George Frideric Handel* - Andreas Scholl Neal Davies, Gabrieli Consort & Players*, Paul McCreesh ‎– Saul

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Saul (Oratorio In Three Acts) HWV 53
Symphony
1-1 Allegro 3:42
1-2 Larghetto 1:54
1-3 Organo Ad Libidum (Improvisation)
Organ – Timothy Roberts
2:22
1-4 Allegro 2:49
1-5 Andante Larghetto 2:57
Act I
1-6 1. Chorus: How Excellent Thy Name, O Lord 2:52
1-7 2. Air (Soprano): An Infant Rais'd By Thy Command 3. Chorus: Along The Monster Atheist Strode 2:33
1-8 4. Chorus: The Youth Inspir'd By Thee, O Lord 1:59
1-9 5. Chorus: How Excellent Thy Name, O Lord. Hallelujah 2:36
1-10 6. Recitative (Michal): He Comes - 7. Air (MIchal) O Godlike Youth 3:11
1-11 8. Recitative (Abner, Saul, David): Behold, O King 0:55
1-12 9. Air (David) O King, Your Favours With Delight I Take - 10. Recitative (Jonathan) O Early Piety! 5:28
1-13 11. Air (Merab): What Abject Thoughts 12. Recitative (Merab): Ye Think, On Whom This Honour 2:24
1-14 13. Air (Jonathan): Birth And Fortune I Despise! 4:20
1-15 14. Recitative (High Priest): Go On, Illustious Pair! - 15. Air (High Priest): While Yet Thy Tide Of Blood 1:44
1-16 16. Recitative (Saul, Merab): Thou, Merab, First In Birth - 17. Air (Merab) My Soul Rejects The Thought With Scorn - 18. Air (Michal): See, With What A Scornful Air - 19. Air (Michal): Ah, Lovely Youth 3:19
1-17 20. Symphony - 21. Recitative (Michal): Already See, The Daughters Of The Land - 22. Chorus: Welcome, Welcome, Mighty King! 2:56
1-18 23. Accompagnato (Saul): What Do I Hear? - 24. Chorus: David His Ten Thousands Slew - 25. Accompagnato (Saul): To Him The Thousands! 1:13
1-19 26. Air (Saul): With Rage I Shall Burst 1:21
1-20 27. Recitative (Jonathan, Michal): Imprident Women! 0:45
1-21 28. Air (Michal): Fell Rage And Black Despair 3:04
1-22 29. Recitative (High Priest): This But The Smallest Part - 30. Accompagnato (High Priest): By Thee, This Universal Frame 3:37
1-23 31. Recitative(Abner): Rack'd With Infernal Pains 0:15
1-24 32. Air (David): O Lord, Whose Mercies Numberless - 33. Symphony 5:33
1-25 34. Recitative (Jonathan):'Tis All In Vain - 35. Air (Saul): A Serpent In My Bosom Warm'd - 36. Recitative (Saul) Has He Escap'd My Rage? 2:33
1-26 37. Air (Merab): Caprious Man 3:40
1-27 38. Accompagnato (Jonathan): O Filial Piety! 1:39
1-28 39. Air (Jonathan): No, Cruel Father, No! 1:29
1-29 40. Air (High Priest): O Lord, Whose Providence 1:15
1-30 41. Chorus: Preserve Him For The Glory Of Thy Name 2:40
Act II
2-1 42. Chorus: Envy, Eldest Born Of Hell 2:31
2-2 43. Recitative (Jonathan): Ah, Dearest Friend 0:40
2-3 44. Air (Jonathan): But Sooner Jordan's Stream 2:25
2-4 45. Recitative (David, Jonathan): O Strange Vicissitude! 0:59
2-5 46. Air (David): Such Haughty Beauties Rather Move 4:46
2-6 47. Recitative (Jonathan): My Father Comes - 48. Recitative (Saul, Jonathan): Hast Thou Obey'd My Orders 0:51
2-7 49. Air (Jonathan): Sin, O King 1:42
2-8 50. Air (Saul): As Great Jehovah Lives 1:27
2-9 51. Air (Jonathan): From Cities Storm'd 1:58
2-10 52. Recitative (Jonathan): Appear My Friend 0:29
2-11 53. Air (David): Your Words, O King - 54. Recitative (Saul): Yes, He Shall Wed My Daughter! 1:28
2-12 55. Recitative (Michal): A Father's Will 0:31
2-13 56. Recitative (Michal, David): O Fairest Of Ten Thousand Fair - 57. Chorus: Is There A Man 4:39
2-14 58. Symphony 6:28
2-15 59. Recitative (David): Thy Father Is As Cruel 0:36
2-16 60. Duet (David, Michal): At Presecution I Can Laugh 1:08
2-17 61. Recitative (MIchal, Doeg): Whom Dost Thou Seek? 0:41
2-18 62. Air (Michal): No; Let The Guilty Tremble 1:25
2-19 63. Recitative (Merab): Mean As He Was 0:49
2-20 64. Air (Merab): Author Of Peace 3:20
2-21 65. Symphony 1:06
2-22 66. Accompagnato (Saul): The Time At Length Is Come - 67. Recitative (Saul, Jonathan): Where Is The Son Of Jesse? 1:43
2-23 68. Chorus: O Fatal Consequence Of Rage 4:38
Act III
3-1 69. Accompagnato (Saul): Wretch That I Am, Of My Own Ruin Author! - 70. Recitative - Accompagnato (Saul): 'Tis Said, Here Lives A Woman - 71. Recitative (Witch, Saul): With Me What Would'st Thou? 4:08
3-2 72. Air (Witch): Infernal Spirits 1:36
3-3 73. Accompagnato (Samuel, Saul): Why Hast Thou Forc'd Me 3:35
3-4 74. Symphony 0:36
3-5 75. Recitative (David, Amalekite): Whence Comest Thou? - 76. Air (David): Impious Wretch 3:00
3-6 77. Dead March 4:15
3-7 78. Chorus: Mourn, Israel, Mourn 3:24
3-8 79. Air (Tenor: Padmore): O Let It Not In Gath Be Heard 2:30
3-9 80. Air (Soprano Argenta): From This Unhappy Day 2:46
3-10 81. Air (Soprano): Brave Jonathan His Bow Ne'er Drew 0:30
3-11 82. Chorus: Eagles Were Not So Swift As They 0:26
3-12 83. Air (Soprano: Gritton): In Sweetest Harmony 4:25
3-13 84. Solo (David) And Chorus: O Fatal Day! 4:11
3-14 85. Recitative (High Priest): Ye Men Judah 0:31
3-15 86. Chorus: Gird On Thy Sword 5:38

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℗ 2004 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Hamburg

Recording: London,Tooting, All Saints Church, 10/2002
Total Time:
CD1: 77:47
CD2: 46:23
CD3: 41:34

Include 116 page booklet in English, German & French incl. full libretto text.
Illustrations:
G.F. Handel, copperplate / AKG Berlin (p.9)
"The Death of Saul" wood engraving, 1860 by Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld / AKG Berlin (p. 37)
"Haymarket Theatre", London, coloured engraving , 1810 by Claude René G. Poulleau from a drawing by Gabriel Pierre M. Dumont / AKG Berlin (p 47)
"A view of 18 th Century London", copperplate , 1750 by Martin Engelbrecht / AKG Berlin (p. 51)

Printed & made in the EU

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 28947 45102 0
  • Label Code: LC 0113
  • SPARS Code: DDD

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