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CO 6103
 
Handel - Saul
Label Catalogue Number:
COR16103
Running Time: 161:55
UPC Code: 828021610325

Release Date: August 2012
Originally recorded in 2012
Solo Saul
Christopher Purves
Solo David
Dame Sarah Connolly
Solo Jonathan
Robert Murray
Solo Merab
Elizabeth Atherton
Solo Michal
Joélle Harvey
Solo High Priest
Mark Dobell
Solo With of Endor
Jeremy Budd
Solo Ghost of Samuel
Stuart Young
Solo Doeg
Ben Davies
Solo Amalekite
Tom Raskin
Choral
The Sixteen
Conductor
Harry Christophers
Producer
Mark Brown
Engineer
Mike Hatch
Venue Jan 2012
St Augustines Church, Kilburn, London
Genre:
Opera

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GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL

Saul

ACT ONE
1.
Overture
11:55
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An Epinicion or Song of Triumph, for the victory over Goliath and the Philistines.
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How excellent Thy name
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Chorus of Israelites
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An infant rais'd
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Air Merab
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Along the monster
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The youth inspir'd
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Chorus of Israelites
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How excellent Thy name
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Hallelujah!
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Scene 2
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He comes, he comes!
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Recitative Michal
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O godlike youth
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Air Michal
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Behold, O king
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Recitative Abner, Saul, David
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O king, your favours
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Air David
12.
Oh, early piety!
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Recitative Jonathan
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What abject thoughts
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Air Merab
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Yet think on whom this honour
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Recitative Merab
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Birth and fortune I despise!
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Air Jonathan
16.
Go on, illustrious pair!
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Recitative High Priest
17.
While yet thy tide
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Air High Priest
18.
Thou, Merab, first in birth
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Recitative Saul, Merab
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My soul rejects
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Air Merab, Michal
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Sinfonia
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Scene 3
21.
Already see the daughters
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Recitative Michal
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Welcome, welcome, mighty king!
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Chorus of Israelites
23.
What do I hear?
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Accompagnato Saul: 0:24
24.
David his ten thousands slew
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Chorus of Israelites
25.
To him ten thousands
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Accompagnato Saul
26.
With rage I shall burst
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Air Saul
Scene 4
27.
Imprudent women!
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Recitative Jonathan, Michal
28.
Fell rage and black despair
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Air Michal
Scene 5
29.
Racked with infernal pains
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Recitative Abner
30.
O Lord, whose mercies
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Air David
31.
Symphony (Harp)
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32.
'Tis all in vain
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Recitative Jonathan
33.
A serpent, in my bosom warm'd
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Air Saul
34.
Has he escap'd my rage?
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Recitative Saul
35.
Capricious man
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Air Merab
Scene 6
36.
O filial piety!
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Accompagnato Jonathan
37.
No, cruel father, no!
1:24
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Air Jonathan
38.
O Lord, whose providence
1:27
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Air High Priest: 1:27
