scene 3
18.
16
Recitative: Manoa
0:33
Brethren and men of Dan, say,…
19.
17
Recitative: Manoa
0:44
Oh miserable change! Is this…
20.
18
Recitative: Israelite Man
0:15
Oh ever failing trust in…
21.
19
Air: Israelite Man
3:00
God of our father, what…
22.
20
Recitative: Manoa
1:04
The good we wish for,…
23.
21
Air: Manoa
4:35
Thy glorious deeds…
24.
22
Recitative: Samson
1:35
Justly these evils have…
25.
23
Recitative: Samson
0:54
My griefs for this…
26.
24
Air: Samson
4:34
Why does the God of…
27.
25
Recitative: Micah
0:21
There lies our hope!…
28.
26
Chorus
2:19
Then shall they know,…
29.
27
Recitative: Manoa
2:56
For thee, my dearest son,…
No. 28 Recitative: Samson
My genial spirits droop,…
30.
29
Air: Micah
5:26
Then long eternity shall…
31.
30
Chorus of Israelites
2:09
Then round about the…
: 72:40
COMPACT DISC TWO
Act Two
1.
31
Recitative: Manoa
1:25
Despair not thus!…
2.
32
Air: Manoa
3:26
Just are the ways of…
3.
33
Recitative: Samson
0:46
My evils hopeless are!…
4.
34
Air: Micah
8:39
Return, oh God of hosts!…
No. 35 Chorus and Micah
To dust his glory they…
Scene 2
5.
36
Recitative: Micah
3:15
But who is this, that so…
6.
37
Air: Dalila
7:06
With plaintive notes and…
7.
38
Recitative: Dalila
0:54
Alas! Th'event was worse…
8.
39
Air: Samson
3:36
Your charms to ruin led the…
9.
40
Recitative: Dalila
0:30
Forgive what's done, nor…
10.
41
Duet: Dalila and Virgin
6:14
My faith and truth, oh…
No. 42 Chorus of Virgins
Her faith and truth, oh…
11.
43
Air: Dalila
4:53
To fleeting pleasures make…
No. 42 Chorus of Virgins
Her faith and truth, oh…
No. 43 Air: Dalila
How charming is domestic…
No. 42 Chorus of Virgins
Her faith and truth, oh…
12.
44
Recitative: Samson
1:27
Ne'er think of that!…
13.
45
Duet: Dalila and Samson
1:57
Traitor to love!…
Scene 3
No. 46 Recitative: Micah
She's gone! A serpent…
14.
47
Air: Micah
4:12
It is not virtue, valour,…
15.
48
Recitative: Samson
0:22
Favor'd of Heaven is he,…
16.
49
Chorus
2:31
To man God's universal…
Scene 4
17.
50
Recitative: Micah
1:38
No words of peace, no voice…
18.
51
Air: Harapha
5:40
Honour and arms scorn…
19.
52
Recitative: Samson
0:10
Put on your arms,…
20.
53
Air: Samson
2:53
My strength is from the…
21.
54
Recitative: Harapha
0:41
With thee! A man condemn'd,…
22.
55
Duet: Samson and Harapha
2:16
Go, Baffled coward, go,…
23.
56
Recitative: Micah
0:46
Here lie the proof:…
24.
57
Chorus of Israelites
3:14
Hear, Jacob's God,…
25.
58
Recitative: Harapha
0:54
Dagon, arise! Attend thy…
26.
59A
Air: Philistine Man
4:34
To song and dance we…
27.
59B
Chorus of Philistines
1:57
To song and dance we…
28.
60
Chorus of Israelites and Virgins
3:03
Fix'd in his everlasting…
: 78:05
COMPACT DISC THREE
Act Three
1.
61
Recitative: Micah
1:23
More trouble is behind,…
2.
62
Air: Harapha
3:01
Presuming slave, to move…
3.
63
Recitative: Micah
0:50
Reflect then, Samson, matters…
4.
64
Chorus of Israelites
2:55
With thunder arm'd great…
5.
65
Recitative: Samson
2:23
Be of good courage;…
6.
66
Air: Samson
3:54
Thus when the sun from…
7.
67
Recitative: Micah
0:25
With might endued above…
8.
68
Air: Micah
2:22
The Holy One of Israel be…
No. 69 Chorus of Israelites
To fame immortal go,…
Scene 2
9.
70
Recitative: Micah
0:26
Old Manoa, with youthful…
10.
71
Air: Philistine Man (at a distance)
4:28
Great Dagon has subdued our…
No. 72 Chorus of Philistines (at a distance)
Great Dagon has subdued…
11.
73
Recitative: Manoa
0:47
What noise of joy was…
12.
74
Air: Manoa
3:36
How willing my paternal love…
13.
75
Recitative: Micah
1:57
Your hopes of his deliv'ry…
No. 76 Sinfonia
No. 77 Recitative: Manoa
Heav'! What noise!…
No. 78 Chorus of Philistines (at a distance)
Hear us, or God! Oh…
14.
79
Recitative: Micah
0:40
Noise call you this?…
Scene 3
15.
80
Recitative: Messenger
3:49
Whre shall I run, or…
16.
81
Air: Micah
3:20
Ye sons of Israel,…
No. 82 Chorus of Israelites
Weep Israel, weep a louder…
17.
83
Recitative: Manoa
0:46
Proceed we hence to find…
18.
84
Dead March
3:06
19.
85
Recitative and Air: Micah
1:10
The body comes; we'll…
20.
86
Chorus of Israelites and Israelite
5:12
Glorious Hero, may thy…
21.
87
Recitative: Manoa
1:02
Come, come! No time for…
22.
88
Air: Israelite Woman
2:16
Let the bright Seraphim…
No. 89 Chorus of Israelites
Let the bright Seraphim…
: 54:10
Solo: Thomas Randle tenor - Samson
Solo: Mark Padmore tenor - Israelite Man, Philistine Man
Solo: Lynda Russell soprano - Dalila
Solo: Lynne Dawson soprano - Israelite Woman, Philistine Woman
Solo: Catherine Wyn-Rogers alto - Micah
Solo: Matthew Vine tenor - Messenger
Solo: Michael George bass - Manoa
Solo: Jonathan Best bass - Harapha
Choral: The Sixteen
Orchestra: The Symphony of Harmony and Invention
Conductor: Harry Christophers




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