39.
Presereve him for the glory
3:45
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Chorus
ACT TWO
Scene 1
40.
Envy, eldest born of hell
2:59
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Scene 2
41.
Ah, dearest friend
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Recitative Jonathan
42.
But sooner Jordan's stream
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Air Jonathan
43.
Oh, strange vicissitude!
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Recitative David, Jonathan
44.
Such haughty beauties rather move
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Air David
45.
My father comes
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Recitative Jonathan
Scene 3
46.
Sin not, O king, against the youth
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Air Jonathan
47.
As great Jehovah lives, I swear
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Air Saul
48.
From cities stormed, and battles won
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Air Jonathan
Scene 4
49.
Appear, my friend
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Recitative Jonathan, Saul
50.
Your words, O king, my loyal heart
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Air David
51.
Yes, he shall wed my daughter!
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Recitative Saul
Scene 5
52.
O fairest of ten thousand fair
2:49
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Duet Michal, David
53.
Is there a man, who all his ways
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Chorus
54.
Sinfonia
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Scene 6
55.
Thy father is as cruel
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Recitative David
56.
At persecution I can laugh
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Duet David, Michal
Scene 7
57.
Whom dost thou seek?
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Recitative Michal, Doeg
58.
No, no, let the guilty tremble
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Air Michal
Scene 8
59.
Mean as he was, he is my brother now
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Recitative Merab
60.
Author of peace
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Air Merab
Scene 9 Saul at the Feast of the New Moon
61.
Symphony
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62.
The time at length is come
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Scene 10
63.
Where is the son of Jesse?
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Recitative Saul, Jonathan
64.
Oh, fatal consequence
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Chorus
ACT THREE
Scene 1 Saul disguised, at Endor
65.
Wretch that I am, of my own ruin author!
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Accompagnato Saul
66.
'Tis said, here lives a woman
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Accompagnato Saul
Scene 2 Saul and the Witch of Endor
67.
With me what would'st thou?
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Recitative Witch, Saul
68.
Infernal spirits, by whose pow'r
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Air Witch
Scene 3 Apparition of Samuel
69.
Why hast thou forc'd me from the realms of peace?
3:16
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Accompagnato Samuel, Saul
70.
Sinfonia
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Scene 4
71.
Whence comest thou?
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Recitative David, Amalekite
72.
Impious wretch, of race accurst!
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Air David
73.
Symphony: Dead March
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Scene 5 Elegy on the death of Saul and Jonathan
74.
Mourn. Israel, mourn thy beauty lost
3:35
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Chorus
75.
Oh, let it not in Gath be heard
2:20
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Accompagnato High Priest
76.
From this unhappy day
2:37
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Air Merab
77.
Brave Jonathan his bow never drew
2:06
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Air David
78.
Eagles were not so swift as they
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Chorus of Israelites
79.
In sweetest harmony they lived
4:02
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Air Michal
80.
O fatal day!
4:00
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Solo/Chorus David, Israelites
81.
Ye men of Judah, weep no more!
0:28
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Recitative High Priest
82.
Gird on thy sword, thou man of might
5:21
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Chorus of Israelites
: 161:99
Solo: Christopher Purves Saul
Solo: Dame Sarah Connolly David
Solo: Robert Murray Jonathan
Solo: Elizabeth Atherton Merab
Solo: Joélle Harvey Michal
Solo: Mark Dobell High Priest
Solo: Jeremy Budd With of Endor
Solo: Stuart Young Ghost of Samuel
Solo: Ben Davies Doeg
Solo: Tom Raskin Amalekite
Choral: The Sixteen
Conductor: Harry Christophers

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GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL

Saul

ACT ONE
1.
Overture
11:55
Scene 1
An Epinicion or Song of Triumph, for the victory over Goliath and the Philistines.
2.
How excellent Thy name
2:45
Chorus of Israelites
3.
An infant rais'd
1:37
Air Merab
4.
Along the monster
1:02
Chorus
5.
The youth inspir'd
1:48
Chorus of Israelites
6.
How excellent Thy name
0:49
Chorus of Israelites
7.
Hallelujah!
1:40
Chorus of Israelites
Scene 2
8.
He comes, he comes!
0:04
Recitative Michal
9.
O godlike youth
3:15
Air Michal
10.
Behold, O king
0:53
Recitative Abner, Saul, David
11.
O king, your favours
5:23
Air David
12.
Oh, early piety!
0:23
Recitative Jonathan
13.
What abject thoughts
2:04
Air Merab
14.
Yet think on whom this honour
0:12
Recitative Merab
15.
Birth and fortune I despise!
4:57
Air Jonathan
16.
Go on, illustrious pair!
0:19
Recitative High Priest
17.
While yet thy tide
2:04
Air High Priest
18.
Thou, Merab, first in birth
0:18
Recitative Saul, Merab
19.
My soul rejects
3:18
Air Merab, Michal
20.
Sinfonia
1:04
Scene 3
21.
Already see the daughters
0:18
Recitative Michal
22.
Welcome, welcome, mighty king!
1:30
Chorus of Israelites
23.
What do I hear?
0:24
Accompagnato Saul: 0:24
24.
David his ten thousands slew
0:31
Chorus of Israelites
25.
To him ten thousands
0:13
Accompagnato Saul
26.
With rage I shall burst
1:14
Air Saul
Scene 4
27.
Imprudent women!
0:44
Recitative Jonathan, Michal
28.
Fell rage and black despair
2:36
Air Michal
Scene 5
29.
Racked with infernal pains
0:16
Recitative Abner
30.
O Lord, whose mercies
4:03
Air David
31.
Symphony (Harp)
1:29
32.
'Tis all in vain
0:18
Recitative Jonathan
33.
A serpent, in my bosom warm'd
1:54
Air Saul
34.
Has he escap'd my rage?
0:21
Recitative Saul
35.
Capricious man
3:39
Air Merab
Scene 6
36.
O filial piety!
1:21
Accompagnato Jonathan
37.
No, cruel father, no!
1:24
Air Jonathan
38.
O Lord, whose providence
1:27
Air High Priest: 1:27
39.
Presereve him for the glory
3:45
Chorus
ACT TWO
Scene 1
40.
Envy, eldest born of hell
2:59
Chorus
Scene 2
41.
Ah, dearest friend
0:34
Recitative Jonathan
42.
But sooner Jordan's stream
2:10
Air Jonathan
43.
Oh, strange vicissitude!
0:55
Recitative David, Jonathan
44.
Such haughty beauties rather move
5:09
Air David
45.
My father comes
0:52
Recitative Jonathan
Scene 3
46.
Sin not, O king, against the youth
2:05
Air Jonathan
47.
As great Jehovah lives, I swear
1:06
Air Saul
48.
From cities stormed, and battles won
2:02
Air Jonathan
Scene 4
49.
Appear, my friend
0:30
Recitative Jonathan, Saul
50.
Your words, O king, my loyal heart
1:04
Air David
51.
Yes, he shall wed my daughter!
1:01
Recitative Saul
Scene 5
52.
O fairest of ten thousand fair
2:49
Duet Michal, David
53.
Is there a man, who all his ways
1:40
Chorus
54.
Sinfonia
6:45
Scene 6
55.
Thy father is as cruel
0:41
Recitative David
56.
At persecution I can laugh
1:11
Duet David, Michal
Scene 7
57.
Whom dost thou seek?
0:41
Recitative Michal, Doeg
58.
No, no, let the guilty tremble
1:23
Air Michal
Scene 8
59.
Mean as he was, he is my brother now
0:52
Recitative Merab
60.
Author of peace
3:35
Air Merab
Scene 9 Saul at the Feast of the New Moon
61.
Symphony
1:10
62.
The time at length is come
0:37
Scene 10
63.
Where is the son of Jesse?
1:04
Recitative Saul, Jonathan
64.
Oh, fatal consequence
5:10
Chorus
ACT THREE
Scene 1 Saul disguised, at Endor
65.
Wretch that I am, of my own ruin author!
2:10
Accompagnato Saul
66.
'Tis said, here lives a woman
0:54
Accompagnato Saul
Scene 2 Saul and the Witch of Endor
67.
With me what would'st thou?
0:44
Recitative Witch, Saul
68.
Infernal spirits, by whose pow'r
1:53
Air Witch
Scene 3 Apparition of Samuel
69.
Why hast thou forc'd me from the realms of peace?
3:16
Accompagnato Samuel, Saul
70.
Sinfonia
0:36
Scene 4
71.
Whence comest thou?
1:03
Recitative David, Amalekite
72.
Impious wretch, of race accurst!
1:51
Air David
73.
Symphony: Dead March
3:16
Scene 5 Elegy on the death of Saul and Jonathan
74.
Mourn. Israel, mourn thy beauty lost
3:35
Chorus
75.
Oh, let it not in Gath be heard
2:20
Accompagnato High Priest
76.
From this unhappy day
2:37
Air Merab
77.
Brave Jonathan his bow never drew
2:06
Air David
78.
Eagles were not so swift as they
0:21
Chorus of Israelites
79.
In sweetest harmony they lived
4:02
Air Michal
80.
O fatal day!
4:00
Solo/Chorus David, Israelites
81.
Ye men of Judah, weep no more!
0:28
Recitative High Priest
82.
Gird on thy sword, thou man of might
5:21
Chorus of Israelites
: 161:99
Solo: Christopher Purves Saul
Solo: Dame Sarah Connolly David
Solo: Robert Murray Jonathan
Solo: Elizabeth Atherton Merab
Solo: Joélle Harvey Michal
Solo: Mark Dobell High Priest
Solo: Jeremy Budd With of Endor
Solo: Stuart Young Ghost of Samuel
Solo: Ben Davies Doeg
Solo: Tom Raskin Amalekite
Choral: The Sixteen
Conductor: Harry Christophers




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